https://spectator.sme.sk/r/22/culture-and-lifestyle/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator1970-01-01T01:00:00ZSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.Petit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20718503/artworks-made-of-snow-grow-in-front-of-rainers-challet.htmlArtworks made of snow grow in front of Rainer's challet2017-12-14T06:31:54ZThe challet's manager, Peter Petras, plans to have them built by Christmas.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20717431/katarina-malikova-has-best-world-music-album-from-eastern-europe.htmlSlovakia produces the best music album in eastern Europe2017-12-13T06:55:00ZBands such as Muzička, Banda and Pacora Trio, also solo singer Katarína Máliková scores well on the European world music scene.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20716847/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2017-12-12T21:36:48ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 15 and December 24, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20717093/the-guardian-bratislava-christmas-markets-are-better-than-the-german-ones.htmlThe Guardian: Bratislava Christmas markets are better than the German ones2017-12-12T14:12:26ZIn its travel section, The Guardian recently compared several Christmas shopping opportunities and seasonal markets around Europe.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20716482/slovak-film-won-the-main-prize-of-silk-road-iff-in-china.htmlSlovak film won the main prize of Silk Road IFF in China2017-12-11T16:35:58ZThe Little Harbour, which was already shown at Berlinale where it received the Children’s Jury Award, continues its worldwide success.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713551/the-most-beautiful-photos-of-the-presov-region.htmlThe most beautiful photos of the Prešov region2017-12-10T06:30:00ZNew perspectives of the Prešov region show the best of the area in a photo competition.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713530/attention-snowmen-fall-from-roof.htmlAttention! Snowmen fall from roof2017-12-09T07:10:00ZMuseum in Svätý Anton cheers its visitors.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713638/slovak-christmas-traditional-and-new.htmlSlovak Christmas - traditional and new2017-12-08T09:45:00ZA chain around the table legs and waiting for a golden pig. Some old Christmas traditions survive to this day and others have disappeared.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713522/ecological-settlement-arises-under-the-tatras.htmlEcological settlement arises under the Tatras2017-12-08T06:00:00ZInhabitants will live in earthen houses and plant 100,000 trees and bushes.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713261/multipart-singing-of-horehronie-inscribed-on-unesco-list.htmlMultipart singing of Horehronie inscribed on UNESCO list2017-12-07T12:28:09ZThe UNESCO committee adopted its decision on December 7.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20712955/christmas-tram-gets-a-brand-new-look-this-year.htmlChristmas tram gets a brand new look this year2017-12-07T12:12:41ZTram decorated as gingerbread househttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20712889/sledging-run-opens-in-the-high-tatras.htmlSledging run opens in the High Tatras2017-12-06T23:07:58ZThe sledge track will be 2.5 kilometres long, all the way from Hrebienok to Starý Smokovec.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20712448/australian-umbilical-brothers-re-visit-bratislava.htmlAustralian Umbilical Brothers re-visit Bratislava2017-12-06T14:25:42ZThe world tour of the Australian Umbilical Brothers duo with their English-language show makes a stop in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20711557/franciscans-renew-the-beauty-of-a-forgotten-advent-tradition.htmlFranciscans renew the beauty of a forgotten Advent tradition2017-12-05T18:12:35ZThe Rorate masses celebrated in candlelight and with church music offer a calming down before Christmashttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20711596/bojnice-castle-will-get-a-christmas-look-plus-st-nicholas-is-arriving.htmlBojnice Castle will get a Christmas look and welcome St Nicholas2017-12-05T13:48:36ZFrom St Nicholas’ day until Epiphany, Bojnice Castle will be covered in Christmas decorations, including handmade pictures by children.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20710947/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2017-12-05T08:16:23ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 8 and December 17, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20709033/slovak-films-shown-abroad-awarded-at-home.htmlSlovak films shown abroad, awarded at home2017-12-04T19:35:00ZSlovak films, now successfully screened within the country, have also been shown at foreign festivals with much acclaim.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20710587/skiing-season-opens-in-most-slovak-resorts.htmlSkiing season opens2017-12-04T13:19:55ZThanks to hefty snowfall, lots of natural snow awaited skiers in many Slovak ski resorts during the opening weekend of December 1-3.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20708095/slovak-made-most-viral-video-on-facebook.htmlSlovak made most viral video on Facebook2017-12-03T06:15:00ZMillions of people in the world watch videos by Michal Krivička, who also films for Hollywood.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20708021/renewing-the-tradition-of-feather-processing.htmlRenewing the tradition of feather processing2017-12-02T06:20:00ZIn the past, people got together to process feathers, crack nuts, shell beans and gossip through the cold months.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20709014/the-open-opera-project-presents-alternative-to-traditional-opera-houses.htmlThe Open Opera project presents alternative to traditional opera houses2017-12-01T16:37:28ZThe first work of the new project is the lesser known comical opera by Gioacchino Rossini in a chamber version with only three performances planned for now.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20708412/archivist-is-officer-and-detective-in-one.htmlArchivist is officer and detective in one2017-12-01T08:47:25ZBratislava City Archive is one of the best preserved city archives in central Europehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20708027/snina-has-new-wooden-cathedral-with-almost-no-nails.htmlSnina has new wooden cathedral – with almost no nails2017-12-01T07:25:00ZThe new cathedral is dedicated to the Great Moravian Prince Rastislav.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20707327/bratislava-offers-rich-christmas-programme.htmlPeace, joy and good cheer pack a punch in the streets of Bratislava and its regions. Wassail!2017-11-30T21:53:12ZAs well as the city centre, individual boroughs are hosting Christmas markets this year; the nearby Schloss Hof is offering a Christmas programme too.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20707659/famous-painter-bazovsky-was-also-a-photographer.htmlFamous painter Bazovský was also a photographer2017-11-30T17:45:00ZThe iconic Slovak painter Miloš Alexander Bazovský, whose many works revive the rural idylls or stylised portraits of Slovaks and Slovakia, also made numerous photographs on his travels around the country. What was once an appendix to his work has now become the core of current exhibition.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20708113/fujara-teacher-in-the-us-americans-are-enchanted-by-the-instrument.htmlFujara teacher in the US: Americans are enchanted by the instrument2017-11-30T16:47:21ZUnique Slovak musical instrument draws attention abroad, also thanks to Czechoslovak expatriate Bob Rychlik.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20707801/how-is-traditional-christmas-pasta-made.htmlHow is traditional Christmas pasta made?2017-11-30T13:49:56Z“Hrtánky” were typical for families manufacturing mill sacks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20706490/blog-poetry-slam-one-year-on.htmlBlog: Poetry slam – one year on2017-11-29T14:25:43ZThe Clash of Languages invites Spoken Word artists from different countries, to compete in their languages as teams.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20706708/the-trencianska-tepla-trencianske-teplice-tram-closes-successful-tourist-season.htmlThe Trenčianska Teplá – Trenčianske Teplice tram closes successful tourist season2017-11-29T13:56:26ZThere will be a last special ride on a unique electric railway on December 2, concluding a good tourist season in which it transported 11,000 people.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20705612/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2017-11-28T21:29:51ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 1 and December 10, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20705770/tourists-can-find-miniatures-of-chalets-in-the-tatras-at-hrebienok.htmlTourists can find miniatures of chalets in the Tatras at Hrebienok2017-11-28T14:06:21ZWithout having to hike big distances, visitors of the Hrebienok resort can find mini replicas of 10 Slovak and one Polish mountain chalet from the Tatra area.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20705357/children-perform-a-mini-concert-for-a-tram-driver-celebrating-his-birthday-today.htmlChildren perform a mini concert for a tram driver celebrating his birthday2017-11-27T22:08:17ZThe driver is known for sharing his birthday celebrations with his passengershttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20705050/aleksince-has-a-communist-museum-seven-metres-under-the-surface.htmlAlekšince has a communist museum, seven metres under the surface2017-11-27T16:22:02ZAn original, secret reserve command centre and underground bunker has been made into a unique museum.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20699001/foreigners-top-10-events-around-slovakia-in-december.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events around Slovakia in December2017-11-27T10:50:00ZThe selection of events not to miss in the various regions of Slovakia this month.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20704546/the-castle-reveals-a-signature-one-of-its-owners.htmlThe castle reveals a signature one of its owners2017-11-26T22:04:00ZRobber knight brothers, one of who became a governor, left his mark.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20703032/hikers-confuse-skull-for-stone.htmlHikers confuse skull for stone2017-11-25T07:15:00ZA hiker found a skull, attached to a skeleton, in archaeologically rich Kostolec.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20703574/christmas-bazaar-returns-to-the-old-market-hall.htmlOld Market Hall will host Christmas Bazaar on Sunday2017-11-24T17:01:54ZOne of the events which presents diplomatic communities residing in Slovakia to the wider public is the traditional Christmas Bazaar, which focuses on gastronomy and charity.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20703397/festival-gives-voice-to-voiceless.htmlFestival gives voice to voiceless2017-11-24T14:42:27ZThe Error 2017 festival, unique in Europe, presents theatre of the homeless, disabled or socially disadvantaged people from all over Europe over two days .https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20703076/messerschmidt-created-most-of-his-character-heads-in-pressburg.htmlMesserschmidt created most of his character heads in Pressburg2017-11-24T13:00:00ZBratislava will name a square after the prominent artisthttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20700144/blog-slovak-national-uprising-in-our-live-memory.htmlBlog: Slovak National Uprising in our live memory2017-11-24T10:25:00ZAn important but haunting memorial can be found in the Low Tatra Mountains not far from Banská Bystrica, in former village Kalište.