Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Events Countrywide

Prepared by Jana Liptáková


THE WORKS of Karel Appel bring an explosion of light and colour to Danubiana. Many consider the expressionist to be Holland's most important artist. His paintings, sculptures and ceramics are unique, due to his ability to see through the eyes of a child: to paint with a child's invention and freedom. The exhibition runs at the Danubiana Modern Art Museum at the Čunovo Water Works until December 10. It is open daily except Monday between 10:00 and 18:00. Tickets cost Sk60. Tel: 02/6252-8501.
photo: Danubiana Museum

LIVE MUSIC: Waking Vision Tour - Martin Valihora, John Shannon, Peter Stolzman, Evan Gregor and guests, Šeban, Rózsa and Buntaj, perform.
Starts: Sep 20 at 20:00. Admission: Sk190. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

FESTIVAL: Folkfest Ružinov - The second year of the folk dance and music festival presents troupes from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Poland.
Runs: Sep 23-24. Admission: free. Štrkovec recreation area, Drieňová 9. Tel: 02/4333-7449.

COMPETITION: Lacrosse Tournament - Teams from the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia compete in the Canadian sport derived from the Native American game, Baggataway.
Runs: Sep 24-25. Admission: free. Ružinov Sports Club, Nevädzova 2. Tel: 0905/783-303.

HORSE RACE: Saint Leger And European Championship of the Amazons - The Slovak horse-racing season continues with a competition of amateur female horse drivers at the Petržalka racecourse.
Starts: Sep 25 at 14:00. Admission: Sk40. Závodisko (Racecourse), Starohájska 29. Tel: 02/6241-1504.


JÁN Koniarek Gallery in Trnava, in collaboration with FRAC du Grand Est, has prepared an extensive exhibition of contemporary visual art called In-Formation. The display presents a selection of collections from five regional contemporary FRAC art centres from Eastern France. Visitors will find works by 30 top French and international artists, including Hilla and Bernd Becher, Hubert Duprat, Douglas Gordon, Bernard Lavier, Allan Sekula, and Chen Zhen. The exhibition takes place on all exhibition premises of the gallery, i.e. the Synagogue - the Centre of Contemporary Art at Halenárska 2 and the Koppel House at Zelený kríček 3. It is open Tue-Fri 9:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until October 30. Tickets cost Sk20. For more information call 033/5514-657.
photo: Ján Koniarek Gallery

FESTIVAL: International Festival of Choirs - The festival features choirs from twin towns of Šaľa - Czech Telč, Polish Konskie, Hungarian Oroszlány and Finnish Kuhmo.
Runs: Sept 19-25 at 20:00 (the closing concert on Sep 25 starts at 15:00). Admission: free. Church and the courtyard of the local manor house, Šaľa. Tel: 031/7704-051.

COMPETITION: Cowboy Action Shooting - International championship to find the best gunslingers takes place in Slovakia.
Runs: Sep 24-25. Admission: free. Domaniža, near Považská Bystrica. Tel: 0905/989-909.

EXHIBITION: Jana Farmanová - Young Slovak painter, whose works toured Great Britain, Germany and the US, exhibits her latest acryl-oil canvases.
Open: daily from 10:00-19:30 until September 23. Admission: free. Malá galéria Akcent, Kúpeľná 4, Nitra.
Tel.: 037/6517-604.

EXHBITION: Create No Illusions About What We Really Are - Martin Marenčin documents the life of Slovaks within the Slowly Slovakia project.
Open: Tue-Sun 14:00-17:00 until October 2. Admission: free. Štefan Prokop Gallery, Potočná 5, Pezinok. Tel: 033/6411-166.


EXHIBITION: Westcare - Young German artist Sara Lehn invited artists from Eastern and Central Europe to prepare "aid packages for the West", to think of what people in the West lack.
Open: Sep 20-22, 16:00-22:00. Admission: free. Žilina-Záriečie Station culture centre, Žilina. Tel: 0907/137-145.

PERFORMANCE: Kinderreich-Intimate World - The Bratislava artistic grouping Aktivnagruppa holds a joint multimedia project with other Slovak artists.
Starts: Sep 24 at 16:00. Admission: free. Former cement factory (cementáreň), Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4155-085.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bridges between UNESCO Towns - Members of Virtuosi di Praga perform the famous Te Deum, under the baton of Oldřich Vlček.
Starts: Sep 25 at 19:00. Admission: Sk100. St Egídius Church, Bardejov.

MARKET: Ľubovňa Market - The 14th year of the traditional market offers works by handicraftsmen, and a cultural and sports programme.
Runs: Sep 23-25. Admission: free. Námestie sv. Mikuláša, Stará Ľubovňa. Tel: 052/4321-713.

Prepared by Jana Liptáková

Top stories

Historically first ex-ministers were sentenced for the bulletin-board tender

Former construction ministers of the SNS party have received years in prison for the scandal surrounding the infamous bulletin-board tender. The other three defendants, ministry officers, have been acquitted.

L-R: Marian Janušek is ianugurated as replacing Igor Štefanov in post of construction minister, April 2009.

Refurbishment of Trnavské Mýto has started

The facelift of the underpass crossing should be completed by summer. Fate of nearby Istropolis still not known

Reconstruction of Trnavské Mýto underpass started.

Europe will continue fighting dual quality products

The recent Bratislava summit raised some suggestions on solving the problem, but it will be a long process.

Yeme grocery store in Bratislava.

The chairman of the committee tasked to improve tax returns has problems himself

The newly set-up committee meant to prepare a law on the more detailed property disclosures of politicians is headed by ex-minister Martin Glváč from Smer, who is refusing to publish details of his assets.

L-R: Martin Glváč and Andrej Danko