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(Source: Sme - Pavol Funtál)



AUTUMN is often associated with flying kites, and if the weather is fine on October 1 you can – together with children or without them – fly a kite in the pleasant setting of Devín, near Bratislava. The Devínska Šarkaniáda takes place between 14:00 and 16:00 in the premises of Devín Castle near Bratislava and includes a competition for the best kite, cultural performances, and more. Every kite-flyer gets free entry to the castle. For more information, visit www.devin.sk.


FILM FESTIVAL: Filmový Festival Inakosti / Slovak Queer Film Festival – This festival is ‘iný’, i.e. different, as it name in Slovak suggests, and brings a host of movies with the leitmotif of trans-, homo- and bi-sexuality. Films will be screened at several venues in the Slovak capital.

Starts: Sept 29 - Oct 4; Film Faculty of VŠMU Academy of Fine Arts, Meteorit Theatre and Palace Cinemas Polus. Admission: €5-€8. Tel: 02/5293 -3321; www.ticketportal.sk, www.ffi.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Cikker v Pálffyho / Cikker at Pálffy’s – The famous Moyzes Quartet plays chamber music, this time a four-part cycle dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Slovak composer Ján Cikker. The first evening also includes works by Moyzes and Dvořák.

Starts: Sept 28, 19:00; Pál-ffy Palace. Admission: €2-€4. More info: www. kamdomesta.sk.


DANCE THEATRE: Žena z Chitrakari / The Woman from Chitrakari – Presenting the life story of one of the most famous Hungarian artists, Elisabeth Brunner, who spent most of her life in India. The show is danced by a Hungarian troupe, choreographed by Indians Shyamala Surendran and Panni Somi, and directed by Panni Somi.

Starts: Sept 27, 19:00; International Theatre Meteorit, Čulenova 3. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. meteorit-theatre.com.


COUNTRY MUSIC: Lilly of the West – This famous Bulgarian country band, led by Lilly Drumeva, has performed at festivals across Europe and the US. This gig will be played outdoors, and will feature Slovak guests such as Michal Barok on mandolin.

Starts: Sept 28, 18:00; Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info: www.bkis.sk, www. lillydrumeva.net.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak launch of a new Deutsche Grammophon CD of the complete recordings of Mozart's concerts for French horn, performed by Alessio Allegrini.

Starts: Sept 28, 11:00; concert hall Dvorana, Zochova 1. Admission: free. More info: www.humilitas.sk.


DESIGN: Dizajnvíkend Bratislava / Design Weekend – The 3rd year of this event sets out to concentrate the most attractive things, people and events into a few days and a handful of venues, principally the Pisztory Palace and Úľuv’s Dizajn Štúdio.

Starts: Sept 28 - Oct 2; Pisz-tory Palace, Štefánikova 25; SNG, Rázusovo nábrežie 2; Konsepti, Továrenská 10; and others. Admission: mostly free. More info: www. dizajnvikend.sk.

Nové Zámky

EXHIBITION: Pertu No 9 – By Juraj Bartusz and István Nádler, in cooperation with the Hungarian Cultural Institute. The 9th PERTU project tries, as in previous years, to seek parallels between Slovak and Hungarian art.

Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 until Oct 15; Ga-léria umenia, Bjoernsonova 1. Admission: €0.55-€1.33. Tel: 035/6408-440/1/2; www.galerianz.eu.


Banská Bystrica

POPULAR Czech singer Hana Zagorová, a longstanding star of the Czech and Slovak musical scenes who specialises in so-called “beat chanson”, gives a concert in the Štiavničky Sports Hall in Banská Bystrica on September 28, at 19:00. Another Czech pop singer, Petr Rezek, will appear as a guest performer. Tickets cost €19 (in advance) to €23 (at the door) and can be bought through www.ticketportal.sk.


ICE HOCKEY: HKM Zvolen vs HK Dukla Trenčín – Two popular Slovak teams meet within the premier Slovak ice hockey league.

Starts: Sept 30, 17:00; Ice Hockey stadium, Pod dráhami 2293/21. Admission: €3-€6. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.


ANTI-VIOLENCE RALLY: Medzinárodný deň nenásilia - - October 2, the birthday of Mahatmá Gándhí, has become the International Day of Non-Violence. In Martin, there will be a candle demonstration, speech of swami Gajanand (India), Martin Choir singing, folklore ensemble Turiec, drum session, and more.

Starts: September 30, 18:00; Divadelné Square. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.



CLASSICAL MUSIC: Dni českej kultúry / Days of Czech Culture – The 11th year of this festival will open with a concert by Virtuosi di Praga, led by O. Vlček, with A. Poláčková (soprano) and M. Rodriguez-Brüllová (guitar) playing works of V. Pichl, B. Martinů,

A. Dvořák, J. L. Bella, L. Boccherini, W.A. Mozart, N. Hijoshi and others.

Starts: Sept 28, 19:00; E-vangelical Church, Mlynská Street. Admission: voluntary. Tel: 02/5441-8215; www.czc.sk.


LIVE JAZZ: Julia Siedl Quartet – Young Austrian piano player Julia Siedl brings her new band to the city’s 16th International Jazz Festival to play jazz and world music.

Starts: Sept 29, 19:00; GES Club, L. Novomeského 13. Ad-mission: €10 (one day) - €30 (for all 3 days). Tel: 055/6224 -303; www.jazzfest.ges.sk.

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