bnn.lv Latviski   bnn-news.com English   bnn-news.ru По-русски
Sunday 25.06.2017 | Name days: Maiga, Milija
LithuaniaLithuania

Calendar of cultural and sports events in Lithuania. Olfactory Art Exhibition «Hanging Gardens»

FaceBook
Twitter
Draugiem
print
(No Ratings Yet)

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU

BNN offers you a selection of cultural events in Lithuania for the week during April 10 and April 16.

April 10-12:

Spanish Culture Festival «Primavera en español» (Ispanų kultūros festivalis «Primavera en español»); Vytautas Magnus University (Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas); K. Donelaičio 52, Kaunas;

Held for the seventh time, the festival this year focuses on the Spanish language and its cultural importance. One of the key events is a conference dedicated for the Spanish language, «I know Spanish: I learn it, I work with it and travel all over the world with it»;

April 10 -16:

Exhibition «Spirit of Roots&Routes» (Paroda «Dvasia šaknų ir maršrutų»); Kaunas multi-ethnic culture centre (Kauno ivarių kultūrų centras), Šv. Getrūdos 58, Kaunas;

«Roots & Routes» is an international association organising interdisciplinary projects and promoting cultural diversity in art. In the Kaunas exhibition, works of six European artists with the roots in Lithuania will be presented…

April 10-16:

Estonia Days in Vilnius (Estijos Dienos Vilniuje); various Vilnius venues;

A range of events highlighting Estonia life will be presented in the Lithuania capital, Vilnius. For example, an exhibition by the Estonian State Archive at Vilnius University’s Library will present archive documents revealing restoration of diplomatic relations between Estonia and Lithuania.

April 10-16:

Olfactory Art Exhibition «Hanging Gardens» (Kvepiančio meno paroda «Kabantys Sodai»); Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania (Lietuvos Martyno Mažvydo Nacionalinė Biblioteka) (www.lnb.lt/en), Gedimino pr. 51, Vilnius;

Is it possible to impart the illusion of garden through scents? How important are the smells of gardens and living space for humans? Olfactory (relating to the sense of smell) art is still developing, not yet established but already independent form of art, by now hosting festivals and competitions, yet still a novelty to many in Lithuania. The event’s educational programme including meetings and workshops with people who consider scents and the sense of smell to be important in their creative lives aims to bridge the gaps in understanding what olfactory art is all about.

April 10-16:

Novus Music Incubator 2017 (Novus Muzikos Inkubatorius 2017); Arts Factory «Loftas» (Loft) (Meno gamykla-studija «Loftas») (www.menufabrikas.lt/en), Švitrigailos g. 29, Vilnius;

After a greatly successful first year, Novus music incubator is back and said is more mature, more curious, and recently-turned-international, it’s now looking for the most exciting acts from the Baltic countries. As a platform for young musicians, singers and bands, the project searches for new talents and provides an opportunity for musicians to perform on a professionally produced concert at the venue.

April 10-16:

International Music Festival «Sugrįžimai» (Coming back) (Tarptautinis muzikos festivalis «Sugįžimai»); various venues;

The restoration of Independence in 1990, which saw more emigrant musicians visiting Lithuania, has spurred the Lithuanian Musician Support Fund to start organizing International Music Festival «Sugrįžimai». Ever since it invites young people who study and work abroad, as well as older emigrants of the second and third generation, to expose their creativity in the Motherland. On April 11, 6.00 p.m., in the Museum of Applied Art and Design, Ensemble «Tutto a Dio» consisting of Greta Staponkutė (viola, Lithuania, Switzerland) Augustinas Rakauskas (accordion, Lithuania, Switzerland) and Neringa Radenaitė (soprano, Lithuania, Italy) will perform.

April 10-16:

Exhibition «Antiquity Comes Alive in Slonim. The Tapestries of Michael Kazimierz Oginski» (Paroda «Senovė atgyja Slonime. Michaelio Kazimiero Oginskio gobelenuose»); the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Valdovų rūmai) (www.valdovurumai.lt/en), Katedros a. 3, Vilnius;

The international exhibition is dedicated to the tapestry collection of one of the most famous 18th-century state and cultural figures in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the entire Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It reveals both the scope of his arts patronage, demonstrating his refined taste, and the early cultural heritage traditions of Lithuania, as well as the artistic connections existing in Europe at the time. The most important highlights of this exhibition are seven textiles of exceptional artistic value from a series of 12 tapestries that were miraculously preserved.

April 10-16:

Robertas Narkus’ exhibition «Trager» (Roberto Narkaus paroda «Trager»); Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) (Šiuolaikinio meno centras) (www.cac.lt/en), Vokiečių g. 2, Vilnius;

Robertas Narkus (b. 1983 in Vilnius) is an artist known as cofounder of Vilnius Institute of Pataphysics and organiser of artists’ day centre Autarkia. The artist’s first solo exhibition is organised by applying and emulating a business model: it is initiated as an enterprise, a start-up, a technology fair or a gang. Artworks appear as artefacts, trophies and tools – side products, settings and props of this live drama with its particular philosophy, myths, culture, notional products and solutions.

April 14, 7 pm:

Opera Singer Irena Milkevičiūtė’s Anniversary Concert (Operos dainininkės Irenos Milkevičiūtės jubiliejinis koncertas); Congress Hall (Kongresų rūmai) (www.lvso.lt/en), Vilniaus g. 6/16, Vilnius;

The opera soloist and winner of the National Prize Irena Milkevičiūtė will celebrate her anniversary on the stage of the Vilnius Congress Hall. Programme will include works by P. Tchaikovsky, G. Verdi, P. Mascagni et al. During her career, Milkevičiūtė has performed all the most important lyrical and dramatic soprano roles in opera. She has sung at Milan’s famous La Scala Opera Theatre, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Moscow Grand, St Petersburg Maria, and other famous opera theatres in the world.

April 14, 9 pm:

Beissoul & Einius’ Concert «#asecretcontract Show» (Beissoul koncertas); Klaipėda Culture Fabric (Klaipėdos Kultūros Fabrikas), Bangų g. 5A, Klaipėda;

One of the most promising young-generation Lithuanian performers, Beissoul, has attracted attention of international music impresarios and international magazines, including «Vogue», «Harper`s Bazaar», «Marie Claire», «Playboy», «Style Insider», «Pink» and some others. Now the master of electronic music looks forward to meeting his fans in the Lithuanian seaport…

April 15, 4 pm:

Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition «Fit Model Lietuva» (Kultūrizmo ir Fitneso Varžybos  «Fit Model Lietuva»); Bosca Amphitheatre (Bosca ampfiteatras) in «Žalgiris» Arena, Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;

Some of the most chiselled bodies will line up for the coveted trophies of the elegant bodybuilding and fitness competition. The organisers promise many gifts and surprises for the event onlookers.

April 16, 6.30 pm:

Christian Music concert «Resurrected» (Krikščioniškosios muzikos koncertas «Prisikėlęs»); Bosca Amphitheatre (Bosca ampfiteatras) in «Žalgiris» Arena, Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 50, Kaunas;

The Christian music event will bring some blissful moments for all enjoying the biggest miracle of Easter, the resurrection of the Saviour, who has fallen in love with the humankind undaunted of the sufferings on the cross. The band «Hillsong United», one of the most famous Christian music bands (it is the winner of 2017 Grammy rewards, was nominated for the «Best Contemporary Christian Music Album»), looks forward now to welcoming the Kaunas crowd…

Ref: 111.111.111.4886


Leave a reply

Real estate purchase «pain threshold» in Latvia – EUR 100,000

In relation to the possibility of purchasing a new home, Latvian residents view EUR 100,000 as the «pain threshold». The critical border for new project apartments is 1,300 EUR/m2. For standard apartments it is 1,000 EUR/m2. For private homes it is 1,600 EUR/m2, according to results of a study by PrivatBank.

Lembergs & Co. gathered to discuss «problems» of the high and mighty

Political businessman Ainars Slesers held a friendly discussion with his associates – Aivars Lembergs, Andris Ameriks, Janis Urbanovics, Janis Duklavs and Valerijs Kargins – at Ridzene Hotel. The group discussed toppling Valdis Dombrovskis’ government, replacement of multiple high-ranking officials and the possible sale of pieces of land within Riga Freeport’s territory, according to transcripts from the conversation published by Ir magazine and provided by anonymous sources.

Lithuania set to limit cash payments to 3,000 euros

The Farmers and Peasants-led Lithuanian Cabinet has approved a draft bill envisioning restrictions on use of cash, limiting the kind of settlements up to 3,000 euro.

Saeima establishes indexation increase for pensioners with high seniority

On Thursday, 22 June, Latvia’s Saeima approved Social and Employment Matters Committee’s prepared amendments to the Pension Law in two readings, ensuring greater pension indexation for multiple pensioner groups next year.

Romanian Parliament ousts Grindeanu government

The Romanian government of Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu has not survived a no-confidence vote and has fallen after less than six months in power.

Rail Baltica agreement will allow trains to travel at 240 km/h

Saeima of the Republic of Latvia will soon ratify Rail Baltica agreement, which is expected to allow passenger trains to travel at a speed of 240 km/h instead of 120 km/h. Higher travel speed will also ensure cargoes from Tallinn reach Poland within two days.

Mamikins: Latvia is becoming a landfill for rich European countries

A very large fire took place at an illegal landfill in Jurmala this week. According to information from the State Environmental Protection service, the fire had engulfed 23 tonnes of waste, mainly plastic waste, says Latvian MEP Andrejs Mamikins.

Latvian businessmen use e-commerce opportunities for business development

With e-commerce volumes growing around the world, Latvian businessmen use it more and more often for business development, including exports of goods and services. As noted by DPD, the number of packages sent to foreign countries grew 22% last year.

Latvia wishes to change its state president’s election process

Reviewing proposals to change the state president’s election process, Saeima’s Legal Affairs Committee decided to submit proposals developed by the work group to different Saeima factions for review, as BNN was informed by Saeima’s press-service.

Coalition parties close to making final decision with tax reform; no more obstacles

Coalition parties no longer have any more differences of opinions in regards to tax reform principles. Parties are close to making the final decision, said Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens after the meeting with Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola.

Saeima plans to introduce personalized voter cards

For next year’s Saeima elections, voters who only have an ID card and no valid passport are planned to be provided with personalized voter cards.

Producer price level in industry up 0.4% in Latvia

Compared to April, the level of producer prices in Latvian industry grew by 0.4 % in May 2017. The prices of products sold on the domestic market increased by 0.3 %, whereas the prices of exported products grew by 0.5 %. The prices of products exported to euro area countries grew by 0.8 % and of products exported to non-euro area countries – by 0.4 %.

Opinion: local media in Daugavpils are corrupt

«Now that we constantly face new and more elaborate security risks, concerns tend to increase about the fight for people’s minds in the information space. This is why the bar for professional journalists should be held high. Baltic Centre for Media Excellence plays an important role in all this,» said chairman of Saeima’s Foreign Affairs Committee Ojars Eriks Kalnins after the meeting.

Life in Riga remains more expensive than life in Vilnius and Tallinn

Riga is recognized as 126th most expensive city in the world. Life in the Latvian capital is considerably more expensive than it is in Vilnius or Tallinn, according to a study published by *Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

Most universities in Estonia to cut number of new students this year

Three of the four universities working in Estonia have expressed plans to bring down the number of admissions in the coming academic year.

Foreign investors do not support amendments proposed for Financial Instruments Market

The Foreign Investors Council in Latvia does not support proposals for protection of rights of minority shareholders, which are include and proposed in amendments to the Law on the Financial Instruments Market.

Ligo celebration causes condom sales to go up in Latvia

Nearly 39% Latvian residents plan to spend around 21 to 40 euros on Ligo, according to results of a survey performed by Maxima. 22% of respondents plan to spend around 20 euros on the celebration. 22% of residents plan to spend 41 to 60 euros, and 17% - more than 61 euros.

Latvian government asked to compensate profits lost from rejecting Nord Stream 2

Considering the stance of the Latvian Republic in relation to Nord Stream 2 project, in which the Cabinet of Ministers decided not to permit the participation of Ventspils Freeport, Noord Natie Ventspils Terminal and Baltic Express have decided to ask the government to compensate lost profits. An official request has been submitted to the prime ministers.

Hospital: countryside residents with no easy access to a urologist are at risk

For the third consecutive year urologists from Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital’s travel to Latvia’s far-away regions to provide men there with free health check-ups and consultations. This year urologists decided to visit Dobele, Cesis, Rezekne and Jekabpils.

Stoltenberg visits Iron Wolf exercises in Lithuania

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has visited Lithuania on Tuesday, June 20, to see international military drill Iron Wolf 2017 and has noted that the involved countries are protecting each other.

German Chancellor could support introducing eurozone budget for sensible purposes

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, has stated that she could support the introduction of a separate eurozone budget and a position of an eurozone finance minister, in case of right circumstances and sensible aims.

Prosecutor decides to end criminal case against former KNAB officer Juris Jurass

In spite of the decision by Security Police to present charges, the prosecutor responsible for the case has decided to end the criminal process commenced against the now former official of Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau Juris Jurass for intentional disclosure of official secrets.

Latvia wants to introduce electronic working time tracking in construction

Saeima’s Budget and Finance Commission has expressed unanimous conceptual support for amendments to the Law on Taxes and Duties. These amendments provide for the introduction of electronic working time tracking system in construction, as BNN was informed by Saeima’s press-service.

Alleged bomber shot in Brussels central station

In the central station of Brussels, Belgium, soldiers have shot a man suspected he was to detonate explosives, local authorities have stated. The man was shot and later died after reportedly setting off a small explosion on Tuesday, June 20, and no-one else is believed to have been injured.

Expert: pension capital grows, but the Latvia still has a ways to go

«Latvia’s pension system has been named one of the best in the world multiple times. Pension capital in it has grown rapidly over the years. The volume of savings gathered on the 2nd level pension system by the end of Q1 2017 came close to EUR 3 billion. The volume saved on the 3rd level pension system was close to EUR 4 billion,» explains Nordea Pensions Latvia board member Ilja Arefjevs.

Most read

Most commented

Newest comments