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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Special initiative to unite world Lithuanians through cinema

This year Cinema under the stars which for a decade has been organizing the outdoor films together with the Lithuanian film center presents a special initiative - screening of a Lithuanian classic film to unite world Lithuanians.

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Proposal to call 2021 year of Tatar history and culture

Arunas Gumuliauskas, chairman of the Lithuanian parliamentary Commission for the Cause of Freedom and the National Historical Memory, has proposed calling 2021 the year of Tatar history and culture in Lithuania.

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Baltic protest anniversary to be marked with slogan 'Baltic Way is Us'

The 30th anniversary of the 1989 peaceful anti-Soviet demonstration in which two million people joined hands in a human chain stretching from Vilnius to Tallinn will be marked with the slogan The Baltic Way is Us.

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ICOMOS: Lithuania's international accreditation withdrawn

ICOMOS, a global non-governmental organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of cultural heritage sites, has withdrawn the accreditation of the Lithuanian National Committee.

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Plans to create chain of 10,000 people on Baltic Way anniversary

Public figures in Lithuania plan to bring 10,000 people to form a live chain to mark the anniversary of the Baltic Way.

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Kaunas 2022: what's new?

Ms. Virginija Vitkienė, the CEO of Kaunas 2022, has revealed some of the programme's highlights, and institution's plans for the second half of 2019, informs visit.kaunas.lt.

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Mission Siberia participants started their journey to Kazakhstan

Participants of the annual Mission Siberia left for Kazakhstan from Vilnius Railway Station on Wednesday.

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Archeologists find two column bases of Great Synagogue of Vilnius

Archeologists have found the bases of two columns of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius, Vilnius Municipality announced on Friday.

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Exhibition and concert to commemorate liquidation of Kaunas Ghetto

The Kaunas Ghetto was burned in July 1944. Around 5000 people were transferred to concentration camps, and only a few hundred managed to escape.

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Music and beyond: Kaunas Piano Fest

The young yet ambitious event aims to bring young, emerging pianists from all over the world to Kaunas, invites visit.kaunas.lt.

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Lithuanian films and talents will be seen in Karlovy Vary Festival

On Friday starts International Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which is full of Lithuanian accents: in the competition program, there will be several Lithuanian and co-production films, Lithuania has its representation in the jury and the industry event “Work in progress”. This year the biggest Czech cinema festival, which happens in Karlovy Vary tourist town, will surprise its enthusiastic film lovers crowd from the 28th of June till 6th of July.

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Newest sculpture in Kaunas invites to visit Benedictine monastery and St. Nicholas church

The newest sculptural highlight in the city is dedicated to the Blessed Teofilius Matulionis, writes visit.kaunas.lt.

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Lithuanian-born American artist buried in Semeniskes

Jonas Mekas, a Lithuanian-born American artist, poet and filmmaker, often called the godfather of American avant-garde movies, was buried in Lithuania on Sunday.

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Lithuanian animation returns to "Annecy"

After a two-year break, Lithuanians return to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival with two animated films in the official selections and the biggest-ever delegation of film professionals.

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