Lokar Gallery

Ajdovščina

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Lokarjeva galerija

Prešernova 15 SI-5270 , Ajdovščina

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Lokar Gallery was established in 2012 by the North Primorska Region Fine Artists Society. The gallery features contemporary visual artists. It also houses a memorial room of Danilo Lokar, a physician and Expressionist author.

In 2020, the project “Rise of woman in culture in Western Balkan”, led by Association Fenomena from Serbia, was selected on the Creative Europe special Western Balkans call. Lokar Gallery will participate in the upcoming project as a partner.

Lavrič Library, Ajdovščina

Ajdovščina

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Lavričeva knjižnica Ajdovščina

Cesta IV. prekomorske 1 SI-5270, Ajdovščina

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Lavrič Library in Ajdovščina traces its origins back to 1864, when Dr Karel Lavrič (1818–1876), a liberal politician and lawyer, established Slovenia’s 11th reading room. It has branches in Vipava, Podnanos, and Dobravlje as well as a mobile library.

Members can make use of a 45-seat reading room and a number of PC workstations. In addition to making the substantial collection of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and other material accessible to its users, the library functions as a significant cultural, information and social centre of the region, striving to foster reading culture. It hosts events for children and adults; the elderly may join in on a number of meetings, while librarians also pay visits to the nursing home. A user-friendly institution, it enables access for disabled individuals, provides facilities for mothers with babies, and lends magnifying glasses to afford easier reading.

The library participates in the project Primorci beremo (“The Primorska Region Reads”), which joins all libraries of the Primorska region and some in the Italian border region in one of the largest reading campaigns in Slovenia.

Klub Baza Ajdovščina

Ajdovščina

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Klub Baza Ajdovščina

Vipavska cesta 11a SI-5270 , Ajdovščina

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Klub Baza is an independent club in the town of Ajdovščina. Established in 2015, it is stationed at the former premises of the Student Club Ajdovščina, near the city centre. Launched by a self-initiative Klub Baza is run by a diverse collective of locals who craved for a venue in which various cultural activities (sometimes of a more alternative character) could take place.

Here, one can attend music concerts of all varieties (jazz, rock, metal, techno, etc.), see a photography or fine arts exhibition, listen to a travelogue lecture or even set up one’s own gig or exhibition. Klub Baza Ajdovščina is also one of the stops for the Club Marathon.

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The music concerts and events held at Klub Baza are very diverse. Among Baza’s guests, one can mention the experimental jazz and metal hybrid Kayo Dot (US), the gypsy-punk band Kultur Shock (US), the post-punk Bernays propaganda (MK), the old school blues-rock trio Prismojeni Profesorji Bluesa, the dub-centred Dubzilla, the pop-punk Trash Candy, the explorative jazz trio Rok Zalokar Trio, the reggae collective Raggalution and the rock/metal bands such as AVVEN, Werefox, Persons From Porlock, God Scard, etc.

Klub Baza also has a small gallery space where painting and photography exhibitions take place (predominately with works by younger artists, among them Taša Turk, Tea Curk Sorta, and Polona Ipavec). The place also hosted lectures on art (“How to watch paintings?”) and book presentations (hosting, for example, one by Dragan Vuković (HR) of the Slušaj Naglasnije label). There were also fairs featuring works by local craftsman that deal with ceramics, clothing, home-made cosmetics, and so on. Travelogue lectures are among the more regular features at Klub Baza.