Scandinavian Days in Kaunas 1st-7th April

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PROGRAMME  

1st of April

11.00                 Educational activities for children: reading of Finnish-Swedish writer Tove Jansson’s stories about Moomins. Review of film “Moomins and the Magic Hat”. 

                             (Kaunas Public Library of Vincas Kudirka, Children’s literature branch, V. Krėvės pr. 97A)

2nd of April

13.00                 Lecture on physical activity by Swedish sports organization “Friskiss & Svettis”

(Kaunas Kazys Grinius Pro-gymnasium, Šiaurės pr. 97, please register in advance:  https://goo.gl/forms/6tSnBVErmCVO8rS52 )

17.30                  Lecture “Art in Public Spaces in Sweden” by Lars-Ove Östensson, Director of Linköping (Sweden) Art Gallery.

                             (M. Daukšos g. 34)

17.30                  Movie “The Weight of Elephants” (Denmark, with English subtitles)

(VMU, V. Putvinskio g. 23, 106 auditorium).

18.00                 Concert of Swedish performers Julia Blomstrand and Samuel Rörström

                             (VMU Faculty of Catholic Theology, Gimnazijos g. 7)

18.00                 Opening of the architectural and urban design exhibition “Changing Mindsets“ (Denmark).

                             (Kaunas Artists’ House, V. Putvinskio g. 56)

3rd of April

12.00                  Theatre play “The Princess and the Swineherd’  (by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale)

                             (Kaunas Culture Centre, Vytauto pr. 79).  Please register in advance: rsvp@kaunas.lt )

12.00                 Lecture “Teacher Education at the University of Helsinki” by Professor Arto Kaliioniemi, University of Helsinki (Finland)

                             (Kaunas Teachers’ Qualification Centre, Vytauto pr. 44). Please register in advance: https://goo.gl/forms/5lD5l4E2IuisU1eF2 ).

17.00                 Concert of Swedish performers Julia Blomstrand, Samuel Rörström and Students of Kaunas 1st Music School

(Kaunas 1st Music school, J. Gruodžio g. 25)

17.30                 Meeting – discussion with Swedish writer Anders Rydell  

                             (Kaunas Public Library of Vincas Kudirka, Laisvės al. 57)

17.30                 Movie “The Wave”(Norway, with English subtitles)

                             (VMU, V. Putvinskio g. 23, 106 auditorium)

4th of April

16.30                 Game “Scandinavian Quiz” organized by students of Vytautas Magnus University

                             (VMU, V. Putvinskio g. 23, 414 auditorium, please register in advance at e-mail: kornelija.skeiveryte@stud.vdu.lt)

17.00                 Lecture “Secret Missions of Algirdas Vokietaitis in Sweden” by museologist Rokas Sinkevičius and opening of the virtual exhibition

(Kaunas City Museum, Rotušės a. 15)

18.00                 Movie “Astrid” (Sweden, with Lithuanian subtitles)

(Kaunas Public Library of Vincas Kudirka, Branch of Youth, Art and Music, A. Mapu g. 18).

18.00                 Concert of Norwegian Duo “Morild”. Performers: Dag Einar Eilertsen (jazz alto trombone) and Marius Noss Gundersen (guitar).

                                (Kaunas State Philharmonic, E. Ožeškienės g. 12)

5th of April

09.00                 Business Forum “Sustainable Tourism” (in English language)

                             (Kaunas City Municipality, Laisvės al. 96, please register in advance: https://goo.gl/forms/WTgztTEAJAtSgoSE2 )

11.00                 “Nordic Talks” discussion about future and challenges of artificial intelligence (with Thomas Bolander, Danish University of Technology) (in English)

                             (Kaunas University of Technology, “Santakos” Valley, K. Baršausko g. 59, Hall 2, more information https://goo.gl/CvE4vs )

13.00                 Business forum ‘”Doing Business in Sweden” (in English language)

                             (Kaunas City Municipality, Laisvės al. 96, please register in advance: https://goo.gl/bapNWa )

13.00                 Meeting with Swedish writer, author of books “Mamma Mu” Jujja Wieslander

                             (Lithuanian Literature Museum of Maironis, Children’s literature department, K. Donelaičio g. 13)

15.00                 Discussion “Cooperation between Norway and Lithuania in Cultural Sector: Discovering Heritage (case of Kaunas 8th Fort)” (in English language)

                             (Kaunas Artists’ House, V. Putvinskio g. 56).  

16.00                 Sight-seeing tour “Scandinavians in Kaunas“ (duration 2 hours, on foot).

(please register in advance  tel. +370 616 23828, e-mail info@kaunasin.lt

16.30                 Presentation of “Tampere European Capital of Culture Bid 2026” by Juha Hemanus (discussion of themes and topics, forms to cooperate)

 (VMU, V. Putvinskio g. 23, 106 auditorium)

17.30                 Comedy “Man and a baby” (Finland, with English subtitles)

                             (VMU, V. Putvinskio g. 23, 106 auditorium)

18.00                 Modern audiovisual performance by Norwegian artists Aleksander Haugen and Paul Takahashi (France)

                             (Kaunas Artists’ House, V. Putvinskio g. 56).

18.00                 Lecture „Heritage of Vikings – Scandinavian Life Styles HYGGE and LAGOM“ by architect and educologist Gitana Valavičiūtė

                             (interior salon „Scandinavian Interior“, Savanorių pr. 166)

6th of April

10.00                 Training for teachers of physical training and coaches (international project “Eco-Friendly“ activity)

                             (Santaka Park, please register in advance: justinas.juskevicius@kaunas.lt)

12.00                 Meeting with Swedish writer, author of books “Mamma Mu” Jujja Wieslander

                             (Kaunas Public Library of Vincas Kudirka, Youth, Art and Music Branch, A. Mapu g. 18).

12.00                 Theatre play “Daddy is Back” (in motives of A. Lindgren book “Pippi Longstocking”). Performance by children theatre group “TV of Acorn” of Kaunas Public Library of Vincas Kudirka           

(Kaunas Public Library of Vincas Kudirka, Park Branch, P. Lukšio g. 60)

14.00                 Movie “Behind Blue Skies” (“Himlen är oskyldigt blå“, Sweden, with Lithuanian subtitles)

                             (Kaunas “Romuva Cinema Centre“ temporary hall, Kęstučio g. 62. With invitations that can be taken at „Romuva“ ticket office starting from 2nd of April, 16 o’clock)

16.15                 Movie “Trespassing Bergman” (Sweden, with Lithuanian subtitles)

(Kaunas “Romuva Cinema Centre” temporary hall, Kęstučio g. 62. With invitations that can be taken at “Romuva“ ticket office starting from 2nd of April, 16 o’clock)

18.00                  Concert of Finnish performer Ida Elina and “Kaunas Big Band”

                             (VMU Grand Hall, S. Daukanto g. 28)

7th of April

11.00                 Nordic walking practice

(Nemunas Island Park, please register in advance by e-mail: admin@vandensturistai.lt)

14.00                 Movie “Becoming Astrid” („Unga Astrid“, Sweden, Denmark, with Lithuanian subtitles)

(Kaunas “Romuva Cinema Centre“ temporary hall, Kęstučio g. 62. With invitations that can be taken at “Romuva“ ticket office starting from 2nd of April, 16 o’clock)

 

EXHIBITIONS: 

  • Exhibition of architecture and urban design “Changing Mindsets” (Denmark)

(Kaunas Artists House, V. Putvinskio g. 56, 2-16th of April, working hours: I–V from 9 to 18 o’clock)

  • Exhibition “Sweden A - Ö” (Sweden).

(VU Kaunas Faculty,  Muitinės g. 8, II floor,  1-30th of April,  I-V from 9 to 18 o’clock)  

  • Exhibition “Where Children Grow?” (Sweden)

(Kaunas Public Library, Park Branch, P. Lukšio g. 60, 1-30th of April, I–V from 9 to 19 o’clock., VI  from 9 to 15 o’clock)

  • Exhibition “Swedish Crime Scenes” (Sweden)

(Kaunas Public Library, Aleksotas Branch, Veiverių g. 43, 1-30th of April, working hours I–V  from 9 to 19 o’clock. , VI  from  9 to 15 o’clock)

  • Exhibition “Ingmar Bergman Timeline” (Sweden)

(VDU Faculty of Arts,  Muitinės g. 7, I-V from 12-18 o’clock, April-May)

  • Exhibition “Accepting the Challenge – Sweden and the 2030 Agenda“ (Sweden)

(KTU “Santaka Valley”, K. Baršausko g. 59, 1-30th of April)

  • Exhibition “Modern Finnish Posters” (Finland)

(VMU, S. Daukanto g. 28, 1 – 15th of April)

  • Exhibition “Scandinavian Design Oxymoron: Modern Classic” (Lithuania)

(Salon “Scandinavian Interior“, Savanorių pr. 166, 3-7th of April, I-V from  10 to 19 o’clock., VI from 10 to 16 o’clock).

  • Exhibition “100 Years for Finnish Animation” (Finland)

(Kaunas Public Library of Vincas Kudirka, Z. Kuzmickas Branch, Raseinių g. 26 , 1-30th of April, I–VI from  10 to 18 o’clock)

  • Exhibition “Moomins from Moomin Valley – the most famous family from Finland” (Finland)

(Lithuanian Literature Museum of Maironis, Children’s literature department, K. Donelaičio g. 13, II-VI from 9 to 17 o’clock)

OTHER EVENTS

 Feel the Scandinavian taste – Scandinavian dishes’ special menu at restaurants ‘”Miesto sodas” (Laisvės al. 93) and “Park in by Radisson Kaunas” restaurant  “Diverso“ (K. Donelaicio st. 27).

„Make Place, Take Space“  – Swedish artist Markus Emilsson performances at various places in Kaunas (for more information look at the website www.kaunas2022.eu)

All the events are free of charge.  We would like to draw your attention to pre-registration to certain events.

For more information please visit www.kaunas.lt 

 

 

May Kaunas City always remain the symbol of Lithuanian strength. 07/03/98

Former President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus

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