The Slovenia Times

Kino Šiška urban culture centre celebrating 10th anniversary


In the last decade, Kino Šiška has evolved into a key cultural institution and venue for contemporary music concerts, while its programme also includes visual and performing arts events.

The centre hosts the international contemporary dance festival CoFestival, the Ment festival of contemporary alternative music, and high school music band competition Špil Liga.

Under its wing, a gallery promoting young artists and art at affordable prices, DobraVaga, opened in the centre of Ljubljana in 2016.

In its ten-year history, Kino Šiška has (co-)organised almost 3,000 events, which were attended by more than 996,000 visitors.

The ten-day celebration will begin with the opening of two exhibitions. Sara Bezovšek will be presented at the centre's gallery with her project Computering, exploring the influences of the internet culture and social networks on contemporary visual art.

Half an hour later, a renovated outdoor photo-gallery will open in the Trg Prekomorskih Brigad square, where works by five Slovenian photographers will be showcased.

The music part of the evening will also take place in Kino Šiška, where Canadian band Operators will take the stage. Macedonian band Bernays Propaganda will perform as a support act.

On Friday evening, the anniversary will be marked with concerts by Canadian-Swiss artist Camilla Sparksss and Belgian-French duo OD Bongo at the City Museum held in cooperation with the Indigo and Sonica festivals.

Saturday night will bring the rhythms of blues, funk, soul and jazz by Slovenian musician of international acclaim Gramatik into the Križanke open-air venue, while on Sunday a comic book/music album by Martin Ramoveš will be presented and accompanied by a concert of the author's band.

Monday, 16 September, will be all about dance, featuring a performance Alien Express: Drugi Let by two of the most distinctive young dance artists, Žiga Krajnčan and Gašper Kunšek.

US post-metal, post-hardcore and hardcore punk bands Deafheaven, Touche Amore and Portrayal of Guilt, respectively, will take the stage on Tuesday at a concert for those into heavier beats.

The next day, the black comedy The Curse of Valburga by Tomaž Gorkič will be screened for the first time in Ljubljana.

As an introduction to the weekend, Thursday will bring an exclusive night with DJ Jon Hopkins from the UK, while Friday is reserved for the concert of English electronic punk music duo Sleaford Mods.

The celebration will culminate on Saturday, when the programme starts already in the morning with events for children and concludes with an admission-free concert featuring MRFY, zalagasper, Koala Voice, YGT, Klemen Klemen, Matter, and Laibach.

The Kino Šiška arts centre was founded by the city of Ljubljana in February 2008. The first event, a concert by Laibach and Juno Reactor, took place in the renovated former cinema in the Šiška borough in September 2009.


More from Nekategorizirano