Events

Elections and referendums in modern Lithuania
Chris Butler to give this talk Tuesday 4 June 7pm UK time.
Please write to blssecretary@hotmail.com for the zoom link which will be sent a couple of days before the event.

Annual United Remembrance Service
Sunday 16 June, 2.30pm St James’ Church, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent events

Talk by Dr Laima Andrikiene, Wed 3 April
A talk via Zoom given by Dr Laima Andrikiene (signatory of the Act of Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania, former MEP, and current member of the European Court of Auditors) about the restoration of Lithuanian independence in 1990. A link to a recording will be posted here in due course. Watch this space.

Talk by Jeremy Hill, 7pm Monday 29 April
Jeremy spoke about his work in the British Embassy and how the UK helped Lithuania achieve its goal of accession to the EU and NATO. Zoom event.
A link to a recording will be posted here in due course, watch this space.

AGM Wed 29 November 6.30 for 7pm, Lithuanian Embassy (in person only)
The formal business will be followed by a talk by Romas Kinka based on his experiences during the period commencing with Gorbachev’s visit to Lithuania in January 1990, when he was asked by the Lithuanian Association in Great Britain (Didžiosios Britanijos lietuviu sajunga) to speak on its behalf to the media in the UK, up to 6 September 1991 when the Soviet Union recognised the independence of the Baltic States.

He held 4 positions during that period: Political Affairs Coordinator of the Lithuanian Association in Great Britain (a position created for me), Chairman of the Baltic Council in Great Britain, Official Representative of Sajudis, the Lithuanian Independence Movement, in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and Official Representative of the National Department of Defence of the Republic of Lithuania in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

He was also advisor to Algirdas Saudargas 1991-1992, the then Lithuanian Foreign Minister, and Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania.

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Young Baltic Talent Concert 2.30 for 3pm Sunday 5 November
Tickets £20 (£10 concessions) on the door,
Royal Academy of Music (Josefowitz Hall)
Marylebone Road, NW1 5HT; 
Emilija Auškalnyte – saxophone (pictured right)
Laura Pähkel – flute
(with Ian Lim – harp)
Alise Silina – accordion
Ruta Sipola – jazz flute (TBC)
Ugne Liepa Žuklyte – violin

 

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Handling UK-Lithuania relations post pandemic, post Brexit and post Queen Elizabeth II and in the context of the war in Ukraine
Wednesday 25 October 7pm UK time (21.00 Lithuanian time)

A recording of this Zoom talk given by HE Brian Olley, British Ambassador to Lithuania is available here

Brian was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania in September 2019. He joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 2002 and previous to this role was British High Commissioner in Cameroon.

His FCO career has covered a wide range of roles including working in Cyprus, Afghanistan and Finland. Mr Olley started his career in Her Majesty’s Forces where he served in New York (on secondment to the United Nations), Hong Kong, Nepal, Germany, Canada and the UK.

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