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On 5 May, the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the UK, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London and the Research Centre for Polish-Lithuanian Studies at the University of Aberdeen will host a virtual seminar dedicated to the 230th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of 3 May 1791.
Dr Darren Coleman, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in the United Kingdom, took up his duties in Birmingham.
Last week the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in London invited all Lithuanians living in the UK and friends of Lithuania to participate in a virtual tribute run dedicated to mark the 30th anniversary of the Day of Freedom Defenders and to commemorate the tragic events of the 13th of January 1991, when the Soviet tanks attacked singing crowds of civilians who were defending strategic institutions in Vilnius.
On 13 January 2021, Lithuania will mark the 30th anniversary of the Day of Defenders of Freedom to remember the victims of Soviet military aggression in Vilnius in 1991. In an attempt to overthrow the Lithuanian government, the Soviet army attacked Vilnius TV tower, Lithuanian Radio and Television and other strategic institutions, which were surrounded by singing crowds of civilians in the hope to protect newly re-established country’s independence. During the assault, 14 people were killed and hundreds were injured. In the aftermath, even more people flocked to Parliament and other buildings to ward off feared further assaults. These ordinary citizens - the defenders of freedom - became a symbol of Lithuania’s victory in fight for freedom.
Last Sunday the international Young Talent competition took place via Zoom with participants joining from Latvia, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Finland, India, Venezuela, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
Gerda Paliušytė secures Somerset House Studios x Rupert x Lithuanian Culture Attaché residency.
Somerset House Studios, Vilnius-based centre for art and education Rupert and the Lithuanian Culture Institute are delighted to announce artist and curator Gerda Paliušytė as the successful recipient of a new online residency, designed to support Lithuanian artists pushing the boundaries of established practice. The residency is focused on artistic development, providing a virtual space for the artist to build confidence and trust in their practice and process.
Despite these unprecedented circumstances, we would like to welcome you to our annual Litvak Days, which will be taking place online during the last week of May 2020. This year we are hosting our 9th Litvak Days in London, but, for the first time, our in-person encounters will have to be substituted by what we hope will be similarly enjoyable, enriching, and stimulating virtual meetings.