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New Irish Pub opens
Japanese Culture Week

New Irish Pub opens

Molly Melloune is an Irish revolutionary icon, and her name was recently borrowed to adorn a newly opened Irish Pub in Prešov. Get this - the pub is open from 8:00 to 7:00 in the morning. That's right. 23 hours a day.

Guinness is a fair 70 Sk per pint, and if you look around, it looks a lot likely the Dubliner in Bratislava. Indeed, Dubliner owner Robbie Norton seems to be suspiciously familiar with the number of beers (12) on tap in Prešov. In case you can't stomach real Irish beer, regional favorites like Šariš, Topvar and Plzeň are on offer. Food is mostly barbecued delicacies.

The pub was opened at the same time as the Sigord 98 Festival, which offered open-air concerts of country and folk music. The festival also hosted an original Irish group, Dún an Duras, who were scorching in an amazing concert on September 4 to open the pub. Slovenská ulica, Tel.: 091-7133-11312

Japanese Culture Week

From October 1 to 7, Bratislava will host the 4th Annual Week of Japanese Culture in Slovakia, organised by the Embassy of Japan in the Czech Republic and the Nippon Club, an association of friends of Japanese culture in Bratislava directed by Mrs. Rollerová. The tea ceremony(called chado or sado), the aesthetic ritual of tea, its preparation, the serving of powdered green tea, the history of the tea ceremony and tea gathering will be the topic of a seminar by Professor Sótoka Nišikava in the Czech centre at Námestie SNP 12 on October 7 at 16:00. For more information contact Mrs. Rollerová, Tel.: 07-531-4137.

Week of Japanese culture:

October 1: 18:00 Opening ceremony, Japanese and Slovak songs. Concert Hall. Klarisky, Klariská ulica
October 2: 16:00 Nana Furiya, Exhibition of illustration from Japanese and Slovak children's books. City Library, Kapucínska 1
18:00 Miwako Kobayashi-Ikebana, House of Culture, Námestie SNP 12
October 3: 16:00 Friends to Friends, Exhibition of Japanese and Slovak paintings. House of Culture, Námestie SNP 12.
19:06 Noriyuki Sawa, Puppet Theatre. Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10
October 4: 10:00-18:00 Samuray's Day in Pezinok, Presentation of Japanese art of fighting - Kendo, Iaido,
Akido, Jodo. Pezinok- a town located 20 km from Bratislava.
Traditional Japanese crafts. Kupeckého ulica, Pezinok
15:06, 19:06 Ningyo-Joruki-Kichion-Kai. Puppet theatre. Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10
October 5: 10:00, 14:00 Origami-Hana Kotlářová. Demonstratiom. Bibiana, Panská ulica 41
17:00 Harumi Iamada-Caligraphy. Workshop. House of Culture, Námestie SNP 12
October 6: 19:00 Closing ceremony-Satto-dance of Wind. Theatre Nová Scéna, Kollárovo námestie 20.
October 8: 19:06 The Beauty of Kimono. Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10

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