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The Way Out wins Art Film Fest THE ART Film Fest’s 22nd edition, which took place in Trenčianske Teplice and Trenčín in June, presented films both in and outside the competition, and awarded filmmakers and lured a few stars. 28 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
ÚĽUV launches website presenting folk costumes Locked THE CENTRE for Folk Art Production (ÚĽUV) has opened a new electronic encyclopaedia presenting traditional Slovak folk costumes. It is the first and only document of this kind in Slovakia, the SITA newswire reported. 28 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Nová Baňa citizens protest against metal festival Locked SOME inhabitants of Nová Baňa, Banská Bystrica Region, have been fighting the biggest heavy metal music festival in Slovakia, Gothoom, scheduled for mid-August. After the representatives of the town did not accept their request to stop it, they turned to the district prosecutor’s office in Žiar nad Hronom. 28 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
UPDATED: Countrywide Events Music, Theater, Exhibition... Western SLOVAKIA 28 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Guides and their clients History talks... Locked IT WOULD be interesting to know whether these tourists back in 1937 ventured on a mountain climb with a mountain guide, or on their own. Given the difficult terrain of Východná Vysoká in the High Tatras, it is likely that this group of hikers was led by an experienced mountaineer, and that this photo was taken by the guide himself. 28 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Traditional Japanese dolls on exhibit in SNM Locked THE WORLD of Japanese Dolls comes to Bratislava this summer with 70 examples of Japan’s most typical traditional dolls. 28 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Countrywide Events Music, Theatre, Exhibition... Western SLOVAKIA 21 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
‘Statues and Objects’ found in downtown Bratislava THE ANNUAL Statue and Object project enters its 19th year bearing “bad news and good news”. 21 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Two Slovak films premiere in Karlovy Vary SEVERAL Slovak films, including those made in co-production, were screened during the 49th International Film Festival that the Czech town Karlovy Vary held between July 4 and 12. They appeared in seven programme sections and in three Film Industry sections for film professionals. Two films had their world premieres at the festival. 21 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
President and Stanley Cup visit Pohoda festival ANY single event where it is possible to see the Slovak president, the Stanley Cup, alternative rock band Travis, a Ukrainian symphonic orchestra and more is worth checking out. 21 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Žilina’s KioSK art festival merges genres and themes ONE ART festival that happens to take place outside the Slovak capital occurs in a city usually associated with cars, industry and a transport-focused university: Žilina. 21 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Writer Ivan Kadlečík dies THE LAST Slovak representative of samizdat literature, writer, poet and essayist Ivan Kadlečík, died at the age of 76, the website reported on July 15. 21 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Pohoda festival welcomed Slovak President SLOVAKIA’S biggest open-air summer festival, Bažant Pohoda, traditionally offers a combination of music performances by world-famous artists, support for non-profit organisations and discussions on current political topics. At this year’s edition, which took place at Trenčín Airport between July 10 and 13, visitors also got the chance to speak with newly elected President Andrej Kiska and congratulate Slovak ice hockey player Marián Gáborík, who brought the Stanley Cup to show to the crowd. 14 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Countrywide Events Music, Theatre, Exhibition... Western SLOVAKIA 14 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Mysterious Ruthenians History talks... THIS 1950s postcard of eastern-Slovak town Svidník may not seem interesting at first glance, but it captures a barely noticeable, yet significant detail: the house in the bottom left corner of the photo bears a sign with Cyrillic text. This is not so surprising, though, as Svidník lies in the north east of Slovakia, in an area densely populated by Ruthenians. 14 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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