Dobrý deň, vitajte! Slovakia Group!
Here is a selection of projects on which the Slovakia group worked during the third edition of the Danube ‘Intercultural Interaction’ Summer School. The theme is Danube-on-Thames: The New Eastenders and aims to explore the Danubian people, culture, history and language and the communities that have developed in London.
Navigator: Stephanie Schiattarella
Crew: Aakash Patel, Bianca-Iris Buzatu, Charlotte Brett, Bradley Soh, Billy Seng Hoe Hue, Jessica Longley, Laura Russell, Marianna Kokoczka, Mary Newman, Tenghua Huang, Olivia Marshall, Caroline Walter
Caption: Man at work
Prosím si jeden lístok do mesta Bratislava! Yes that’s right, I just ordered a ticket to the town of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia! I will be telling you the best places to see, what to eat and drink, where to stay and what to do in Bratislava for a day. So, sit back, relax … Continue reading A Cultural Travel Guide to Bratislava!
Here is the daily log of the Slovakia sector of the Summer School, updated by a member of our group, stating the events that have occurred during the day, our findings, views and perspectives. Day 1 – Outline of our first impressions, our opinions of the day and a welcoming to the Global Citizenship Programme. Credits … Continue reading Log Book: Slovakia Summer School 2015
Slovaks love hockey and they have reasons to be proud of it, as nowadays many people agree that Slovakia is the European capitol of ice hockey. A few words on history of ice hockey in Slovakia In the beginning ice hockey was far less popular than very similar game bandy (often called winter football). It … Continue reading Hokej je zábava – to najlepšie zo sveta (Hockey is fun – the best in the world)
Before the 18th century, Slovakia had no literary language. Without any way of writing stories down, Slovaks were reliant on the word of mouth to ensure that their rich and varied folklore was passed down. As folklore is often inspired by the surroundings and lives of those telling it, in this beautiful land along the … Continue reading slovenské ľudové rozprávky – Slovak folk tales
The Bratislava Castle is undoubtedly a striking feature of the Slovak capital’s landscape. A casual traveller may be quick to assume that the Castle has been an enduring historical landmark since time immemorial. Such a characterisation is certainly far from the truth. The Castle was burnt down in 1811 and remained in ruins for more … Continue reading Tracking the Changing Façade of the Bratislavský Hrad
Coming from a South East Asian country with my high school history curriculum not stating anything about the war and disputes in the Eastern Europe region, the word Slovakia itself has always been foreign to me. However, joining the Global Citizenship program has truly opened my eyes. From learning about the geographical location of each … Continue reading From South East Asia to the Danube: A personal reflection
“Mesto všetkého, Čo za niečo stálo” Before the start of the Global Citizenship Project I knew little about Slovakia other than that it had nice castles and looked good on Google images. However, a couple of weeks later I find myself writing an article on one of Slovakia’s most influential poets Jozef Urban. I stumbled … Continue reading Jozef Urban – a Poet
The 2015 Slovakia Group’s film: footage taken from the Slovak Embassy in London and around UCL campus Compiled and edited by Jessica Longley, Laura Russell and Mary Newman