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NEW MINORITIES WEEKBratislava, April 28th – May 4th 2011

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Bratislava, April 28th – May 4th 2011

Thursday, April 28th 2011

5 p.m.: Opening of the festival, reading Herzlich Willkommen
Theatre Meteorit, Čulenova street 3

Slovak-Swiss journalist and writer Irena Brežná will present her new book (also) about migration.

8 p.m.: Japanese farce Kjógen
Theatre Meteorit, Čulenova street 3

Small theatre of Kjógen from Brno will bring this classical genre of Japanese theatre to the Slovak audience in form of two farces.

Friday, April 29th 2011

3 p.m. - 10 p.m.: FSEV fest feat. [fjúžn]
Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Mlynské luhy 4

Every year the festival Week of New Minorities stops by at the craziest faculty in the city. We will fuse together with the FSEV fest, in which apart of the other activities you can look forward to a temperament La3no Cubano, awarded film Foreigner (Die Fremde, 2010, Germany, dir. F. Aladag), free flamenco-dance lesson, Living Library with the refugees and migrants, NGO’s stalls, discussions, catering and much more...( Don’t worry, the hockey will be there! And with our own commentators!)

Saturday, April 30th 2011

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: ťuťuli – muťuli Discover different cultures
Bibiana, Pánska 41

Well established multi-kulti workshops for babes, toddlers, crawlers, dumplings and other little ones. Painting, drumming, horsing around...

Queensday in Dunaj
Let’s celebrate Beatrix’s the Dutch Queen’s birthday!

5 p.m.: presentation of the book Košice- dzivosť v srdci, opening of the exhibition Human Landscapes of Košice
KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3

Dutch photograph Illah van Oijen, presently living in Bratislava, hanged around the eastern metropolis with her lenses. For the first time ever she will show us what caught her attention....
The exhibition Human Landscapes of Košice in KC Dunaj from April 30th till May 13th 2011.

6 p.m.: city jam Street Art Communication
KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3

They have sprayed all around the Košice, now they will leave their trace in Bratislava.

8 p.m.: concert Happy birthday, Beatrix!
KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3; entrance fee 4 €

Queen’s birthday celebration will end up in a really royal style with high-quality hip-hop by Dutch L4 and a local set MtotheG (Artattack).

Sunday, May 1st 2011

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: party for ladies only! Babinec
Córdoba centre for intercultural dialog, Obchodná 31

All the ladies, lassies, dolls and squaws, come to Córdoba and join us at the girl’s gathering. You will see what you’ve never seen before (exhibition Women of the world, display of Muslim clothes) and you will learn a lot of useful “how-to” (manufacturing of jewelry, subtle kerchief tying, henna painting). For the dessert, all sorts of ethno-delicacies.

7 p.m.: movie Krásnej život budu mít (Czech rep., 2006, dir. P Koutecký)
KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3

Documentary about searching the new home in strange environment and about the therapeutic effects of artistic expression. Pavel Koutecký is mapping the life of actors from Prague’s theatre Archa during their several months stay in a refugee camp.

8 p.m.: concert Allstar Refjúdží Band
KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3; entrance fee 3€

After last year’s success the Czech band mixed from all over the world is back and some good fun comes with them.

Monday, May 2nd 2011

2 p.m.: presentation of Integration policy – Slovakia in European comparisons
Divadlo Meteorit, Čulenova 3; in cooperation with the British Council

MIPEX III is a study comparing integration policies of 31 European countries and the U.S. The output will be discussed by: Thomas Huddleston (Migration Policy Group, Brussels), Michal Vašečka (Center for Research of Ethnicity and Culture) a Martina Janíková (Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic). Moderator: Oľga Gyárfášová (Institute for Public Affairs)

5 p.m.: discussion We do (not) want foreign, we do (not) give ours
Theatre Meteorit, Čulenova 3

What do the parliamentary parties officials think about migration? Will be our borders ever open or will the Slovakia stay an impregnable fortress?

8 p.m.: concert Remedios
Divadlo Meteorit, Čulenova 3

Slovak flamenco with a flavour of jazz and new music. Remedios is small scale grouping of professional musicians devoted to music from Andalusia.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

10 a.m.: student debate Slovakia should actively support integration of the migrants
Divadlo Meteorit, Čulenova 3

Two groups of secondary school students. Ones are for, the others are against. Which one will come out as a winner?

4 p.m.: movie Shouf shouf habibi! (Holland, 2004, dir. A.Ter Heerdt)
Divadlo Meteorit, Čulenova 3; entrance fee 1€

Just a little bit absurd comedy about how the strangers must always stick together. Twenty years old Moroccan Abdulah is trying to find his way around in Holland.

6 p.m.: movie Divadlo bez domova (Australia, Slovakia, 2010, dir. B. Richards)
Divadlo Meteorit, Čulenova 3; entrance fee 1€

Australian point of view on the backstage of Bratislava’s “street migrants” theatre.

8 p.m.: movie Head-on (Gegen die wand, 2004, r.F.Akin)
Divadlo Meteorit, Čulenova 3; entrance fee 1€

Desperate love of Cahit and Sibel, the two Turkish immigrants, will start in an Institute of mental health. Golden Bear for best film at the Berlinale for German director of Turkish origin Fatih Akin.

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

7 p.m.: discussion Migrants in the spotlight
Artforum, Kozia 20

How many migrants are there in Slovakia? Are they invisible or we just don’t want to see them? How is their life? These questions and many more will be discussed in a bookshop full of books from all around the world.

9 p.m.: concert Balkansambel
Kafe Scherz, Partizánska 2

As a grand finale we will serve you a rich fusion of Balkan rhythms from Žilina. Say good bye to the 6th Week of New Minorities on the party in Kafe Scherz!

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