Thursday, April 26, 2007

Giant Strawberry Cake Invades Ljubljana!

In yet another attempt to put Slovenia into the Guinness Book of World Records, the Swiss-based catering company Marche baked a 400-metre-long strawberry cake and offered 5,000 slices at € 1 each to crowds in Ljubljana's Zvezda Park on Saturday.

Proceeds from the sale went to a charity helping children with cancer and blood-related diseases. The gigantic cake contained over 1,000 kilos of strawberries and 500 kilos of dough.

Interview with Ljubljana's Mayor

The spring edition of Ljubljana Life magazine has published an interesting interview with Ljubljana's recently elected mayor, Zoran Jankovic. In the interview he describes how his current job is a seemingly minor evolutionary step from the work of his previous job as CEO of Slovenia's largest retailer, Mercator. Also of note is how he describes his ideal vision of Ljubljana as a cross between Barcelona and Vienna.

For anyone interested to read the full interview, it is also posted online.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Graduation Dancing Parade

"Get ready for the ground to shake, as well as countless traffic problems, as Ljubljana's secondary school graduates will perform yet another Guinness record-breaking synchronous quadrille dance parade in 36 towns and cities across Slovenia and beyond."

The parade will take place on 18 May at 12:00. For more information contact the Ljubljana tourist center, Tel: +386 1 306 12 15,

Via Ljubljana Life Magazine

Slovene Music Days Festival

Apologies for the long gap following the previous post. There is always a lot happening on the Slovenian musical and cultural scene, but we'll do the best we can to keep up with major events such as this year's Slovene Music Days festival at Philharmonic Hall, which is just coming to a close (22 - 25 April).

Slovene Music Days is an annual festival of contemporary Slovene music. This year's festival programme comprised a range of concerts of classical music featuring mainly works by contemporary Slovenian composers performed by well-known Slovene orchestras (the RTV Orchestra, the RTV Big Band, and the Slovene Philharmonic) as well as soloists.

The theme of this year's festival was about music and globalisation. For more info contact Festival Ljubljana, Tel: +386 1 241 60 00,