AUSTRALIAN LITHUANIAN DAYS 2016
27/02/2016: Pako Festa performances as practice for ALD
Geelong Lithuanian dance group 'Linas' and Melbourne folkloric ensemble 'Pameste Klumpe' took to Pako Festa stages after the parade and performed to large and enthusiastic audiences. Pako Festa is one of the largest annual multicultural festivals in Victoria.
06/03/2016: Melbourne dance workshops
Melbourne Gintaras and Sokdava dancers worked with Janina Reiniene, a Lithuanian choreographer, to help prepare for Svente. Janina's trip was arranged and funded with the generous assistance of the Lithuanian Cultural Centre in Vilnius.
17/04/2016: ALD Fundraising Concert, Melbourne
Gabriele Vilkickyte (yes, that Gabriele Vilkickyte). Pameste Klumpe, and many other Melbourne and Geelong based performers held a concert on 17 April to raise funds for the ALD2016. Almost $1,500 was raised.
05/06/20916: Melbourne Dainos Samburis Performs
Dainos Samburis continues to preapre for the ALD by practicing and performing as often as they can, including at the Baltic Comemorative Concert on 5 June.
03/09/2016: Vakaras su DABAR
More than a hundred people gathered at the Melbourne Lithuanian Club to celebrate the musical blast from the past that is Dabar. Their next big gig is the New Year's Eve Ball.
Market Stallholder Applications
As a new part of ALD2016, there will be a Svente Market at Lithuanian House in North Melbourne on Friday 30 December. Think village fair meets handcrafts bazaar.
There is no charge for stallholders, but the conveners will ask for a donation of something suitable for a raffle prize at the New Year's Eve Ball.
So if you have something to sell or a service to promote to the community, contact Vilia or Dennis to register an interest. Or follow this link to the Svente Market page for more information.
Stallholder applications are now closed.