rss_titlehttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssrss_subtitlerss_contact_emailskForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between April 27 and May 7, including parties, concerts, opera, classical music, dance theatre, cirque, festivals, workshops, discussion, exhibitions and more.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:21:50 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516526/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlSlovak films prove so successful that film awards become annualThe most condensed overview of Slovak cinematography is the Week of Slovak Film that takes place in April.Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:27:23 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20517163/slovak-films-prove-so-successful-that-film-awards-become-annual.htmlVisegrad countries offer films and insightsAmong the several film festivals taking place in Slovakia, one combines the four countries of the Visegrad Group – Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. The sixth year of the Visegrad Film Forum, between April 25 and 29, offers a lot of film screenings, lectures on film and TV production, meeting the filmmakers and masterclasses.Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:23:50 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20516034/visegrad-countries-offer-films-and-insights.htmlRed-footed falcons return to EuropeExpected arrival to Slovakia is the end of April.Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:05:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513527/red-footed-falcons-return-to-europe.html982 painted Easter eggs hung on treeA new record was created in the “Easter Village.”Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513514/982-painted-easter-eggs-hung-on-tree.htmlWhat has remained here after Stoka, Propeller or Cvernovka?The book BA!! Places of Living Culture 1989-2016 brings authentic accounts about 38 independent cultural spots in Bratislava.Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:22:24 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20511949/what-has-remained-here-after-stoka-propeller-or-cvernovka.htmlPainted Easter egg made from snowNear Rainer cottage is a painted Easter egg built from snow.Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:55:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513509/painted-easter-egg-made-from-snow.html(W)Rapping up two worlds in one musicThe Fjúžn festival annually presents interesting musical projects from people who cross borders, literally or symbolically. This year, the headliner of the main festival concert on April 22 will be the French-Iraqi band Aïwa.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:25:45 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513601/wrapping-up-two-worlds-in-one-music.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between April 21 and April 30, including a benefit fashion bazaar, modern dance, multi-media performances, several simultaneous historical train rides, the fastest body-tap dancer, and a lot of jazz, world, classical and other genres of music.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:11:49 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513418/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlUnknown places worth visiting in SlovakiaThe year 2016 brought record numbers for tourism in Slovakia.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:43:02 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513447/unknown-places-worth-visiting-in-slovakia.htmlTwo Slovak films go to Cannes film festivalTwo Slovak films exploring different aspects of moral questions are to be viewed at the Cannes film festival.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:34:14 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513157/two-slovak-films-go-to-cannes-film-festival.htmlBratislava will be for free againPeople can attend a rich programme of Bratislava City Days during the weekend 22-23 April.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:15:41 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20512226/bratislava-opens-its-gates-again.htmlNu Dance festival changes date and the finale coincides with International Dance DayThe festival of contemporary dance has not just moved in time but also from the stage to the streets, encouraging public participation.Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:34:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20512668/nu-dance-festival-changes-date-and-the-finale-coincides-withe-international-dance-day-on-april-29.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between April 20 and 30, including a lot festivals, concerts, party, opera, drawing course, market, cirque, workshops, exhibitions and more.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:48:38 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20511786/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlB-Complex: Only extraterrestrials will save our politiciansThe bi-gender producer of electronic music who won the Slovak Radio_Head Awards for the best single of the year 2016 talks about her music, political implications, current perceptions of her music, and of the wider social atmosphere.Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:08:23 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20511545/b-complex-only-extraterrestrials-will-save-our-politicians.htmlPrisoners attend lectures, mass, play sport and take part in quizzes at EasterCompetition for the most beautifully painted Easter egg was held at the all-female prison facility in Nitra.Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:37:34 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20510351/prisoners-attend-lectures-mass-play-sport-and-take-part-in-quizzes-at-easter.html‘Wet Monday’ across SlovakiaIn some regions water-pouring is more popular, in others whipping but usually both take place.Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:24:17 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20510499/wet-monday-across-slovakia.htmlThe hard life of Modrý KameňFor about a century and a half, the territory of modern Slovakia was a direct neighbour of the expanding Ottoman Empire. The southern regions of Slovakia especially suffered from Turkish behaviour.Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:02:06 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20510481/the-hard-life-of-modry-kamen.htmlNatural gardens – a piece of nature in townWhen a city-dweller looks for a green spot without having to leave town, going to a park is the most obvious option. In some cities, one can find also natural gardens.Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507381/natural-gardens-a-piece-of-nature-in-town.htmlBaroque manor house will open to publicIt figures in list of national cultural sights.Sun, 16 Apr 2017 06:40:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508974/baroque-manor-house-will-open-to-public.htmlSpecial ice cave formationsUnique decorations do not appear every year.Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:40:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508969/special-ice-cave-formations.htmlSlovak post releases Easter stampNew stamp has a pelican motif.Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:35:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508966/slovak-post-releases-easter-stamp.htmlTopic: Housing (Excercise)In exercise for this topic we focus on skill: Presentations.Fri, 14 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507394/topic-housing-excercise.htmlGlossary: Mortgage state bonus: How the young can cut their living costsSpectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper.Fri, 14 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507383/glossary-mortgage-state-bonus-how-the-young-can-cut-their-living-costs.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between April 14 and April 23, including an Easter concert, Easter fairy-tale scenes, a martial arts evening, a city bike tour, operas, dance performances, exhibitions (including one of caricatures and cartoon humour) and more.Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:29:44 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508817/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlThe Way of the Cross re-enactment in Prešov will be live-streamedThe re-enactment of the Biblical story of the sentencing and crucifixion of Jesus Christ has become a tradition in the eastern Slovak city of Prešov. This time, it will be broadcast live on the internet.Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:40:30 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508541/the-way-of-the-cross-re-enactment-in-presov-will-be-live-streamed.htmlWill you get a cold shower or a whipping this Easter?Easter traditions differ from region to region across Central Europe, involving water, whips, and lots of food.Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20506998/will-you-get-a-cold-shower-or-a-whipping-this-easter.htmlForeigners on Slovak Easter: Why do men have it so easy?Five foreigners living in Slovakia share their opinions concerning the Easter traditions.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:22:54 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20508076/foreigners-on-slovak-easter-why-do-men-have-it-so-easy.htmlTopic: Travelling (Exercise)In exercise for this topic we focus on skill: Presentations.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:40:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513482/topic-travelling-exercise.htmlGlossary: Unknown places worth visiting in SlovakiaSpectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:40:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513476/glossary-unknown-places-worth-visiting-in-slovakia.htmlSlovakia has 15,000 kilometres of marked hiking routesA tourist in Slovakia can hike on 15,000 kilometres worth of marked hiking routes.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:40:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20513474/slovakia-has-15000-kilometres-of-marked-hiking-routes.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between April 14 and 23, including a lot festivals, concerts, classical music, horse racing, exhibitions and more.Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:58:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507790/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlFulla generator creates unique portraitsThe Fulla generator is an online app - type your name in, and it will generate a portrait in the style of Ľudovit Fulla drawings from 1959 – 1960.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:08:15 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507091/fulla-generator-creates-unique-portraits.htmlIs a career as an artist utopian?Young artists say it is possible but hard to make a living via the arts in Slovakia.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:08:04 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507084/is-a-career-as-an-artist-utopian.htmlSlovak becomes European Professional Photographer of the Year 2017Slovak, Peter Čákovský, has received the title FEP (Federation of European Photographers) European Professional Photographer of The Year, 2017.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:35:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20505700/slovak-becomes-european-professional-photographer-of-the-year-2017.htmlDreaming in Brunovský's gardenFamous Slovak visual artist – graphic artist, illustrator, even designer of banknotes – Albín Brunovský (1935-1997) reveals his rich imagination and playful fantasies not just in his works, but also in their fanciful names.Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:22:18 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20505606/dreaming-in-brunovskys-garden.htmlInexpert cropping harms the only protected mulberry in SlovakiaEnvironmentalist says the 200-year-old tree is destroyed, cutter claims it was the result of an accident.Sun, 09 Apr 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20503122/inexpert-cropping-harms-the-only-protected-mulberry-in-slovakia.htmlThe number of endangered sousliks is growingThe European ground squirrels, also known as the European sousliks woke up after long hibernation.Sat, 08 Apr 2017 06:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20503116/the-number-of-endangered-sousliks-is-growing.htmlNew archaeological finds rewrite history of townThe discovery of a dwelling is significant not only for Detva but for whole region, according to archaeologist.Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:26:38 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20503115/new-archaeological-finds-rewrite-history-of-town.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between April 7 and April 16, including a ballet in film, modern dance and modern theatre performances, a photo-exhibition about theatre, Easter concerts, and generally a lot of music.Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:43:49 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20502753/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between April 6 and 16, including concerts, opera premiere, bazaar, market, stand-up comedy, hiking and more.Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:26:47 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20499662/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlSlovak academy exhibits in MunichThere are many ways to celebrate an anniversary, with a quarter of a century being one of the milestones.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:20:01 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20500641/slovak-academy-exhibits-in-munich.htmlTopic: Culture and Art (Exercise)In exercise for this topic we focus on skill: Presentations.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:05:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507105/topic-culture-and-art-exercise.htmlGlossary: Is a career as an artist utopian?Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper.Tue, 04 Apr 2017 06:05:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20507094/glossary-is-a-career-as-an-artist-utopian.htmlConstruction of the Year award givenThe 22nd year of the Construction of the Year competition has its winner.Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20499567/construction-of-the-year-award-given.htmlInvalids in the churchThe name of the Invalids’ Church / Invalidský kostol in Trnava may be a bit confusing.Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:16:59 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20499457/invalids-in-the-church.htmlNew postal stamp commemorates Jewish deportationsPost office releases new stamp and opens exhibition.Sun, 02 Apr 2017 06:40:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20497272/new-postal-stamp-commemorates-jewish-deportations.htmlPrecious middle-age frescos decorate Poruba churchAlthough the sight has gone through several renovations, its current appearance is similar to the original historical one.Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20497256/precious-middle-age-frescos-decorate-poruba-church.htmlSlovak Hollywood to be built near BratislavaFilm Park Jarovce should be erected close to Slovakia’s borders with Hungary and AustriaFri, 31 Mar 2017 16:17:29 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496454/slovak-hollywood-to-be-built-near-bratislava.htmlJokes target artists for popular song coversSome of Slovakia's well-known show-business celebrities came together to re-sing one of the most famous charity songs.Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:35:17 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496849/jokes-target-artists-for-popular-song-covers.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between March 31 and April 9, including a softball/baseball open day, modern-dance performances, a musical, a skiing/golf combined tournament, a tattoo show, a lot of music, exhibitions, and more.Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:06:15 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496567/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlCommemorative plaque to Hungarian Jews unveiled in PetržalkaOver 1,700 prisoners were imprisoned in inhuman conditions in the Nazi camp located in Petržalka or Engerau in German.Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:09:47 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496159/commemorative-plaque-to-hungarian-jews-unveiled-in-petrzalka.htmlWeek of Slovak Film offers insight into local cinematographyAt the Lumiére cinema in the capital, Slovak movies will be screened with English subtitles; while elsewhere, it will depend on the choice of individual cinemas.Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:58:23 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20496099/week-of-slovak-film-offers-insight-into-local-cinematography.htmlNew Lido may bring river beach, marina and parkArchitects, water sportsmen and activists revealed a new study for the Danube riverside.Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:47:49 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20495854/new-lido-may-bring-river-beach-marina-and-park.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between March 30 and Apr 9, including concerts, party, musical, opera premiere, comedy show, meeting, course, lecture, stand-up comedy and more.Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:31:49 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20494289/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlSlovak authors of Winton projects received Raoul Wallenberg MedalThe two film-makers who focused on a less-known saviour of World War II, the recently deceased Nicholas Winton and made films about him, received the award commemorating another war-time hero, Swede Raoul Wallenberg.Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:15:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20494024/slovak-authors-of-winton-projects-received-raoul-wallenberg-medal.htmlSlovak castle of Bojnice among the most beautiful castles in EuropeIts owner was inspired by the castles of the Loire Valley when giving the castle its current look.Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:34:38 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20494120/slovak-castle-of-bojnice-among-the-most-beautiful-castles-chosen-by-national-geographic.htmlJan Masaryk comes triumphant from Berlin and PragueThe film Masaryk that tells the story of Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk, rather than that of his more famous father-president, comes to Slovak cinemas after festive premiere at Berlinale film festival and after having won 12 Czech Lions.Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:07:02 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20494005/jan-masaryk-comes-triumphant-from-berlin-and-prague.htmlBreath-taking photographs of Slovak mountainsYoung photographer Šimon Trnka is proving the beauty of (not only) Slovak mountains in his photographs.Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:45:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20491534/breath-taking-photographs-of-slovak-mountains.htmlSlovak bell heads to VaticanThe consecrated bell will travel to Vatican as a gift for Pope Francis.Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:40:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20491524/slovak-bell-heads-to-vatican.htmlTwo components widen Slovak list of cultural heritageTwo new elements were added to The Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Slovakia.Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20491518/two-components-widen-slovak-list-of-cultural-heritage.htmlPortrait of Maria Theresa goes to ViennaThe painting of the ruler hangs in the Primate’s Palace.Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:03:05 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20489288/portrait-of-maria-theresa-goes-to-vienna.htmlMarking Maria TheresaExhibitions, conferences, coronation festivities and more.Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20489587/marking-maria-theresa.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between March 24 and April 2, including spring festivals of classical music, jazz concerts, a classical ballet performance, a historical train ride to UNESCO sites in the Spiš region, an exhibition of old photographic techniques in modern use, and more.Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:49:16 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20491094/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlWriter Patrick Ness will meet readers in Bratislava todayAcclaimed author and screenwriter of the recently adapted novel A Monster Calls arrives in Bratislava to introduce his book More than this.Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:16:17 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20490077/patrick-ness-visits-bratislava.htmlMartinus’ customer service among the bestThe bookstore is awarded third place for its customer-friendly email responses.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:49:10 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20490322/martinus-customer-service-among-the-best.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between March 24 and Apr 2, including concerts, ballet, dance, comedy show, meeting, courses, festivals, exhibitions and more.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:50:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20489131/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlŠafárikovo Square will be changed into city meadowThe popular square in downtown Bratislava will be turned into a park, including a terrace offering a view of the Danube river, a pavilion for cultural events, an open area for walking dogs and a playground.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:16:55 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20489432/safarikovo-square-will-be-changed-into-city-meadow.htmlA newspaper story’s journey into block-busterA Slovak movie that enchanted the children’s jury at Berlinale, garnering the Crystal Bear, now makes it into domestic cinemas after the premiere at Febiofest, with some screenings slated with English subtitles.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:52:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20488430/a-newspaper-storys-journey-into-block-buster.htmlA memory of woodsSome time at the end of the 1920s, Czech painter Václav Malý climbed the steep slope of Čebrať Hill, and from there he painted a panoramic picture of the town Ružomberok.Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:41:02 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20488096/a-memory-of-woods.htmlAlmost 800 long-eared owls overwintered in SlovakiaLast season a smaller number of locations of overwintering owls was counted.Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:20:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483394/almost-800-long-eared-owls-overwintered-in-slovakia.htmlAlmost 129,000 hikers visited Slovenský Raj last yearIn 2016, Slovenský Raj noted an increase of visitors from Israel, Spain and Belgium.Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:20:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483389/almost-129000-hikers-visited-slovensky-raj-last-year.htmlFebiofest brings festival movies, premieres of Slovak films and special guestsFilm festivals are meant to celebrate films for curious and eager souls who cannot wait to see films before they go to through common distribution and are screened everywhere or televised. Some of them, however, are only presented at festivals.Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:15:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20485358/febiofest-brings-festival-movies-premieres-of-slovak-films-and-special-guests.htmlTracing the brooks and springs of BratislavaThere are three Vydricas, so-called water dráhy and springs with legends surrounding them.Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:59:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483720/tracing-the-brooks-and-springs-of-bratislava.htmlOver 100 stray cats sterilised in BratislavaRoaming cats are very useful, because they act as the most efficient form of rodent control.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:39:22 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20485400/over-100-stray-cats-sterilised-in-bratislava.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between March 17 and 26, including a dance theatre about Anne Frank, a theatre piece on theatre and its making, a Hawaiian dance gala and a lot of music and exhibitions.Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:04:15 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20485119/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between March 17 and 26, including concerts, classical music, festivals, workshop, course, trade show, exhibitions and more.Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:35:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20482431/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlWho are the best Slovak bands?Folklore is in: Katarína Máliková wins three awards for variations on Slovak folklore music.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:31:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483340/slovak-band-billy-barman-wins-radio_head-awards.htmlTurn off the light every time you can, experts adviseLight pollution is one of the easiest forms of pollution to remove.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:26:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20482908/turn-off-the-light-every-time-you-can-experts-advise.htmlHow to learn science in a fun and easy wayInteractive science park Aurelium opened in Bratislava.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:26:45 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20482915/how-to-learn-science-in-a-fun-and-easy-way.htmlPuccini’s Three-in-One, Slovak premiereIn its efforts to introduce musical pieces never performed before, the Slovak National Theatre (SND) has recently offered the Triptych by Giaccomo Puccini.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:10:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20482309/puccinis-three-in-one-slovak-premiere.htmlMoldava free-run wineThe town of Moldava nad Bodvou in eastern Slovakia was originally not called Moldava.Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:55:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20480347/moldava-free-run-wine.htmlSlovak wins world’s coldest ultramarathonA Slovak doctor won the Yukon Arctic Ultra and created a new record.Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20483375/slovak-wins-worlds-coldest-ultramarathon.htmlHow were criminals punished in mediaeval Bratislava?People perceived justice differently in the Middle Ages.Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:44:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20479623/how-were-criminals-punished-in-mediaeval-bratislava.htmlSlovakia in photographsSlovakia via Vavrek's camera.Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:55:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20478304/slovakia-in-photographs.htmlOrganisers of SIAF airshow receive prestigious international awardsThe next airshow will take place in Sliač between August 26 and 27Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:33:59 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20479599/organisers-of-siaf-airshow-receive-prestigious-international-awards.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between March 10 and 19, including an opera premiere, illustration and glass exhibitions, a community market, and a lot of classical, rock, punk, dance, and other music.Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:22:39 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20479283/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlTicket machines will now accept payment by bank cardBratislava city transport company is upgrading its ticket machines at the most frequented places in the capital.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:57:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20477776/ticket-machines-will-now-accept-payment-by-bank-card.htmlFirst snowdrops appear at Železná studienkaThe first snowdrop (galanthus nivalis), the messenger of spring, has appeared at Železná studienka near Bratislava.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:39:31 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20478276/first-snowdrops-appear-at-zelezna-studienka.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between March 10 and 19, including concerts, parties, outdoor, workshop, course, festivals, exhibitions and more.Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:15:54 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20477526/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlBLOG: English Theatre Comes to BratislavaThe Festival of English speaking theatres Bridgin`V4 will open with the play Vernissage based on a ‘theatre of the absurd’ play by Vaclav Havel.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:29:03 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20477430/blog-english-theatre-comes-to-bratislava.htmlDreaming after sunriseDreams come alive as with Hotel Sunrise Slovak cinematography takes a stride toward the sublime.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20475427/dreaming-after-sunrise.htmlTopic: Science and technology (Excercise)In exercise for this topic we focus on skill: Presentations.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:25:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20482950/topic-science-and-technology-excercise.htmlGlossary: Turn off the light every time you can, experts adviseSpectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:25:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20482942/glossary-turn-off-the-light-every-time-you-can-experts-advise.htmlSlovak presidency changed but did not stop SNG reconstructionMore a year ago, reconstruction on the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava was launched. The Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2016 did not stop them but did, however, require changes in the project.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20475801/slovak-presidency-changed-but-did-not-stop-sng-reconstruction.htmlPortrait-drawing course in English develops in BratislavaThose who would like to find a new hobby, or return to an earlier one, even without good knowledge of Slovak can attend the visual arts for beginners to intermediate course, lectured by an ex-pat.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:48:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20476677/portrait-drawing-course-in-english-develops-in-bratislava.htmlBall seasonIn this postcard from 1902, we see three elderly men courting a young lady. Considering their clothes, this situation might have happened at some festive event, maybe a ball.Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:02:06 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20475742/ball-season.htmlBass burying ceremony in open-air museum under Ľubovniansky castleTo mark the end of Carnival season, a traditional mask parade and burying of the bass took place under Ľubovniansky hrad.Sat, 04 Mar 2017 06:05:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20473090/bass-burying-ceremony-in-open-air-museum-under-lubovniansky-castle.htmlRefurbishment of Trnavské Mýto is closerThe underpass crossing will get a complete facelift.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:46:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20473305/refurbishment-of-trnavske-myto-is-closer.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between March 3 and 12, including a live opera broadcast from New York, a community gastronomy event, a Scandinavian culture festival, an attempt at a record in cartoon exhibition openings, and a lot of music – rock, opera, classical music, etc.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:34:11 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20473417/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.html