Countrywide Events


(Source: A. Venzago)


THE ORIGINAL musical concept behind Baroque Minimal is to highlight the minimalist principle in classical music. At a concert on September 10 at 20:00, in the Klarisky / Clarissen concert hall in Klariská Street in Bratislava, Igor Karško (Slovakia-Switzerland, violin and leadership), Petra Noskaiová (Slovakia, mezzo-soprano), Charlotte Hug (Switzerland, viola, vocals, in the photo) and the Minimal chamber orchestra will perform works by Händel, Pachelbel, Merula, Purcell, Marini, Scarlatti and Hug. Tickets cost €5-€9 and can be bought through For more info, please visit

Jazyková kaviareň / Language Café – Aspiring linguists who want to discuss various topics in their favourite language can choose between English, German, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Korean.
Starts: September 7, 17:30; Café Studio, Laurinská 13. Admission: free. More info:,, www. /sk.

Projekt 100 2011 – The 17th travelling show of exceptional movies, representing part of the world’s cinematographic heritage, will visit 33 cities and towns, starting with Bratislava.
Starts: September 8 to14 - Melancholia (international co -production, 2011), Sept. 15-21 Norwegian Wood (Noruwei No Mori, Japan, 2011); Mladosť cinema, Hviezdoslavovo Square 14. Admission: €3. Tel: 02/5443-5003;

Tea ceremony and Kódó workshop – The Sakura club of the Japanese Embassy presents a tea ceremony, led by Mrs Magumi Mori, lecturer in the tea ceremony from the Enshu School, and a Kódó (Magic of Japanese Scents) workshop by Mr Satora Horiguchi.
Starts: September 8, 11:00; Japanese Embassy, Main Square 2. Admission: free, but participants must register in advance. Tel: 02/5980-0101;

Holes – World renowned dancer and choreographer David Zambrano will open the new season at the elledanse dance school/ theatre with this project, in cooperation with the Les SlovaKs grouping. After performing at elledanse they will make a short tour of Slovakia together.
Starts: September 9, 20:00; T & D House, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €5-€10. Tel: 0905/ 433-378;
The new season in the Slovak National Theatre starts with a Gala-concert dedicated to Visegrad Group' twentieth anniversary (V4 includes Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary), offering apart from Slovak performers also guests from abroad: Katarzyna Oles-Blacha (PL, soprano), Tomasz Kuk (Pl, tenor); Atilla B. Kiss (HU, bass), Borbála Keszei (HU, soprano); and Pavla Vykopalová (CZ, soprano) and Richard Novák (CZ, bass). The programme includes arias and duettos from Donizetti's, Verdi's, Erkel's, Moniusek's, Suchoň's, Smetana's and Dvořák's operas.
Starts: September 10, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-30. Tel: 02/2047-2299;

Cinematik – The 6th edition of this international movie festival aims to attract – and also “educate” – young audiences. This year, it focuses on the dark side of sci-fi, Jacques Audiard (the first book of a new series, “Cinematik”, is dedicated to him) and film animation.
Starts: September 9 to 15; Kúpeľný ostrov / Spa Island and its surroundings. Admission: various. Tel: 0914/266 -911;


Banská Štiavnica
Salamandrové dni / Salamander Days – The tourist season in this old mining town culminates with a festival, originally celebrating the Day of Miners, that offers crafts, competitions, markets, food, entertainment, but especially the historical Salamander Procession.
Starts: September 8 to 10; various sites. Admission: free. More info: www.

Banská Bystrica
The already traditional City Days will host the 354-th Radvaň Market (Radvaň is a Bystrica borough), Market of Folk Arts, opne museums and galleries, historical march through city by King Mathias (Corvinus) on Friday, with Balkan bras (Boban i Marko Markovič orchestra), Gypsy music (Bartošovci from nearby Čierny Balog) and with numerous musical genres and blends throughout the whole weekend.
Starts: September 9-11; downtown Banská Bystrica. Admission: free. More info:

Svet plastikových modelov a modelárov / The World of Plastic Models and Modellers – The 30th anniversary of Albatros, the club for plastic modellers, inspired this exhibition that shows models of aeroplanes, military equipment and vehicles, including period items.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until September 30; Slovak National Museum, Malá Hora 2. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 043/ 4131-011;


Hlasy pre zajtrajšok / Voices for Tomorrow is a European project of integration through art initiated by the international Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the NGO ETP Slovensko. In September, Hlasy pre zajtrajšok will offer artistic workshops for Roma children from Moldava nad Bodvou and Košice (some lead by Ida Kelarová, in the photo); and on September 7, at 19:30 in the House of Arts (the residence of the State Philharmonic) in Košice, professional performers give a concert, as will 15 youths from Moldava nad Bodvou and members of the Slumdog Theatre. Admission is free. For more info, please visit:

Lukáš Adamec & Siempre Cassovia Sound System – An unplugged concert by the winner of the Česko-Slovenská Superstar TV competition and his band.
Starts: September 9, 19:00; courtyard of Kežmarok Castle. Admission: €4 (in advance, from Town Culture Centre) - €5 (on the door). Tel: 052/ 4522-165;

Rómovia očami Jaroslava Balvína / Roma through the Eyes of Jaroslav Balvín – A photography exhibition by a man who has studied Roma history, life and culture, worked with Roma on a long-term basis and recorded their lives in expressive pictures.
Open: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9:00-17:00 until September 29; Podtatranská knižnica / Tatra Library, Podtatranská 1548/1. Admission: free. Tel: 052/7729 -495;

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