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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 Locked 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 Locked 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 Locked 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
GMB explores Fuchs' work FUCHS means “fox” in English, and those who have met the famous Austrian artist Ernst Fuchs in person would describe him as “artful, accomplished and a clever fox”. Yet, Fuchs, a true Renaissance man, can also be called a graphic artist, painter, sculptor, designer, architect, writer, stage designer, poet and more, as well as a founder of a strain of Austrian art known as Fantastic Realism. 14 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
New monograph examines Slovak painter Martinčeková-Šimerová OFTEN acknowledged as ‘the first lady of Slovak painting’, Ester Martinčeková-Šimerová’s new monograph sums up her work and her life, which largely influenced her painting. 7 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
UPDATED: Jazz Unites Us across continents THE CLICHÉ that music transcends borders is reflected in the very title of a project combining US, Slovak and Czech musicians. Jazz Unites Us brings five jazz professionals to the region via a tour of the same name, covering several venues in Slovakia, with stops in Budapest and Prague. 7 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Corna Musica brings early music to castles WHILE the summer offers music fans the chance to see concerts outdoors, often at unusual places, early music enthusiasts can see these compositions performed on replicas of historical instruments in the kinds of venues where they were originally played: old castles and mansions. 7 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
UPDATED: Organ festival offers Czech, Slovak performers THOSE who might have missed the many inspiring organ concerts during the year’s main music season need not fear: two summer festivals in the Slovak capital will celebrate this rich musical instrument. One of those, the Bratislava Organ Festival (BOF), will take place in the music hall of Bratislava Castle and the Slovak Radio’s big concert studio. 7 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Countrywide Events Music, Theatre, Exhibition... Western SLOVAKIA 7 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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“I was joking when saying that I did not order a sightseeing flight, but we were flying to Paris.” Defence Minister Martin Glváč commented on his emergency landing after the pilot noted problems with one of the plane’s engines and made several circles above the town of Pezinok before returning back to the Bratislava airport.