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Western SLOVAKIA

EĽRO festival of traditional crafts in Kežmarok.(Source: TASR)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
THE TRAVELLING exhibition of Norwegian traditional arts and crafts presents 18 Norwegian artists at the ÚĽUV Gallery of traditional and modern art, on Obchodná 64 in Bratislava, offering glass, ceramic and metal arts and crafts. Norwegian artists combine traditional skills with modern innovative concepts. Lars Sture is the curator of the current selection, which can be seen Tuesdays through Fridays between 12:00 and 18:00, and on Saturdays between 10:00 and 14:00. Admission is free, more information available at www.uluv.sk.

Bratislava
CHOIR MUSIC:
The 100-member National Youth Choir of Scotland comes to Bratislava, singing Mozart’s Requiem and Crucifixus by Paul Mealor, conducted by Christopher Bell with David Hamilton on organ.
Starts: July 10, 19:00; Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio building, Mýtna 1. Admission: voluntary, proceeds go toward the granite book with the inscription of Edinburgh for the Martin Rázus monument in Bratislava. Tel: 02/ 5727-3624; www.juras.sk; www.slovakradio.sk.

Bratislava
FRENCH CULTURE:
French Day 2013 – Anniversary of the Conquest of the Bastille! – The French Embassy shares its country’s state holiday celebration with visitors and locals, offering music, a competition of francophone music, juggling and a host of French national meals, delicacies, products as well as games for children.
Starts: July 11, 15:00; Main Square. Admission: free. More info: www.bkis.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Árstídir – This Icelandic group famous for their dreamy melodies and lyrics in their mother tongue is performing in the Slovak capital on its European tour.
Starts: July 11, 20:00; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €8. Tel: 0948/ 327-333; www.hlava22.sk.

Bratislava
MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Medzinárodný mládežnícky hudobný festival / International Youth Music festival – This festival of youth choirs and orchestras combines people from Hong Kong, Mexico, South Africa, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Slovenia and Estonia to perform all genres, including, among others, gospel, jazz, big band and percussion music, in various churches of Bratislava.
Starts: July 11-14, various churches. Admission: free. More info: www.choral-music.sk.

Bratislava
MUSIC-DANCE-THEATRE:
Igor Stravinsky – Príbeh vojaka / The Soldier’s Tale – This performance combining dance, music (with international performers) and narration is a musical tale for adults encompassing the never-ending battle between good and the evil.
Starts: July 14, 20:30; Main Square. Admission: free. More info: www.bkis.sk.

Bratislava
CROATIAN MUSIC:
Dobro došli – This Croatian folklore festival celebrates the 480th anniversary of settlement by Croatian settlers in the then western Hungarian Kingdom.
Starts: July 13, 18:00; Museum of Croatian Culture in Slovakia of the Slovak National Museum (MKCHS), Istrijská 68. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2049-3101;
www.snm-mkchs.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Martin Bu – Porcelán a obsah / Porcelain and Content – Martin Bu combines the study of ceramics with the study of industrial design, exhibiting in Slovakia as well as abroad. He explores the relationship between form and content, recycling traditional materials into surprising new contexts and meanings.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Aug 1; Gallery NOVA, Baštová 2. Admission: free. More info: www.galeria-nova.sk.

Nové mesto nad Váhom
LIVE MUSIC:
POP fest – One-day open-air festival of popular music features bands from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, like Peter Bič Project, Monika Bagárová, Fuera Fondo and others.
Starts: July 14, 19:00; Zelená Voda open-air amphitheatre near Nové Mesto nad Váhom. Admission: €10 (in advance, www.ticketportal.sk), €15 at the site. More info: www.bluenote.sk.

Topoľčany
MUSEUM:
Čriepky z histórie Topoľčian – Fragments from the History of Topoľčany – This exhibition at the Tríbeč Museum shows the history of the town of Topoľčany, exploring the lifestyle of the Middle Ages, as well as guilds, markets and education. The exhibitions are based on archaeological research as well as several historical institutions and museums.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:30; Sat 10:00-16:00 until Aug 30; Tríbečské múzeum, Krušovská 291. Admission: €0.40-€0.80. Tel: 038/5323-253; www.tribecskemuzeum.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Banská Štiavnica
MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Schemnitiensis – This international music festival offers on July 11 a concert featuring contemporary classical music performed by István Szigeti, Gyula Pintér, Ivan Zvarík and Adam Marec.
Starts: July 11, 18:00; HUAJA concert hall, Botanická 2. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Žilina
LITERARY DEBATE:
O láske a bolesti podľa C.S. Lewisa / On Love and Pain According to C.S. Lewis – Professor Jerry Root from Wheaton College in Illinois, an expert on the life and work of C.S. Lewis, lectures on the author’s message and offers a public discussion in English and Slovak.
Starts: July 13, 17:00; Nadácia POLIS, Mariánske Square 31. Admission: free. More info: www.nadaciapolis.sk, www.kamdomesta.sk.

Žilina
MUSICAL WORKSHOP/CONCERT:
Deloitte Academy – The Vieni Academy project connects the young musical community in Slovakia through a week-long programme for musicians and music teachers, focusing on the works of Louis Andriessen, Milan Adamčiak, Marián Lejava and Martin Burlas, concluding with a performance for the public.
Starts: July 8, 20:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: voluntary, paid during departure. Tel: 041/5005-064; www.stanica.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Kežmarok
FESTIVAL:
The European Folk Crafts (EĽRO), the biggest and one of the first festivals of its kind in Europe, enters its 23rd year combining a historical market with a show of traditional crafts, fencing, dance, folklore ensembles, music and falconers. It takes place on the weekend of July 12-14. The rich programme is spread around the town of Kežmarok, including its castle and courtyard, and at the stage near the town hall. Starting with a parade on Friday, it offers a variety of events and closes on Sunday with the coronation of the “King of Crafts”. More information can be obtained at www.elro.kezmarok.sk.

Zemplínska Šírava
MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Space Music Summer 2013 – The traditional series of summer open-air music festivals, with its new name and logo, starts at the Zemplínska Šírava dam in eastern Slovakia and continues to Duchonka near Prašice, Ružiná near Lučenec in central Slovakia and concludes at the Orava Dam. Musicians include Horkýže Slíže, Polemic, Paranoid, Slobodná Európa, A.M.O, Majk Spirit and Ego, among others.
Starts: July 12-13; the bank near the Thermal Park in Kaluže. Admission: €16.00 for the entire festival. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Košice
BOTANICAL EXHIBITION:
„Sukulentný svet pod šírym nebom“ / “Succulents’ World In the Open” – This open-air exhibition presents succulents, rock gardens and cacti in the Bogoflor complex.
Open: daily 11:00-19:00 until July 20; Bogoflor complex, Maša – Mlynky za Myslavou. Admission: voluntary. Tel: 055/6853-083; www.bogoflor.sk.

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