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Drama section of SND will offer subtitles for foreigners Culture in short Locked THE DRAMA section of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) will offer some of its performances with English subtitles as of January 2015, within the project Bring Your Foreigner. This will allow foreigners who either live in or visit Slovakia to see not only opera and ballet, but also drama performances “without any language barrier”, the TASR newswire reported on December 8. 15 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Roma Spirit 2014 awards granted Culture in Short Locked THE ASSOCIATION for Culture, Education and Communication (ACEC) granted the sixth annual Roma Spirit awards to individuals, a civic association, and a village for their contribution to the support and development of the Roma community. 15 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Countrywide Events Music, Theatre, Exhibition... Western SLOVAKIA 15 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Discoveries under threat Locked THE BRATISLAVA Castle, restored in the second half of the 20th century after lying in burnt ruins for 140 years, needed another extensive reconstruction. This was started in the first decade of the new millennium and included archaeological research. 15 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
The cottage of many names History talks... Locked TOURISTS began visiting the Western Tatras much later than the High Tatras. The western part of the mountain range was not so easily accessible – the central part of the Tatras was much easier to reach from the railway station in Poprad. 15 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Native English teachers – Preparing students for global communication Motivation to learn comes in many forms. When speaking about language learning, the inspiring factors for secondary students are clear. Many students in Bratislava intensely study languages motivated by the idea to eventually work, live or study abroad. With a substantial amount of self study and classroom experience for the average student, another key to reaching higher levels of language knowledge is communication with foreign speakers. 12 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Concert will include a song about Bratislava Culture in short THE END of the Italian presidency over the Council of the European Union will be marked by a concert titled Italian Music on the Danube, which takes place on December 11 at 19:00 in the concert hall of the Slovak Radio (SRo) building. 11 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Countrywide Events Music, Theatre, Exhibition... Western SLOVAKIA 8 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Residence of two regions NAMES and borders of many Slovak areas date way back into the past. Even before the arrival of the old Hungarians, Slavs had created their own system of regions in the early Middle Ages. 8 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Festival of homeless people took place in Bratislava Culture in short THE EIGHTH year of the international festival of homeless theatres in Europe, ERROR 2014, took place in Bratislava on November 28-29. During two days theatres from Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia showed their performances to visitors arriving to the Pisztory Palace on Štefánikova Street. 8 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Bratislava’s Kunsthalle gets new head Culture in short THE SLOVAK Centre of Visual Arts (SCVU), which houses the Kunsthalle in Bratislava, has a new director. The seven-member committee picked art historian Juraj Čarný, the TASR newswire reported. 8 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovak collections in digital library ALTOGETHER, 11 important manuscripts and printed literary heritage from the collections of the Slovak National Library (SNK) were published in the World Digital Library (WDL). It is a project of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on which UNESCO and its 181 partners, including libraries, archives, museums, galleries and educational institutions from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas cooperate. 8 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Christmas markets opened THE SLOVAK capital may not be the place you would immediately associate with widely-known Christmas markets, but it is probably the place with the biggest density of these markets per square meter: in its wider centre, at least four separate markets have expanded their kiosks, nativity scenes and choirs singing carols. 8 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
A Night at the… Theatre THERE are several events in Slovakia that try to entice visitors and show them something “beyond the common experience”. One of them is the Night of Theatres, originally started in Zagreb theatres, that has now expanded across Europe – and also to Slovakia. 8 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Film festival: 9,133 days later NATIONS and countries have their moments that make history; in the case of November 17, 1989 this was a turning point for a whole region – eastern and central Europe – that was connected by the same regime of communism. It started first as a subtle, not quite probable protest movement, a feeling that something was happening and that the undercurrent of reluctance and resistance were finding their way to the surface, in the process connecting with other similar streams and finally erupting as forceful currents and geysers of revolt that toppled the regimes. 8 Dec 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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