Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:54
Heroes' Square, a production of the Lithuanian National Drama Theater (LNDT), has been named by French critics as the best foreign production presented in France this year, the theater said on Wednesday.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 09:52
Decorative signs in the Lithuanian and Tibetan languages will be unveiled in Tibeto Skveras, a small public garden in Vilnius' Uzupis neighborhood, on Tuesday.
Monday, June 19, 2017 16:27
Ruta Sepetys, a US writer of Lithuanian decent, was presented on Monday with the Carnegie Medal, a British literary award that annually recognizes one outstanding new book for children or young adults, the Lithuanian Culture Institute said.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 13:59
Decorative Lithuanian- and Tibetan-language signs, saying Tibet Square, will be unveiled in the Tibet square in Vilnius next week.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 14:26
Sigitas Zutautas, a banking and project management specialist, will temporarily head the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater (LNOBT) after its long-standing director general was fired on Monday.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 09:32
Liudas Mazylis, a professor at Vytautas Magnus University who earlier this year found an original copy of Lithuania's Act of Independence of Feb. 16, 1918 in a German archive, on Monday received a Lithuania's Progress Award.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 09:27
Gintautas Kevisas, the long-standing director general of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater (LNOBT), is being dismissed from his post, the Culture Ministry said.
Monday, June 12, 2017 10:22
The German Foreign Ministry's diplomatic archives has donated around 50 digital documents, including a digital copy of Lithuania's 1918 declaration of independence, to the Lithuanian State Historical Archives, which moved to a new building in Vilnius on Friday.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 16:56
Quarters comprising of several streets that were designed along religious, ethnic or professional lines were a regular way of life in European cities during the Middle Ages. Thus the settling of Jews, who employed the use of a section of the city that was delegated to them by law did not go counter to the pattern that had developed for settling in cities. Orthodox believers, Germans, Jews, butchers, glass makers and others who established themselves in Great Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) cities divided up living space in a similar manner. Thus Jews brought traditions to the GDL that were typical for them in the quarters they lived, traditions that coincided with other trends that managed to express themselves in GDL cities.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 17:54
Content in the official languages of the European Union (EU) should make at least 90 percent of rebroadcast television content offered in every package of programs, according to a bill approved by the Lithuanian parliament on Thursday.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 09:24
On 22 May, 2017, during the 70th Cannes International Film Festival, representatives of the Polish Film Institute and the Lithuanian Film Centre – director Magdalena Sroka and director Rolandas Kvietkauskas – signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation between the two national institutions in the field of cinematography and the implementation of joint film projects.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 15:26
The anniversary 70th Cannes Film Festival will be opened today with Lithuanian elements in its programme. Representatives of the Lithuanian film industry will also attend the “Marché du Film” film market organised by the festival on May 17–26.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 15:31
Gintautas Kevišas is to step down as director of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater (LNOBT) in July after Culture Minister Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson on Wednesday signed an order to cancel the results of last August's competition for the position.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 12:37
The international Lithuanian-Norwegian project Making and Growing – Traditions between Fibre & Fabric has reached its goal of breathing new life into the old crafts. "We’ve helped the modern human to reconnect with the undeservingly forgotten craft of processing linen and wool which provided food and warmth for our ancestors. Weaving is encoded in the genes of Lithuanians; I was assured of this when I saw how remarkably modern fellow-countrymen were using a spinning wheel at the live exhibition, even though it was the first attempt in their lives," cheers the project's implementer and President of the Fine Crafts Association of Vilnius Indrė Rutkauskaitė.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 09:35
Stanislovo Sajausko kolekcija
Small wooden eggs brought by Bishop Matulionis to his nieces as souvenirs from abroad, Christmas decorations cut out from paper by him, an intricate double altar also made by the bishop, his embroidered initials on the surplices and the jacket lining.
Monday, April 24, 2017 17:29
Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
Monday, April 24, 2017 09:12
Frost, a film by Lithuanian director Šarūnas Bartas, will be featured in the Cannes Film Festival in May, the Lithuanian Film Centre said.
Friday, April 21, 2017 17:01
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says that conversations with Germany's government over handover of the February 16 1918 Independence Act to Lithuania are going well, downplaying the opinion stated by Germany's head archivist who said that the document could only be lend on temporary basis.
Friday, April 21, 2017 12:37
The president of the German Federal Archives says that Germany could lend Lithuania the original copy of its 1918 declaration of independence recently found in Berlin for a year, but it should not hand the document over to the country.
Friday, April 21, 2017 10:57
The central Lithuanian town of Kėdainiai has decided to erect a monument to Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, the philosopher, scholar and Jewish religious leader known as the Vilna Gaon, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Friday.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 09:21
The construction of the Modern Art Centre in place of the demolished Lietuva Cinema in Vilnius formally got underway on Wednesday.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:11
Jurga Graf nuotr.(2015)
The German Photographic Association has said that this year's Erich Salomon Award to Lithuanian photographic artist Antanas Sutkus.
Friday, March 31, 2017 09:34
Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius has proposed building a Museum of History of Lithuanian Jews next to the Vilnius Congress.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 09:44
The long-sought original document of the Lithuanian Independence Act signed on February 16 1918 was discovered in Germany's diplomatic archives in Berlin on Wednesday, professor Liudas Mažylis of the Vytautas Magnus University behind the discovery confirmed to BNS.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 09:34
Lithuania's second-biggest city of Kaunas was named the winner of the contest for the European Capital of Culture 2022 title during a ceremony at the Ministry of Culture on Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:29
The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday re-appointed Edmundas Vaitekūnas for another term of office as chairman of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK).
Monday, March 27, 2017 15:07
The Alanta Estate Gallery is hosting an exhibition of carvings by one of the most famous Lithuanian folk artists of the 20th century, Lionginas Šepka (1907-1985), born in the Rokiškis region, and modern sculptures, ceramics, collages and drawings by Antanas Mončys (1921-1993), a native of Kretinga who after the Second World War lived in Paris.
Monday, March 27, 2017 09:49
Ukrainian communities in Lithuania have criticized organizers of the Vilnius international film festival Kino Pavasaris (Cinema Spring) for including Hatred (Wolyn), a film by Polish director Wojciech Smarzowski, into this year's program.
Friday, March 24, 2017 12:10
While Vilnius offers glimpses into the past with its wealth of art and architecture spanning multiple eras, the city’s contemporary art scene is dynamic, refusing to sit still – literally, Go Vilnius informed in a press release.
Friday, March 24, 2017 09:28
Lithuania is this year attending the Leipzig Book Fair in Germany as the guest of honor this year, presenting translations of work by 26 Lithuanian authors published in 15 publishing houses of Germany and Austria.