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On the 26th of May Dexter Fletcher, the British actor and director, was officially sworn in and became a Lithuanian citizen.
On May 5 the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the United Kingdom together with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London and the Research Centre for Polish-Lithuanian studies at the University of Aberdeen co-organized virtual seminar to dedicated to the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of 3 May and Mutual Pledge of the Two Nations.
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.
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.
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.