Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Ljubljana Wine Fair

The 2007 Ljubljana wine fair titled "Moje vino" (My Wine) will take place at the Ljubljana Fairgrounds from the 31st of May until the 2nd of June.

The fair will feature an international wine competition followed by a Slovenian wine makers' and vintners' show. Visitors to the fair are welcome to join wine tasting sessions as well as learn about various wine-related topics, such as the best ways to serve wines with various foods, etc.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

300 Years of the Ljubljana Cathedral

"The Ljubljana cathedral, also referred to as the Church of St. Nicholas, is located where a church dedicated to St. Nicholas already stood in the Middle Ages. It was consecrated on 8 May 1707.
The baroque hall church was built between 1701 and 1706 according to plans by Jesuit architect Andrea Pozzo, the dome however was not finished before the 19th century.
The church's surviving Baroque interior includes frescoes by Giulio Quaglio, the statues of four bishops of Emona by sculptor Angelo Putti, Putti's painting of Dean Janez Anton Dolnicar, the initiator of the church's construction, and altar angels by sculptures Francesco Robba and the brothers Paolo and Giuseppe Groppelli."


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Lipizzaner Day in Ljubljana

On Saturday 19 May, the Lipica Equestrian Center will mark Lipizzaner Day in cooperation with the Ljubljana Tourism Board. Two carriages drawn by Lipizzaner horses will be brought from Lipica, along with one from the Hungarian Szilvasvarad Equestrian Center with five Lipizzaner horses. Courtesy of the Lipica Equestrian Center, the people of Ljubljana will be offered free carriage rides between Krek and Prešeren Squares from 10 am to 1 pm. The first festive ride will be taken by the Mayor of the Ljubljana, Zoran Janković.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Druga Godba Music Festival

The 23th Druga Godba International Festival of alternative & world music will take place in Ljubljana from 21 to 28 May.

"The Druga Godba festival of ethnic, world and, to a lesser extent, contemporary jazz music, celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year. This year's edition of the festival will bring together 12 artists from 14 countries from all the five continents. The line-up will notably include the world's most popular tango-fusion band Gotan Project and the renowned Portuguese fado singer Mariza (pictured above)."

For more information, visit the festival's official website.

Via Ljubljana.si

Laibach in Ljubljana

The Slovene industrial rock band Laibach will be performing in Ljubljana on Friday, May 18th at the Križanke Summer Theatre, Trg francoske revolucije 1

"Laibach is an internationally renowned Slovenian alternative band who developed their distinctive artistic expression in collaboration with the NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst) artistic movement. Laibach's music is a unique mixture of industrial, rock, contemporary classical and electronic music. Using the provocative symbolism and aesthetics related to totalitarian ideologies, the band, founded in 1980, won recognition as a distinctive cultural phenomenon back in the times when Slovenia was still part of the communist Yugoslavia."

Via Ljubljana.si