Spectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectatorhttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.rss_contact_emailskSlovak conductor with world record diesHe conducted choirs for the longest time in the world.Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805959/slovak-conductor-with-world-record-dies.htmlSlovak Philharmonic plays a work by Slovak composer in national premiereThe 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.Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:43:57 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20807939/slovak-philharmonic-plays-a-work-by-slovak-composer-composed-for-the-essen-philharmonic-in-national-premiere.htmlFestival aims to build trust between foreigners and nativesAfter 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.Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20806868/festival-aims-to-build-trust-between-foreigners-and-natives.htmlBratislava city days to open the 2018 tourist season this weekendIt'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.Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:47:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20807156/bratislava-city-days-2018-takes-place-this-weekend.htmlThe Good Market returns to Jakubovo SquareVisitors can again buy quality and hand-made goods and get to know the local community.Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:54:20 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20806974/the-good-market-returns-to-jakubovo-square.htmlNu Dance Fest focuses on anniversaries, Czech & Slovak collaborationThis 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.Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:44:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20806687/nu-dance-fest-focuses-on-anniversaries-czech-slovak-collaboration.htmlBratislava is up to date with the WestTourists 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.Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:20:06 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20804116/bratislava-is-up-to-date-with-the-west.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips 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.Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:20:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805183/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlRun for fun in BratislavaRunning enthusiasts have a plethora of opportunities for running in Slovakia’s capital, be it a daily run or a big running event.Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805766/run-for-fun-in-bratislava.htmlThe Záhoráčik tourist train starts its second seasonThe 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.Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:37:19 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805668/the-zahoracik-tourist-train-starts-its-second-season.htmlHollywood filmmakers to visit Bratislava festivalThe 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.Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:25:15 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20805361/hollywood-filmmakers-to-visit-bratislava-festival.htmlConnecting modern comfort with traditionA stay at the Danubia Gate Hotel is truly unforgettable due to the hotel’s perfect marriage of modern and historical.Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20802223/connecting-modern-comfort-with-tradition.html5 places to visit in the vicinity of BratislavaTo 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.Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20801918/5-places-to-visit-in-the-vicinity-of-bratislava.htmlSpring in DanubianaThe 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.Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:50:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20803264/spring-in-danubiana.htmlTailor-made Slovak wooden skisThe Slovak brand produces wooden skis with creative designs - and each pair is original.Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:35:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20800672/tailor-made-slovak-wooden-skis.htmlA gingerbread livingHer gingerbreads have been sent to the USA, New Zealand and several European countries.Sat, 14 Apr 2018 08:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20800670/a-gingerbread-living.htmlGreat bustard seen after 30 yearsThe sighting took place in a location the birds used to frequent.Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20800665/great-bustard-seen-after-30-years.htmlIs this the last of the iconic Machnáč sanatorium?The book entitled Off Season presents a significant example of European Functionalist architecture that closed in 2002 and has been decaying sinceThu, 12 Apr 2018 21:48:44 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20802514/is-this-the-last-of-the-iconic-machnac-sanatorium.htmlWhat prominent guests has the Carlton hotel hosted?The regular guests of this Bratislava hotel included composer Franz List, while the American inventor Thomas Edison and the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen also visitedThu, 12 Apr 2018 19:15:06 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20802473/what-prominent-guests-has-the-carlton-hotel-hosted.htmlThe “train parade” lures locals and visitors to KošiceThe 18th edition of the Rušňoparáda event hailing historical and modern trains presents the finest selection.Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:44:51 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20802007/the-train-parade-lures-locals-and-visitors-to-kosice.htmlMusic & Film cycle in Lumière cinema offers a unique recording of Nick Cave’s concertThe concert film Distant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen will be screened only April 12, worldwide.Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:34:35 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20801975/music-film-cycle-in-lumiere-cinema-offers-a-unique-recording-of-nick-caves-concert.htmlŽilina to experience “musical feast of the year”The 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.Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:55:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20800708/zilina-to-experience-musical-feast-of-the-year.htmlNew fashion map for Bratislava launchedIts authors are now working on a mobile app.Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:39:57 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20800809/new-fashion-map-for-bratislava-launched.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips 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.Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799427/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.htmlHanka G: A journey of music and lifeIn 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.Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:06:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796353/hanka-gregusova-jazz-gospel-singer-slovak-profile.htmlAlong with Beethoven, wild garlic is another attraction of the manor house in Dolná KrupáPeople pick the wild garlic which is recommended for a spring detox.Tue, 10 Apr 2018 05:34:57 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799913/along-with-beethoven-wild-garlic-is-another-attraction-of-the-manor-house-in-dolna-krupa.htmlSlovak photographer ended third in FEP competitionTomáš Hulík got a bronze statuette of a camera from a professionals’ competition in Dublin.Tue, 10 Apr 2018 01:40:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796569/slovak-photographer-ended-third-in-fep-competition.htmlFilmmaker Juraj Herz has diedHis films have become cult movies.Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:39:28 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799395/filmmaker-juraj-herz-has-died.htmlName of the gallery HotDock is a paraphrase on fast-foodGallery where artists can test their conceptsMon, 09 Apr 2018 09:31:13 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20799035/name-of-the-gallery-hotdock-is-a-paraphrase-on-fast-food.htmlR&B and Hip-hop festival to bring Slovak, US musiciansThe first edition of a new event presents Slovak-US cooperation, as well as a music celebrity who connects both countries.Mon, 09 Apr 2018 01:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796551/rb-and-hip-hop-festival-to-bring-slovak-us-musicians.htmlLove of languages takes her farAt first she was not happy about having to learn languages.Sun, 08 Apr 2018 07:05:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796438/love-of-languages-takes-her-far.htmlNew cave discovered in Demänovská ValleyThe cave is unique because its climate.Sat, 07 Apr 2018 07:55:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796425/new-cave-discovered-in-demanovska-valley.htmlErik Baláž presents Tatra film at largest environmental film festivalThe aim was to show the sensitive mountain environment and stress the need for protection.Fri, 06 Apr 2018 07:45:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796415/erik-balaz-presents-tatra-film-at-largest-environmental-film-festival.htmlBratislava will soon get a new landmark – a lookout tower on the former military rocket baseThe lookout tower on Devínska Kobyla will resemble an insect.Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:17:56 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796828/bratislava-will-soon-get-a-new-landmark-a-lookout-tower-on-the-former-military-rocket-base.htmlBratislava to provide places for legal graffitiGraffiti artists can apply for a free wall via a survey.Thu, 05 Apr 2018 20:16:23 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20795637/bratislava-to-provide-places-for-legal-graffiti.htmlSpecial festival: Meet Slovak filmsLast year’s festival was a hitThu, 05 Apr 2018 17:15:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796412/special-festival-meet-slovak-films.htmlTrnava opens a new cultural courtyardThe idea of the concept is to stop the trend of spending free time in shopping centres.Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:02:31 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796445/trnava-opens-a-new-cultural-courtyard.htmlBreast-shaped cheese and wire masters. How did Slovaks and Slovenes do in the past?Both Slovaks and Slovenes had been known around and beyond the monarchy in the past - but for different skills.Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:46:55 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20796335/breast-shaped-cheese-and-wire-masters-how-did-slovaks-and-slovenes-do-in-the-past.htmlOrava Castle is closed in AprilUntil the big festival in the end of April, Orava Castle is closed the whole month due to maintenance.Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:57:02 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20795584/orava-castle-is-closed-in-april.htmlForeigners: Top 10 events in BratislavaTips 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.Tue, 03 Apr 2018 21:53:07 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20794562/foreigners-top-10-events-in-bratislava.html