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World Literatures - Fabula Festival

Fabula Festival ‒ Literature of the World is the biggest and most visited literary festival in Slovenia and the wider region. Produced by the Beletrina Publishing Institute in collaboration with Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre the festival brings together world-class authors through well-considered curatorship. Each year, the festival aims to select five distinguished writers, while the Fabula Hub devotes attention to promising, up-and-coming authors. In addition to hosting renowned writers and establishing live contact between international literature and Slovenian audiences, translated works of the chosen five are also published as part of the festival. The festival also features a theoretical focus addressing a relevant social issue every year - raising topical socio-critical issues it addresses contemporary challenges.

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1 Fabula - Literature of the World 2023 Opening of the Fabula 2023 with Oksana Zabužko.jpg Opening event of Fabula Festival 2023 hosted the Ukrainian writer Oksana Zabužko, author of the novel Field Research of Ukrainian Sex, that was interpreted by drama actor Mario Dragojević. The conversation with the author was led by Ksenija Horvat.

International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns

Launched in 2000 by a small group of women – members of associations KUD Mreža Arts and Culture Association, ŠKUC_LL, Monokel and Kasandra Lesbian-Feminist Association (now defunct), the International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns takes place annually at Metelkova mesto Autonomous Cultural Zone in Ljubljana. Since its very beginning some festival events were also held at other locations around the country. Red Dawns presents young Slovenian and international creators and activists whose work frames question the position of women and transgress gender roles and identities in the tangled mesh of art, culture, politics, activism and everyday life.

The festival features performances, concerts, exhibitions, urban interventions, as well as video projections, round tables, poetry readings, book presentations, and lectures. It hosts artists and activists whose work is subversively beautiful in their brave-hearted questioning of the supposed natural and social determinants of women's femininity and men's masculinity.

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Festivals in Slovenia

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Our graphic calendar of festivals shows almost 190 festivals in 2023.

Explore all the upcoming festivals at the interactive Festivals in Slovenia infographic.

Festivals in slovenia 2012.jpgThe printed version of the calendar of Festivals in Slovenia in 2012 contains 141 festivals. Later on, in 2019, the festival number rose to 199. Check out the current annual festivalscape.


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Fields of Experimental Music in Slovenia

Luka T. Zagoričnik

Let's take a ride on the term experimental music, which currently mainly defines certain more fringe musical practices, across the expanses of various musical plains, styles and genres. We can apply this (overly) broad term to designate the varied creative simmering in certain segments of the present-day Slovenian music scene. A scene that spans the realms of electro-acoustic music, musique concrète, experimental music in the context of modern classical music, free improvisation, experimental electronic music and sound art as well as their associated present-day trends. This scene is diverse and exceptionally agile. It has developed a strong infrastructure for itself (festivals, concert series, labels, international networks) and exists in the space between self-organising and DIY models and institutional environments.


Zarkolom Tadej Droljc Lunchmeat Festival 2020.jpg Žarkolom, Tadej Droljc at Lunchmeat Festival, 2020

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