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English language carol service
AmCham business breakfast
December Hash Run
Austrian literature evening
French Institute exhibition
Welcome understanding of Yugoslavia
Goethe Institute exhibitions
Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
Bratislava Zen Centre

English language carol service

A church service including lessons and carols will be held in English at Malý Kostol (Little Church) on Lýcejna ulica (across from the Hotel Fórum) on December 3 at 14:30. All are invited to the service, which is sponsored by the British School, the British Embassy, the American Embassy and local residents.


AmCham business breakfast

The American Chamber of Commerce invites you to its Business Breakfast with Paul Steiger, the managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, who will lead a discussion on the US presidential elections. Beginning at 8:00 on November 28, the event takes place at Hotel Danube's Diamant Congress Centre on Rybné námestie 1. Price for AmCham members is 350 Sk and 500 Sk for non-members. Tickets are available until November 27 at the AmCham office in the Hotel Danube. Tel: 5934 0508.


December Hash Run

The Bratislava Hash Group, self-professed "drinkers with a running problem", invite you to join their social run on Saturday, November 2 at 12:00, at the Družba dormitory parking lot near Botanická zahrada. By car, follow the road towards Karlová Ves from Nový most (New Bridge) and turn left into the Družba parking lot around 200 metres after Lafranconi Bridge. Or take trams 1, 4 or 12 from in front of the Hotel Danube and get off at the fourth stop, named "Botanická záhrada". For more information contact Mark at mlivecche@telebot.net.


Austrian literature evening

The Austrian Embassy will host professor Alfred Kohler from Vienna, who will present a lecture on Karol V. The lecture, entitled "Karol V - the balance and deficits of 'endless' research", begins at 18:00 on November 29 in Mozart Hall, on Ventúrska 10.
On November 30, the Austrian Library on Konventná 15 will hold a literature evening at 18:00, where the book "Paper Children" will be presented by Mongo Stojka and Ernst Molden, the Austrian authors who co-wrote the book. Stojka's autobiographic book argues that the notion of Austrians and Romas co-existing before WW II was a false idyll because the Roma were sent to concentration camps despite their attempts to assimilate. "Paper Children" symbolises Stojka's family, because only six of his more than 200 family members \\\survived the camps. Tel: 5443 2985.


French Institute exhibition

The French Institute's Gallery on Sedlárska 7 is holding a photo exhibition of French photographers entitled "New Fashion Photography." The exhibition, part of the 'Month Of Photography', brings together artists whose photographs have already been published in the magazines they work for, such as Crash, Purple, Jalouse and Elle. Exhibit runs till December 5. Tel: 5934 7777.


Welcome understanding of Yugoslavia

The Association for Art and Communication in cooperation with the German Marshall Fund of the US in Bratislava and the Slovak Embassy in Yugoslavia is organising an exhibition of Yugoslav contemporary art entitled 'Welcome Understanding'. Diverse and colourful works of 17 artists, mostly paintings and drawings, depict every day life in Yugoslavia. The exhibit is located at Zámocká ulica 6 (behind the Chez David restaurant), in an old, derelict building symbolic of the current situation in the country. Exhibition runs till December 12. Tel: 5441 7212.


Goethe Institute exhibitions

Photographs of August Sander (1876-1964), one of the most significant German photographers of the 20th century, can be seen at Slovenská národná galéria (Slovak National Gallery) in a presentation called 'People of the 20th Century'. The exhibition, part of the 'Month Of Photography', sits in the Slovak National Gallery on Vodné kasárne, Rázusovo nábrežie 2 and runs till November 30. Tel: 5443 4587.


Alcoholics Anonymous meeting

An Alcoholics Anonymous group for English-speakers meets every Wednesday at 18:30 in Petržalka on Kopčianska 14, 2nd floor. The building is located diagonally across from the Petržalka train station and has a Matador sign. For more information call Frank at 4342 1637.


Bratislava Zen Centre

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 18:30 to 20:00, the Slovak Zen Buddhism school Kuan Um in Bratislava invites beginners as well as long-term students to practice and learn about Zen Buddhism. Those interested can attend the meetings at Ľudovíta Fullu 58/22. To get there, take bus #32 from the main train station till the end of the line, get off and walk down Beniaková Street to Ľudovíta Fullu Street. Or take trams 1, 5, 9, or 12 from the centre in the direction of Karlova Ves, get off at the Nad Lúčkami bus stop and go up the hill to Ľudovíta Fullu Street. For more information, call the centre at 6531 4096, or call Peter Košút for English-language information at 0903 134 853.


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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