Francophone Month at KTU

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:00 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 19:00
KTU Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, A. Mickevičiaus St. 37, Kaunas

March traditionally is a Francophone month all over the world and Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is taking part in spreading the word about culture, cuisine, history, art and everything French to the community.

French Cultural Centre at KTU Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities is inviting lovers of French culture to meet in the events dedicated for the French language, which is connecting 200 million of French speakers around the globe and 890 million of people from 75 countries, members of the International Francophone Organisation.

Francophone events at KTU:

MONDAY, 5 MARCH 6PM

Lecture “Europe of intelligent and sustainable cities” by Mr Michel Destot, former mayor and MP of Grenoble, chairman at French-Lithuanian parliamentary group. The lecture will be read in French, translated into Lithuanian.

Address: Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, A. Mickevičius Street 37, Room 213

TUESDAY, 6 MARCH 7PM

Theatre performance “I Am Molière”, based on Molière’s play “Imaginary Invalid” directed by actor Inesa Paliulytė, member of Lithuania-France association, Kaunas division. The play is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the KTU French Cultural Centre (formerly Centre of Robert Schuman).

The event is being sponsored by the Council of France and Lithuania association.

Address: Kaunas National Drama Theatre, Laisvės Avenue 71

WEDNESDAY, 7 MARCH 6PM

Lecture “Counts Choiseul and Lithuania” by Gilles Dutertre, Baltic countries’ historian and retired French officer, living in Vilnius. The lecture will be read in French, translated into Lithuanian.

Address: Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, A. Mickevičius Street 37, Room 213

MONDAY, 12 MARCH 6PM

Lecture “From France to Tahiti: what Paul Gaugin was looking for and what he found”, by Dr Aušrinė Cemnolonskė, VDU Faculty of Arts. Lecture will be highly illustrated with visual material.

Address: Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, A. Mickevičius Street 37, Room 213

THURSDAY, 22 MARCH 6PM

Lecture “Simone Weil: desperate waiting for God” by Vilnius University professor Tomas Sodeika.

Address: Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, A. Mickevičius Street 37, Room 202 (Conference Room)

MONDAY, 26 MARCH, 6PM

Lecture “Eduardas Turauskas, diplomat, journalist, chairman of Lithuanian-French society from 1926 till 1934. His ties with France”, by Karlina Masiulytė-Paliulienė, niece of the diplomat.

Address: Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, A. Mickevičius Street 37, Room 213

TUESDAY, 27 MARCH

Screenings of French documentaries:

6PM        Louvre: from the first tower to the pyramid (history, architecture, art), dubbed in Lithuanian

7PM        Museum d’Orsay, dubbed in Lithuanian

The films were translated by KTU students of translation studies.

Address: Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, A. Mickevičius Street 37, Room 213

WEDNESDAY, 28 MARCH 6PM

Concert “I Love France”. Les chansons by French composers and arias from operas will be performed by the students of VDU Academy of Arts Professor Sabina Martinaitytė class, winners of international competitions: Gabrielė Kuzmickaitė, Monika Pleškytė ir Gabrielė Skromanaitė. Piano player Professor Audronė Eitmananavičiūtė. Also, the French composers music will be performed by Makštučiai family (Rokas, Artūras and Jolita).

Address: Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, A. Mickevičius Street 37, Room 202 (Conference Room) 

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