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J. Feigl - Nórsko (Source: Courtesy of GUBA)



THE EXHIBITION of photographs “Severnejšie ako na severe – Nórsko” / “More northerly than the north – Norway” in GUBA 7B gallery at Galvaniho 7B in Bratislava combines works of Jozef Feigl and Ľubica Kremeňová, two artists who love travelling and taking pictures of their travels. This time, their lenses focused on Norway and visitors can compare these two points of view. The exhibition runs until April 28 and can be seen for free daily from 8:00 to 19:00. For more information, call 0907/150-345 or go to www.guba.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: Melos-Étos – The festival of modern classical music offers in its 11th year one matinee and 10 evening performances under the motto Music is Everywhere. The festival’s opening evening presents the Slovak Philharmonic directed by Leon Botstein (US) performing La Sindon by Arvo Pärt, Aquarius by Andrej Slezák and Harmonielehre by John Adams.

Starts: Nov 4 – 13; various sites. Admission: various, tickets are normally available on the door one hour before the start of each performance. More info: www. hc.sk/melos-ethos.


BALLET: Odysseus / Ulysses - Michael Kocáb, Ondrej Šoth – The ancient myth of Ulysses gets a new interpretation in the form of a multimedia dance production choreographed by Ondrej Šoth to music by the famous Czech rock musician and composer Michael Kocáb.

Starts: Nov 4, 19:00; Slovak National Theatre new building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €6-€12. Tel: 02/2047-2299; www.snd.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: SKO2 - Slovak Chamber Orchestra of Bohdan Warchal – The orchestra, led by Ewald Danel with Katarína Turnerová on piano, performs the Slovak premiere of Ľubica Čekovská’s Theatre Music for String Orchestra, Karl Ditter von Dittersdorf’s Concert for Harp and Orchestra in A Major and Mozart’s Symphony in A Major KV 201.

Starts: Nov 6, 16:00; Dvorana concert hall, Zochova 1. Admission: €6. Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk.


COFFEE TASTING: Coffee Tasters’ Training – The International Institute of Coffee Tasters and GreenTree Caffé organise trainings for coffee-connoisseurs in order to better understand the underlying culture connected to this drink. The training session lasts 8 hours.

Starts: Nov 5, GreenTree Caffé, Ventúrska 20. Admission: €90+VAT. Tel: 0911/ 361-251, info@greentreecaffe. com; www.greentreecaffee .com.


EXHIBITION: Loopholes to Happiness – A team exhibition curated by Maja and Reuben Fowkes explores freedom-enhancing loopholes on the margins of repressive social systems and searches for new forms of resistance to the endless pressure of production. The participating artists are A. Chodzko, P. Feriancová, S. Labrovič, C. Muresan, Cs. Nemes, N. Prlja, J. Simon, P. Szabó and K. Ševcic.

Open: Wed-Fri 13:00-16:00 until Nov 19; amt_pro–

ject, Baštová 1. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5441-0998; www.amtproject.sk.


EXHIBITION: Loretánske litánie / Litanies of Loreto – The Gallery of the Trnava Arch-diocese presents an exhibition by Eva Trizuljaková representing a selection of her series of tapestries, pastels and textile collages.

Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until the end of 2012; Gallery of the Arch-diocese, Jána Hollého 10, entry from M. Sch. Trnavský Street. Admission: free. Tel: 0948/260-266; www.abu.sk.



MUSICAL ON ICE: Mrázik na ľade / Father Frost on Ice – This popular musical for children based on an old Russian fairytale has been adapted to be danced and performed on ice, further enhancing its appeal.

Starts: Nov 5, 15:00 and 19:00; HKM Zvolen ice-stadium, Pod dráhami 2293/21. Ad-mission: €12-€35. Tel: 02/5293 -3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

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ART FESTIVAL: Barbakan – This now-traditional popular festival combines movies, music and visual arts at three venues simultaneously: the SNP Museum, Klub 77 and the Záhrada art centre.

Starts: Nov 2-6. Admission: various. More info: www.barbakanfest.sk.



THE ORIGINAL Russian ensemble of the Moscow City Ballet founded by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov comes to Košice with a classical staging of Swan Lake, one of the masterpieces of Russian cultural heritage. Tickets for the ballet, on November 6 at the Steel Aréna, cost from €14.90 to €24.90 and can be bought through www.ticketportal.sk. For more information, please go to www.gess.sk or call 055/6221345.


MUSIC FESTIVAL: XXI. Festival duchovnej piesne / 21st Festival of Spiritual Songs – This presentation of choral music will introduce eight Slovak and four foreign ensembles singing spiritual songs focused on the Byzantine rite.

Starts: Nov 6, cinema hall of the House of Culture. Admission: free. More info: www.zborppgojdica.sk, www.mskssnina.sk.


EXHIBITION: Gauguinove novotlače v zbierkach Šarišskej galérie / Gauguin’s Prints in the Collections of the Šariš Gallery – This exhibition, which opens on November 3, presents rare prints by Gauguin.

Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00-17:00; Thu 9:00-18:00; Sun 14:30-18:30; Šariš Gallery, Hlavná 51. Admission: €0.50 -€1. Tel: 051/7725-423; www. sgpresov.sk.

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