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Nearly 50,000 people saw film about Demitra Culture shorts Locked A RECORD number of people saw the documentary film titled 38 about deceased ice hockey player Pavol Demitra during its opening weekend. The film, directed by Daniel Dangl, attracted 49,314 people, which is the most of any Slovak film’s premiere in recent years, the SITA newswire reported. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Pavel Vilikovský awarded Anasoft Litera 2014 Culture shorts Locked WRITER Pavel Vilikovský received the second Anasoft Litera literary award on September 16. He was awarded the prize for 2014 for his book Prvá a Posledná Láska (First and Last Love), published by Slovart. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Photo from Maidan wins best in Slovak Press Photo Culture shorts Locked THE SEVEN-member jury of the Slovak Press Photo 2014 competition awarded the main Grand Prix prize to freelance photographer Michal Burza. It picked one picture from his series called Maidan, capturing the events on Independence Square in Kiev. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Countrywide Events Music, Theatre, Exhibition... Western SLOVAKIA 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Marrying for the land History talks... Locked CZECH artist Jaroslav August produced numerous paintings under the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy that captured fascinating glimpses of rural Slovak life. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Design Week's full schedule Locked WHAT began as Design Weekend has since expanded into a week-long event filled not only with presentations and lectures in design, but also workshops, an auction, a fashion show, an after-party, a tour focused on 3D technologies, a literary evening, a presentation of illustrators, a tour of design nightlife in Bratislava, a Visegrad Market focused on Czech design, a concert, and a three-day international conference called In the Middle Design Forum (IMdF). 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
SND plans 18 premieres for 2014-15 Locked BEFORE the opening of the new 2014/2015 season in the Slovak National Theatre (SND), its general manager Marián Chudovský praised the last season and summed up that it was a big success, as seen not only in the number of visitors and tickets sold, but also in the artistic level of the performances. 22 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Sunday Parade will be Iranian in September THE EVENT meant to showcase various foreign cultures present in Slovakia returns to Bratislava’s Old Market Hall after the summer break. This time round, it focuses on Iranian culture, which will be present in music, dance and gastronomy, and a vintage bazaar, too. 18 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovak style premiers at Fashion Week in New York CULTURE IN SHORTS SLOVAK fashion designers Blažena Ostrovská and Jitka Klett presented their work at the ninth year of Slovak Fashion Night that took place for the first time during New York Fashion Week. The event, held in The Attic Rooftop in Manhattan and promotes Slovak fashion each year, attracted Slovak and US guests, as well as fashion experts and the media, the SITA newswire reported on September 7. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Government saloon will turn into gallery Culture in shorts THE LOCAL Art civic association and curator Zuzana Duchová will turn the government saloon at Bratislava’s main railway station into a gallery featuring regular exhibitions, cultural events and discussions, the Sme daily reported in its September 9 issue. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
UPDATED: Countrywide Events Music, Theatre, Exhibition... Western SLOVAKIA 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Country full of bell towers History talks... LOOKING at the village of Bobrovec in the Liptov region, one can understand why the Slovak countryside struggled so much with fires in the past. Dwellings, especially in the poorer mountain regions, used to be constructed from wood, and even those made from bricks often had a wooden roof. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
BHS celebrates 50 years THE BRATISLAVA Music Festival (Bratislavské hudobné slávnosti, BHS), an annual celebration of classical music in Slovakia’s capital, has turned 50. This will be reflected in the programme of the 2014 edition, organisers promised, as well as the Year of Czech Music. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Space Odyssey lands at theatre festival, philharmonic THE CHILDREN’S opera called 2’16” and a Half: A Space Odyssey is in fact a spirited game played with the audience. Yes, the title references John Cage’s famous composition 4’33”, and yes, it was inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic cult-classic. But the piece ventures beyond these and is hardly a traditional opera, not to mention that it is adults, rather than children, who can fully appreciate the references and ironies embedded in the work of contemporary Slovak composer Marek Piaček. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Divadelná Nitra poses big questions THE DIVADELNÁ Nitra theatre festival tends to offer, in addition to fun and brand new performances from Slovakia and abroad, serious thought and pressing questions. After the past three years of focusing on deep social issues, the 23rd incarnation of the event targets the role of art in contemporary society. 15 Sep 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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