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/20805959/slovak-conductor-with-world-record-dies.htmlSlovak conductor with world record dies2018-04-20T07:25:00ZHe conducted choirs for the longest time in the world.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20807939/slovak-philharmonic-plays-a-work-by-slovak-composer-composed-for-the-essen-philharmonic-in-national-premiere.htmlSlovak Philharmonic plays a work by Slovak composer in national premiere2018-04-19T19:43:57ZThe two concerts at the end of this week will he conducted by British Slovak Philharmonic principal conductor, James Judd and feature British pianist Stephen Hough.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20806868/festival-aims-to-build-trust-between-foreigners-and-natives.htmlFestival aims to build trust between foreigners and natives2018-04-19T06:30:00ZAfter having shifted the attention to new minorities appearing in Slovakia, the 13th year of the “multicultural festival focusing on minorities”, fjúžn, aims to boost mutual trust.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20807156/bratislava-city-days-2018-takes-place-this-weekend.htmlBratislava city days to open the 2018 tourist season this weekend2018-04-18T22:47:08ZIt's a tradition in the second half of April for the Slovak capital to offer a host of events and free admission to several venues.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20806974/the-good-market-returns-to-jakubovo-square.htmlThe Good Market returns to Jakubovo Square2018-04-18T18:54:20ZVisitors can again buy quality and hand-made goods and get to know the local community.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20806687/nu-dance-fest-focuses-on-anniversaries-czech-slovak-collaboration.htmlNu Dance Fest focuses on anniversaries, Czech & Slovak collaboration2018-04-18T15:44:07ZThis time around the contemporary dance festival is offering the leitmotiv of Czechoslovakia, ongoing Czech and Slovak cooperation as well as Slovak collaboration with other countries, including Canada and Slovenia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20804116/bratislava-is-up-to-date-with-the-west.htmlBratislava is up to date with the West2018-04-18T14:20:06ZTourists will find many examples that prove Bratislava is a modern capital, catching up fast with its western-European counterparts - and not just in the food industry.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805183/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-04-17T22:20:00ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 20 and April 29, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805766/run-for-fun-in-bratislava.htmlRun for fun in Bratislava2018-04-17T16:00:00ZRunning enthusiasts have a plethora of opportunities for running in Slovakia’s capital, be it a daily run or a big running event.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805668/the-zahoracik-tourist-train-starts-its-second-season.htmlThe Záhoráčik tourist train starts its second season2018-04-17T13:37:19ZThe train connecting the westernmost municipality in Slovakia with a tourist destination, both in the Záhorie region around the capital, will start operating by the end of April.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805361/hollywood-filmmakers-to-visit-bratislava-festival.htmlHollywood filmmakers to visit Bratislava festival2018-04-16T23:25:15ZThe seventh year of the Visegrad Film Forum has attracted guests experienced on the international film scene, including an editor, a cinematographer, and an architect of great, legendary movies, among others.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20802223/connecting-modern-comfort-with-tradition.htmlConnecting modern comfort with tradition2018-04-16T06:00:00ZA stay at the Danubia Gate Hotel is truly unforgettable due to the hotel’s perfect marriage of modern and historical.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20801918/5-places-to-visit-in-the-vicinity-of-bratislava.html5 places to visit in the vicinity of Bratislava2018-04-16T06:00:00ZTo choose five places of interest from as many as bookful of natural wonders, architectural marvels and many more means that many places will be left out. To get you started, we selected five places that cover various categories of tourist attractions.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20803264/spring-in-danubiana.htmlSpring in Danubiana2018-04-16T05:50:00ZThe three exhibitions that opened in mid-March in the gallery on the artificial peninsula of the Danube river close to Bratislava offer one Austrian and two Slovak artists.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20800672/tailor-made-slovak-wooden-skis.htmlTailor-made Slovak wooden skis2018-04-15T08:35:00ZThe Slovak brand produces wooden skis with creative designs - and each pair is original.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20800670/a-gingerbread-living.htmlA gingerbread living2018-04-14T08:30:00ZHer gingerbreads have been sent to the USA, New Zealand and several European countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20800665/great-bustard-seen-after-30-years.htmlGreat bustard seen after 30 years2018-04-13T08:25:00ZThe sighting took place in a location the birds used to frequent.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20802514/is-this-the-last-of-the-iconic-machnac-sanatorium.htmlIs this the last of the iconic Machnáč sanatorium?2018-04-12T21:48:44ZThe book entitled Off Season presents a significant example of European Functionalist architecture that closed in 2002 and has been decaying sincehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20802473/what-prominent-guests-has-the-carlton-hotel-hosted.htmlWhat prominent guests has the Carlton hotel hosted?2018-04-12T19:15:06ZThe regular guests of this Bratislava hotel included composer Franz List, while the American inventor Thomas Edison and the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen also visitedhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20802007/the-train-parade-lures-locals-and-visitors-to-kosice.htmlThe “train parade” lures locals and visitors to Košice2018-04-12T13:44:51ZThe 18th edition of the Rušňoparáda event hailing historical and modern trains presents the finest selection.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20801975/music-film-cycle-in-lumiere-cinema-offers-a-unique-recording-of-nick-caves-concert.htmlMusic & Film cycle in Lumière cinema offers a unique recording of Nick Cave’s concert2018-04-12T13:34:35ZThe concert film Distant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen will be screened only April 12, worldwide.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20800708/zilina-to-experience-musical-feast-of-the-year.htmlŽilina to experience “musical feast of the year”2018-04-12T07:55:00ZThe annual festival of classical music this time around presents eleven laureates of international performing competitions, as well as the local Slovak Sinfonietta, State Slovak Philharmonic Košice and Slovak Youth Orchestra.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20800809/new-fashion-map-for-bratislava-launched.htmlNew fashion map for Bratislava launched2018-04-10T22:39:57ZIts authors are now working on a mobile app.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799427/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-04-10T22:00:00ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 13 and April 22, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796353/hanka-gregusova-jazz-gospel-singer-slovak-profile.htmlHanka G: A journey of music and life2018-04-10T10:06:07ZIn May, Slovak jazz, R&B, gospel, and world music songstress Hanka G embarks on tours that will bring her home to Slovakia and other European cities over the next few months.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799913/along-with-beethoven-wild-garlic-is-another-attraction-of-the-manor-house-in-dolna-krupa.htmlAlong with Beethoven, wild garlic is another attraction of the manor house in Dolná Krupá2018-04-10T05:34:57ZPeople pick the wild garlic which is recommended for a spring detox.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796569/slovak-photographer-ended-third-in-fep-competition.htmlSlovak photographer ended third in FEP competition2018-04-10T01:40:00ZTomáš Hulík got a bronze statuette of a camera from a professionals’ competition in Dublin.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799395/filmmaker-juraj-herz-has-died.htmlFilmmaker Juraj Herz has died2018-04-09T13:39:28ZHis films have become cult movies.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799035/name-of-the-gallery-hotdock-is-a-paraphrase-on-fast-food.htmlName of the gallery HotDock is a paraphrase on fast-food2018-04-09T09:31:13ZGallery where artists can test their conceptshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796551/rb-and-hip-hop-festival-to-bring-slovak-us-musicians.htmlR&B and Hip-hop festival to bring Slovak, US musicians2018-04-09T01:25:00ZThe first edition of a new event presents Slovak-US cooperation, as well as a music celebrity who connects both countries.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796438/love-of-languages-takes-her-far.htmlLove of languages takes her far2018-04-08T07:05:00ZAt first she was not happy about having to learn languages.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796425/new-cave-discovered-in-demanovska-valley.htmlNew cave discovered in Demänovská Valley2018-04-07T07:55:00ZThe cave is unique because its climate.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796415/erik-balaz-presents-tatra-film-at-largest-environmental-film-festival.htmlErik Baláž presents Tatra film at largest environmental film festival2018-04-06T07:45:00ZThe aim was to show the sensitive mountain environment and stress the need for protection.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796828/bratislava-will-soon-get-a-new-landmark-a-lookout-tower-on-the-former-military-rocket-base.htmlBratislava will soon get a new landmark – a lookout tower on the former military rocket base2018-04-06T00:17:56ZThe lookout tower on Devínska Kobyla will resemble an insect.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20795637/bratislava-to-provide-places-for-legal-graffiti.htmlBratislava to provide places for legal graffiti2018-04-05T20:16:23ZGraffiti artists can apply for a free wall via a survey.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796412/special-festival-meet-slovak-films.htmlSpecial festival: Meet Slovak films2018-04-05T17:15:00ZLast year’s festival was a hithttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796445/trnava-opens-a-new-cultural-courtyard.htmlTrnava opens a new cultural courtyard2018-04-05T14:02:31ZThe idea of the concept is to stop the trend of spending free time in shopping centres.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796335/breast-shaped-cheese-and-wire-masters-how-did-slovaks-and-slovenes-do-in-the-past.htmlBreast-shaped cheese and wire masters. How did Slovaks and Slovenes do in the past?2018-04-05T10:46:55ZBoth Slovaks and Slovenes had been known around and beyond the monarchy in the past - but for different skills.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20795584/orava-castle-is-closed-in-april.htmlOrava Castle is closed in April2018-04-04T13:57:02ZUntil the big festival in the end of April, Orava Castle is closed the whole month due to maintenance.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20794562/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava2018-04-03T21:53:07ZTips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 6 and April 15, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.