The Slovenia Times


Slovenia and seven other countries have succeeded in their bid to get midwifery on the UNESCO list of intangible heritage in the latest round of inscriptions.
Meeting in Kasane, Botswana, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage decided on 6 December
Vlado Kreslin, the iconic singer-songwriter from Slovenia's north-easternmost region, has been honoured on his 70th birthday with a concert at which fellow musicians played cover versions of his songs.
Part of Unplugged, the long-running radio show hosted by Jure Longyka, the concert at Kino Šiška
Poet Erika Vouk and ballet dancer, choreographer and director Henrik Neubauer are the winners of the 2024 Prešeren Prizes, Slovenia's top accolade for lifetime achievement in arts and culture. They will accept the awards on 7 February, the eve of Culture Day.

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There has been a library in the centre of Ljubljana, right on Prešeren Square, for almost eight centuries. Few people knew about it, even fewer ever entered it. Now, for the first time, it has become publicly accessible to anyone wanting to peruse its many treasures.
Established 790 years ago and t
Painter and sculptor Nika Špan will represent Slovenia at the 2024 Venice Art Biennale with a project curated by Vladimir Vidmar that the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana has described as an enigmatic entity.
Špan's project will enter "the historical context of Venice as a foreign, unknown and une
Manufacturers selling their electronic consumer devices in Slovenia will have to secure operating systems in the local language under legislative changes adopted by the government on 22 November.
The changes to the law governing the use of Slovenian, which still need to be passed by parliament, com
Archaeologists working on the site of Slovenian National Drama Theatre in Ljubljana in preparation for the planned renovation have found exceptionally well-preserved ruins of the Roman city of Emona, including an insula with a hypocaust and a road.
Although stumbling upon the remains of Emona, the
Independent filmmaker Filip Robar Dorin, a revered innovator who fused feature and documentary films and provided a platform for the disenfranchised, has died, aged 84.
Many of his 30-plus documentary and feature films and 15 documentary portraits of Slovenian artists have received awards in Slov
Three Thousand Numbered Pieces, a 2022 drama by Hungarian director Adam Csaszi, won the Kingfisher Award, the main prize at the Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe).
Selected among ten debut or second films by up-and-coming directors that were shown at the festival, Csaszi's political film
Slovenian painter and graphic artist Leon Zakrajšek has been honoured by Japan for his contribution to the promotion of Japanese culture in Slovenia and Croatia. He received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays as Japan celebrated Culture Day at the beginning of the month.
Zakrajšek wa
British pop-rock icon Rod Stewart will give a concert in Ljubljana on 19 May next year in what will be his first performance in Slovenia ever. Fans can look forward to an evening of "full of surprises".
"I'm really excited about my first concert in Ljubljana and look forward to performing in front
A 25-year-old Ukrainian artist has made a mural depicting a Ukrainian girl on a wall near Maribor City Hall in what he says is a token of gratitude to Slovenians and Slovenia for their aid to Ukraine.
According to the artist, Konstantin Kochanovsky, the young woman in his mural represents "young Uk