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SLOVAK CREATIVITY, FROM MAXIMILIANUS VALERIUS TO VELVET REVOLUTION – From Kosice to Uhrovec, to know four cities and five ways of making art.

Traveling into a Center-Europa small area, with many historical sites, during several millennia. Bez opatrnosti, aj šikovnosť je márna   (Without caution, even cleverness is futile). It is a Slovak say way. Many castles and parks with beautiful lakes and mountains, but also wonderful timeless villages. Its capital is the ideal destination for a long weekend. For a trip to Slovakia …

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TO GET OUT THE SENSATION FROM THE IMAGE – Milota Havránková: When photography is like a second language.

The opportunity to capture a moment. She is a Slovak photographer, born in Košice on an August day in 1945. In adolescence, she studied at an art school specializing in photography, but to focus on its use she went to Bratislava, graduating. When people are in nature, they like everything. That’s why MILOTA HAVRANKOVA https://sk-sk.facebook.com/MilotaHavrankova has a wooden house in …

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VEGETARIAN, FASHION’S STYLIST AND PASSIONATE OF YOGA – Zuzana Kanisová: A stylist Internet maniac.

Helps you dress! (Whether you have 50 or 75 pounds). For her, the clothes that people wear must always match their personality and character. What is her working day like? It depends on what she are working on, whether it is a TV project or choosing clothes for a client. Her clothes always combine India’s sumptuous fabrics toghether https://www.instagram.com/zuzanakanisova/, inside …

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HOPE DIES LAST – The Autobiography of Alexander Dubcek

A velvet revolution, in a distant spring. Born into November day, 1921, in Uhrovec, he become first secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Alexander Dubček introduced liberal reforms led to the Soviet invasion. He received his early education in Soviet Central Asia, where his father had settled. During World War II, he took part in the underground …

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AN OVERVALUED MUSICAL TALENT, OR WITHOUT TIME? – Marek Brezovský, died too young.

When music it is the essence of your life. He lost his fight against drugs a few days after his twenties, when the drug entered his daily life. Born in Bratislava in an April day, 1974, he was a Slovak music composer and songwriter, studied at the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava and is deemed one of the most influential …

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PAINTING ETERNAL DILEMMA OF HUMAN NATURE – Albín Brunovský, forgotten illustrator.

Joy of living, aesthetic experiences and mental refreshment. His native Záhorie (Western Slovakia, between the Little Carpathians to the east and the Morava river to the west), constitutes a powerful basis for his conditional graphic inspiration. His illustrations were also for children’s books. He was born in Záhorie, on Christmas Day 1935. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts …

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THE GEM OF THE WORLD, SO FAR AWAY FROM THE HUMAN MADNESS – New Zealand, a beautiful country to drive through, for the creative scenery and the vast scale of the places.

From English Christchurch, to the Maori of Te Awamutu, touching Wellington and Stratford. Travelling to New Zealand www.newzealand.com means a holiday of limitless options. Prepare for your travel and enjoy one of the best countries on earth. Whatever your inspiration, here you can find an endless array of stunning places to visit, but allowing yourself to be accompanied by creative …

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BOHEMIAN LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPHER – Ans Westra: When you lay in a sleeping bag somewhere, off the beaten track.

Capturing a world, through a camera. Born into an April day, 1936, in Leiden (Netherlands), in 1953 she moved to Rotterdam, graduating in 1957 with a Diploma in Arts and Craft teaching. In the same year, ANS WESTRA left the Netherlands for New Zealand, where had become a self-taught photographer, with an interest in Māori. During the 1960s, after finding …

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LIFE OF AN ARTIST, TEXTILE PIONEER – Avis Higgs: A rock star of the textile world and designs, that stood the test of time.

Work and style by a creative artist of her time. Born in Wellington (New Zealand) into a September day, 1918, into a family of artists, she one of Australasia’s most innovative textile designers of the 1940s. Her great grandfather and her grandfather were regarded Tasmanian landscape painters.  It was unusual to represent native flora on dress fabrics, but AVIS HIGGS …

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POETIC EXPERIMENTS IN SONNET FORM – Michele Leggott: A woman, a rose and what has it to do, with her.

When poems interweaves childhood memories and experiences of starting a family. Reading her poems, you too can discover the sharpness of images and her wonderful ear for the musical sounds. Born 1956 in Stratford (New Zealand), she completed an MA in English in 1979, and she then moved to Canada to do a PhD at the University of British Columbia. …

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