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REVIEW: Baltic Art Form Festival: proof the Baltics ‘can touch the sky together’

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What do we know about the Baltics? Even though the Iron Curtain’s long come down and there are clear lines on the map separating Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, people still tend to bracket the three countries together, overlooking their quite distinct flavours. Is this a matter of ignorance, or simply geography? The countries are all…

Jekaterina Drozdovica | 10/06/2016
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‘Poet and Freedom’: Taras Shevchenko Music and Poetry Evening, by Jekaterina Drozdovica

The 9th of March 2016 marked the two hundred and second anniversary of the birth of the great poet, Taras Shevchenko, who helped form the country’s national consciousness and – apart from being its foremost national bard – is also widely known as a kind of Ukrainian prophet. In his lyrics Shevchenko condemned the autocracy of the Russian Empire…

Jekaterina Drozdovica | 18/03/2016
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CEE Fashions at London Fashion Week, by Jekaterina Drozdovica

London Fashion Week (LFW) is a clothing tradeshow held each year, and hence a great chance for young international designers to distinguish themselves at an international level. After the fall of the Soviet Union, former members faced challenges trying to enter the market on equal terms due to broken fashion institutions. Now, however, the countries’…

Jekaterina Drozdovica | 29/02/2016