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Collection for victims of terrorist attacks in the US
Spanish Embassy concert
September Hash Run
Austrian Embassy lecture and exhibition
National month of Mexico
Biennial illustration exhibition

Collection for victims of terrorist attacks in the US

The Slovak Red Cross and American Chamber of Commerce Slovakia has started a collection for families of the victims of the terrorist attacks in the US. A special bank account was established for the "People to People" fund at VÚB Bank Bratislava, Námestie SNP 19. Account number: 35-8437-012/0200, code: VS 910 44. All donations are invited.


Spanish Embassy concert

The Spanish Orquesta de Málaga (Málaga Orchestra) will perform works by Jesús Guridi, Manuel de Falla and Joaquín Rodrigo at 19:30 Wednesday, September 26 at Reduta on Palackého 1, Bratislava. Tickets (100-150 Sk) are on sale at Reduta and Hudobné centrum (Music Center) on Michalská 10. Tel: 02/5443-4558. For more information call the Spanish Embassy at 02/5441-5724 (6).


September Hash Run

The Bratislava hash group, self-professed "drinkers with a running problem", invite you to join the Wine Tasters Hash Saturday, September 29 at 13:30 at the train station in Svätý Júr, just north of Bratislava. Buses go regularly to Svätý Júr (direction Pezinok) from Bratislava's main bus station at Mlynské Nivy. For directions check www.geocities.com/bratislava_hhh; for more information about the run contact Erika at 0903 224 099.


Austrian Embassy lecture and exhibition

Theo Deutinger will present a thesis on the disparate architectural developments of Vienna and Bratislava, cities divided for 40 years by the iron curtain. The lecture starts at 18:00 Thursday, September 27 at Mozartova sieň (Mozart Hall) in the Austrian Embassy on Ventúrska 10, Bratislava. Tel: 5443 3130.
The exhibition Neither Laurel Nor Beggar's Stick captures the life of Austrian dramatist and actor Johann Nestroy (1801-1862) and theatre development in the 19th century. Photographs, posters, watercolours, props and private letters open a window into Nestroy's life and the theatre of his time. The exhibition runs at Divadlo P. O. Hviezdoslava (Hviezdoslav Theatre) on Laurinská 21 in Bratislava until October 5. Tel: 5443 2985.


National month of Mexico

Twenty-three black and white photographs of ordinary Mexicans by Christa Cowrie, an Australian-born Mexican photographer, are on display in the exhibition Echoes of Mexico. They reveal Cowrie's concern with ecological issues and with the icons of Mexican life in danger of extinction. Some depict Tarahumara Indians carrying wood and women baking tortillas. Echoes of Mexico runs at Focus Gallery on Štúrova 9 (near the downtown Tesco department store in Bratislava) until the end of September. For more information call 02/5296-4192.


Biennial illustration exhibition

More than 2,315 children's book illustrations by 290 authors from 43 countries are exhibited at the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) at Národné Osvetové Centrum (National Culture House) on Námestie SNP 12. Admission: 5-20 Sk. Open daily from 9:00 to 21:00 until the end of October. Tel: 02/5921-4111.


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