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31 Mar 17

Belgrade Film Festival Going Strong

The 64th annual Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival once again showcases some of the country's brightest young cinematic talents.

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24 Mar 17

Dance Festival Brings Russian Ballet Legend to Belgrade

The 14th installment of Belgrade’s prestigious and popular Dance Festival is already slated to be the biggest and most widely-attended iteration to date.

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27 Feb 17

Enfant Terrible of Croatian Theatre Continues To Shock

A decade on, Oliver Frljic is still challenging theatre audiences across Europe, as well as in the Balkans, using plays to confront the nationalist mythology of post-Yugoslav societies.

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23 Feb 17

FEST Remains Serbia's Most Vital and Provocative Film Festival

Easily the most popular and substantial Serbian festival for many years running, the 45th instalment of FEST will surely not disappoint its fans this year either.

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08 Feb 17

UK Ex-Ambassador Recalls Milosevic’s ‘Brooding Presence’

At the launch of his new book on his encounters with the former Serbian leader, Sir Ivor Roberts recalls a man who was wily and intelligent but who had “no long-term strategy”.

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13 Jan 17

Photographers Document Bosnia’s ‘War of Memories’

An exhibition of pictures by two Bosnian photographers offers stark images of memorials to people of all ethnic groups who were killed during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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30 Dec 16

Belgrade to Hold Biggest New Year's Eve Celebrations Ever

If you haven't yet decided what to do for the 'craziest night of the year’ in Belgrade, then plan to head to the square in front of the National Parliament for a night of festivities, fun and fireworks.

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18 Dec 16

Tech-Savvy Tesla-Inspired Play Premieres in Belgrade

A new multimedia play about famous inventor and scientist Nikola Tesla blends historical fact with speculative fiction.

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15 Dec 16

Belgrade Prepares for New Year’s Celebrations

As 2017 approaches, the City of Belgrade’s plans for welcoming the New Year range from open-air skate rinks and concerts to the now-traditional Santa race through the capital.

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15 Dec 16

Belgrade Science Festival: From Mars to the Seafloor

This year’s Science Festival creates a world where visitors can walk on Mars, explore lost cities on the seafloor, telepathically drive a Star Wars spaceship or create music by movement.

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08 Dec 16

Belgrade to Host Annual Queer Film Festival

Belgrade’s international festival of movies focusing on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, Merlinka, returns to the capital in December, with more than 50 must-see films.

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10 Nov 16

Free Zone Kicks Off Across Serbia

The Free Zone festival is in its 12th year, continuing its mission of not only getting people around Serbia to see great, contemporary films, but also to encourage conversations the topics contained within them.

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26 Oct 16

Belgrade's Festival Offers Trip to Planet Jazz

This year’s Belgrade Jazz Festival will present a global roster of players from Latin America, Scandinavia and other countries across the world.

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21 Oct 16

Serbia Prepares for First Royal Wedding in Decades

The Serbian royal family is inviting guests from home and abroad – reportedly including British royalty – to attend the 'traditional Serbian' wedding this month of one of the late King Alexander's grandsons.

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19 Oct 16

Pianists in the Spotlight at Belgrade's Classical Festival

Now in its 48th year, the Belgrade Music Festival, BEMUS, will again showcase some of the best classical musicians, including works by young Serbian talents as well as the great composers.

Culture Policy Focus

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22 Mar 17

Vanished Mural Sparks Protests in Novi Sad

Artist Guillaume Alby aka Remed says Serbia’s authorities are trying to ‘keep people blind’ after his striking mural in the city of Novi Sad was suddenly painted over.

20 Dec 16

Hidden Treasures of Belgrade’s Museum Scene

24 Oct 16

Traces of Empire: Serbia’s Roman Heritage

29 Aug 16

Hidden Treasures of Belgrade’s Kalemegdan

Politics and Society

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22 Apr 17

Serbian Holocaust Survivors Recall Escape from Nazis

As Serbia marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, two Serbian Jews who survived the Nazi occupation of the country as children told BIRN how they managed to avoid death.

Business

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19 Apr 17

Serbia Hosts Agrokor Summit Without Croatia

Serbia's Trade Minister on Wednesday will host a joint meeting with trade ministers from Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro on the Agrokor crisis - but apparently without a Croatian representative.

13 Apr 17

New Shopping Malls Spring Up Across Belgrade