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Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. Vilnius Documentary Films Festival, Nation’s Day

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BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during September 14 and September 20.

September 14-20:

Exhibition«Old as New»; Vilnius University Library’s Gallery A, Saulėtekio al. 14, Vilnius;

Exhibition «Old as new» in Library‘s Gallery A is on display. Eugenija Martinaitytė uses tempera, oil, acrylic as the technique of her painting. Her favourite motives include Žvėrynas (Vilnius district) and Neringa (Lithuanian town), view of village as well as panoramic Vilnius town.

September 14-20:

Judah Passow; Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and Future; Tolerance Centre, Naugarduko st. 10/2, Vilnius;

A unique contemporary photography exhibition on Scottish Jewish life from world-renowned documentary photographer Judah Passow brought for the first time to Lithuania. The exhibition captures the complexity and diversity of Scottish Jews at the beginning of the 21st century. The Scottish Jewish community dates back to at least the 1700s and has produced scientists and doctors, judges and Members of Parliament, artists and writers, farmers and foresters, kilt makers and whisky distillers.

September 15-20:

Festival of Audiovisual Poetry «TARP», various Vilnius venues;

Festival «TARP», this year celebrating 10 years since its beginning, has been levitating between underground venues and mainstream spaces, attracting audiences who like and support poetry or varied forms of its synthesis. Over these many years, there have been different unexpected fusions that later became popular. The festival will present a spectrum of events, from poetry and music, through video haiku workshops and photography exhibitions, to installations, live concerts and performances, and will feature Alessandro Bosetti (Italy), Gudrun Gut (Denmark), Rosen (UK), Vul Vulpes (Estonia), She’s a Show (Denmark), Ondřej Buddeus (Czech Republic) and others.

September 15, 7pm and 20, 8pm

International Early Music Festival «Banchetto Musicale», various venues;

The annual «Banchetto musicale» festival being organized for the 25th time invites audiences continues its concerts. The theme of this year’s festival is Orpheus and mythology.

September 15-20:

Exhibition «Tap Water», Lithuanian Russian Drama Theatre; J. Basanavičiaus st. 13, Vilnius;

The exhibition «Tap Water», opened on September 2 at the Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania in Vilnius, is presented as a research of the folkloric geographies and linguistic communities of the city, treating the historical theatre building as both a ready-made and an active character that could be found sipping on a glass of tap water amongst the exhibition guests. The exhibition features Arturas Bumšteinas (LT), Ivan Galuzin (CIS), Laurent – David Garnier (F), Monika Kalinauskaitė (LT), Laura Kaminskaitė (LT), Valentinas Klimašauskas (LT), Marija Rasa Kudabaitė (LT), Žilvinas Landzbergas (LT), Lietuvos rusų dramos teatras, Nicholas Matranga (U.S.), Rūtenė Merkliopaitė (LT), Darius Mikšys (LT), Kęstutis Montvidas (LT), Beatričė Mockevičiūtė (LT), Robertas Narkus (LT), Jonas Palekas (LT), Post Brothers (US), Augustas Serapinas (LT), Gintautė Skvernytė (LT), Rokas Valiauga (LT), Lina Zaveckytė (LT) and others.

September 16, 7pm

St. James Sacred Choral Music Festival; Church of St Philip and St Jacob, Vasario 16-osios st. 11, Vilnius;

State concert choir Vilnius and brothers Dominicans have been organizing Saint James sacred choral music festival since 2011. The aim of the festival is to foster educational and cultural mission by popularizing sacred choral music. It should be noted that the festival is becoming an attractive and inseparable part of the cultural life and for the fourth year in a row it is attracting more and more art lovers and cultural promoters from around the world.

September 17-20:

Vilnius Documentary Films Festival; Vilnius cinema theatres;

Vilnius Documentary Film Festival (VDFF) is proud to have a loyal and intellectual audience, as well as appreciation from documentary filmmakers from the Baltic States, who annually make appearances at the festival. The organizers have always been searching for a dialogue with its audience; therefore various discussions are organized to bring the spectators together with the filmmakers. Many renowned documentary gurus had participated in these meetings.

September 18-20:

Nation’s Fair; Gediminas Avenue, Vilnius;

From 18th to 20th September Nations’ Fair will take place in Gediminas avenue in Vilnius. The most active masters of crafts and culinary of national communities as well as virtuosos of songs and dances will come to the Fair. During the Fair, locals and city guests will have an opportunity to take a look at national handmade pieces of work and they will be introduced to traditional dishes of various nations as well as the subtleties of the way to prepare them and a great variety of recipes. As in every festival, Nations‘ Fair will abound in music, entertainment and festive buzz.

September 18-20:

Gdansk Culture Days, various Vilnius venues;

The opening of Gdansk culture days will take place at 4pm in Vilnius’s V. Kudirkos square in Gedimino Avenue. The events will feature well-known Polish artists, including Duże Pe, Batrh Vader, Magda Tajchma (Poland) and Folk Vibes (Lithuania). Rock band «Jelonek» (Poland) and ensamble NIKO (Lithuania) will be performing. On Saturday, September 19, Gdansk Culture Days will be continued by the concert «Carillon in Electro-Jazz», Monika Każmierczak (Poland), Tomasz Ziętek (Poland), Ignas Juzokas (Lithuania) at St. Apostles Philip and Jacob church, Vasario 16-osios st. 10, Vilnius. Dance theatre performance «Act» (Poland) at Arts printing house (Studio II), Šiltadaržio st. 6 will seek ther onlookers’ attention on Sunday, with final concert «Songs of freedom» (the participants include Petras Vyšniauskas (Lithuania), Tomasz Ziętek (Poland), Dominik Bukowski (Poland), Adam Żuchowski (Poland), Klaus Kugel (Germany), Kamil Parter (Poland) at St. Kotrynos church, Vilniaus st. 30, Vilnius to be wrapping up Gdansk Culture Days late Sunday evening.

September 18:

International Street Theatres’ Festival «Mosaic»; various Vilnius venues;

International Street Theatres’ Festival is organized in Vilnius since 2004. Street theatres of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Lithuania and other countries will participate in the festival.

September 19:

Autumn Equinox; Neris Embankment near the King Mindaugas Bridge, Vilnius;

During every equinox of the autumn we celebrate Lygė feast which indicates the transfer from the warm time of the year to the cold time of the year. From the early days of our history at this time of the year there were customs to make sacrifices to the gods for the harvest, thus emphasising the importance of the margins between different climate conditions prevailing in certain seasons.

September 19, 11am:

Uodo Šeimos Turgelis (Mosquito Family Small Market); Švyturys Arena, Klaipeda;

The market invites everyone who has some unnecessary stuff in the attic or car boot and want get rid of it in a lively indoor market in the sport arena.

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