Dobrý deň, vitajte! Slovakia Group!
Introducing the Slovakia group’s fourth edition of the Danube ‘Intercultural Interaction’ Summer School. The theme is Danube-on-Thames: The New Eastenders and aims to explore the Slovak people, culture, history and language and the communities that have since developed in London.
Navigator: Stephanie Schiattarella
Crew: Ioana Buzelan, Iman Didi Syafruddin Yahya, Emily Hounslow, Rebecca Huseyin, Gwen King, Levente Marczika, Kate Rykova, Anran Yu, Memta Jagtiani, Jien-Hua Chou
Slovakia’s Team 2016 Slovakia are set to compete in their first European tournament this summer after an impressive qualifying campaign where they finished second behind defending European champions Spain. The Slovak team has every confidence that they can beat anyone as they shocked Europe with a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Spaniards during the qualifiers. … Continue reading Euro 2016: Slovakia’s chances
A feast of Slovak food On Saturday 4th June members of our group headed over to the Slovak embassy for the annual summer garden party hosted by the British Czech and Slovak association. We went to film some shots of authentic Slovak culture for our film project and to carry out some interviews which we … Continue reading Slovak Embassy Summer Garden Party
The independent Republic of Slovakia was established relatively recently in 1993, however the Slovak people have been around for longer, as their existence can be traced back as far as 5,000 years. Four thousand years ago, the land currently known and recognized as Slovak territory was populated by the likes of Celts, Avars, Germanic tribes … Continue reading Taking a peek at Slovak History
Question 1: What is the capital of Slovakia? Ljubljana Bratislava Košice Question 2: What is the currency in Slovakia? Euro Lev Forint Question 3: What is the official language spoken in Slovakia? Slovak Slovakian Slavic Question 4: Which of these countries does not share a border with Slovakia? Bulgaria Poland Ukraine Question 5: Which of … Continue reading How much do you know about Slovakia?
Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is situated along the Danube by the border with Austria and Hungary. ￼ It’s surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails. The pedestrian-only, 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. Perched atop a hill, the reconstructed Bratislava Castle … Continue reading 17 Places you may go in Bratislava
Sagan’s ‘Running Man’ victory Ask a person on the street “Name a famous Slovak” and you will undoubtedly get an overwhelming amount of blank stares. Maybe one or two would name some obscure author or a composer, and if you’re ever lucky enough to meet a cyclist, in a response as quick as the man … Continue reading Peter Sagan – The Slovak Sensation
Migration has been a common phenomenon since civilisation began but has vastly expanded in scale since the nineteenth century, with the mass immigration of Europeans into North America to colonise the New World. The advent of globalisation has made migration much more commonplace in various parts of the world. As part of UCL’s Global Citizenship … Continue reading The Migrant Life – A Conundrum?