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Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle collaborates with NGO ‘Meno Avilys’ and presents a programme ‘Cinematic Inclusions: documentary traditions and experiments in Lithuanian cinema’.
UK audiences to be treated to a unique fusion of Lithuanian classical music, art and digital technology
From January 2019 grants are available from the Baltic Culture Fund for joint cultural projects between Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The goal of the Baltic Culture Fund, founded on 8 July 2018, is to promote cultural cooperation between the Baltic countries and strengthen the internationalisation of Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian culture through joint cultural projects and events. Grants are awarded annually and the deadline for applications is 20 May.
On 17 December 2018 H.E. Renatas Norkus, Lithuanian Ambassador to the UK, hosted members of the Committee for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe (CPJCE) led by its President Rabbi Elyakim Schlesinger at the Embassy in London. The range of issues of cooperation were discussed including the progress of implementation of the project of perpetuation of the Old Šnipiškės Jewish cemetery in Vilnius in line with the tripartite agreement signed by the Jewish. Community of Lithuania, the CPJCE and the Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture in 2009.
The Litvak Days have been organized by the Lithuanian embassy in the United Kingdom since 2011. Put on together with University College London the cycle of Litvak Days events this year are dedicated to mark the centenary of the reestablishment of the independence of the Lithuanian state and are an invitation to experience a deeper understanding of the musical heritage of Lithuania’s Jews.
You are cordially invited to the 8th annual Litvak Days - this year dedicated to mark the centenary of Lithuania’s restored statehood - on 28-29 November and 5 December, 2018. We are delighted to announce that music is at the heart of Litvak Days 2018.
The Exhibition of 17 posters from the Vilna Ghetto, first displayed at the Embassy during the Commemoration of National Memorial Day for the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews on 20th September, will remain open to visitors until October 17th. The posters are an invaluable testimony of spiritual resistance to the brutality of the Holocaust. More information about the Exhibition can be found here. Please email [email protected] or call +44(0)20 7592 2842 to arrange a private viewing.
The Embassy would like to cordially thank everyone who attended the National Holocaust Commemoration Day on 20th September. We have now made some photos from the moving evening available on our Facebook account. You can find them here.
The Embassy of Lithuania in London cordially invites you to commemorate the National Memorial Day for the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews and to mark the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Vilnius Ghetto by attending the opening of an exhibition of Vilna Ghetto Posters followed by a concert of songs from the Litvak musical heritage.