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_emailskWorld success of Slovak sneakersThe Times considers them to be a hit of summer.Sat, 27 May 2017 06:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20542936/world-success-of-slovak-sneakers.htmlSpectacular Slovakia: Dominican Church on filmLearn about both the history and present of the Dominican Church from a video.Fri, 26 May 2017 16:00:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20542910/spectacular-slovakia-dominican-church-on-film.htmlArchaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western SlovakiaFor an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.Fri, 26 May 2017 11:37:01 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20542813/archaeologist-pieces-together-early-history-of-what-is-now-western-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between May 26 and June 4, including a football match with veteran stars, a multi-media festival, a night run, a Slovak cycling championship, two exhibitions, and a lot of classical, jazz, folk, and other genres of music.Thu, 25 May 2017 19:25:58 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20542496/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between May 25 and Jun 4, including concerts, classical music, international festivals, meeting, bazaar, show, theatre, exhibitions and more.Wed, 24 May 2017 15:31:01 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20539091/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlHow to sell Slovak books to English readersSlovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.Wed, 24 May 2017 11:24:36 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20539164/how-to-sell-slovak-books-to-english-readers.htmlTwo Slovak directors and one producer participate in the IFF CannesThe 70th jubilee of the International Film Festival in Cannes again features the Czech & Slovak Pavilion #133, and three filmmakers from Slovakia.Wed, 24 May 2017 06:35:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20539546/two-slovak-directors-and-one-producer-participate-in-the-iff-cannes.htmlNová dráma/New Drama 2017 awardsThe gloomy fates of World War II female soldiers, as captured by Svetlana Alexievich and staged by the Chamber Theatre Martin won the most prizes in the main competition.Tue, 23 May 2017 15:30:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20539537/nova-drama-new-drama-2017-awards.htmlMeet 21st century Romeo and JulietLovers of classical music, ballet and historicised theatre may protest, but the Romeo and Juliet piece recently premiered in the Slovak National Theatre (SND) digresses from Sheakespeare’s love story immortalised in Prokofiev’s music.Tue, 23 May 2017 06:50:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20539558/meet-21st-century-romeo-and-juliet.htmlNapoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo EmbankmentAn oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.Mon, 22 May 2017 14:19:04 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20539168/napoleons-oak-planted-in-bratislavas-tyrsovo-embankment.htmlBratislava concert of Depeche Mode unstoppable despite rainThe stop in the Slovak capital of the famous band was part of their Global Spirit Tour, promoting the latest album.Mon, 22 May 2017 14:13:49 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20539102/bratislava-concert-of-depeche-mode-unstoppable-despite-rain.htmlStudents create world’s biggest Eco AtlasThe atlas is made from waste.Sun, 21 May 2017 06:05:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20536629/students-create-worlds-biggest-eco-atlas.htmlAsteroid named after Slovak scientistAn asteroid bears the name Vladobahýl.Sat, 20 May 2017 06:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20536624/asteroid-named-after-slovak-scientist.htmlIndustrial map of Trnava shows unknown sightsIn the map are 46 different objects, illustration, short texts and also coordinates.Fri, 19 May 2017 06:50:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20536620/industrial-map-of-trnava-shows-unknown-sights.htmlThe campaign Bike to Work draws a record number of people this yearMost cyclists enrolled in Bratislava.Thu, 18 May 2017 23:05:33 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20536587/the-campaign-bike-to-work-draws-a-record-number-of-people-this-year.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between May 19 and 28, including a dance show (tribute to Queen), two opera premieres, the first ever Slovak knife-and axe throwing championship, a nation-wide charity run with a benefit concert, a guest dance performance and a lot of music of various genres.Thu, 18 May 2017 18:45:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20536338/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlThe only classically trained solo percussionist plays with Slovak PhilharmonicsThe woman who decided percussions were her true calling, studied them despite physical difficulties, discovered new horizons for herself and others and has become the first percussionist to play solos with classical orchestras (but not just them) comes to Bratislava.Thu, 18 May 2017 15:25:05 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20536241/the-only-classically-trained-solo-percussionist-plays-with-slovak-philharmonics.htmlWorkshops and performances mark the Night of Museums and GalleriesAn event that seems to be tailor-made for English speakers is a part of the annual Night of Museums and Galleries in the Slovak National Gallery (SNG) in Bratislava.Wed, 17 May 2017 20:38:12 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20535540/workshops-and-performances-mark-the-night-of-museums-and-galleries.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between May 19 and 28, including concerts, parties, classical music, festivals, running event, meeting, bazaar, exhibitions and more.Wed, 17 May 2017 18:41:45 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20534823/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlNGOs will organise another Restaurant DayRestaurant Day will be held in three cities: Bratislava, Žilina and Prešov.Wed, 17 May 2017 13:50:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20535127/ngos-will-organise-another-restaurant-day.htmlSpectacular Slovakia: Pisztory palace gets new lookRestoration of the palace will continue with revitalisation of the courtyard and reconstruction of rooms.Tue, 16 May 2017 10:15:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20524087/spectacular-slovakia-pisztory-palace-gets-new-look.htmlNight of Museums and Galleries 2017 around SlovakiaThe annual event opening museums and art galleries to the public, the Night of Museums and Galleries, has not been limited just to Bratislava – and each time, more and more institutions participate.Mon, 15 May 2017 22:37:23 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20533743/night-of-museums-and-galleries-2017-around-slovakia.htmlThousand and one nights – Bratislava museums and galleriesThe annual event marking International Museum Day takes place on May 20 this year, and in the Slovak capital, the doors of many museums and galleries will stay open until midnight, offering a host of accompanying events, some of which do not require a knowledge of Slovak. A more detailed programme is incldued.Mon, 15 May 2017 22:22:04 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20533694/thousand-and-one-nights-bratislava-museums-and-galleries.htmlA profitable craftThe first written mentions of butchers in the territory of Slovakia date back to the 13th century.Mon, 15 May 2017 15:55:51 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20533501/a-profitable-craft.htmlDrama in the cloudsShort video shows atmosphere in mountains of Malá Fatra and Liptov.Sun, 14 May 2017 06:10:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20529098/drama-in-the-clouds.htmlAdopt a Beehive: a young beekeeper with a novel projectIn order to increase the amount of bees, with all their necessary benefits, a young beekeeper has come up with a way to involve the public.Sat, 13 May 2017 06:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20529069/adopt-a-beehive-a-young-beekeeper-with-a-novel-project.htmlForeigners: Events around SlovakiaTips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between May 12 and 21, including a run, a Roma-empowerment event, opening of a renovated culture hub, of the tourist season on a forest railway, a language café, and a lot of classical, jazz and other music.Fri, 12 May 2017 11:30:10 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20530993/foreigners-events-around-slovakia.htmlNASA chooses photo from ChopokA picture by a Slovak photographer was chosen as the NASA’s photo of the day.Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20529077/nasa-chooses-photo-from-chopok.htmlRich-hiking around the world: Money is not as important as we thinkSuccessful young entrepreneur and psychology graduate leaves his job, sells his house and car and sets out on a trip, hitch-hiking on private planes, BMWs and Ferraris.Fri, 12 May 2017 00:08:25 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20530759/rich-hiking-around-the-world-money-is-not-as-important-as-we-think.htmlWant to travel for free? Become a volunteerVolunteering abroad may fulfil the vision of having time but not money during the holidays.Thu, 11 May 2017 15:28:53 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20530294/want-to-travel-for-free-become-a-volunteer.htmlStudent radios could compete with professional stationsStudents working in students’ radios have a chance to show their skills every year.Thu, 11 May 2017 15:28:42 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20530345/student-radios-could-compete-with-professional-stations.htmlCreatives from Cvernovka opened their studios againDesigners, painters, photographers, IT experts and others move into former chemistry school.Thu, 11 May 2017 13:34:36 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20529587/creatives-from-cvernovka-opened-their-studios-again.htmlReconstruction of the Slovak National Gallery goes onAfter completion, it will offer top exhibition spaces, a library, a multifunctional cinema hall, cafés and a lot of free public space.Wed, 10 May 2017 18:51:08 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20529472/reconstruction-of-the-slovak-national-gallery-goes-on.htmlForeigners: Events in BratislavaTips for performances and other events in the capital between May 12 and 21, including concerts, parties, classical music, ballet premiere, running events, hiking, poetry slam, exhibitions and more.Wed, 10 May 2017 17:47:53 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20527252/foreigners-events-in-bratislava.htmlSlovak theatre in London offers a taste of homeThe Slovak Theatre in London / Slovenské divadlo v Londýne has received an honourable mention at the recent competition for amateur, student theatres held by the Akademický Prešov.Tue, 09 May 2017 17:20:09 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20528680/slovak-theatre-in-london-offers-a-taste-of-home.htmlMother bear with two cubs from Smokovec have new homeThe bear family entertained tourists in the village of Starý Smokovec in the High Tatras.Mon, 08 May 2017 22:28:48 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20527763/mother-bear-with-two-cubs-from-smokovec-have-new-home.htmlNew Drama brings God (and Gott) to stageFocus Israel and renowned Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse is giving a masterclass on the creation of dramatic text at the festival/competition offering the mélange of the best and most recent stagings around Slovakia this year.Mon, 08 May 2017 15:12:04 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20527545/new-drama-brings-god-and-gott-to-stage.htmlSpectacular Slovakia: Holíč castle on filmLearn about both the history and present of Holíč castle from a video.Sun, 07 May 2017 06:25:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20517969/spectacular-slovakia-holic-castle-on-film.htmlSlovak lynx Cyril released in GermanyCyril is the fourth Eurasian lynx to help to repopulate its species in Germany.Sat, 06 May 2017 06:55:00 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20524316/slovak-lynx-cyril-released-in-germany.htmlSlovak photographer shortlisted for 2017 Sony World Photo AwardsAndrej Kiripolský was shortlisted among the best ten contestants of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards in February.Fri, 05 May 2017 17:28:40 +0200https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20526085/slovak-photographer-shortlisted-for-2017-sony-world-photo-awards.html