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THE FOUNDERS of the inaugural Camera Slovakia festival hope the event will become the largest travellers' festival in Slovakia. It will run at Incheba, a large exhibition hall, from January 16 to 18 during the 6th annual International Travel Fair festival. The programme on Friday, January 16, will be entitled Australia, Oceania, and Indonesia and will feature films about these countries, starting at 14:00. The festival's official opening starts at 15:50 with a speech by the Indonesian ambassador and a dance show by Indonesian dancers, followed by a slide show presented by different participants in the event. The next day will be dominated by multimedia presentations about the Americas and Africa, starting at 11:00. Sunday will end the festival with presentations about Europe and Asia, again starting at 11:00. Incheba sits on Viedenská cesta 7. For more information call 02/5263-5254.
photo: Courtesy of Camera Slovakia

LIVE MUSIC: Great Day - New Year's gospel concert by the Kruhy choir and the Gospel Band with soloists Lucia Duchoňová, Kamil Mikulčík, Marek Steinecker.
Starts: Jan 15 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk100. Koncertná sieň Klarisky (Klarisky Concert Hall), Farská 4. Tel: 02/5443-2942.

LIVE MUSIC: Metal Concert - Show by local heavy metal bands Blackdog, Salvation, and Militia.
Starts: Jan 16 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk60. Dom kultúry Dúbravka (Dúbravka Culture House), Saratovská 2/A. Tel: 02/6436-5477.

EXHIBITION: Golden Hands - Ivica Markovičová from Nitra displays her glass and ceramic works.
Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00 until February 2. Admission: free. K Gallery, Ventúrska 8. Tel: 02/5443-3927.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Most Beautiful of the Beautiful Music - Concert by students and professors of the Bratislava Conservatory play music by Carl Maria von Weber and Pablo De Sarasate.
Starts: Jan 13 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk130. Kongresová hala Spoločenského centra (Congress Hall of the Social Centre), Kúpeľný ostrov 13, Piešťany. Tel: 033/7752-150.

LIVE MUSIC: Dodo Šošoka Jazz Quartet - Slovak band features Ivona Sanchez, a singer from Cuba.
Starts: Jan 16 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk100. S-klub, Kasárenská 2, Levice. Tel: 036/6226-161.

EXHIBITION: Re:Location 5 - Collaborative international project by Austrian artists Herr Mario and Ella Raidel and Slovak Emöke Vargová that presents their cylindrical, geometrical, and sculptural works.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until February 1. Admission: Sk20. Ján Koniarek Gallery, Halenárska 2; and Koppel House, Zelený kríček 3, Trnava. Tel: 033/5511-659.


BUDATÍNSKY Castle, situated on the outskirts of Žilina, is known for housing the world's largest exposition of tinkery - works created using wire technique. Run by the Považské Museum, it displays traditional tinkery products from the end of the 18th century up through today, when the technique is used more in a decorative, artistic way. The collection consists of over 4,000 pieces collected by Slovak tinkers who have lived in Slovakia and abroad since 1940. In addition to this permanent exhibition, the castle also holds temporary exhibits. The Contemporary Interior exhibition, which features artifacts of the former owners of the castle, is currently on display. The castle, which can be found at Topoľová 1 in Žilina, is open Tuesdays to Sunday, from 8:00 to 15:00. Admission is Sk30. For more information call 041/5001-511.
photo: Courtesy of Považské múzeum

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Romeo and Juliet - Ballet about passionate love and death by Sergej Prokofjev, conducted by Igro Bulla.
Starts: Jan 15 at 18:30. Tickets: Sk100, Sk120, Sk140. Štátna opera (The State Opera), Národná 11, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4151-883.

LIVE MUSIC: Rock Concert - Grunge band Alice in Chains and rock band Nullus perform their own songs as well as covers.
Starts: Jan 17 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk40. Bombura club, Nám. M. R. Štefánika 16, Brezno. Tel: 048/6115-711.


EXHIBITION: Dušan Sekela - The artist displays his contemporary paintings.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:30, Sun 14:00-17:30 until February 8. Admission: Sk20. Východoslovenská galéria (Gallery of Eastern Slovakia), Hlavná 27, Košice. Tel: 055/6221-187.

EXHIBITION: Angels Return - Various paintings by children suffering from cancer.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:30, Sun 14:00-17:30 until February 1. Admission: Sk20. Východoslovenská galéria (Gallery of Eastern Slovakia), Hlavná 27, Košice. Tel: 055/6221-187.

Prepared by Kristína Havasová

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