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Film Dictator by Charlie Chaplin is also screened.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for events around Slovakia between May 6 and 15, including running, international festivals, concerts, classical music, dance, exhibitions and more. Adriana Petková , 5. May 2016, at 13:00

Mile for Mum 2016.

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the capital between May 6 and 15, including trade show, concert, party, classical, folk and live music, a run for mothers, bird watching, May-Day Festival,… Adriana Petková , 4. May 2016, at 21:18

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi in SND.

Cvernovka ateliers look for new spacePhoto

The creative hub held its last open house on May 1, with the site slated for redevelopment. Jana Liptáková , 4. May 2016, at 14:00

Pradiareň building of Cvernovka housing a creative hub.

Cemetery tourism in BratislavaPlus

Historical cemeteries in Bratislava are worth visiting during the whole year as they now serve also as parks. Jana Liptáková , 4. May 2016, at 13:23

The historical Cintorín pri Kozej Bráne cemetery.

Maypole surprise for fiancéPhoto

Originally, single men put up maypoles in front of their loved ones’ houses; this sign of flirtation evolved into a communal tradition when the municipal administration, or the elders, make one central maypole for… Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 4. May 2016, at 12:05

Putting up the maypole in Trenčianska Teplá

A piece of Bratislava in Florence

Historical veduta of Bratislava underwent restoration on its 450th anniversary. Compiled by Spectator staff , 3. May 2016, at 6:31

The veduta of Bratislava in Florence after restoration.

Cleaning up prior to EU presidency

In expectation of hosting top sessions and meetings within Slovakia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union, Bratislava is getting a makeover. Compiled by Spectator staff , 3. May 2016, at 6:15

Slovaks discover ancient air conditioning in KuwaitPhoto

SLOVAK archaeologists discovered a system of 7th-9th century interior cooling in Kuwait during excavation works at the al-Kusur settlement on the Failaka Island in the Persian Gulf. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 2. May 2016, at 15:18

Slovak archaeologists in Kuwait

Exhibition shows photos made with camera obscura

The exhibition of photographs made by a “pinhole chamber”, or camera obscura, is currently taking place in the Pohronské (Hron-region) Museum in Nová Baňa. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 1. May 2016, at 7:55

Camera obscura exhibited in Pohronské Museum in Nová Baňa

Slovenian pilot circumnavigates world on Slovak made planePhoto

The flight around the world made last year by Slovenian pilot Matevž Lenarčič on a plane made in Prievidza was about 42,000 km long. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 30. Apr 2016, at 8:45

Pilot Lenarčič (L) with constructor of the plane Ján Hrabovský.

One of Europe’s oldest chimpanzees dies in Bratislava

Kongo, one of the oldest chimpanzees in Europe, recently died in the Bratislava zoo. Zookeepers found Kongo lying still and apathetic on the morning of April 21, zoo director Miloslava Šavelová informed the TASR… Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská , 29. Apr 2016, at 6:30

Konzo, the chimpanzee in Bratislava zoo died.

EU and UNESCO to initiate new world heritage routes

Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova is set to travel to Slovakia on May 5-8. Compiled by Spectator staff , 28. Apr 2016, at 23:52

A wooden church in Leštiny is one of the sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for events around Slovakia between April 29 and May 8, including performances, antiques market, exhibitions, concerts, Ghosts festival, running and more. Michal Hlúbik 28. Apr 2016, at 20:11

Festival of Ghosts and Spirits in Bojnice.

Slovakia celebrates Dance Day with flash mob event

The International Dance Day provokes enthusiasts around the world to celebrate motion, art and their combination – dance – in a way opening it to the wider public and making it available to everyone. Compiled by Spectator staff , 28. Apr 2016, at 14:37

The International Dance Day 2012 was held also in Hviezdoslavovo Square.

Literary Fund gives journalistic awards, starts new tradition

The Literary Fund (LF) awarded prizes for journalistic work for 2015, while also starting a new tradition. Compiled by Spectator staff , 28. Apr 2016, at 0:10

Haroslav Barborák received Literary Fund award for journalistic work in radio.
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UPDATED: Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the capital between April 29 and May 8, including concerts, classical music, a literary festival, a run for mothers, bird watching, gastronomy events, open-air… Michal Hlúbik 27. Apr 2016, at 15:14

Freezing temperatures break record

Piešťany and Oravská Lesná report record lows. Compiled by Spectator staff , 27. Apr 2016, at 6:56

Illustrative stock photo

The power of the Hussite tradition

ALMOST all wooden churches in Slovakia are located in Orava or in the east of the country. There is one exception, though – the gothic church of St. Nicholas in Bánovce nad Bebravou, which is partially built from… Branislav Chovan 26. Apr 2016, at 15:35

Wooden church in Bánovce nad Bebravou

Bratislava mayor hopes the Old Bridge will open soon

While finished in December, the re-constructed Old Bridge has not yet been opened. Compiled by Spectator staff , 26. Apr 2016, at 6:30

The re-constructed Old Bridge is waiting for opening.

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