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World success of Slovak sneakers

The Times considers them to be a hit of summer. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. May 2017, at 6:25

Spectacular Slovakia: Dominican Church on film

Learn about both the history and present of the Dominican Church from a video. Compiled by Spectator staff ,26. May 2017, at 16:00

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western SlovakiaPhoto

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.Samuel Taufer26. May 2017, at 11:37

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between May 26 and June 4, including a football match with veteran stars, a multi-media festival, a night run, a Slovak cycling championship, two… Zuzana Vilikovská ,25. May 2017, at 19:25

Mike Parker's Trio, Slovak stint.

Foreigners: Events in BratislavaPhoto

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between May 25 and Jun 4, including concerts, classical music, international festivals, meeting, bazaar, show, theatre, exhibitions and more. Adriana Petková ,24. May 2017, at 15:31

Fashion Bazaar, illustrative stock photo.

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.Eva Andrejčáková24. May 2017, at 11:24

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

Two Slovak directors and one producer participate in the IFF Cannes

The 70th jubilee of the International Film Festival in Cannes again features the Czech & Slovak Pavilion #133, and three filmmakers from Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. May 2017, at 6:35

Altantis, 2003

Nová dráma/New Drama 2017 awardsPhoto

The gloomy fates of World War II female soldiers, as captured by Svetlana Alexievich and staged by the Chamber Theatre Martin won the most prizes in the main competition. Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská ,23. May 2017, at 15:30

Svetlana Alexievich, Iveta Horváthová: The Unwomanly Face of War; SKD Martin

Meet 21st century Romeo and JulietPhoto

Lovers of classical music, ballet and historicised theatre may protest, but the Romeo and Juliet piece recently premiered in the Slovak National Theatre (SND) digresses from Sheakespeare’s love story immortalised in… Zuzana Vilikovská ,23. May 2017, at 6:50

Peter Dedinský (Romeo), Klaudia Görözdös (Júlia)

Napoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo EmbankmentPhoto

An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. May 2017, at 14:19

Planting "Naopoleon's oak" on May 20, 2017.

Bratislava concert of Depeche Mode unstoppable despite rainPhoto

The stop in the Slovak capital of the famous band was part of their Global Spirit Tour, promoting the latest album. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. May 2017, at 14:13

Depeche Mode in concert in Bratislava

Students create world’s biggest Eco AtlasPhoto

The atlas is made from waste. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. May 2017, at 6:05

Asteroid named after Slovak scientist

An asteroid bears the name Vladobahýl. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. May 2017, at 6:00

Ilusstrative stock photo

Industrial map of Trnava shows unknown sights

In the map are 46 different objects, illustration, short texts and also coordinates. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. May 2017, at 6:50

More than 2,600 Bratislavans joined the campain Bike to Work this year.

Foreigners: Events around SlovakiaPhoto

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between May 19 and 28, including a dance show (tribute to Queen), two opera premieres, the first ever Slovak knife-and axe throwing championship, a… Zuzana Vilikovská ,18. May 2017, at 18:45

Parasport 24 Tour 2016

The only classically trained solo percussionist plays with Slovak PhilharmonicsPhoto

The woman who decided percussions were her true calling, studied them despite physical difficulties, discovered new horizons for herself and others and has become the first percussionist to play solos with classical… Zuzana Vilikovská ,18. May 2017, at 15:25

Dame Evelyn Glennie

Workshops and performances mark the Night of Museums and Galleries

An event that seems to be tailor-made for English speakers is a part of the annual Night of Museums and Galleries in the Slovak National Gallery (SNG) in Bratislava. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. May 2017, at 20:38

Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet - les gens d´Uterpan_X-Event 2.6_Den Frie, Udstillingsbygning, Kopenhagen, Denmark_2012.

Foreigners: Events in BratislavaPhoto

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between May 19 and 28, including concerts, parties, classical music, festivals, running event, meeting, bazaar, exhibitions and more. Adriana Petková ,17. May 2017, at 18:41

Spring Garden Days at Schloss Hof

NGOs will organise another Restaurant Day

Restaurant Day will be held in three cities: Bratislava, Žilina and Prešov. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. May 2017, at 13:50

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