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Jamiroquai sells out STEEL ARENA – concert was the climax of the two-day Opening Ceremony for ECOC 2013

Jamiroquai sells out STEEL ARENA – concert was the climax of the two-day Opening Ceremony for ECOC 2013

Not content to rest on their laurels! British funkjazz group Jamiroquai headed by front man Jay Kay got a full STEEL ARENA dancing and singing. From the first minute of the concert, the stadium was alive.

Probe in the heart – Steel my heart

Probe in the heart – Steel my heart

This documentary play focuses its attention on how the arrival of the East Slovak Steelworks (now US STEEL) and multiple changes of ownership have altered people’s ways of thinking. Often just through the prism of gaining power and money.

The Košice Space Programme was revealed in the State Theatre

The Košice Space Programme was revealed in the State Theatre

Invited guests, many prominent figures in political and social life from Slovakia, European institutions and several European countries filled the historical Košice State Theatre (ST) at 4.00pm today. The event started with speeches by the President of SR Ivan Gašparovič, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth Androulla Vassiliou, Prime Minister of SR Robert Fico,Minister of Culture SR Marek Maďarič, Mayor of Košice Richard Raši and the Chairman of the Košice Self-Governing Region (KSGR) Zdenko Trebuľa, who started the official part of the Košice – European Capital of Culture (ECOC) 2013 Opening Ceremony.

Ida Kelarová impresses guests at the Intermezzo club

Ida Kelarová impresses guests at the Intermezzo club

Another of the events in the opening ceremony of Košice ECOC 2013 allowed guests to spend Sunday morning having a nice breakfast in the company of the phenomenal Czech singer, musician and choirmistress Ida Kelarová and her musicians.

Opening ceremony of ECOC 2013 hears international tango adapted by Peter Breiner

Opening ceremony of ECOC 2013 hears international tango adapted by Peter Breiner

The unique TRIANGO project from Peter Breiner returned to Košice to the Historic Town Hall yesterday. As part of the opening ceremony of ECOC 2013, the Slovak trio of top musicians: Peter Breiner (pianist and composer), Stano Paluch (violinist) and Boris Lenko (accordionist) offered their fans a dose of great music. The TRIANGO Project conceals a sparky embrace of the passion of dance-halls in Buenos Aires, as well as jazz improvisation.

Robots worth €12,000 took over Košice

Robots worth €12,000 took over Košice

Motional robots are being developed in Košice. A humanoid robot worth €12,000 also sat down for Sunday breakfast. You can also purchase a pet for €2,000. A robotic dog immediately stole the children’s hearts.

Delightful klezmer tones enlivened the synagogue

Delightful klezmer tones enlivened the synagogue

Jews and their culture are an inseparable part ofKosice’s history. These remarkable people built several synagogues in the city prior to 1939. One is onPuškinova Street. This is the one which came to life with the tones of the local Kaschauer Klezmer Band.

Peter Bič Project gave a great gig

Peter Bič Project gave a great gig

In the late hours of Saturday the band Peter Bič Project pleased its fans – with songs from their old album as well as new ones. The evening passed off in a great atmosphere. The band started the concert at exactly 21.00 and really got things going in the club – people had a great time, dancing and singing.

Phenomenal Serb Petar Marić captivated the people of Košice

Phenomenal Serb Petar Marić captivated the people of Košice

Connecting People – this is one of the most important missions of culture, which was done perfectly on Saturday evening by the young Serbian musician, accordion player Petar Marić. Whilst to date very few people had heard of him in Košice, since the ECOC 2013 Opening Ceremony weekend he has become an unforgettable figure, and not only for the people of Košice.

Weekend of Design and Fashion

Weekend of Design and Fashion

A Weekend of Design and Fashion is taking place in the East Slovakia Gallery within the ECOC 2013 Opening Ceremony. Here, space was given to students of Faculties of Arts and budding fashion designers as well as collections from renowned brand names such as Novestashoes and the experienced Izabela Komjati.

Two generations overlapped in the Kolísky (Cradles) theatre play

Two generations overlapped in the Kolísky (Cradles) theatre play

A Slovak ensemble of actors from the theatrical Debris Company performed Kolísky in theHistoricTown Hall in Košice on Saturday.

Mobilfest is proof of the future of film-making

Mobilfest is proof of the future of film-making

Did you know, that the Bad Witch didn’t want to eat Hansel and Gretel? It was the other way around. Did you know what a difficult life a mother has, when she has a daughter addicted to drugs or how many years it takes for a bivalve crab to evolve into a plastic crab? You can find the answers to these and many other questions at the Mobilfest festival which is being held under the auspices of Private High School of Art (PHSA) on Petzvalova 2, and which began on Saturday in Galeria Shopping Centre in the presence of the president of the project, Marián Čekovský.

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