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Hrastnik hosting working class film festival

Hrastnik – Hrastnik, a working-class town in central Slovenia, is hosting what is the only Slovenian labour film festival later this week with 16 screenings and a diverse accompanying programme featuring local and foreign filmmakers and advocates for worker rights.

Documentary highlights 1991 war clash on Austrian border

Slovenj Gradec – A new documentary film on one of the bloodiest clashes of the 1991 ten-day independence war for Slovenia was screened in Slovenj Gradec on Monday. The film revisits the Holmec border crossing affair, in which Slovenian police and soldiers were accused and later cleared of shooting surrendering Yugoslav army personnel.

Minority radio station gets access to Radio Slovenija shows, assistance

Ljubljana – A Slovenian minority radio station in Hungary has entered cooperation with Radio Slovenija enabling it to broadcast shows of the Slovenian public radio broadcaster. The contract was signed on Wednesday, a day before Radio Monošter, from the town of Szentgotthard/Monošter, celebrates 22 years since it went on air.

Painter Elda Piščanec’s work on show at National Gallery

Ljubljana – A comprehensive exhibition on Trieste-born painter Elda Piščanec (1897-1967) is being launched at the National Gallery in Ljubljana later on Wednesday, showing 99 of her paintings, drawings and prints as well as multimedia featuring her monumental sacral works.

Latvian poet Amanda Aizpuriete wins Vilenica Prize

Ljubljana – Latvian poet Amanda Aizpuriete is the winner of this year’s International Vilenica Prize for Central European literature, which will be given out during the 37th Vilenica International Literary Festival in Slovenia in September. The Slovenian author in the focus will be Andrej Blatnik, the festival’s organisers told the press on Tuesday.

Event marks 77th anniversary of US Army ski race on Mt Mangart

Bovec – A special ceremony on Friday marked 77 years since the 10th Mountain Division of the US Army held a ski race on the slopes of Mt Mangart. The event was followed in the evening by the Slovenian premiere of American filmmaker Chris Anthony’s documentary dedicated to the post-WWII race.

Musicologist Primož Kuret dies

Ljubljana – Musicologist Primož Kuret, a professor emeritus at the Academy of Music, has died aged 86, says a posting on the academy’s website. He was one of the most prominent Slovenian intellectuals whose research and expertise have significantly contributed to the reputation of the Slovenian Music Academy at home and abroad.

Ljubljana celebrating contemporary art this weekend

Ljubljana – Contemporary art lovers can look forward to an eventful three days in the capital, as the first Ljubljana Art Weekend festival kicks off today. Connecting the most important venues of contemporary art in the city, the festival will bring more than a hundred exhibitions, guided tours, workshops, round table debates, and performances.

Pussy Riot crew member briefly detained in Slovenia

Ljubljana – Slovenian police briefly detained a Turkmenistan activist travelling with the Russian feminist protest punk rock band Pussy Riot ahead of the group’s concert in Ljubljana on Thursday before releasing her.

Launch of new STA news portal

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Press Agency (STA) has launched a new free-access English-language news portal, Inside Slovenia, which provides an inside track for readers interested in delving deep into the politics and policies shaping Slovenian society.

European audiovisual artists demand fair market conditions

Ljubljana – The European audiovisual industry needs modern legislation that will reflect the rapid development of digital technologies on the market, agreed participants of a regional conference on copyright. They called for the implementation of the EU copyright directive on the single digital market and a mechanism that would protect artists.

New multiplex cinema opening in Ljubljana

Ljubljana – A new multiplex cinema will open in Ljubljana on Wednesday. Located in the Supernova shopping mall in the southern borough of Rudnik, it will have seven theatres with a combined 1,357 seats.

The cinemas offer seats in various quality (standard, double-lover, VIP, VIP deluxe) and are equipped with Barco laser projectors and Dolby Atmos sound system.

Pop-up concerts to mark International Jazz Day

Ljubljana – Slovenia is marking International Jazz Day on Saturday with a series of street performances and live concerts by jazz musicians that will be a welcome change after two years of Covid-19. In addition to Ljubljana, events will be or have already been held in several other towns as well.

New mystery thriller TV series to premiere on TV Slovenija

Ljubljana – The start of May will bring a new Slovenian TV series that seems to be tailor-made for fans of TV dramas imbued with a sense of mystery and thriller. The 8-episode series will premiere on TV Slovenija on Sunday evening, featuring several famous Slovenian actors.

Prolific painter France Slana dies

Škofja Loka – One of Slovenia’s most prolific painters France Slana has died, aged 95, several media reported on Monday. He was most known for his oil paintings and watercolours, but also for his prints, painted ceramics and tapestries. He was one of the 1964 recipients of the Prešeren Fund Prize.