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Community Corner

Spanish Embassy film festival
Italian Institute Film Festival
Austrian Culture Forum seminar and exhibition
Goethe Institute
French Institute exhibitions
Organised Runs
Bratislava Town Gallery
Spanish exhibition at Danubiana
Bahá'í Community

Spanish Embassy film festival

The Days of Spanish Film festival, held in Bratislava June 4 and 5, will showcase four Spanish-made movies. The schedule for the first day features: Las bicicletas son para el verano (Bicycles are for Summer) by Jaime Chávarri, and Ay, Carmela (Oh, Carmela) by Carlos Saura.
The next day's schedule: La vaquilla (Baby Cow) by Luis García Berlanga, and Tierra y libertad (Earth and Freedom) by Ken Loach. Films begin at 18:00 and 20:00 respectively at the Filmclub Mladosť (Mladosť cinema) on Hviezdoslavovo námestie 14, and will be simultaneously translated into Slovak. Tel: 5441 5724/26.


Italian Institute Film Festival

Storie D'amore Con I Crampi (Cramps' Love Story) by Pino Quartullo is the comedic story of a woman who, left by her husband, plots revenge. Film starts at 20:00 on Wednesday, June 6 in Kino Mladosť (Mladosť cinema) on Hviezdoslavovo námestie 14. Tel: 5441 0401. In Italian with simultaneous Slovak translation.


Austrian Culture Forum seminar and exhibition

Six times Six Austrian Children's Books is a seminar held by Silke Rabus from Vienna. The seminar starts at 14:00 and will be followed by an exhibition at 18:00 at the Culture Forum on Zelená 7. Tel: 5443 2985.
Austrian Architecture Today is an exhibition featuring leading contemporary architectural works which opens at 18:00 at the K.F.A. Gallery on Karpatská 11 and runs till July 12. Tel: 5720 1313. Open Mon-Fri 8:00-16:30.


Goethe Institute

The Goether Institute will open its doors to the public Friday, June 8 from 10:00-18:00 at the Institute on Panenská 33. Tel: 5443 3130-2.


French Institute exhibitions

Une histoire de la bande dessinée en France (The History of Comics in France) presents various forms of comic strips and the changes they have undergone in French history. The exhibition starts with the father of French comics Rodolph Topffer and leads visitors to contemporary artists. Exhibition opens on Tuesday, June 5 at the French Institute's Gallery on Sedlárska 7 and runs till July 12. Tel: 5934 7777.
The exhibition Art Nouveau Posters in Paris, featuring posters designed by artists like Alfonz Mucha at the beginning of the 20th century, runs at Pálffy Palace on Panská 19 in Bratislava till June 10. Tel: 5934 7777.


Organised Runs

The "Evening Run through the town of Spišská Nová Ves" of 1.2 to 10.5 kilometres on asphalt, for all categories, starts at 15:00 on June 6 at Radničné námestie of Spišská Nová Ves. For more information, call Andrea Jančíková at 0965-24 098.
The "Kysuce Marathon" starts at 15:00 on June 9 at the town stadium of Čadca. Tel: Peter Glasnák at 0824-432 1442 or Milan Pollák at 0905 426 307.
The "Demänovská Valley Cup" 15-kilometre run through the forest starts at 10:00 at Kamenná chata (Kamenná cottage) in Demänovská dolina near the town of Liptovský Mikuláš. Tel: Vojtech Jakub at 0849-554 8186 or 0903 964 266.
The "Run to Hubert" 15-kilometre run for men and 10-km run for women on various surfaces starts at 9:30 at Jednota stadium in Kežmarok. Tel: Jednota Kežmarok at 0968-452 3084.


Bratislava Town Gallery

Ján and Meda Mládek's collection of František Kupka and Otto Gutfreund's paintings, which was first displayed in Washington and other cities around the world, comes to Bratislava. A graphic painter and illustrator (1871-1957), Kupka is one of the founders of abstract art. The exhibition runs daily except Mon, 10:00-18:00 till June 10, at the Pálffy Palace on Panská 19. Tel: 5443 3627.


Spanish exhibition at Danubiana

The Spanish Embassy's End of a Long Journey is an exhibition of the works of Spanish painter Miguel Ybanez. The exhibition runs at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Čunovo and lasts till June 22. For more information, check www.danubiana.sk or call 0903 605 505.


Bahá'í Community

The Bahá'í Community in Bratislava invites you to an informal English or Slovak discussion evening on social, moral and global issues, focusing on achieving true spiritual destiny in modern-day life. Every Tuesday at 19:00. 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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