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International Women's Club Christmas Bazaar
Welcome Understanding
Go-Kart Racing
Austrian Embassy Presentation
French Institute Literature Evening
Goethe Institute Exhibitions
Dutch comic-opera

International Women's Club Christmas Bazaar

The International Women's Club of Bratislava is pleased to announce that its 10th Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on November 19, from 11:00 to 17:00, at the Stará Tržnica (Old market place) on SNP square. The Christmas Bazaar will include over 24 international tables offering the county's characteristic gift items, food specialities, art and craft works. Ten charity tables will present products of Slovak charity organisations and works of children from special schools. On the ground floor, used clothing and shoes will be sold and lots of entertainment is promised as well. The entrance fee is 20-40 Sk, free for children under 12.
The Women's Club, which is a non-profit, non-denominational and non-political organisation promoting friendship and understanding amongst women of all nationalities and supporting charitable work for people in need living in Slovakia, organises the event regularly every year in order to raise funds to support charitable works.
The Women's Club is currently seeking donations for the "White Elephant" gift table and for the Christmas Bazaar raffles. All items in good condition, including used clothing, rarely worn shoes, bikes, household items, books and kitchenware, will be greatly appreciated. Any unsold items will be donated to Slovak charities as will all proceeds from the sale of the items. Anyone interested in donating should leave a message, requesting a pick up of goods to be donated, at the Women's Club office in Hotel Danube, Room 171, on Rybné námestie 1. Tel: 5934 0000.


Welcome Understanding

The Association for Art and Communication, in co-operation with The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Bratislava and Slovak Embassy in Yugoslavia, is organising an exhibition of Yugoslav contemporary art entitled 'Welcome Understanding'. The colourful works of 17 artists, mostly paintings and drawings, depict the every day situation in Yugoslavia. The exhibition sits on Zámocká street 6 (behind the Chez David Restaurant), in an old, derelict building. The exhibition runs till December 12. Tel: 5441 7212.


Go-Kart Racing

The British Chamber of Commerce invites you to go Go-Kart racing, organised as a joint event with other international Chambers of Commerce on November 22, beginning at 18:00. Sportswear is recommended!
Tickets cost 600 Sk (including a meal and soft drinks) and will be pre-sold at the Chamber's office, on Cukrová 14, till November 17, from 14:00-17:00. The event takes place at Nádražná 34, Ivanka pri Dunaji (take the old route to Senec, not the motorway and follow the second sign for Ivanka pri Dunaji). Please confirm your attendance by November 17 via fax # 5292 0371 or by e-mail: eperjesiova@britcham.sk.


AmCham Business Breakfast

The American Chamber of Commerce invites you to its Business Breakfast organised in co-operation with Andersen Consulting to discuss the topic "European e-commerce and its Future." Hotel Danube, Presbourg Room, on Monday, November 13 at 8:00. Tickets cost 350 Sk for AmCham members and 500 Sk for non-members. Tel: 5934 0508.


Austrian Embassy Presentation

On November 15, Dr. Carmen Ottner from Vienna will present a volume of autobiographic notes about the famous composer Franz Schmidt, who lived in Bratislava. The presentation begins at 18:00 in Mozart Hall, Ventúrska 10. Tel: 5443 2985.


French Institute Literature Evening

The French Institute will hold a literature evening entitled 'Never Any Other Woman'. The event begins at 18:00 on November 15 at the French Institute's Gallery on Sedlárska 7. Also, the French Institute is holding an 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 for magazines they work for. Exhibit runs till December 5. Tel: 5934 7777.


Goethe Institute Exhibitions

German artist Wilfried Saur presents his interpretations of writer Franz Kafka's works through various artistic forms at the Slovak National Museum on Vajanského nábrežie 2, open daily except Mon 9:00-17:00. Tel: 5934 9141. Exhibition runs till December 13.
Also, photographs of August Sander (1876-1964), one of the most significant German photographers of the 20th century, can be seen at the 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, Vodné kasárne, Rázusovo nábrežie 2 and runs till November 30. Tel: 5443 4587.


Dutch comic-opera

On November 14, at 19:00 in the Mirror Hall of the Primacial Palace in Bratislava, the Dutch opera IN TOUCH will be performed, executed for the first time with a chamber orchestra (previous performances were accompanied by piano only). The opera was composed by the Dutch composer Henk Nieland and will feature solo performances by Lenka Máčiková and Karol Brüll. Choir-member students from the Bratislava Conservatory will be accompanied by the Komárno Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Miloslav Oswald.


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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