Museums and malaria on the Eastern Adriatic Riviera

“Kennst du das Land, wo die Zitronen blühn, Im dunkeln Laub die Goldorangen glühn, Ein sanfter Wind vom blauen Himmel weht, Die Myrte still und hoch der Lorbeer steht? Kennst du es wohl? Dahin! Dahin möcht’ ich mit dir, O mein Geliebter, ziehn.” Göethe, Mignon   ‘Versinkende Sonne’, Egon’s Schiele’s 1913 painting of the sinking … Read more

Austrijska rivijera – Beč otkriva more

Österreichische Riviera – Wien entdeckt das Meer Bečki gradski muzej, Karlsplatz 8, Beč 14. studenog 2013. – 30. ožujka 2014. AUTORI IZLOŽBE: dr. Christian Rapp, Nadia Rapp-Wimberger AUTORI POSTOVA: Larissa Cerny AUTORI KATALOGA: Astrid Göttche, Alexandra Hönigmann-Tempelmayr “Kennst du das Land, wo die Zitronen blühn, Im dunkeln Laub die Goldorangen glühn, Ein sanfter Wind vom … Read more

Jugosfera na Wiener Osteuropaforum

Danas u Splitu navodno lakše možes nač lokal gdje se cajkaje Ceca nego kanta Coce. Dok Giboni puni koncertne sale u Beogradu, mladi iz cjele ‘regije’ godinama idu na Exit festival. Filmovi iz Beograda redovito postanu hit u Biogradu, Bugojnu i Bitoli. Taj pretežito kulturološki ali i gospodarski fenomen je 2009 opazio i opisao Britaniski … Read more

British Army Rugby Team vs Austria match report

The Austrian rugby union team was soundly beaten by the BAGs (British army rugby Germany) over the weekend. A good-natured friendly kicked off on a chilly day in provincial Wiener Neustadt that is also the home of the Austrian military academy. The British army were well-drilled after a whole season of play and marched into … Read more

French caricature exhibition in Vienna

A new exhibition featuring caricatures by the renowned artist Jean Plantuerux (Plantu) opened recently at the French institute in Vienna.  Komisches Volk/ Drôle de peuple pokes fun at half a century of Franco-German friendship. Colourful, playful and razor-sharp, Plantu’s caricatures have been appearing in France’s leading broadsheet Le Monde for over three decades. Having learnt … Read more

Votivkirche refugees end hunger strike

Hundreds of people had marched through Vienna on Saturday in support for the plight of the refugees freezing in the Votivkirche. The refugees had sought shelter in the church near the university, having marched from the insalubrious Traiskirchen detention centre in November last year. The demonstration was the culmination of a protest that has sought … Read more

Bicentenary of British empire’s occupation of Korčula

Two hundred years ago this week, the British navy occupied the island of Korčula during the Adriatic campaign against Napoleon’s revolutionary France. The Royal Navy’s knowledge of the region probably went no further than the setting of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Peter Lowen, the captain of one of the ships did discover similarities with Shakespeare’s quasi-mythical … Read more

Theater am Weinberg in Lower-Austria

Patch up a lovesick Spanish señor with Moliere’s’ Imaginary invalid’ and an ambivalent African-Austrian encounter and what do you get? Answer: Stück.werk, a patchwork of dramatic and lively performances that reveals our phoney social picture-puzzle. The latest in a string of successful plays at the atmospheric Theater am Weinberg in Lower Austria, the springy amateur … Read more

Vienna Improv Fusion in Review

A creative group of young Viennese including actors, theatre enthusiasts and students of Austrian and non-Austrian background performed hilarious comedy improvisation sketches last weekend at the TAG theatre. The project VIF (Vienna Improv Fusion) used one of the most humorous, creative and spontaneous forms of performing arts; comedy improv to bring people of different social … Read more

Kurz tackles immigration at school level

Integration Secretary Sebastian Kurz, 26, was at the ministry of interior affairs this week discussing with educationalists whether schools were failing in their mission of integration. Kurz was preparing for today’s launch of Vienna’s second annual Integration week, which he described as ‘an integration offensive necessary in order to build consciousnesses.’ The youngest minister in … Read more