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Artistic evening “Garden of June”

To commemorate the Day of Mourning and Hope

2023 June 16 d. 17:00

What does the old garden whisper on a quiet June evening? How much has it witnessed? What symbols and meanings do its branches hold: the bond between people and their homeland, the enduring hope or the preserved memory?…

On Friday, June 16, 2023, Kaunas Ninth Fort Museum invites you to an artistic evening “Garden of June” dedicated to the Day of Mourning and Hope.


  • 17.00-18.30 Opening of the exhibition “Stitched”
  • 19.00-21.00 Performances of sung poetry | Performers: Rokas Kašėta, Vytautas V. Landsbergis, Pijus Mašutko, Gabija Petrauskaitė, Aistė Plaipaitė, Domas Ročka and Andrius Zalieska-Zala

The artistic evening “Garden of June” will become a symbolic link between the past and the present, as well as it will remind us of the historical events: the mass forced deportation of the Lithuanian population to the harshest lands of the USSR, which began on June 14, 1941.

At the beginning of the event, an exhibition of textiles and sculptural objects of the deportees “Stitched” will be opened. The exhibition will be guided by Renata Vinckevičiūtė-Kazlauskienė, the project manager, while the art installations will be presented by their creators: Džiugas Karalius and Giedrius Bučas, Marius Jonutis, Eglė and Rokas Kašėtos, Lina Jonikė and Greta Kardi-Kardišiūtė.

After the opening of the exhibition, the sounds of sung poetry will be heard in the apple orchard of the memorial complex. Songs will be performed by beginners and well-known representatives of sung poetry. Sensitive melodies will encourage you to search for personal links with the past and reflect on Freedom.

The event will take place outdoors; therefore, it is advisable to take protection from rain or sun, depending on the weather conditions.

The event is open to the public and will be filmed and photographed. By attending the event, you agree to be seen in photographs and videos of the event and are informed that these photographs and videos may be made public.

The event is funded by the Chancellery of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
The exhibition is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture
Organiser of the event – Kaunas Ninth Fort Museum
Information partners: LRT, “Kauno diena”