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International Vilnius Book Fair opens in Vilnius

Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:34
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An annual international book fair, one of the key cultural events in Lithuania, is kicking off at the Litexpo exhibition center in Vilnius on Thursday.

Authorities mull transferring Soviet-era Green Bridge sculptures to museum (2)

Friday, February 17, 2017 15:27
The authorities are considering transferring Soviet-era sculptures removed from Vilnius' Green Bridge to the Lithuanian Art Museum, which could in turn give them for display to Grutas, a Soviet-era theme park in the southern part of the country, Culture Minister Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson said on Friday.

Vilnius invites to celebrate the 100th Independence Anniversary with sound of trumpetsFREE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 18:03
One year before the proclamation of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuanian statehood in Vilnius – from this February 16 until February 16 next year, daily at 19 hours 18 minutes – trumpet player Laurynas Lapė and his students will perform the composition "Dear Lithuania" for Vilnius residents and guests from the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Go Vilnius agency reported.

Lithuania at the Berlin Film Festival

Thursday, February 9, 2017 16:23
Lithuania will be hosting a stand at the European Film Market, an international film industry event that takes place during the Berlin International Film Festival and opens today. The stand will present Lithuanian film industry, tax concession for film production, and the latest Lithuanian projects. Two feature films supported by Lithuania will be screened for foreign film professionals, and a Lithuanian project will be introduced in the special “Berlinale Talents” programme.

Vilnius film Kino Pavasaris festival reveals competition programmes

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 13:14
Kino pavasaris 2016
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Films from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Baltic region will be screened in the New Europe – New Names, Baltic Gazeand Short Films competition programmes of the 22nd edition of Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris.

Lietuva Cinema to be demolished. Welcome Modern Art Center (3)FREE

Monday, February 6, 2017 13:09
1 February was the last day for Lithuanians to say goodbye to a city landmark. The Lietuva Cinema is soon going to be demolished. The new owners, the Modern Art Center (MAC), threw a bit of a party and invited citizens to visit the place one last time. The place had closed down in 2005 and now the decaying structure will be flattened in February.

Corruption Index sends message to Govt to avoid SocDem mistakes

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 14:29
Lithuania's decline on the annual Corruption Perception Index sends a message to the new government to avoid mistakes made by the earlier Cabinet of the Social Democratic Party and start specific tasks, says Sergejus Muravjovas, the head of the Lithuanian office of Transparency International.

Academic explains why foreigners find it difficult to learn Lithuanian (3)FREE

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 14:19
School books of the Lithuanian language
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Every speaker of Lithuanian has no doubt heard that Lithuanian is one of the oldest languages in the world. Prof. Dr. Olegas Poliakovas a well-known scholar of the Baltics understands this and explains why foreigners find it difficult to learn Lithuanian.

Culture Committee asks society to help Seimas buy grand piano

Friday, December 23, 2016 11:11
The Lithuanian parliament's Culture Committee has sent an open letter to the society, asking for help in buying a new grand piano.

New CultMin slams 100th statehood anniversary celebration plan

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 19:38
The parliament's Committee on Culture and Culture Minister-designate Liana Ruokytė Jonsson on Wednesday criticized the outgoing government's plan for marking the 100th anniversary of Lithuania's statehood.

Focus on Lithuanian film in UkraineFREE

Friday, October 21, 2016 11:34
The 46th Kiev International Film Festival ‘Molodist‘ will begin tomorrow with the participation of Lithuania as a guest country. The programme of the festival will include the latest Lithuanian films and a special section dedicated to the filmmaker Vytautas Žalakevičius.

Value of Kaunas' modernism lies in city's spirit, not only in buildings - UNESCO expert

Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:16
Kaunas old town
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A UNESCO expert says that the value of Kaunas' modernism, which Lithuania want to be recognized as a World Heritage site, lies not only in its buildings, but also in the spirit of the city.

Film I’M NOT FROM HERE goes to EFAFREE

Thursday, October 13, 2016 18:11
Giedre Zickytė
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The European Film Academy and EFA Productions presented this year’s short film nominations with the film I‘M NOT FROM HERE (by Maite Alberdi and Giedrė Žickytė) in the nomination list, Lithuanian Film Centre announced.

Archaeologists reveal mystery of Klaipėda castleFREE

Friday, October 7, 2016 11:30
Lithuanian archaeologists have established an island in the lower River Dange as the location of the first wooden castle built in 1252, thus revealing one of the biggest mysteries of the founding of the port city of Klaipėda, Lietuvos Žinios daily said on Friday.

Lithuania picks Seneca's Day as Oscar nominee

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:41
Seneca's Day, a movie by director Kristijonas Vildžiunas, has been selected as the Lithuanian entry for Oscar candidate in the category of best foreign-language film.

Kvietkauskas re-appointed to head Lithuanian Film Centre

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 13:54
Rolandas Kvietkauskas has been re-appointed as director of the Lithuanian Film Centre for a second four-year term, the Ministry of Culture has said.

16 towns across Lithuania hold European Days of Jewish Culture

Friday, September 2, 2016 09:07
European Days of Jewish Culture are starting in Lithuania on Friday, providing an opportunity to discover the Jewish heritage in events scheduled in 16 towns and cities across the country, the Cultural Heritage Department said.

Octopi and spaceships: Creative freedom in Soviet bus stops

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 08:25
A Canadian photographer has spent 14 years travelling across what used to be the Soviet Union and taking pictures of bus stops which he says are fascinating and under-appreciated moments of creative flight.

Lithuania guest of honour at Beijing Book Fair

Monday, August 22, 2016 13:38
Lithuanian stand at Leipzig Boo Fair
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Lithuania will this week attend the Beijing International Book Fair in China, its first ever participation in the event, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

'I fear for Russia's future' - Sokurov in Vilnius

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 07:58
Alexander Sokurov
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With anti-democratic sentiments growing among the Russian population, Alexander Sokurov, a prominent Russian filmmaker, says he feels great concern about his country's future.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Lithuania puts old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius under state protection

Monday, August 8, 2016 14:15
The old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius has been listed among cultural objects protected by the state, under a decree signed by Lithuania's Culture Minister Šarūnas Birutis on Friday.

Oldest building in Kaunas to be restored to its Renaissance glory

Thursday, August 4, 2016 09:46
What is believed to be one of the oldest stone building in Kaunas will undergo major restoration. After the conservation-restoration works are complete, the building that faces the City Hall will regain some of its sixteenth-century façade.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Young architects to transform the face of Nida

Thursday, August 4, 2016 08:52
Lithuania's coastal resort of Nida is hosting the European Architecture Students Assembly. Over the course of two weeks, some 600 architecture students from Europe will complete some 30 creative workshops.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Poems of freedom in 23 languages across VilniusFREE

Saturday, July 30, 2016 08:00
During a short ceremony in the joint Embassy of the Netherlands and Denmark, 23 poems of 23 EU member states were unveiled celebrating the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with the newly independent state of Lithuania 25 years ago.

Poetry project in Vilnius commemorates 25 years of diplomatic relations between Lithania and EU member statesFREE

Thursday, July 28, 2016 17:02
In August 2016, it will be 25 years ago that the 12 Member States of the then European Economic Community decided to (re)establish diplomatic relations with the Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – ‘without delay’.

Join commemoration of Šeduva Jewish Community (1)FREE

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 13:23
75 years ago, a wave of brutal murders in some places within weeks and in others within months wiped out Jewish communities which had been building their lives across Lithuania for over six centuries.

Regatta of historic boats along Lithuanian coast

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 08:34
Regatta of historic boats along Lithuanian coast
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A regatta of historic boats is to set sail on the Curonian Lagoon from Nida to Klaipėda.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Listen to words of 8,000-year-old Indo-European language that sound surprisingly similar to Lithuanian

Friday, July 22, 2016 08:56
Listen to words of 8,000-year-old Indo-European language that sound surprisingly similar to Lithuanian
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Linguists have recreated the sounds of the common Indo-European tongue spoken by the ancestors of most European nations 6,000 years ago. They sound surprisingly similar to modern Lithuanian.To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.

Litvak painter's works 'good introduction to teaching about Holocaust' in US schools

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 09:05
The works of Vilnius-born Jewish painter David Labkovski that were recently presented in Los Angeles could serve as a good introduction to teaching about the Holocaust in US schools, researchers say.