No Picture
Culture

Fashion experts share insights about peculiarities of Lithuanian style

How do Lithuanians fit in world’s fashion contexts? Would one be able to recognise a Lithuanian in the street when judging merely from his style? Although it is quite difficult to define today’s Lithuanian identity in fashion, we are not ignorant about world’s fashion trends as we courageously get ideas and inspiration from Western countries, and we add the “made in Lithuania” phrase to the result, Expert at Newmood Fashion Institute Jūratė Stanslovaitytė claims. Young Lithuanian designers that observe shifting customer needs attentively support her opinion. […]

Gintaras Makarevičius
Culture

National Prize winner Gintaras Makarevičius: “The language of painting has its own grammar”

Everyone experiences time differently. Some trace it, others go with the flow or revel in anticipation. An artist documents. On November 27, the gallery Meno Niša is presenting The Time Catcher, an exhibition of paintings by the National Prize winning artist Gintaras Makarevičius. […]

No Picture
Culture

Lithuanian Film Week pays tribute to Lithuanian cinema in Warsaw

The Lithuanian Film Week, the most extensive presentation project of Lithuanian cinema in Poland over the last few years, kicked off Friday night in Warsaw’s Iluzjon cinema. The occasion crowns the year-long series of events celebrating Lithuanian cinema and the centenary of Lithuanian statehood. The opening of the Lithuanian Film Week invited members of Poland’s cultural community, film lovers and representatives of foreign diplomatic missions residing in Warsaw to see Mindaugas Survila’s celebrated documentary The Ancient Woods. The guests were greeted by the Lithuanian Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson, a press release from the Lithuanian Film Centre states. […]

J. Basanavičius monument
Culture

Jonas Basanavičius’ return to Vilnius: Old Town cafés to offer festive menus

Cafés and restaurants of the Old Town of the capital city of Lithuania will invite everyone to have a cup of caffè latte dedicated to Dr. Jonas Basanavičius or a piece of cake made on the occasion of his 167th birthday. This Friday, on 23 November, Vilnius city dwellers and city guests will gather to the ceremony of unveiling a monument for this prominent figure. The monument will be erected in front of the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society on the square named after this patriarch of the nation. The monument unveiling ceremony is a symbolic evening marking the closing of a cycle of events dedicated to the centenary of the restored state of Lithuania, a press release from Vilnius municipality states. […]

Ernestas Jankauskas
Culture

World premiere of Ernestas Jankauskas’ Sasha Was Here to crown Lithuanian programme at Tallinn Film Festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (or PÖFF), the biggest international film event in the Baltics, kicks off today. This year, the A class festival is exceptionally rich in Lithuanian offerings: as the Baltic states are celebrating the centenary of their statehood, PÖFF features the biggest programme of Lithuanian cinema in the festival’s history along with two Lithuanian films to have their world premieres in Tallinn, a Lithuanian Film Centre press release states. […]

Helen Mirren
Culture

Lithuanian president meets with British actress Helen Mirren

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday met with British actress Helen Mirren who is taking part in the shooting of a HBO drama in Lithuania. […]

MO Museum
Culture

A four day celebration of modern art

After months of anticipation, the MO Museum of Modern Art has officially opened its doors to general audiences. On the first of a four-day event, the first visitors were treated with numerous conferences, concerts, and performances that enhanced the lure of the main exhibition. […]

Helen Mirren
Culture

Helen Mirren returns to Lithuania as formidable Russian Empress in Sky and HBO’s Catherine the Great

Lithuania has become a stage set for Sky and HBO’s original British drama Catherine the Great. Set against the lavish backdrop of the politically ruthless 18th century Russian court, this four-part epic starring Helen Mirren will chart the latter years of Catherine’s 34-year reign. The series is also being shot in Latvia and Russia, a press release from HBO states. […]

Culture

International theater festival Sirenos kicks off in Vilnius

Sirenos (Sirens), an international theater festival, is kicking off in Vilnius on Thursday with a showcase of Lithuanian productions. […]