Month Of Photography
The Fotofo Photographic Society is organising its 10th annual festival at the end of October, known this year as Month Of Photography 2000. Photographers from Argentina, Africa, France and central and eastern Europe will be presented in 38 different exhibitions, most of which open this week and continue throughout November at galleries and cultural institutes around the Bratislava city centre.
Seven of the exhibits will be in Dom Umenia (The House of Art) on SNP námestie 12, including the 'Look At Me' exhibition featuring photographs of British artists capturing British fashion trends since 1960, as well as photographs of Pope John Paul II taken by his personal photographer Arturo Mari. Slovak photographers Andrej Eežin, Leonid Šokin and Martin Martineek will also be presented.
On Hlavné námestie (Main Square) a 'Market Studio' will be erected where passers-by can be photographed in costume and style from the year 1900. The booth will be open from October 30 to November 5, daily 14:00-19:00.
For more information, call The Art House (tel: 5443 1185), or find English-language information at most of the galleries holding exhibits.
Open concert of regional musicians
'Music Without Borders in the Heart of Europe' is an open concert of young composers and musicians. What began as a Slovak-Austrian project was last year expanded to include Hungarian participation as well as acts from other European countries. The project gives young performers the chance to present their work at public concerts, workshops and seminars. The concert begins at 18:00, November 2, in the Mozart Hall of the Austrian Embassy, on Ventúrska 10. Tel: 5443 2985.
Goethe Institute exhibition
German artist Wilfried Saur presents his interpretations of writer Franz Kafka's works 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.
French fashion photography
The French Institute will open a photo exhibition of French authors entitled "New Fashion Photography" on Saturday, November 4 at 17:00, at the French Institute's Gallery on Sedlárska 7. The exhibition, which is a part of the 'Month Of Photography', features photographs taken by models and will run till December 5.
The French Institute also invites you to a photo exhibition of Czech photographer Jioí Chmelao entitled 'Layers'. Chmelao, who lives in France, uses various layout techniques to create original expressions of the human face. Mirbachov Palace (second floor), at Františkánske námestie 11. Exhibition runs daily (except Mon) 10:00-18:00 till November 5. Tel: 5934 7777.
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 at 1udovíta Fullu 58/22. To get there, take bus #32 from the main train station to the end of the line, get off and walk down Beniaková ulica to 1udovíta Fullu ulica. Or take trams #1, 5, 9, or 12 from the centre in the direction of Karlova Ves, get off at the Nad Lúekami bus stop and go up the hill to 1udovíta Fullu ulica. For more information, call the centre at 6531-4096, or call Peter Košút for English-language information at 0903 134 853.
The Baptist Church invites you to an English language worship every Sunday at 10:00 at Iuventa, Karloveská 64, room # 205. A children's programme is also available. For more information call Alvin and Mary Doyle at 6542 6225.
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.
Dutch Embassy Museum
The newly opened Danubiana, a museum of modern art on the banks of the Danube River, is currently hosting an exhibition of the works of Dutch painters from 1950 to 2000. Danubiana, part of the larger Meulen Steen art museum, sits south of the Bratislava city centre in the Eunovo area. To get there, drive across Nový most (New Bridge) and south through Petržalka until you arrive in Eunovo. Or by bus from under the New Bridge, take the 91 line to Eunovo, where the dam is a short walk away. Exhibition runs till November 17.
November Hash Run
The Bratislava Hash Group, self-professed "drinkers with a running problem", invite you to join their social run on Saturday, November 4 at 13:30, meeting at Rybné námestie in front of Morový stap (The Plague Column) opposite the Hotel Danube. For more information contact Tom at 0905 820 003.
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