Culture & lifestyle

Ancient temple in Jasná

Ancient temple of ice is made in Jasná

THE WINTER premiere of a globally popular extreme hurdle race that takes place on the break of January and February in the ski resort Jasná will have a very original finishing hurdle.

30. Jan 2015, at 18:52
Taj dych – Catch Your Breath

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Check out The Slovak Spectator's choice of cultural events in Slovakia for upcoming days.

30. Jan 2015, at 17:02
Krásna Hôrka Castle ablaze.
Update: Jan 29, 2015 at 15:00

Reconstruction on Krásna Hôrka Castle continues

THE RECONSTRUCTION works on the Krásna Hôrka Castle, which was severely damaged by fire in 2012, continue in accordance with the plans, Judita Krajčiová of the Slovak National Museum (SNM) told the TASR newswire. …

27. Jan 2015, at 14:00
Rastislav Podoba: The end of the garden.
Culture in short

Three Slovaks to be at Italian art fair

THE ITALIAN international fair of modern and contemporary art, Arte Fiera, takes place between January 22 and 26. The art fair in Bologna also hosts works of Slovak artists.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jan 2015, at 0:00
Koza movie competes at Berlinale.

UPDATED: Slovak films get rave reviews

IT SEEMS that recently, several Slovak films have proven successful even outside the country’s borders, being released with much appraisal, while also being nominated for screenings at festivals and for awards.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 26. Jan 2015, at 0:00
Kekko Fornarelli Trio

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Zuzana Vilikovská, 26. Jan 2015, at 0:00
History talks

Photographer of Štiavnica

THE REPORTAGE and documentary photographer Sergej Protopopov is notable among a small circle of photography fans and he is rather well-known among collectors of postcards, especially those focusing on Banská…

Branislav Chovan 26. Jan 2015, at 0:00
Zoé and her parents stuck in boring dullness.

Cirque de Soleil comes to town

AFTER two previous stints in Bratislava, with the shows Saltimbanco and Alegria, Canada’s Cirque du Soleil is back in the capital city with its Quidam performance.

Zuzana Vilikovská, 26. Jan 2015, at 0:00

Lemontree to satiate the senses

If words were to be found which would perfectly describe the essence of Thai cuisine, they would include varied and healthy, and yet you do not have to travel far to enjoy exotic and healthy food. Authentic Thai…

23. Jan 2015, at 0:00

Wooden churches in eastern Slovakia will be renovated

CARPATHIAN wooden churches, mainly in northern and eastern Slovakia, are very special buildings, and nine of them (Roman-Catholic, Protestant and Greek Catholic, built between the 16th and 18th centuries) have made…

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 23. Jan 2015, at 0:00
Deer enjoying a Christmas tree.

Animals in Košice zoo eat unused Christmas trees

KOŠICE zoo has organised, once again, for unsold Christmas trees to be used for their animals. Traditionally, they are given by the Košice City Forests company as a delicacy for the forest and mountain ungulates to…

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 23. Jan 2015, at 0:00
Overdose stil lwith Zoltán Mikóczy

This year, Overdose will fertilise mares in Germany

FAMOUS former racing sprinter Overdose who has mainly represented Zltán Mikóczy from Dunajská Streda at hippodromes worldwide, will in 2015 become the studhorse in the German stud-farm Lindehof of Volker Linde.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 23. Jan 2015, at 0:00
Goudron dump in Devínska Nová Ves

Goudrons are removed from the dump, locals find it dangerous

GOUDRONS are particles of man-made tar used in the construction sector. A big dump of these environmentally dangerous particles has been located from more than 50 years ago in the Srdce / Heart quarry near the…

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 23. Jan 2015, at 0:00

Record temperature measured on January 10, the entire 2014 was a record

THE HIGH-TEMPERATURE records fell on January 10 for the whole of Slovakia, and in the Mlynská dolina neighbourhood of Bratislava, 17.5°C was measured, turning out to be the highest in the country.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 23. Jan 2015, at 0:00

Anička the Eagle goes furthest distance since monitoring began

The lesser spotted female eagle nicknamed Anička who has a solar transmitter attached to her body, enabling scientists to follow her and live broadcast her whereabouts, has ventured the furthest from Slovakia since…

22. Jan 2015, at 14:00
Salome (Salome, Herodes and Herodias - left to right)in SND.

Biblical story in modern attire

SALOME, the one-act opera premiered more than 100 years ago, was chosen to commemorate the 150th anniversary of its composer, Richard Strauss. The demanding work is also enhanced by its specific musicality among the…

Zuzana Vilikovská, 12. Jan 2015, at 0:00

Multi-media project launched

AN INTERNATIONAL multi-media project inspired by Ukrainian folklore was recently presented in the eastern-Slovak town of Snina.

Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Jan 2015, at 0:00
Banda in concert

Banda in Top20

FOR A second time the Slovak band called Banda placed well in the World Music Charts Europe – with its 2014 album called hraBanda improving from 16th place in December to number 14 in January 2015, leaving behind…

Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Jan 2015, at 0:00
Aurel Hrabušický lectures on the Light on the Edge exhibition.

Bond of photos, architecture

ONE OF the exhibitions that opened during November, traditionally the Month of Photography in Slovakia, is focused on the phenomenon of photos while also connecting it to another discipline, architecture.

Zuzana Vilikovská, 12. Jan 2015, at 0:00
History talks

Krupina’s gate to the past

TOWN gates used to be part of the image of Slovak towns in the past. Many towns were protected by walls, and it was their gates that were crucial and often the most resilient point of the town fortifications.

Branislav Chovan 12. Jan 2015, at 0:00

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