SLOVAK sculptor Oto Bachorík likes to say that every sculpture has its own story, and that each of the stories behind his sculptures represents a part of his life. The artist has gathered together his stories from the last four years into an appealing exhibition hosted by the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Čuňovo. Also being hosted by the museum is the exhibition Enter My Universe, featuring the photos of Prince Hubertus Hohenlohe. All the photos in the collection were taken using a digital camera and show his reflections on society in the 21st century. Both exhibitions are open daily (except Monday) between 10:00 and 18:00 and run until September 5. Tickets cost Sk60 for both exhibitions. Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum sits at the Čunovo Water Works. For more information call 0903/605-505.
photo: Jana Liptáková
PERFORMANCE: Cyrano de Cognac - Mime Juraj Benčík performs a piece inspired by the Cyrano de Bergerac drama.
Starts: Aug 26 at 20:00. Tickets: €10. Divadlo Kaplnka (Chapel Theatre at VŠMU), Ventúrska 3. Tel: 02/5464-1271.
EXHIBTION: Contemporary Czech and Slovak Graphic Art - Best Slovak and Czech graphic artists including Adolf Born, Oldřich Kulhánek, and Peter Kľúčik, present their masterpieces.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until September 1. Admission: free. Galéria Michalský dvor, (Michalský Dvor Gallery), Michalská 3. Tel: 02/5441-1079.
FESTIVAL: Country Lodenica or Shipyard - American country music legend Charlie McCoy is the headliner of the annual "folk and country-music Woodstock".
Runs: Aug 26-28, starting at 17:00. Admission: Sk650 for all three days. Recreation area Sĺňava, Piešťany. Tel: 033/7720-891.
FESTIVAL: Šariš Open 2004 - Bands Horkýže slíže, Vanilla Club, Desmond, Mantiles, and others perform.
Starts: Aug 27 at 18:00. Admission: Sk250. Playground, Bošáca. Tel: 032/7781-011.
FESTIVAL: Dubnica Folklore Festival - Folk dance and vocal ensembles perform and compete for the Mikuláš Senk Award.
Runs: Aug 27-29, starting at 14:30. Admission: Sk50. Culture House and streets of Dubnica nad Váhom. Tel: 042/4428-259.
AS PART OF the 24th festival of humour and satire, Kremnické Gagy, to be held on August 27 and 28 in Kremnica, the Archive Gallery on Kollárova Street will host an unusual exhibition of Slovak Kitsch. Organisers have even invited the public to participate by calling on owners of such unusual pieces to lend or donate the items for display during the period of the exhibition. The supplier of The Most Original Kitsch of the Year will receive an award. The exhibition starts on August 28 at 11:00 and will be open for the following week between 13:00-17:00. For more information call 045/6742-844.
photo: Kremnické Gagy
PERFORMANCE: Gala Performance - The renowned Slovak folklore ensemble Lúčnica performs on the occasion of the anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising and the Day of the Constitution.
Starts: August 28 at 19:00. Admission: Sk220. Mestské kultúrne stredisko (Town Culture Centre), Hurbanovo square, Bojnice. Tel: 046/5430-535.
FESTIVAL: Súľov Yeoman Games - Visitors have a chance to compete in non-traditional disciplines such as pea-spitting, jumping backwards and washbasin-tossing, and hike the Súľovský hrad castle.
Runs: Aug 28-29, starting at 14:00. Admission: free. Súľov-Hradná. Tel: 041/5574-016.
FESTIVAL: Rejdová 2004 - Folklore ensembles present traditions and crafts from the Gemer region.
Runs: Aug 28, starting at 11:00. Admission: Sk60. Rejdová (Rožňava district). Tel: 058/7883-241.
Prepared by Jana Liptáková