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Park in Kranj celebrates Slovenian anthem

A park dedicated to the Slovenian anthem was inaugurated in Kranj on 1 June to celebrate both the national anthem and its precursor as well the authors of the lyrics France Prešeren and Simon Jenko.

Celebrating friendship among nations, Zdravljica (A Toast) was adopted as Slovenia's national anthem in 1989, less than two years before the country gained independence.

Patti Smith to perform on Slovenian-Italian border

Patti Smith, a celebrated punk poet, singer and artist, will perform on the border between Slovenia and Italy in October in a prelude to the 2025 European Capital of Culture hosted by Nova Gorica and Gorizia.

The 5 October concert will be held at a new venue in place of a former border crossing known as Rožna Dolina (Valley of Roses) in Slovenian or Casa Rossa in Italian.

Ljubljana lit up as work of art

Light installations exploring the subject of space have transformed Ljubljana into a venue of modern art for a month as the Lighting Guerilla festival is back in town for the 17th year.

Opening outside the Vžigalica (Match) Gallery opposite the Kržanke open-air theatre late on 22 May, the festival is running until the Summer Museum Night on 17 June.

Ceramics, from sculpture to NFTs

Ceramics by artists from 30 countries are on display at Slovenia's National Museum in a juried exhibition that provides an insight into the new and diverse ways in which this medium is being explored today.

Mime artist Andrés Valdés dies

Andrés Valdés y Fuentes, a Havana-born artist who introduced Slovenia to modern mime when he moved to the country in 1964, has died, aged 86.

Orto Fest for rockers of all ages

Ljubljana's celebrated rock club Orto Bar will host the 23rd iteration of the Orto Fest from 30 March to 29 April. The 2023 line-up features 20 Slovenian and 10 foreign bands, many of which are well-known crowd favourites.

Opening the festival will be the popular Slovenian rockers Big Foot Mama, who will soon be followed by Dan D, described by some as Slovenia's Pearl Jam.

New Maribor gallery spotlights up-and-coming artists

Young artists will take centre stage in a new gallery in Maribor, Slovenia's second largest city, that opened on 17 March. The first exhibition, by Iva Ferlinc, is entitled Transitions.

Slovenia’s first multiplex cinema closes down

Kolosej, Slovenia's first multiplex cinema, closed down on 14 March having been in operation for 22 years at Ljubljana's BTC shopping district. The new owner plans to refurbish it into a new entertainment centre.

"We would like o inform you that Kolosej is closing its doors on 14 March," the operator announced in a post to its website and social media.

Granny’s Sexual Life wins Cezar nomination

After winning the European Film Academy award for best short film, Urška Djukić's Granny's Sexual Life has now been nominated for Cezar, the French film award, for best animated short.

Fresh copy of first Slovenian silent feature-length film premiering in Ljubljana

Ljubljana, 18 October – A digital remastered copy of the first Slovenian silent feature-length film V Kraljestvu Zlatoroga (In the Realm of the Goldhorn) will premiere in Ljubljana’s Cankarjev Dom arts centre this evening. A quartet led by pianist Andrej Goričar, who wrote a new score for the film in 2005, will accompany the screening.

Kings of the Street wins award for best street newspaper front page

Milan/Ljubljana – The Slovenian street magazine Kings of the Street has received an award for the best street newspaper front page by the International Network of Street Papers. The people’s choice award, presented in Milan, Italy, on Friday, recognised a cover made by visual artist Samira Kentrić, the organisation said.

Theatre and film actor Radko Polič – Rac dies

Ljubljana – Radko Polič – Rac, one of the finest Slovenian actors, has died aged 80, the Slovenian Association of Dramatic Artists (ZDUS) said on Thursday. Polič played in more than 100 theatre productions and as many films and radio plays to create some of the most memorable roles in Slovenian history.

Award for lifetime achievement in film goes to Milena Zupančič

Ljubljana – Actress Milena Zupančič, one of the biggest stars of Slovenian and before that Yugoslav cinema and theatre, is the recipient of this year’s Badjura Award for lifetime achievements in film.

Pahor congratulates new King Charles III

Ljubljana – President Borut Pahor extended his congratulations on Sunday to the new King Charles III, who was formally proclaimed king of the UK and Commonwealth on Saturday. In his message on Twitter, Pahor wished him all the best in conducting his important mission.