Culture & lifestyle

Protection for a pot of gold

EVERYDAY prayers in the 17th century included that went “… and protect us from kurucs (anti-Hapsburg rebels) and from labanecs (imperial soldiers), O Lord!”

30. Mar 2015, at 7:01
Dušan Hanák - Pictures of the Old World, in English

Dušan Hanák’s successful film released on DVD in the UK

WITHIN THE series of Slovak films appearing on DVD in the United Kingdom for English-speaking audiences, the third movie is internationally successful Pictures of the Old World by Dušan Hanák.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 28. Mar 2015, at 10:40
Earth Hour in Slovakia

Slovakia participates in World Hour 2015, dominants left in dark

SINCE 2010, Slovakia has also been participating in the global environmental event, Earth Hour. The event that strives to point out light pollution and environmental problems will take place on Saturday, March 28,…

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 27. Mar 2015, at 7:05
Kornel Földvári

Writer, politician Kornel Földvári dies at 83

WRITER and journalist Kornel Földvári died of a heart attack on March 26 at the age of 83. Between 1990 and 1992 he was state secretary at the Culture Ministry.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Mar 2015, at 13:39
Month of Francophony celebrated in Bratislava

Bratislava students danced to celebrate the Month of Francophony

MONTH of Francophony is celebrated in March, and this language, one of the crucial ones at international institutions, is commemorated by film festivals, song and linguistic competitions, libraries, readings, and…

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 26. Mar 2015, at 6:52
Marcus Miller

Countrywide events

Spring Feast at the castle, Rock in the Museum, Day of motivating lectures, Jazz from New York, Dog show, Romeo and Juliet Ballet and much more for upcoming days.

Zuzana Vilikovská, 25. Mar 2015, at 12:13
Daniel Čapkovič (Mercutio), Ján Ďurčo (Grégorio), Terézia Kružliaková (Stéphano) - L-R, in Romeo and Juliet in SND

Romeo and Juliet staged in SND

WILLIAM Shakespeare is an unfailing inspiration for many artists, including opera composers. His Romeo and Juliet was the basis for several, including one by Frenchmen Charles Gounod. The Slovak National Theatre…

Zuzana Vilikovská, 24. Mar 2015, at 18:57

Slovak writer Peter Pišťanek dies

FAMOUS Slovak writer Peter Pišťanek died on March 22 at the age of 54 in one of Bratislava’s hospitals. He was moved there after using a huge amount of medicaments.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Mar 2015, at 13:33
Exhibitions in SND interior.

SND celebrates 95 with a commemorative exhibition

THE SLOVAK National Theatre celebrates its 95th anniversary in March. To commemorate it, the exhibition called opäťminútsto (Hundred in Five Minutes) opened in the Exhibition Hall of the new SND building in…

Zuzana Vilikovská, 24. Mar 2015, at 11:41
The illuminated iconic building of Slovak radio.

Upside-down pyramid celebrates 30 years

THE PUBLIC-service broadcaster RTVS marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of radio broadcast in the upside-down pyramid as this peculiar building is known. 

Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Mar 2015, at 6:41
The movie Out / Vychladnutie

Slovak film to be part of Cannes Atelier, for the first time

THE FIRST Slovak film ever to become part of the L’Atelier platform in Cannes is the feature debut Vychladnutie / Out by György Kristóf. L’Atelier is part of the Cannes International Film festival.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 23. Mar 2015, at 14:22
Terraced houses were built also in Dunajská Lužná.

Slovaks still drawn to satellite towns

THOUGH the experts say interest in moving to satellite towns in rural areas near big cities has waned, there are still people longing for their own house with a garden, close to nature and for an affordable price.

Radka Minarechová, 23. Mar 2015, at 5:25
Bratislava zoo chimpanzee

Bratislava chimps need toys, blankets

BRATISLAVA inhabitants, as well as visitors, can find a new use for old PET bottles and worn blankets – the local zoo can take the toys of the former, while giving also the latter to their monkeys.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 21. Mar 2015, at 7:26
Gothic and Baroque art in the Nestex exposition of SNG

Gallery offers delight for body and soul

THE SLOVAK National Gallery (SNG) tries, in its Nestex exhibition, to present old Slovak art in a very modern way. In March, this offer is being enhanced with a lecture in English.

Zuzana Vilikovská, 20. Mar 2015, at 11:36
Old Synagogue, Bardejov

Bardejov synagogue is reconstructed, to re-open soon

THE SYNAGOGUE in the eastern-Slovak town of Bardejov is being reconstructed and reinforced, after 70 years.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 20. Mar 2015, at 7:23

Slovakia well positioned to see solar eclipse

PEOPLE who wish to see a partial solar eclipse on March 20 can use services of amateur astronomers or museums. It will last two hours and 20 minutes while two thirds of sun will be covered during the culmination of…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Mar 2015, at 23:36
Nature near Marchegg, Austria

Slovakia and Austria may be connected by another cycling bridge

A NEW cycling bridge across the Morava River may connect Slovakia and Austria soon. The new bridge is set to be built at the village of Vysoká pri Morave and the Austrian village of Marchegg, linking railway…

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 19. Mar 2015, at 7:18
Wine tasting, like at the Vitis Aurea Modra festival

Countrywide events

Tips for cultural, sport and social events between March 19 and 27

Zuzana Vilikovská, 18. Mar 2015, at 14:53
The Leopoldov prison

Slovak rapper Kali in prison

SLOVAK rapper Kali spent some time behind bars – he performed in the infamous Leopoldov prison, with his DJ and producer Peter Pann.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 18. Mar 2015, at 6:42
Three Layers project, Puppetry Faculty of VŠMU

VŠMU participates in international project of puppetry

THE ACADEMY of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU) has joined a three-year long international project within the Erasmus series, striving to explore the theatre form of puppetry, and also to improve communication…

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 17. Mar 2015, at 12:14

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