rss_title 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 +0100 Patrick Ness visits BratislavaAcclaimed 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 +0100’ customer service among the bestThe bookstore is awarded third place for its customer-friendly email responses.Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:49:10 +0100 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 +0100Šafárikovo 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 to learn science in a fun and easy wayInteractive science park Aurelium opened in Bratislava.Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:26:45 +0100’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 +0100 free-run wineThe town of Moldava nad Bodvou in eastern Slovakia was originally not called Moldava.Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:55:00 +0100 wins world’s coldest ultramarathonA Slovak doctor won the Yukon Arctic Ultra and created a new record.Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0100 were criminals punished in mediaeval Bratislava?People perceived justice differently in the Middle Ages.Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:44:53 +0100 in photographsSlovakia via Vavrek's camera.Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:55:00 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 after sunriseDreams come alive as with Hotel Sunrise Slovak cinematography takes a stride toward the sublime.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:00:00 +0100 Science and technology (Excercise)In exercise for this topic we focus on skill: Presentations.Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:25:00 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 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 +0100 of Trnavské Mýto is closerThe underpass crossing will get a complete facelift.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:46:41 +0100 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 +0100 Gallery offers guided tour in EnglishThe first Sunday of the month will see a guided tour on one aspect in the National Gallery.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:38:23 +0100 of Jánošíkove dieryJánošíkove diery allurs hikers in the winter as well.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:37:03 +0100 than 5m people spent holidays in SlovakiaThe majority of holidaymakers were locals.Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:24:32 +0100 Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between March 3 and 12, including concerts, party, meeting, opera premiere, exhibitions and more.Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:05:00 +0100 Carnival season ends, Lent beginsAncient traditions say that on the night of February 28, the Carnival season – the period of parties, balls and carnivals - ends .Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:39:54 +0100 drama of the early 20th century goes EnglishVisual art, dance and music are universal means of expression; drama, on the other hand, is determined and limited by the language it is performed in. To offer the world at least a taste of Slovak drama, the Theatre Institute has prepared an anthology in English.Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:08:24 +0100 goes virtualThe Memory of Bratislava project brings the history of Bratislava to experts as well as the general public in a modern – electronic – form.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:56:07 +0100 premiere of Jim Jarmusch's film, Gimme Danger, takes place in BratislavaThe film-maker personally agreed to the exclusive screening at the Lumière Cinema.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:42:04 +0100 is a chance to see festival winners and foreign guestsFebiofest, in its 24th year, shows mostly Slovak films, of which nine, including the Cristal Bear winner from Berlinale, The Little Harbour, will be premiered here. All the 11 films shown in the Slovak Film Country section are to be screened with English subtitles.Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:15:49 +0100ňačky race celebrates anniversaryTradition of Krňačky race in Turecká village celebrated 60 years.Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:25:00 +0100 under High TatrasMarek Stolarčík from Kežmarok filmed unique video.Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:30:00 +0100 Luna bar to reopenThe programme in the bar will focus on retro and oldies.Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:19:21 +0100 Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 27 and March 5, including folklore, traditional Carnival events, visual theatre, exhibition/art performance, a Nordic cultural festival, a lot of music, and more.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:47:08 +0100 count endangered species of raptor birdsIn January, ornithologists counted red kites, eastern imperial eagles, white-tailed eagles and saker falcons.Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:25:00 +0100 Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between February 24 and March 5, including concerts, workshops, paintball battle, trade show, exhibitions and more.Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0100 books on totalitarianism popular in Slovakia tooInternet bookstores have recorded an increased interest in books exploring totalitarian regimes, including demanding theoretical works.Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:01:47 +0100 film won Crystal Bear at BerlinaleThe film Little Harbour that won the Generation Kplus section – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:08:30 +0100 street of national monumentsIn the past, the area between the modern-day Slavín monument and Palisády neighbourhood was composed of vast vineyards.Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:59:03 +0100 rooms accessible in Orava castleThe Oravský Castle was the most visited castle in 2016.Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:55:00 +0100 made hard mining work more efficientGunpowder was used to blow up the rock for the first time in the Upper Bieber adit for the first time 390 years ago.Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:55:00 +0100 Zoo will have new wolf breeding stationOne of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:50:00 +0100 Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:23:34 +0100 Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between February 17 and 26, including party, chamber music festival, premiere of opera, wine evening, exhibitions and more.Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:35:01 +0100 of Slovak baroque in PolandVisitors to the exhibition of Slovak baroque in Krakow, Poland, will not just be able to view famous works of art but will have a chance to study rare pieces hardly ever presented before.Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:25:00 +0100 again „Prešporok“ resounds to the music of BartókOne of the most original and influential composers of the 20th century, Béla Bartók, has significant connections with the Slovak capital.Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:13:05 +0100 Cave open to publicDomica Cave in the district Rožňava opened for the public in the beginning of February as the first of six caves in the Košický region.Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:05:00 +0100 19,000 visitors to ice statues in High TatrasThe fifth unofficial Championship in ice carving took place at Hrebienok.Sat, 11 Feb 2017 06:55:00 +0100 map shows industrial past of BratislavaThe first edition of the Slovak-English map of industrial monuments in Bratislava was sold out within two weeks.Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:36:59 +0100’s Old Town wants replicas of historical mail boxesNow it is searching for mail box designs.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:19:59 +0100 Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 10 and February 19, including opera, many concerts, film music, a multi-genre festival, a snow festival, championship in male striptease and more.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:58:13 +0100 camp under Lomnický PeakTourists can camp at an altitude of 1,751 metres above sea level.Thu, 09 Feb 2017 06:50:00 +0100 Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between February 10 and 19, including party, chamber music festival, fair, stand-up comedy, quiz night, weekend of cynology, exhibitions and more.Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:17:49 +0100 in threesAll mediaeval towns saw a similar story: during their path to independence and autonomy, they clashed with the implacable stance of their lords. The town of Kežmaork, lying in the Spiš region, thus clashed with István II. Thököly, owner of the Kežmarok Castle.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0100 gets smart benchesOne smart bench is at Primaciálne námestie and the second one at Kramáre.Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:01:41 +0100 films to be screened at Berlinale, Rotterdam IFFIt seems that Slovak (or Slovak coproduction) films are much in demand now: after it has been announced that the Czech-Slovak film Masaryk will be shown at Berlinale 2017, two more Slovak movies are slated for foreign festival screenings.Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:20:00 +0100 belongs to Top 10 cities for freelancersThe capital of Slovakia is the eighth best city for freelancers to live in.Sun, 05 Feb 2017 07:15:00 +0100 factory history presented in museumTeeth implants and helmets for the Bulgarian army belong to portfolio of production plant Sandrik in Dolné Hámre.Sat, 04 Feb 2017 07:05:00 +0100 expelled several water birdsOrnithologists counted less water birds in January compared to the last few years.Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:35:00 +0100 Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 3 and February 12, including an ice-hockey match, concerts, theatre, a gastronomy festival, a film screening, an ice cathedral in the mountains, and more.Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:02:26 +0100 Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between February 3 and 12, including party, concerts, swing evening, screening, recitation, vegan dinner, exhibitions and more.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:52:48 +0100 A dream come trueBratislava's Poetry Slam returns with a second editionTue, 31 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0100 if Zuzana Hlávková really had become a ballet dancer?A photography student portrays people who speak out and bring positive changes to society, among them whistleblower Zuzana Hlávková and poet and activist Mirka Ábelová.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:51:13 +0100 gallery offers free admission, ancient and modern exhibitionsIt seems that the proverb saying that quality is more crucial than quantity is true also for the Slovak National Gallery.Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:05:00 +0100 of Lúčnica folk troupe turns 90Lúčnica is a successful Slovak folklore ensemble that performs both at home and abroad, cooperating with various artists and performers and has been evolving through the decades into its current modern form.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:15:36 +0100 Wing awards for 2016 went to 12 Slovak celebritiesTwelve Slovaks received the annual award for their feats in the year 2016, while two more celebrities got a lifelong contribution award in the 20th year of Crystal Wings.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:15:36 +0100 archaeologists examined Maya pyramids in GuatemalaScientists from the Archaeological Institute in Nitra examined remains of Mayan civilization in the rain forest of Guatemala.Sun, 29 Jan 2017 07:05:00 +0100 has 15,000 kilometres of marked hiking routesA tourist in Slovakia can hike on 15,000 kilometres worth of marked hiking routes.Sat, 28 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0100 we spoke in BratislavaGermanist Jozef Tancer wrote a book, Untangled Tongues, about the phenomenon of multilingualism in historical Bratislava.Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:59:26 +0100 Events around SlovakiaTips for for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between January 27 and February 5, including concerts, opera dernieres, an architecture exhibition, and more.Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:08:07 +0100 by young Roma records testimonies of their EldersChildren from Slovakia and the Czech city of Brno make a documentary mapping the Roma Holocaust and communist times in their community.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:46:49 +0100 Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between January 29 and February 5, including parties, concert, classical music, film festival, bazaar, screening, recitation, exhibitions and more.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:14:13 +0100 movie Masaryk at Berlinale 2017The new co-production film to be screened in Slovakia beginning in March has been selected for the Berlinale main programme – from among 6,000 other movies.Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:16:03 +0100 world championship welcomed 74 teams of dogs74 racers from seven countries met in the Orava village museum for the World Cup WSA and Grand Prix Zuberec 2017.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:07:19 +0100 now teaches fashionA recently opened school helps build links between fashion and business.Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:30:00 +0100 and Austrians meet at a ball in BratislavaSlovaks make up a significant portion of the population in Austrian villages near the border.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:21:38 +0100 mystery of too serious card playersWhen and where this fascinating photo was made is a mystery - the only lead the image of three card players fascinated by a bottle of wine reveals is its publisher.Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:25:18 +0100 car to Lomnický štít is 75-year-oldCable car workers commemorate cable car anniversary with stories, guided tours, and events.Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:15:00 +0100 at SpišThe waterfall Šikľavá rock located near Spišská Nová Ves changes during the winter to an icefall.Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:40:00 +0100 at Žilinská saved, at least for next four yearsThe Old Town would like to obtain the plot on which the market stands.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:12:44 +0100 Events around SlovakiaTips for for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between January 20 and January 29, including various concerts, parties, modern dance performances, opera and more.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:32:03 +0100 to get information also in English at city transportTo help the ever more tourists that come to Bratislava, names of crucial stops – e.g. terminal stops or those in and around city centre – will be announced in two languages.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:37:35 +0100 120,000 kids got a letter from Ježiško this yearThe eighteenth year of Christmas mail became the second most successful in the history of Christmas mail.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:30:00 +0100 Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between January 20 and 29, including party, concert, film festival, bazaar, exhibitions and more.Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:05:00 +0100