Actors and director get fines for 'church show'

Three actors and a director have been fined in Lithuania for disturbing a religious service at a church in the southeastern district of Salcininkai last year to promote their show.

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Head of Holocaust memorial would like info to be available in Lithuanian as well

Avner Shalev, chairman of the Jerusalem-based Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, says he would like information for the memorial's visitors, and also other resources, to be available in the Lithuanian language as well.

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2020: The Year of Chiune Sugihara

Next year will mark the 80th anniversary of the Japanese diplomat’s noble work while residing in Kaunas. It will also be a great chance to celebrate his 120th birthday, writes visit.kaunas.lt.

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Czeslaw Milosz stairs unveiled in Krakow in 2nd such commemorative project after Vilnius

The Stairs of Czeslaw Milosz have been unveiled in Krakow to mark 15 years since the Lithuanian-born Polish poet died in the Polish city in 2004, the Lithuanian Culture Ministry said on Friday.

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Lithuanian author wins prestigious EU literature award

Lithuanian author Daina Opolskaite has won the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) for Dienu Piramides (Pyramids of Days), a collection of short stories, Tyto Alba, the publisher of the book, said.

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Another victory: Lithuanian movie wins best film award at Athens festival

Nova Lituania by Lithuanian director Karolis Kaupinis has won the best film award at the Athens International Film Festival.

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Remains of 1863 insurgents will be reburied on November 22

The remains of participants of the 1863-1864 uprising against Tsarist Russia will be reburied in an official ceremony in Vilnius on November 22, the government confirmed on Thursday.

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Over 300 events will be held to mark European Heritage Days

Lithuania is launching events on Friday to mark the European Heritage Days.

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Late philosopher Donskis' office to be open featuring his book collection

Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) is opening on Thursday the Leonidas Donskis office featuring the late philosopher's personal book collection and his creative legacy, VDU said.

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Street Art in Vilnius: transforming of post-industrial quarter to open-air gallery

New additions to the always-open Open Gallery in Vilnius include artworks by the Dutch duo TELMO MIEL and the Lithuanian Eglė Žvirblytė; the co-founder of the gallery praises the transformational power of street art, informs Vilnius Go.

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After a 17-year break: Lithuanian feature films came back to the Venice Film Festival

Lithuanian filmmakers return to Venice: after a long break, Lithuanian titles and names will be heard at the main program of the film festival. Two feature films celebrating authors and talents are featured at the festival’s program this week, announces Lithuanian Film Center in a press release.

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Lithuania set to declare Sugihara's year in hopes for impulse in ties with Tokyo

Several dozen Lithuanian lawmakers registered an initiative last week to declare 2020 the year of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Lithuanian Jews from the Holocaust during World War Two.

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Largest radio installation record has been set in Vilnius

A giant construction made up more than 2,000 old radios will sound in unison in Vilnius on the evening of 23 August. It has been set as the largest radio installation record by Lithuanian record registration agency “Factum”.

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New International performing arts festival in Kaunas

The first edition of the festival features exceptional, bold, provocative and open projects presented by well-known artists from Belgium, Switzerland, Israel, Italy, Spain and of course Lithuania, writes visit.kaunas.lt.

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New yet old cultural space in Kaunas

In May, a new cultural organization called Sakramentas was established on the premises of an old yet functioning church. Thousands of people can fit inside during events, writes visit.kaunas.lt.

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Special fair invites to know craft traditions of Middle Ages and the Renaissance period

Traditional St. Bartholomew’s Fair certificated as Lithuanian national heritage is revived for the 8th time with a great event reconstructing crafts, arts and guild traditions of the Late Medieval Ages and the Renaissance.

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Estonia's company opens cinema in Panevezys

Estonia's Apollo Group opened its first Apollo cinema at the Babilonas shopping mall in Lithuania's northern city of Panevezys over the weekend, without disclosing the value of its investment.

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Story of Jan Zwartendijk finally put into book

Jan Zwartendijk, the director of Philips in Lithuania and the honorary consul for the Netherlands signed visas for Curaçao to save the lives of more than 2000 Jews from the Holocaust during WW2.

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Lithuanian modernist architecture awarded grant from Getty Foundation

The building of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Faculty of Chemical of Technology (former Lithuanian Army Research Laboratory) is among 10 exceptional buildings in the world to receive a grant from Getty Foundation, the philanthropic organisation dedicated to the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy, writes KTU in a press release.

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Top August 2019 Events in Kaunas

In Kaunas this August? Expect plenty of classical music, indie rock, contemporary art, industrial matters and a festival in a 19th-century fortress, invites visit.kaunas.lt.

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