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Ekotopfilm fest started in Bratislava Culture short Locked THE 41ST year of the international film festival about the sustainable development Ekotopfilm started on October 20 in Bratislava’s Tatra hotel. The five-day festival that introduces documentary films from the whole world was opened with the US film The Silkies of Madagascar. 27 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovak Press Photo awarded Culture shorts Locked FREELANCE photographer Michal Burza won the Grand Prix award of the Slovak Press Photo competition for a picture from the series called Maidan. He and other winners in categories of the third year of this contest received the awards at a ceremony that took place in the Mirror Hall of the Primate’s Palace in Bratislava on October 22. 27 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Countrywide Events Music, Theatre, Exhibition Locked Western SLOVAKIA 27 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Digging gold in Liptovský Ján History talks... Locked THE STORY of the founding of Liptovský Ján is probably also the story of founding many other villages, especially those which emerged in densely forested places. 27 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Month of Photography lovers cometh Locked NOVEMBER may not be the most enjoyable month of the year, as it marks the end of the “sunny”, or “day” part of the year, as already the old Celts knew. Our culture has, however, some nice and positive sides on offer to make up for the gloomy period that might evoke a “blue mood”. 27 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Two Czech photographers exhibit in Bratislava PRECEDING the Month of Photography, which is to start at the beginning November, two quite different exhibitions of Czech photographers are on exhibit in the Central European House of Photography (SEDF) in Bratislava. 24 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
World War I through the eyes of an American THIS year, the whole world, and especially Europe (which was hit hardest), commemorates the centenary marking the outbreak of World War I. A host of political, social and cultural events have been organised to mark this anniversary. Among them, one international project stands out. 24 Oct 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Days of Slovak literature festival held in Bratislava Culture shorts 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 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 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... 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 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 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 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
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