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Slovenians celebrate culture and their finest poet

By   /  08/02/2017  /  Culture, SI Culture, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Slovenians celebrate culture and their finest poet

Slovenians are expected to flock to cultural events on Wednesday as the country observes Culture Day, a bank holiday marking the death anniversary of Romantic poet France Prešeren (1800-1849). Many cultural institutions will open their doors to visitors admission free and cultural ceremonies and events will be held throughout the country, many involving the reading […]

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Restored Idrija smelting plant opens to visitors

By   /  23/01/2017  /  Culture, SI Culture, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Restored Idrija smelting plant opens to visitors

The western town of Idrija, which is home to a UNESCO listed mercury mine, proudly displayed another major piece of its industrial heritage to the public with the launch of a renovated smelting plant. Along with the new visitors centre, the renovated plant houses an interactive exhibition on the development of smelting and mercury mining […]

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LIFFe opens with tribute to Skolimowski

By   /  09/11/2016  /  Culture, SI Culture, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on LIFFe opens with tribute to Skolimowski

The 27th Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) will get under way on Wednesday evening with a screening of Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski’s 11 Minutes (2015). Until 20 November, the biggest film festival in Slovenia will be enticing film buffs with 103 feature and 19 short films. The films, which will be screened in Ljubljana and […]

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Ljubljana galleries attract more foreign visitors in summer

By   /  29/07/2016  /  Culture, SI Culture, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Ljubljana galleries attract more foreign visitors in summer

Ljubljana, July 29, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Galleries and museums in Ljubljana attract more foreign than domestic visitors during the summer as the locals try to get out of the city as much as possible. While the National Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art are classics, the City Museum is all the rage this […]

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Okarina Music Festival starting tonight in Bled

By   /  26/07/2016  /  Culture, SI Culture, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Okarina Music Festival starting tonight in Bled

Bled, July 26, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency The Okarina International Music Festival will take over Bled for the 26th summer in a row. Musicians from all over the world will perform at Bled Castle and the lakeshore promenade, sending out a message about the importance of multiculturalism. The festival will open tonight with the Egyptian […]

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Ljubljana mosque to enter first phase of construction works

By   /  05/06/2014  /  Culture, SI Culture, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Ljubljana mosque to enter first phase of construction works

  Review Hari Stefanatos The first mosque in Slovenia that is to be built in Ljubljana is about the enter the next stage of its construction in the coming weeks, since the Islamic Community in Slovenia on Wednesday commissioned a contractor for the first phase of construction works, almost nine months after the symbolic ceremony […]

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Slovenia celebrates world Roma day with countrywide celebrations

By   /  08/04/2014  /  Culture, SI Culture, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Slovenia celebrates world Roma day with countrywide celebrations

  Review Hari Stefanatos Slovenia will celebrate the world Roma day on Tuesday with a number of celebrations around the country. Two concerts are scheduled to take place at the Cankarjev dom arts centre in Ljubljana in the evening. The first Roma restaurant in the country, called Romani Kafenava, will be inaugurated in the city […]

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Ptuji ready for the traditional Kurentovanje festival

By   /  21/02/2014  /  Culture, SI Culture, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Ptuji ready for the traditional Kurentovanje festival

  Review Hari Stefanatos The town of Ptuji is ready for the more than 120,000 visitors that is hoping to attract for the festivities that will take place during the the traditional Kurentovanje festival from 22 February through 4 March.  Among them are the town’s famous carnival, concerts, art exhibitions, a carnival market and a […]

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Exhibition on communist leader Tito opens in Ljubljana

By   /  07/11/2013  /  Culture, SI Culture, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Exhibition on communist leader Tito opens in Ljubljana

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – The first ever exhibition dedicated solely to Yugoslavia’s Communist leader, Josip Broz Tito, was launched in Ljubljana on Thursday, featuring more than 300 photographs, video recordings and paraphernalia. The exhibition at the Ljubljana fairgrounds aims to present Tito as a political icon of the 20th century, and above […]

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The 24th LIFFE Film Festival begins in Ljubljana

By   /  05/11/2013  /  Culture, SI Culture, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on The 24th LIFFE Film Festival begins in Ljubljana

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – For the 24th time now, Ljubljana is hosting the international film festival LIFFE, starting on the 6th of November and lasting until the 17th of this month. Hundreds of films will be shown in various cinemas in Ljubljana and Maribor, including Kinodvor cinema, Kolosej Maribor and the infamous […]

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