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EVENTS COUNTRYWIDE

BRATISLAVA

World-renowned photographer, Brazilian Sebastiao Salgado, captures the world of manual work in photographs. His journey is documented in 81 black-and-white photos. Works include depictions of Italian fishermen, Indian workers and an open cast mine in Brazil. The exhibition, will make five-day stops in 11 towns. The first stop is at Bratislava's main railway station Aug 9 - 14 between 10:00-20:00. Tickets Sk50. Info on 02/5058-7170.
photo: © Sebastiao SALGADO / AMAZONAS IMAGES

LIVE MUSIC: Rača Country Fest - The first year of the event dedicated to folk and country music features 10 Slovak bands.
Starts: Aug 13 at 15:00. Admission: Sk30. Amphitheatre in Knižkova dolina in Rača Tel: 0905/759-691.

EXHIBITION: 1/2 Time - Vojtech Kolenčík presents his pictures, which mix painting and drawing techniques.
Open: Tue-Sun 14:00-18:00 until August 19. Admission: free. Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Tel: 02/5443-2336.

EXHIBITION: Digital Dreams about Flowers, Architecture and the Universe - Miroslav Cheben, who has continued to create despite suffering serious illness, presents his works.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00 until August 20. Admission: free. SAS Gallery, Panská 15. Tel: 02/5441-8607.

EXHIBITION: Summer with Andy Warhol - An exhibition subtitled The Change of a Portrait displays pop art.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until October 2. Admission: free. SPP Gallery, Drevená 4. Tel: 0905/320-342.


OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL


After 350 years Polish crown jewels have been brought again to Stará Ľubovňa. This time, however, the aim is not to guard them from the enemy but to display them in an exhibition. The original jewels, including a crown, sceptre and orb, were transported from the treasury in Waweli to Ľubovňa castle after Sweden invaded Poland in 1655. The castle housed them for six years. At the beginning of the 19th century the jewellery was disassembled. The current jewels are replicas of the originals and are on display in the castle's chapel every day between 9:00 and 18:00 until September 30. Tickets cost Sk80. For more information call 052/4322-422.
photo: Ľubovnianske múzeum

WESTERN SLOVAKIA

FESTIVAL: Červeník - The dance and music festival celebrates its 40th anniversary with Czech legend Olympic and British glam rockers The Sweet.
Runs: Aug 12 to 14. Admission: Sk380 (Friday), Sk250 (Saturday). Amphitheatre Červeník, close to Trnava. Tel: 033/7729-715.

FESTIVAL: Orange Summer Duchonka - Miroslav Žbirka, IMT Smile, Zuzana Smatanová and finalists of the Slovakia is searching for Superstar competition, perform Slovak and Czech hits.
Runs: Aug 12 to 13. Admission: Sk299 (for two days), Sk199 (for one day). Duchonka recreation area close to Topoľčany. Tel: 02/5542-3191.

HORSES: Championship of Hucul Horses - Hungarian, Austrian, Czech, Polish and Slovak breeders of Huculs, a mountain horse breed indigenous to the Carpathians, compete in the first international championship.
Runs: Aug 13 to 14. Admission: free. Národný Žrebčín Topoľčianky (The National Stud Topoľčianky). Tel: 037/6301-613-15.


CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

FESTIVAL: Očovská Folk Lump - The second year of the folk dance and music festival takes place.
Runs: Aug 12-14. Soccer stadium, Culture House, Očová. Tel: 045/5349-069.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Kremnica Castle Organ - Slovak Organ player Marek Štrbák plays Franz Liszt.
Starts: Aug 14 at 18:00. Admission: Sk80. Castle church of St Catherine, Kremnica. Tel: 045/6744-388.


EASTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Organ Days - French organ player Emmanuel Hocdé plays within the organ festivals in Bardejov and Humenné.
Starts: Aug 9 at 20:00, Aug 10 at 19:00. Admission: free. St Egídius Church in Bardejov; the Roman Catholic church in Humenné. Tel: 054/4744-003 for Bardejov and 057/7755-548 for Humenné.

FESTIVAL: Lokal Life - The third year of the music festival features Polish, Czech and Slovak bands including Shimek and Kowrat from Poland and Czech outfit Philip TBC on two stages.
Starts: Aug 13 at 12:00. Admission: Sk259. Amphitheatre, Kežmarok. www.ponorka.org.

EXHIBITION: New Document and the World Through Camera Obscura - Košice-based photographers František Konstantinovič, Jozef Šimko, Anton Sergej Mlynárik and Ivan Storinský exhibit their works.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00 until August 24. Admission: free. KOS Gallery, Hviezdoslavova 7, Košice. Tel: 055/7299-605.


Prepared by Jana Liptáková

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