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Weeklong gathering for travellers

VANDERFEST, the 11th annual meeting of professional and leisure travellers, will take place in Bratislava's Ružinov House of Culture from March 25 through March 30.

Organised by a group of people who share an interest in travelling and mountaineering, the festival will include screenings of documentary films, and the presentation of one book about an expedition to the Antarctic and another about sharks. There will also be lectures by Slovak and Czech mountain climbers. One of the guests will be Roman Novotný, a silver medallist in the European dog-sledding championships.

Photographs by four globetrotters will be on display, including some by award-winning documentary filmmaker Pavol Barabáš. In addition to the lectures and exhibits, there will be clothing and equipment for outdoor pursuits on sale.

The festival starts on March 25 at 16:00 and is open March 26-28 from 14:00 until 21:30 and March 29-30 from 9:00 until 21:30. Admission is Sk30-100. Dom kultúry Ružinov, Ružinovská 28. For more information call 0903/425-543 or visit www.vanderfest.sk.

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