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Community Corner

The Last Hour
AmCham's Business After Hours
January Hash Run
Austrian Embassy Lecture and Exhibitions
French Institute exhibition
Goethe Institute Exhibitions
Bahá'í Community

The Last Hour

The Children of Slovakia Foundation (CSF) is asking all working individuals to donate the last hour of their wages from the year 2000 to benefit Slovak children. CSF is an independent grant-giving foundation with local leadership which has been operating in Slovakia since 1995. Its mission is to contribute to the positive development of children and young people in Slovakia between the ages of five and 20 by providing support for existing programmes and people making a profound difference in the lives of young people. Donations can be made to the following bank account: 2000 2000 60/8080. Or call 018 222 to donate an automatic 55 Slovak crowns.
Additionally, companies may encourage their employees to participate the CSF's payroll deduction donation. For more information on how you and/or your company can participate in this cause contact Rhoda Sponholz, Children of Slovakia Foundation, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 20, 81102 Bratislava. Tel: 07/5441 7430 or 07/5441 7438. Fax: 07/54431143 or e-mail: rhoda@nds.sk.


AmCham's Business After Hours

The American Chamber of Commerce in Bratislava invites you to its New Year Business After Hours beginning at 18:00 on January 25 at Hotel Danube's Panorama Room on the 5th floor on Rybné námestie 1. Tel: 5934 0508.


January Hash Run

You are invited to join the first hash in the new millennium with the Bratislava Hash Group, self-professed "drinkers with a running problem" on January 27 at 12:00, in front of Slovenské národné divadlo (the Slovak National Theatre) on Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. For more information contact Erika at 0903 224 099.


Austrian Embassy Lecture and Exhibitions

Hubert Feichtlbauer from Vienna will give a lecture entitled 'Case Austria' on Austrian national socialism at 18:00 on Monday, January 22 at Mozart hall in the Austrian Embassy on Ventúrska 10. Tel: 5443 2985.
The Austrian Culture Centre together with Docomomo Slovakia (Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement) is holding an exhibition of the architect Christian Ludwig. Born in Slovakia in 1901, Ludwig created the best of his works in Bratislava (i.e. Café Regina) before he moved to Germany in 1944. His architecture is documented by photographs, plan designs and models, and will be exhibited in the Austrian Culture Centre on Zelená 7. The exhibition will run till the end of January 2001.
The culture centre is also holding an exhibition of the works of Ludwig's son Christian Ludwig Attersee. Also born in Slovakia, Attersee is considered to be one of the founders of the "New Paintings" style in central Europe and is the most successful contemporary Austrian painter. The exhibition will take place in Slovenská národná galéria (Slovak National Gallery) on Riečna 1 and will end on February 28, 2001. Tel: 5443 2985.


French Institute exhibition

An exhibition of the artist Ester Šimerová-Martinčeková entitled "Cameos on Saint-John Persea's Poems", organised by the French Institute, feature cut semiprecious stones with carved reliefs on a background visualising Persea's poems. Šimerová-Martinčeková, a sculptor and painter influenced by cubism and surrealism styles, was born in Bratislava in 1909. The exhibition runs in the Institute's Gallery on Sedlárska 7, till February 12, 2001. Tel: 5934 7777.


Goethe Institute Exhibitions

The German Culture Institute will open an exhibition of the most significant German graphic artist Albrecht Dürer presenting around 150 of his graphic arts. The exhibition featuring Durer's famous xylographs and copperplates will also exhibit works of his contemporaries. The official opening is at 17:00 on January 23 at Mirbachov Palace on Františkánske námestie 11. The exhibition will end on March 18. Tel: 5443 1556.
Also, the Goethe Institute will hold a photo exhibition of the Slovak Jana Vasiliaková entitled 'Photography', displaying photographs Vasiliaková took during her wanderings in nature. The official opening of the exhibition will take place at 16:00 on January 26 at the Goethe's Institute on Panenská 33. The exhibition will run till the end of February. Tel: 5443 3130.


Bahá'í Community

Every Tuesday, at 19:00, the Bahá'í Community in Bratislava invites you to an informal English or Slovak discussion evening on social, moral and global issues, focused on achieving true spiritual destiny in modern-day life. For more information call Vahid at tel: 4329 3075.


Does your embassy, institute, or organisation have an upcoming event? Tell the expat community in Slovakia all about it in The Slovak Spectator's Community Corner. To place a notice of your group's events, please contact Zuzana Habšudová at tel: 5923 3304. Or send her a notice by e-mail at slspect@internet.sk.

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