STA, 13 October 2018 - The 53rd Maribor Theatre Festival will get under way on Monday, bringing almost 70 events until 28 October. Ten Slovenian productions will be competing for awards. Its new artistic director, Aleš Novak, who took over for five years as of 2018, would like the festival to become a genuine "celebration of theatre creativity".
The Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SURS) is a treasure trove of regularly updated data on all aspects of the nation, and it’s well run website that more than repays time spent exploring it.
Harsh winters, the need for repairs, and poor infrastructure turned out to be nasty surprises for those who bought from afar.
Slovenia was just named the European Region of Gastronomy for 2021, the first nation to gain that status. It’s an award that pays testament to both the growing profile of the country’s food and wine offerings, and the talents of its chefs and restaurateurs, a fact soon to be underlined with in the release of Gault & Millau’s first guide to Slovenia, which will be published in November this year.
STA, 4 October 2018 - The 24th City of Women feminist festival will open on Thursday in Škuc Gallery in Ljubljana with a panel debate and exhibition by Lebanese visual artist Marwa Arsanios, which will be on display until the end of the month and also accompanied by workshops, talks and lectures.
STA, 1 October 2018 - Long-term care and demographic change, which Slovenia has been unsuccessfully grappling with for some time now, will be in the focus as International Day of Older Persons is observed on 1 October. Expert Martin Toth believes the country should look to Germany for solutions to the problem.