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Slovenian Advertising Festival (SOF)

14. 06. - 15. 06. 2022

Ljubljana

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Slovenski oglaševalski festival (SOF)

Letališka cesta 35 SI-1000 , Ljubljana

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The Slovenian Advertising Festival (SOF) is the central annual event of the advertising industry in Slovenia, organised by the Slovenian Advertising Chamber since the beginning of the 90s. Since its 25th edition in 2016, the festival was held at Hotel Kempinski in Portorož, but will take place at Monfort Exhibition Space in 2020. The programme focuses on the current issues of the profession, thereby enabling an exchange of knowledge, experiences, ideas and views for the further development of the field.

About

SOF has its roots in the Yugoslav propaganda film festival in Portorož. As a Slovenian festival, it was established in 1991 under the auspices of the Golden Drum Advertising Festival of New Europe, which developed into an international festival of creativity, while SOF became an independent central event of the advertising profession in Slovenia.

SOF marked its 25th anniversary in 2016, featuring more than 300 ads in the competition programme. “Only good stories survive” was the festival’s slogan that year, and the organisers used the opportunity to say that the festival offers “exceptional stories which have and will continue to survive”.

SOF’s comprehensively designed congress program opens a discussion on topical professional issues and enables the exchange of knowledge, experiences, ideas and views on the further development of the profession. SOF therefore rewards and promotes creativity and entrepreneurship and brings new knowledge. With its professional programme and competition, it significantly influences the development of the Slovenian advertising field and examines its role in the wider society.

The competition and awards

SOF Advertising Awards are an important aspect of the festival, though its general significance has a much broader scope. The festival’s extensive overview and appraisal of current advertising practice allow it to spread awareness and raise the bar on the standards of advertising in Slovenia. With its rich congress programme, SOF also represents an important forum and meeting point for new ideas, knowledge and professional education within the entire field of marketing communications. SOF is visited by an average of 900 participants of various profiles, among them, agency representatives, media professionals and advertisers, as well as participants from supporting industries and students.

The SOF Jury assesses the entries to the festival competition programme and announces its winners, the prime examples of Slovenian advertising. Awards are announced at the Awards & Closing Gala Ceremony.

In 2019, SOF significantly restructured the competition programme, which remained relatively consistent for the 2020 edition.

The 2020 (29th) edition of SOF seeks reliable, meaningful and meaningful communication methods and approaches that enhance brand recognition and the role of brands and add value to them. It aims to look for ways to create a communication ecosystem that is acceptable and targeted to all stakeholders (advertisers, agencies, media and also consumer). In 2020, SOF was moved from its springtime edition to September, because of the novel coronavirus disease epidemic.

SOF Awards are bestowed upon the participants in 15 general categories:
K1 Film
K2 Press & publications
K3 Ambient communications
K4 Sound
K5 Web & mobile communications
K6 Integrated communications
K7 Design
K8 Craft excellence
Z1 Activation
Z2 Brand management
Z3 Reach
Z4 Innovation
Z5 Branded content
Z6 Social good
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Entries are judged by an expert jury, made up of top experts in their fields.

Theatres

Primorska Summer Festival

24. 06. - 31. 08. 2021

Koper-Capodistria

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Primorski poletni festival

Kampel 1k SI-6000, Koper-Capodistria

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The Primorska Summer Festival is an international theatre festival that takes place throughout the coastal region of Slovenia and occasionally also in Italy and Croatia. Launched in 1993, the festival was co-produced by the Primorska Summer Festival Association. Since 2003, the festival has been managed by the Koper Theatre.

Primorska Summer Festival takes place both indoors, in various performance venues (Arrigoni Izola, Georgius Centre in Piran) as well as outdoors (Valdoltra Beach in Ankaran), utilising the town squares and other ambient-rich locations of the region.

In 2020, the international “PPF Youth” festival section is launched with six international theatre academies invited to present their creations.

Background

During its first decade – when the Koper Theatre was yet non-existent – the Primorska Summer Festival was the only platform for presenting recent productions by Slovenian repertory theatres to the audiences of the Slovenian coastal region. As such, the festival is in a way the theatre’s predecessor.

The festival was co-produced by the Primorska Summer Festival Association in partnership with Koper Theatre, the Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste and Teatro Miela in Trieste/Trst. Today, partners include Teatro Verdi, Muggia Teatro, Kino Otok – Isola Cinema Festival, Tartini Festival and the Italian Community in Koper-Capodistria.

Since its inception, the festival has hosted a huge number of theatre performances, many of them its own productions, an enterprise that has been the festival’s staple since its beginning. Alongside the theatre shows, the festival presents concerts, musicals and even operas.

Programme

The festival cooperates with various theatres from the littoral region, some of them coming from neighbouring towns in Italy and Croatia. These collaborations range from staging invited performances to producing entirely new works, many even multilingual as befits the character of the region. The festival has also incubated various NGO endeavours, like those of Lutkarnica – Koper Puppetry Studio.

Sometimes, the programme is conceived somewhat thematically; in one of the years, for instance, the festival was dedicated to Molière. Various takes on Molière’s plays were staged throughout the festival, also taking place at the Slovene National Theatre Maribor. In 2017, the festival co-hosted a show with the Maribor-based Lent Festival.

Besides presenting its own works and those of Slovenian repertory theatres, one of the festival’s prime focuses is that of showcasing new works produced in the Balkan region.

More and more, the festival is reaching into other artistic fields, also inviting musicians and screening films.

PPF Youth

In 2020, a new section of the festival is launched: six theatre academies of the ex-Yugoslav region, Great Britain and the Czech Republic present their productions during four days in July. The academy performances presented at the Koper Theatre are accompanied by panel discussions with the aim of sharing knowledge, getting to know new theatre practices and poetics emerging in the region.

Cultural heritage

Mardi Gras at Cerknica

11. 02. - 17. 02. 2021

Cerknica

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Pust v Cerknici

Tabor 1 SI-1380, Cerknica

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Mardi Gras at Cerknica is one of the most popular and well-known Mardi Gras (Pust) carnivals in Slovenia. It consists of a week-long programme of events that commemorate the upcoming spring and feature various festivities and re-enactments of traditional rituals such as the burning of the Pust figure. The carnival’s main attraction is a procession featuring numerous masked participants and giant papier-mâché sculptures of witches and monsters.

The timing of the carnival moves from year to year. Starting on Thursday, it ends a week later on Ash Wednesday – the day that marks the start of the 40-days of fasting preceding Easter.

Background

The Mardi Gras celebrations have a long history in Slovenia (as they do in most of Europe), with the particular manifestations diverging from region to region. Many of them – such as Kurentovanje in Ptuj and the Cerkljanska Laufarija in Cerkno – have very unique and ancient traditions of costumes and customs.

The Cerknica carnival, as we know it today, only started to develop in the years after WWII, when the local rites of driving away winter were gradually joined by masquerades for children and a tradition of satirically-tinged costumes alludal to political and current events. The official birth of this particular festival is considered to be 1975, the year when the Cerknica Mardi Gras Society (Pustno društvo Cerknica) was established. This society cares for the organisation and is of prime importance especially due to the fact that they create, develop and store the giant figures used in the procession.

The carnival

The festivities start on Thursday, when the traditional rite of “sowing the hag” takes place. This is also the day when the town is supposedly given over to Butalci, comical and outrageously stupid figures taken from a series of famous satirical novels by Fran Milčinski (1867–1932) about the made-up town Butale. Its residents play a strong part in the upcoming days of the festival.

With the main events being the Saturday and Sunday processions (attracting thousand of visitors from around Slovenia), the whole thing finishes on Wednesday, when Pust (an anthropomorphic representation of winter) is ritually burned and thrown into the river.

Carnival procession

The procession features numerous groups of masked people and giant papier-mâché sculptures (of which many were created by the painter and sculptor Milan Rot). These include the witch Uršula (the mascot of the festival who according to folklore resides in a cave on Slivnica, a hill overlooking Cerknica), the devil and his herd of dormice, a dragon, the Water-man, and so on. Many of them allude to well-known figures from the Slovene literary tradition.

Theatres

Linhart Encounter

22. 09. - 24. 09. 2022

Postojna

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Linhartova srečanja

Gregorčičev drevored 2a SI-6230, Postojna

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Named after the celebrated Slovene dramatist and historian Anton Tomaž Linhart (1756–1795), Linhart Encounter is an annual festival of non-professional Slovene theatre groups, organised by the Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia since 1962. Held in Postojna since 2004, Linhart Encounter presents an overview of amateur theatre production, with an aim to popularise and award the best production and achievements of the current season (Matiček Award).

In its (competition and side) programme, the festival includes performances of all genres and formats. The performances are selected by a selector who travels to see all the potentially eligible performances and then invites 6 to 8 of them (out of over 120) to the festival along with the best performance of the Visions Festival of Young Theatre Groups. Along with Slovene amateur theatre groups, performances by Slovene minorities living in Austria, Croatia, Hungary or elsewhere are eligible for the festival. Participation in the Linhart Encounter enables the groups to raise the quality of their work, network and exchange as well as to develop their ideas further.

In the side programme, the festival offers round tables, discussions and workshops, as well as hosts international amateur theatre groups. The international jury confers the Matiček Awards for the best performance, best actor and best actress in the lead and supporting roles, and may confer up to 3 awards for special achievements. At the festival, the Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia also presents the “Linhart Badge” for outstanding achievements in non-professional theatre.

Music

Tartini Festival

18. 08. - 5. 09. 2022

Piran-Pirano

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Tartini festival

Levstikova 7 SI-6330, Piran-Pirano

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Established in 2001 the Tartini Festival is an international music festival dedicated to one of the greatest violinists of the Baroque period, the Piran-born Guiseppe Tartini (1692–1770). The programme directors and founders of the festival, Jasna Nadles and Milan Vrsajkov, strive to bring world renowned performers of Classical and Baroque music to Piran and the Slovene Istria.

Background

The festival focuses on the promotion of the cultural profile of the Istria region and the Slovene musical culture. From the beginning, the festival has presented many accomplished performers, such as cellist Erich Oskar Huetter, pianist Francesco De Zan, the Ensemble 1756, the Choir of Salzburger Konzertgesellschaft and the Vienna Instrumental Soloists (Rudolf Gindlhumer, Konrad Monsberger, Helmut Ascherl, Karl Eichinger).

In 2002, the festival started out with 4 classical music concerts and has been steadily growing each year with well-attended concerts at the main events; the Golden Tartini Festival, and open-air concerts of the Tartini Junior programme. Some of the leading Baroque musicians, such as violinist Giuliano Carmignola, bassoonist Sergio Azzolini, and cellist Christophe Coin, have appeared together for the first time at one of the festival’s main events.

In 2009, the festival’s programme featured 10 concerts within a two-week time frame, thus enhancing the festival atmosphere. 2011 marked the 10-year anniversary of the festival, featuring 8 main festival events with performances by Slovene and international master musicians, including the festival ensemble Il Terzo Suono, founded in 2005. The ensemble performs its repertoire on Baroque instruments and accompanies famous soloists at the Tartini Festival as well as other venues.


Festival Tartinijevi dnevi Piran Promo / The Days of Tartini Festival Piran Promo Official Video by Zdravko Pleše on YouTube
The Festival Ensemble Il Terzo Suono
The international ensemble Il Terzo Suono is composed of members of various international orchestras and operates under the direction of Sergio Azzolini. The ensemble has in the past 4 editions of the Tartini Festival accompanied famous soloists. The name of the ensemble, The Third Sound, is in reference to the acoustic phenomenon first discovered by Giuseppe Tartini, whereby using the technique of playing double stops on a string instrument one can hear a third sound. The ensemble tours the wider European region, increasing the visibility of the Slovene cultural scene with performances at European festivals, such as the Ravello Festival and the Emilia Romagna Festival. Preparations are under way for the recording of a CD with pieces by Slovene and European composers of the 17th and 18th century (A. Vivaldi, G. Tartini, G. Pulitti and I. Posh).

The Festival Ensemble Il Terzo Suono

The international ensemble Il Terzo Suono is composed of members of various international orchestras and operates under the direction of Sergio Azzolini. The ensemble has in the past 4 editions of the Tartini Festival accompanied famous soloists. The name of the ensemble, The Third Sound, is in reference to the acoustic phenomenon first discovered by Giuseppe Tartini, whereby using the technique of playing double stops on a string instrument one can hear a third sound. The ensemble tours the wider European region, increasing the visibility of the Slovene cultural scene with performances at European festivals, such as the Ravello Festival and the Emilia Romagna Festival. Preparations are under way for the recording of a CD with pieces by Slovene and European composers of the 17th and 18th century (A. Vivaldi, G. Tartini, G. Pulitti and I. Posh).

Festival themes and concerts

Each year the Tartini Festival is held in the Primorska region, with most events taking place in Piran. Chamber concerts and solo performances are performed at main events, featuring performances of established musicians from all over the world. The festival’s aim is to promote classical music and Tartini’s works among the local public, especially those who does not usually attend classical concerts. The side event Tartini Junior focuses on the presentation of talented young Slovene musicians, who have received awards at international contests and the main national contest TEMSIG. It highlights the Slovene musical culture with young musicians performing works by Slovene composers. Another side event, Tartini under the Stars, features open-air concerts on Tartini Square by promising young Slovene artists.

Theatres

PUF Festival

22. 06. - 2. 09. 2021

Koper-Capodistria

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PUF festival

Mladinska 6 SI-6000, Koper-Capodistria

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The Primorska Street Festival PUF (Primorsko ulično gledališče) is an annual international street theatre and puppet festival which takes place on the Slovene coast. It is organised by Lutkarnica – Koper Puppetry Studio since 2003. The PUF actually had started off some years before, as a part of the Primorska Summer Festival organised annually in the Coastal Region. For some years, while it was presented jointly with the Alpe-Adria Working Community, its title was Alpe Adria PUF Festival. The festival presents street musicians, pantomime, clowns, acrobats, and jugglers, with a special focus on puppetry.

Overview

Taking place throughout the summer, the festival includes premières of new Slovene puppetry productions and presentations of prize-winning performances. Each year, the festival also produces an international festival production in collaboration with the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU) from Prague. Past festivals have featured performances by visiting artists and arts groups from Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Spain, and Italy, as well as groups from Slovenia.

Venues

In recent years the PUF Festival has expanded its programme from its original base at Ankaran to nearby towns, including Izola-Isola, Piran, Ankaran, Hrvatini, Moretini, Dekani, and Škofije. Some of the festival performances are staged again in early September for schoolchildren. In 2006 the festival also took place in Bovec and Kobarid in the Goriška Region. In 2009 the PUF Koper-Capodistria in partnership with the Burattini senza confini, FVG Videm, organised over 110 smaller or bigger performances and concerts during the period from June through November.

International cooperation

The PUF Festival involves participation by various local cultural institutions, including Koper Theatre and PINA Primorje Information Atelier. It has regularly collaborated with festivals in Italy (Mittelfest-Valli di Natisone, Cividale del Friuli; ENTE Teatrale and Burattini senza confini, FVG Udine; Alpe Adria Puppet Festival, Gorica), Austria (Cikl Cakl Šmihel) and Croatia (International Puppet Festival – PIF, Zagreb) as well as Slovenia (Trnfest, “Emona Promenade”, and Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival from Ljubljana; Summer Puppet Pier Festival, Maribor; Lutke brez meja, Nova Gorica; and Ulični Festival, Izola-Isola). PUF Festival also cooperates with Teatro matita and various other European puppetry schools.

Monuments and Sites

Predjama Castle

Postojna

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Predjamski grad

Predjama 1 6230, Postojna

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One of the most picturesque castles in Slovenia, Predjama Castle is built into an overhanging rock in front of a karst cave hall that is connected with a cave system underneath the castle. It is situated just a a few kilometres from the entrance to the Postojna Cave. The castle is now a museum on five floors that shows the life in the 16th century, with an armoury, dungeon, halls, living quarters and other castle facilities. Interesting is the dialogue between man-made architecture and natural structures that combine into the castle’s fortification system.

History

The castle was probably built in the 12th century, but was first mentioned in the year 1274 with the German name Luegg. The owners of the castle were Patriarchs of Aquileia who named it in rough translation from the Latin Cave Castle in the Karst, the castle’s Slovene name, Predjamski grad means “Castle in front of the cave”. It was built in Gothic style on natural, protected site approachable, with difficulty, from just one side. The vassals under Aquilean authority were the Luegg (Jamski) noble family that expanded and fortified the castle.

The castle was notorious – as the hide-out of brigands – even before the time of Erazem Jamski (Lueger), the local Robin Hood from the end of the 15th century. He was the descendant of the Imperial Governor of Trieste, Nikolaj Lueger, who was the vassal of the Counts of Görz. According to legend, Erazem came into conflict with the Habsburgs when he killed the commander of the Imperial army Marshall Pappencheim, who had offended the honour of Erazem’s deceased friend, Andrej Baumkircher of Vipava. Taking sides with Mathias Corvinus he fortified himself with his troops in Predjama Castle, attacked the town of Trieste twice and defied the imperial army for quite a long time. While under siege, he and his associates were supplied through the caves and were very difficult to conquer. As it often happens in warfare, he was betrayed and allegedly shot with a canon in his restroom. So first castle was seized by the Habsburgs and consequently damaged.

A new fortress was made by the Purgstall family, but soon the legendary earthquake in 1511 ruined the castle. In 1567 the Austrian Archduke Karel of Austria invested the Kobencl family from Prosek with the Jama manor. They bought the poorly castle and built a new one in Renaissance style just under the overhanging rock where the old mediaeval fortress used to stand. The castle has remained in such form, virtually unchanged, until the present. In the 18th century, it became the Kobencl family’s favourite summer residence. The last Kobencl bequeathed Predjama Castle to his relative, Count Mihael Coronini from Kromberk, whose wife sold the fortress to Prince Weriand Windischgrätz in 1846. Thereafter it remained in the hands of the Windischgrätz family until 1945, when it was nationalised by Yugoslav authorities and turned into a museum.

Renovation and management

At first Predjama Castle was managed by the Notranjska Museum in Postojna. Since the late 1990s the castle has been under renovation with the aim of restoring it to how its look in the time of the Kobencl noble family. Since 2007 the Castle has been managed by the Postojnska jama d.d. company located in Postojna, while some museum items situated at the Castle are owned by the Notranjska Museum, Postojna.

A centuries-old linden stands in front of the castle and legend has it that Erazem of Predjama is buried underneath it. The small Gothic church in front of the castle was recently renovated; its main attractions are frescoes from the 15th century and a Baroque altar.

Filming location

Predjama Castle as well as the Brežice Castle Knight’s Hall was featured in the 1986 Kung-fu film The Armour of God starring Jackie Chan. It was also investigated for paranormal activity in a 2008 episode of Ghost Hunters International on the Sci Fi Channel.

Tourism

Every year in the summer time the Erazem Medieaval Tournament is organised and carried out according to documented historic facts and models from the 16th century. This international mediaeval event involves several different classes and generations – nobles, serfs, and children. Bold knights – archers, swordsmen and horsemen – show off their skills on the Field of Combat. In the Knights’ Camp, swordsmen introduce themselves, their equipment and their mediaeval way of life. Merchants and craftsmen sell mediaeval products, flag throwers, belly dancers, magicians, puppet shows, musicians and other performers display their talents and re-enact historical events. A peasant festivity known as gauda is organised and tasty mediaeval food is prepared.

Surroundings

Surrounding the castle is an amazing karst underworld to explore. The world renown Postojna Cave is just 11 kilometres away. For those with more spelunking experience, a visit with a professional guide and equipment to some of the less approachable caves in direct proximity of the castle can be organised on prior notice.

Outdoor Venues

Park of Military History Pivka

Pivka

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Park vojaške zgodovine Pivka

Kolodvorska cesta 51 6257, Pivka

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The Park of Military History Pivka holds one of the biggest and possibly most diverse military history collections in this part of Europe. It was established in 2006, when the first so-called pavilion was opened on the grounds of the abandoned Italian (and later Yugoslavian) army barracks in the town of Pivka, which is also the main initiator of the project. The park deals with the military history of Slovenia and also of the region around Pivka, as well as with the wider military related technical and political heritage of Europe.

Today the park represents the biggest museum complex in Slovenia, it has grown and developed gradually by renovating and occupying the barracks. As of 2015, there are four main exhibition spaces, a courtyard and even a historical trail in the surrounding area. The park hosts various lectures and educational events, organises an annual festival and presents other occasional events. Since 2017 one of the buildings in the complex has featured as the Open Depots exhibition of the three national museums – National Museum of Slovenia, Technical Museum of Slovenia, and National Museum of Contemporary History.

The park has been set up in close cooperation among the Municipality of Pivka, the Ministry of Defence, the curatorial department of the Military Museum of Slovenian Armed Forces and a number of enthusiasts and collectors from the area who contributed greatly both in terms of artefacts as well as knowledge.

Artefacts and exhibitions

The former barracks headquarters building is nowadays again serving a similar function with office spaces, a multimedia room, a museum shop and the Pivka Canteen, a canteen that offers an army-like ambient and the food to match (groups can even order dinners in the caverns based on menus from World War I). It also houses the exhibition called Regio Carsica Militaris, presenting the historical trajectories that have touched the area around Pivka since the Roman times onwards, with the occupying and transient armies leaving, among other things, a trail of forts and barricades.

An array of the bigger and more imposing artefacts is housed in the three big pavilions, with the newest one dedicated foremost to the Slovenian War of Independence and its historical context. Also on display are the equipment of the Slovenian Territorial Defence forces, the infamous Gazelle helicopter (associated with a very curious chapter of the war), tanks and other vehicles from the old Yugoslavian army, etc. Accompanied by additional explanatory materials, together they form the most comprehensive exhibition of this kind in Slovenia.

Other pieces include aeroplanes from around the world (among them the American F-86 Sabre and Yugoslavian SOKO 522), a Yugoslavian submarine P-9, quite a few tanks and an array of heavy artillery (like the famous German cannon Flak 88 and the American Long Tom 155mm cannon, both used during World War II). These pieces are presented not only as part of the industrial and technical heritage but are also accompanied by objects that offer a more personal historical perspective.

Historical trails

The park has also established two historical trails in the vicinity. The trails connect the old barracks in Pivka with an abandoned military polygon, an underground fort built by the Italians in the 1930s and its accompanying underground tunnels and other relevant points of interest.

Festival of military history

Like the park, the annual festival of military history began in 2006. It has taken different forms, but its main components are still battle re-enactments, usually based on important historical moments. For example, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in 2015, the battle for Berlin between the Red Army and the German Army was re-enacted.

The festival also features lectures, additional exhibitions, a flea market of military artefacts, children’s workshops and other events.

Cultural Centres

Pivka House of Culture

Pivka

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Hiša kulture v Pivki

Snežniška cesta 2 6257, Pivka

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The Pivka House of Culture (“Hiša kulture”) is a local cultural centre, set in the small town of Pivka. It was set up in 1998 as an open space for a wide range of activities Its premises include a gallery, a graphic atelier and a youth culture club.

Since 2013 the programme of the Pivka House of Culture primarily focuses on presenting contemporary urban art, thus becoming an important contemporary art gallery between Ljubljana and Koper. It also houses a permanent collection of artworks.

Gallery programme

The “Hiša kulture” programme presents contemporary visual art with the emphasis on unconventional, progressive, and innovative approach, following the principles of immediacy, social criticism, and freedom.

The gallery usually sets up about 8 exhibitions that are often accompanied by various educational activities for school children, workshops, etc. From October to May, they host the current production of Slovene visual artists in the central exhibition space. From June to September, retrospectives or various thematic group exhibitions take place.

Some of the artists who presented their illustration, new media, sculpture or painting installations in Pivka have been Petra Varl, Marko Gavez, Zoran Pungerčar, Evgen Čopi Gorišek, Mina Fina, Damijan Kracina, Ana Čigon, Matej Stupica, as well as the photographer Tadej Vaukman.

Collection

The Pivka House of Culture also has a permanent collection of artworks, many of them available for sale. Erik’s room accommodates the permanent collection of prints and art publications.

Zinko Tiček

Zinko Tiček is a smaller fanzine library, which grew from a personal fanzine, comic and graphic book collection by Leon Zuodar. Responsible for running the graphic atelier in the centre, he is also a part of the art tandem Beli sladoled. The library (meant also as a smaller exhibition space) is open to everyone interested in photocopy, risograph, silkscreen and other graphic printed mediums.

Music

Trnje Festival

9. 07. - 10. 07. 2021

Postojna

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Festival drugačne glasbe Trnje

Prekomorskih brigad 6 SI-6230, Postojna

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Trnje Festival is an annual two-day festival which takes place some time in July in a clearing surrounded by the pine forest in Trnje village near Pivka (Postojna). It is a festival of alternative and unconventional music of many musical genres featuring unknown music bands which present new initiatives against the trends of consumerism. The first festival took place in 1998 and since then it has gained a notable status among alternative summer festivals that are affordable yet offer a rich and diverse musical programme. The organisers like to refer to Trnje Festival as “a festival for those who cannot afford to go to the seaside”. It is organised by a joint team from Postojna Youth Centre and Pivka House of Culture.

Programme

Maintaining its relatively low profile, the festival offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in one of the most natural environments possible. The festival has featured Slovene and foreign artists covering music genres from electronica, rap, rock, ska, punk, hardcore to death metal, among them: Ana Pupedan, Analena, Ani(e)mo(a)tion, Bolesno grinje, Damir Avdić, Drugi disko, Let 3, Low punch, Marko Brecelj, Muškat Hamburg, Nikki Louder, New Wave Syria, Noctiferia, Pridigarji, Psycho-path, Radical dub collective, Repetitor, Srečna mladina, Stekli psi, Superhiks, Štefan Kovač Marko Banda, Žoambo Žoet Workestrao, and many more.