Literature

Translation Pranger Festival

5. 07. - 9. 07. 2022

Maribor

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Prevodni Pranger

Ulica heroja Tomšiča 9 A SI-2000, Maribor

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The first edition of the Translation Pranger Festival, the festival of world literature translations and humanities took place in Maribor in 2019. KUD Pranger Cultural Association established Translation Pranger Festival in accordance with the already established Pranger format.

Festival consists of analysis and evaluation public talks on translations of novels, short stories, children’s and youth literature, essays, dramatics, theory and poetry, which is complemented by the sale of interesting books and the recording and transcription of talks. Conversations is followed by relaxed socializing and discussion among participants.

Talks are held at the Maribor Puppet Theater. The first edition of the festival was prepared on the day of the death of St. Hieronymus, the translator best known for the Latin translation of the Bible.

Programme

Face to face (Iz oči v oči)

The management of the festival chooses one foreign language and a selector who will conduct the interview concerning two books or a magazine / radio publication of the translator in the focus of the evening. The choice of the selector is on its own discretion, but must take into account the manageability of the material in scope (especially for the audience who desires to read the material before the event). The choice and argumentation of translation solutions is commented upon by the invited discussant. The selector and discussant explain “face-to-face” their opinions to the translator of the translation, who has the opportunity to explain and reveal at his translation workshop less known facts or textual solutions that the discussant and selector may have interpreted in their own way.

Music

Ana’s Festival Rogaška Slatina

5. 07. - 30. 08. 2019

Rogaška Slatina

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Anin festival Rogaška Slatina

Zdraviliški trg 1 SI-3250 , Rogaška Slatina

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Ana’s Festival Rogaška Slatina, organised by the Rogaška Slatina Public Institute for Tourism and Culture and held for the first time in 2015, is an annual outdoor summer festival. It takes place at three locations in the spa town of Rogaška Slatina in eastern Slovenia: the European Platform (Evropska ploščad), the Tempel Pavilion and the arcades of the Grand Hotel Rogaška. It is financed by the Municipality of Rogaška Slatina, with sponsorship and other support provided by a variety of organisations associated with the town’s health tourism industry (Donat Mg mineral water, Rogaška Resort and the Rogaška Hotel Group) and by Rogaška Crystalworks, the internationally famed glassware manufacturer. Entry to all events is free.

Aimed mainly at holiday-makers and the local population, Ana’s Festival features Slovenian (and to a lesser extent) international musical artists from the worlds of pop, blues, jazz, folk and classical music. Rogaška Slatina Cultural Centre is also used to host events in the event of bad weather.

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival did not take place in 2020.

Selected artists

Prominent domestic artists having appeared at the festival include Bossa de Novo, Goran Bojčevski, Igor Leonardi, Alenka Godec, Teo Collori, Boštjan Gombač, Ana Vipotnik, Manouche, Tabu, New Swing Quartet, Janez Bončina Benč and Avtomobili. A leading role in events is usually also taken by Musica Camerata, the health resort’s house orchestra.