The Slovenian Book Fair is the country’s oldest, largest and most important book-oriented event. With more than 100 exhibitors and at least 300 accompanying events, it is a source of inspiration and wonderful fair experiences. A first-rate programme has also been planned for this year's edition, to be announced shortly.
The currently unstable epidemiological situation is increasingly alarming the fair’s exhibitors, partners and visitors, who are concerned over the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and the stricter measures expected in the upcoming period. As holding a live fair has now become practically unviable, the organizers have decided to channel their efforts into holding a virtual fair, an online event that will take place in our homes, i.e. in the virtual environment. As a meeting place and a platform for online events, as well as a virtual marketplace for buying books by most Slovenian publishers. Visit the fair on http://www.knjiznisejem.si/, the virtual fair tab provides two options: browsing a virtual catalogue of publishers and their programmes, and the option of buying books, as well as attending, throughout the fair, various accompanying events, talks, appearances, panels, award ceremonies, live broadcasts... on a special YouTube channel.
Physically apart, but together at heart is the guiding principle of the fair that is so special this year. This is the first time in the fair’s history, a success story spanning 48 years, that the event is not held live. The outcome of the online fair depends solely on its visitors. We can only overcome the crisis together, there’s strength in numbers. This year’s fair continues to abide by the motto: "Pay no entrance fee, buy another book instead!"
The all-Slovenian campaign for the promotion of reading, reading literacy and reading culture in Slovenia and beyond its borders is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, the National Education Institute, the Ministry of Culture, the Slovenian Book Agency, the Slovenian Institute for Adult Education, the Slovenian Reading Badge Association – ZPMS, Cankarjev dom and the Slovenian Reading Association. The executive producer of the national intersectoral conference on the importance of reading culture and reading literacy, taking place on the International Literacy Day, is the Slovenian Reading Association.
The national intersectoral conference The Value of Reading officially launches the 2020 National Month of Joint Reading (NMSB 2020).
The event will be held in Slovenian without translation.
The festival’s Focus is placed on Power Play, i.e. the power struggles among literary and political circles in both personal and public relationships.
Cultural Bazaar is the leading Slovenian annual event aimed at cultural education, organised by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the Education Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and other partners. The key feature of the project is a full-day training intended for a broad range of professionals – primarily for professional educators from all Slovenian educational institutions and professional cultural workers, and recently also for professionals who creatively liaise with cultural institutions. Since 2009, when the Bazaar was initiated, the Executive Producer of Cultural Bazaar has been Cankarjev dom Ljubljana. Cankarjev dom acts as a venue for a diversified programme aimed at the general public – students, the young people, as well as culture and arts education enthusiasts.
The 12th Cultural Bazaar will feature a variegated programme of lectures, performances, presentations, workshops and other events. The professional training programme will be announced in January 2020 on www.kulturnibazar.si, where information on cultural and arts education is regularly updated.
Attendance at the Cultural Bazaar is admission free for all visitors.
The Fstival is aimed at promoting health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs applied to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses and maintain well-being, including traditional Chinese and Indian (Ayurveda) medicine and Homeopathy. A three-day festival with lectures, round tables, workshops, open stage and sales exhibition.
A national inter-ministerial project, organised by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the Institute of Education of RS, as well as several partners, Cultural Bazaar, whose executive producer is Cankarjev dom, is primarily aimed at professional training intended for educators and teachers, as well as other professionals creatively involved in culture. Numerous activities are dedicated to students and people interested in culture and cultural education.
The central topics of the 11th Cultural Bazaar are young creativity and contemporary art.
A variegated programme of lectures, performances, presentations, workshops and other events will be announced in early January on www.kulturnibazar.si, a regularly updated website featuring relevant information pertaining to arts and cultural education.
11th Cultural Bazaar
Each November, Cankarjev dom, hosts the most prestigious Slovenian literary event, the Slovenian Book Fair (SBF) which includes a varied and wide book selection, as well as various lectures, consultations, round tables, workshops and presentations.
The Slovenian Book Fair traces back its origins to 1972. Within the 45 years of its rich history, the fair has become the most important and biggest literature event in Slovenia. Since 1993, Cankarjev dom has served as its venue and co-organizer in conjunction with the Chamber of Book Publishing and Selling. The six-day fair features over 120 exhibitors and more than 350 accompanying events, including presentations, talks, book signings, awards, concerts and stage performances. Traditionally well-attended, the fair will not fail to attract a great number of visitors, the expected attendance figures have risen up to 30,000.