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Days of Slovak literature festival held in Bratislava Culture shorts Locked THE ZERO year of the biggest literary festival called Days of Slovak literature started in Bratislava on October 15. During the four days the festival offers in total 92 happenings introducing 146 authors and illustrators, as well as musicians, dozens of presenters and other performers, the TASR newswire reported. 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovaks succeeded at Czech Press Photo Culture shorts Locked SLOVAK photographers were awarded in several categories of 20th Czech Press Photo (CPP) competition. One of the dominant topics of this year was the conflict in Ukraine. 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
CE.ZA.AR prizes awarded Culture shorts Locked THE EIGHTH year of the CE.ZA.AR awards, organised by the Slovak Chamber of Architects, now knows its winners. The award ceremony took place on October 8 in the Old Town Hall. 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Countrywide Events Music, Theatre, Exhibition... Western SLOVAKIA 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Transformation of Šahy History talks... Locked IT IS interesting to watch how bigger Slovak villages, or small towns, grow into bigger towns or cities. It seems that apart from natural development, there must have been a moment when people decided they will not be a village anymore, but rather a town or city. 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Chamber opera opens new season Locked IN SPRING, the project of Chamber opera (Komorná opera) was founded, with the stated goal of aiding and promoting students and fresh graduates of musical fields to get work experience, learn to connect with the audience and to utilise their full potential. 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Drums of the World 2014 Locked BRATISLAVA is one of the places (there are only a few of them in Slovakia as of now) where festivals of drums and percussions take place. After the Drummers’ Gatherings / Bubenícke slety, originally Czech events took place a few times in the Slovak capital; but there still remains a gap in this musical genre. 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Sowing Community Locked OUT OF the long-unused concrete terrace under the iconic Slovak Radio pyramid, Bratislava’s first rooftop edible garden, Pod Pyramídou, is sprouting, nourished by the very communities it will serve as a multi-functional meeting place. 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovak Philharmonic celebrates start of season Locked THE SLOVAK Philharmonic (SF) opens the 2014/2015 season with a concert commemorating the 65th anniversary of its founding, repeating the programme almost identically. On October 23 and 24, playing the composition Dolu Váhom / Down the Váh River of Slovak Alexander Moyzes and Symphony No 8 G Major by Czech Antonín Dvořák, while also adding a piece that is new compared to the historical concert: Concert for Violin and Orchestra by Dezider Kardoš. 20 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Four fight for European Festival Awards Around Slovakia FOUR SLOVAK happenings compete over the European Festival Awards this year. 13 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
SNG seeks stories of art Culture shorts THE SLOVAK National Gallery (SNG) is preparing a series of documentaries about fine arts from Slovak galleries, titled Stories of art. It wants to show through the short films that artworks are not only physical artefacts, but also reflections of time and the context in which they were created. 13 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovakia 2.0 heads to international festival Culture shorts VISITORS to three international festivals will be able to see Slovakia 2.0, a 2014 film capturing twenty years of independent Slovakia through the eyes of 10 various directors, during October and November. Moreover, the film will be screened during two film markets abroad, the TASR newswire reported. 13 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Countrywide Events Music, Theatre, Exhibition... Western SLOVAKIA 13 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Dangerous chalet keeper History talks... THERE are still people living today who claim that during communism, life used to be better. The life story of Štefan Zamkovský may then be meant especially for them. This story contains no blood, but the very essence of communist thievery is obvious here. 13 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
BLAF is no bluff THERE are several festivals taking place this autumn in the Slovak capital: musical, fashion, architectural and gastronomical ones. But on October 2-5, there was a special one: the Bratislava Art Festival, or BLAF for short. 13 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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