National and University Library in Ljubljana. The building, constructed in 1941, represents one of architect Jože Plečnik's most monumental works. Photo: Grega Wernig

Almost every Slovenian is by nature a writer, painter, cook, dancer, wine-maker, musician, director, actor, blogger or engraver. They know how to create art out of everything they love. In addition to artists with various skills and crafts that have been handed down from generation to generation, Slovenians are also successful in many modern art forms accessible to all generations.

Cultural events are unbelievably well attended – various festivals (especially in the summer months) thrill visitors who come from near and far. Theatre and concerts are popular, Slovenians love to read and are proud of their cultural tradition. We should mention France Prešeren, a poet who became the pride of Slovenian poetry and author of Slovenia’s national Anthem, Zdravljica. The anthem appeals for the coexistence of nations and is a zdravljica, or toast, to all people of good heart.


Reopening of the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana

January 2012

On 10 December, the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, returned to its original residence to much fanfare, as the construction works had been concluded, giving the building a fresh image. We can again walk...

Maribor 2012: Ready to start

December 2011

Maribor is already counting down the hours remaining until 13 January 2012, the day of the beginning of its undoubtedly historic project: being 'the European Capital of Culture'. Visitors passing through Maribor in these December...

29th International biennial of graphic arts, 23 September – 20 November 2011

November 2011

This year’s Biennial, taking place in six locations in Ljubljana is attended by numerous distinguished and recognized artists from around the world who participate at the event in Ljubljana with their projects upon the invitation...

Exhibition Silent Revolutions / Contemporary Design in Slovenia

September 2011

The exhibition of Slovene Contemporary Design at the London Design Festival from 22 to 25 September 2011 is the first event in a series of international presentations of Slovene design and companies with the aim of enhancing the...