Klub Zakon

Vrhnika

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Klub Zakon

Tržaška 11 SI-1360 , Vrhnika

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Klub Zakon, situated in the centre of Vrhnika, is the headquarters of the Club of Vrhnika Students. It offers numerous activities, from concerts, DJ events, film nights, art exhibitions, theatre performances, and children’s workshops to courses such as art, drawing, sewing, photography, and workshops in sound system and light techniques. Each year it gives new local bands a chance to present themselves on stage. Klub Zakon also offers the use of computers and a has a Wi-Fi corner. The club and its team is included in the annual theatre festival Cankarjada Theatre Festival, the skate contest Cow of Skate, and the Club Marathon.

Background

From 1991 onwards, on the premises of today’s Klub Zakon, there was first a bar with occasional concerts. In 1996 it became the Youth Centre Vrhnika, in 1999 Klub vrhniških študentov (the Club of Vrhnika students) was established. The club claimed and named Klub Zakon as its headquarters. In 2001, the self-withdrawal of the Youth Centre followed.

Ivan Cankar Institute Vrhnika

Vrhnika

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Zavod Ivana Cankarja za kulturo, šport in turizem Vrhnika

Tržaška cesta 9 SI-1360, Vrhnika

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Ivan Cankar Institute Vrhnika is a municipal cultural institution named after Ivan Cankar (1876–1918), the Slovene modernist writer born in Vrhnika. Since 2005 the institute engages in the development of culture, sport, and tourism. It produces numerous local events (e.g. public holiday celebrations, Argonauts Days), issues calls for participation and engages with the local civil society. Its central venue is Cankarjev dom (Ivan Cankar Cultural House), built in the 1960s, which serves as a cinema, gallery, and theatre.

As of 2016 the institute co-manages the Ljubljanica River Exhibition, a museum dedicated to the natural and cultural heritage of the Ljubljanica river and its immediate surroundings.

Cankarjev dom (Ivan Cankar Culture House)

For a subscriber-audience the culture house hosts performances by Slovene theatre houses from Ljubljana, Maribor, Koper, Kranj, and Ptuj, as well as children’s puppetry performances from the repertoire of Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Maribor Puppet Theatre and other individual groups. Music concerts feature various genres of music, from classical and choral music to jazz.

Most of the programme is conceived in collaboration with local producers (for example, theatre performances by Dejmo Stisnt Theatre, Cankarjada Theatre Festival by Vrhnika Student Club, or events by the local Public Fund for Cultural Activities).

The gallery presents mostly young or local artists such as painter Floris Oblak (1924–2006) or caricaturist Marjan Bregar (1928–2009).

Cankarjada Festival

1. 09. - 4. 09. 2021

Vrhnika

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Festival Cankarjada

Tržaška 11 SI-1360 , Vrhnika

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Since 1996 the Cankarjada Festival has been taking place in Vrhnika every September. The festival presents a varied programme of improvisation theatre, street theatre and stand-up comedy by local theatre groups as well as music concerts.

Some of the best representatives of the mentioned performing arts genres in Slovenia have appeared so far at the festivals: Ana Monró Theatre, Priden Možic Cultural Association, Narobov, Unikat Theatre, Dejmo Stisnt Theatre as well as Glej Theatre.