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EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, TO THE SULTANATE OF OMAN, TO THE AFRICAN UNION, TO THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA AND TO THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC

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This Tuesday, 24 October will witness two different pieces by Egidija Medeksaite, Butterworth prize winner, performed in London and Cambridge.
 

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You are cordially invited to our 7th annual Litvak Days on November 29-30, 2017. This year the Litvak Days' events are dedicated to celebrating and exploring the influence of Litvak Jews (and their diaspora) on the arts throughout the world.

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On the 28th of October 2017 various Plaistow and surrounding areas' studios, public spaces and artist’s homes will be opened for the public. Plaistow based Floating Artland Collective and Newham Council joins forces together for the Newham Heritage Week and invites you to meet art community of unexplored E13.

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David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF) is an independent, non-profit organisation for contemporary art. One of London’s best-known non-profit art spaces, presents an Evening of Performances and 10th Anniversary Party. The event takes place on Tuesday, 3 October (during Frieze London week) at historic music venue KOKO. The evening opens with Lithuanian artist Lina Lapelyte’s ‘Ladies’. In this act, four musicians – Violeta Aukštkalnytė, Nijolė Plavinskaitė, Danutė Mikalauskienė and Judita Kondrotienė will perform a mesmeric multi-layered composition on traditional Lithuanian string instruments, known as kanklės.

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Introductory remarks made by the Ambassador of Lithuania HE Renatas Norkus at the Commemoration of the National Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sep 25).Full speech - transcript.  

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25 September 2017. The Lithuanian Embassy in the UK hosted the National Holocaust Remembrance evening. The event is held annually by the Embassy and brings the representatives of the UK’s Jewish, Lithuanian and British communities together to pay tribute to the victims of the Shoah in Lithuania.

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The Embassy of Lithuania in cooperation with the Vilna Gaon State Jewish museum cordially invites you to a screening of the documentary Seserys (Sisters, 2016, 60 min.) that will take place on September 25th at the Lithuanian Embassy in London.

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Selected from 2,557 entries by artists from 80 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2016 represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. From parents to poseurs, figurative nudes to famous faces and expressive sketches to piercing photo-realism, the variety and vitality in the exhibition continues to make it an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.

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In July, there has been an increasing number of events in the UK featuring talented Lithuanian artists. Some of the most significant was Viktorija Gečytė’s performance at the Birmingham Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival as well as Martynas Levickis’ upcoming show at Petworth festival.

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We would like to invite you to the first performance of STIGMAcollective - the UK premiere of Sebastian Majewski's controversial play 'Right Left With Heels' directed by Rasa Niurkaite. The play will be running throughout July as a part of Women and War: Exodus Festival in the unique London location at Streatham Hill Theatre.

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Ovalhouse, together with BraveNewWorlds presents TRINITY – a visually stunning, design-led performance staged in a derelict gothic chapel in Peckham’s Asylum on Monday 19th – Thursday 22th, Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th June.

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Baltic View is proud to announce the success its first official Cinema Event with a Lithuanian documentary film 'Master and Tatyana' screening followed by Q&A with the director Giedrė Žickytė on 14th June, at the Ciné Lumière - French Institute. More than 100 spectators had a chance to meet the director and ask questions about the process of making a film which has won numerous awards and received great reviews from the audience.

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Baltic Women Writers Tour sheds light on the most extraordinary literary talent from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The Tour begins on 1 June in London with the event Cartographies of Silence at Waterstones Piccadilly. It continues with Poeting in Translation at Waterstones Oxford on 2 June and culminates on 3 June at Oxford Translation Day. The programme features remarkable writers, translators and critics Aušra Kaziliūnaitė (LT), Karla Gruodis (LT), Nora Ikstena (LV), Kaija Straumanis (LV), Maarja Kangro (EE) and Johanna Ross (EE).

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We cordially invite you to what promises to be a fascinating event, focusing on the Lithuanian diplomatic service in the United Kingdom in the 1930s and 1940s.

After Lithuania’s loss of independence in 1940, her diplomatic mission in London carried on its activities. Despite legal and economic difficulties, the legation, headed first by Bronius Kazys Balutis (1880-1967) and later by Vincas Balickas (1904-1996), throughout all the period of occupation ensured that Lithuania’s voice was heard in the United Kingdom.

The historians Dr. Asta Petraitytė Briedienė of Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas) and Prof. Geoffrey Swain, Emeritus Professor at the University of Glasgow will acquaint us with the political, historical and legal context of the time, as well as an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the work of the Lithuanian diplomatic service in the United Kingdom.

A discussion dedicated to the memory of Bronius Kazys Balutis (1880 – 1967), Envoy of Lithuania to the United Kingdom from 1934 to 1967, will take place on 25 May 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Embassy of Lithuania.

Please register via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-embassy-without-a-state-the-lithuanian-diplomatic-service-in-the-united-kingdom-during-and-after-tickets-34501174943

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Tadas Kazakevičius is a 32 year old Lithuanian documentary photographer. Originally born and raised in an industrial city of Šiauliai, he lived in the UK for five years, but currently resides in Vilnius, Lithuania. Although professionally specializes in advertising and graphic design, Tadas devotes a big part of his time to documentary photography and portraiture.

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