Community Corner

AmCham and BritCham Business Breakfasts
Gay Film Festival
November Hash Run
Austrian Embassy lecture, exhibitions and literature evening
French Institute organ concert and exhibitions

AmCham and BritCham Business Breakfasts

The American Chamber of Commerce and the British Chamber of Commerce invite you to breakfast with guests Dušan Kmoch and Róbert Kovačik, Attorneys at Andersen Legal. Kmoch and Kovačik will discuss the Major Changes to the Slovak Commercial Code on two separate mornings next week.
AmCham's breakfast begins at 8:30 November 7 at Hotel Danube's Diamant Conference Center, Rybné námestie 1. Tickets (Sk400 for AmCham members, Sk600 for non-members) on sale until November 6 at AmCham's office in the Hotel Danube. Tel: 02/5934-0508, Fax: 02/5934-0556.
BritChams breakfast begins at 8:30 November 14 at BPP Slovakia, Grösslingova 45. Tickets (Sk100 for members, Sk200 for non-members) payable that morning. Please confirm your attendance by November 12 (fax: 02/5292-0371, e-mail:

Gay Film Festival

The 5th annual Gay Film Festival Slovakia will show upwards of 20 films and documentaries with lesbian and gay themes between November 5 and 11. Starting every evening at 18:00 (except for German festival-opener Aimee and Jaguar, which begins at 19:30 November 5), films include the British Breaking the Code and Alive and Kicking, the Italian Rosa a Cornelia, Haman and il bagno turco, and the American Question of Quality - Outrage '69, All God's Children and It's in the Water, a comedy about a small Texas town where rumour has it something in the water is turning people gay.
The festival runs at Filmclub 901 on Račianska 59 in a Comenius University building - take tram 3, 5, or 7 from the city center to stops Ursínyho or Pionierska. Tickets: Sk35 per film or Sk250 for the entire festival.

November Hash Run

The Bratislava hash group, self-professed "drinkers with a running problem", invite you to join the next Hash Run, November 10 at 14:00 at Rusovce castle Balkánska 31, Rusovce. To get to Rusovce, a Bratislava suburb, cross Nový Most (New Bridge) and follow E65/E75 highway towards Hungary, taking the first left after entering Rusovce. Or take bus #90 from under Nový Most at 13:40 to stop Kaštie3/4 in Rusovce. For more information contact Erika at 0903 224 099 or

Austrian Embassy lecture, exhibitions and literature evening

Austrian trade unionist Heinz Vogler will lecture on the Hopes and Fears of Employees as part of the 1001 Europe lecture series in Bratislava. The lecture begins at 17:00 November 5 at the Mozartova sieň (Mozart Hall) in the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. Tel: 02/5443-2985.
Swiss writer Hugo Lotscher will read passages from his latest book Die Augen des Mandarin (Mandarin's Eyes) at 18:00 November 8 at the Mozartova sieň (Mozart Hall) in the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. The reading will be in German. Tel: 02/5443-2985.

French Institute organ concert and exhibitions

French organist and pianist Jean Guillou will share the stage with Slovak organist Zuzana Frejenčíková 17:00 November 11 at Slovak Radio Studio 1, Mýtna 1. Tel: 02/5727-3479 (80).
The exhibition Life is Theatre opens 16:00 Friday, November 2 at the French Institute Gallery, Sedlárska 7. French photographerGilbert Garcin pokes fun at himself and his audience through his work. Runs until November 30.

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