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12 Nov 14

Free Zone Focuses on Cinematic Delights

Most people who have heard of Free Zone (Slobodna Zona) know it as a film festival that takes place in Belgrade every November. In fact, it's much more than that. Free Zone, as an organisation, works around the year to help promote great films across the country.

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31 Oct 14

Belgrade Cultural Director Axed For Criticism

Mia David Zaric, acting head of Belgrade Cultural Centre, was fired on Friday, following her criticism of planned changes to the October Salon, Serbia’s leading contemporary arts show.

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10 Oct 14

Belgrade's October Salon Presents Snapshots of a Disappearing World

This year’s October Salon international contemporary art show uses the theme of disappearance to examine historical amnesia and the obsession with the present.

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26 Sep 14

Researchers’ Night Summons Up a Spirit of Adventure

A treasure hunt, decoding messages written in invisible ink, a chat with Nikola Tesla and a journey back in time to the age of the dinosaurs are just some of the adventures awaiting visitors to the fifth annual Researchers’ Night.

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22 Sep 14

Tito’s Private Books Opened to Public

The Museum of Yugoslav History will allow public access to parts of Josip Broz Tito’s private library this month, as well as showing off the paintings he collected.

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19 Sep 14

World War I Takes Centre Stage at BITEF

The conflagration that began with the assassination in Sarajevo will be a major theme at the 48th Belgrade Theatre Festival.

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12 Sep 14

Belgrade Botanical Gardens Reopens to Visitors

After two years of reconstruction, the biggest green oasis in the capital, Jevremovac, will reopen in the end of September.

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10 Sep 14

Henry Moore’s Art Makes Post-Yugoslav Return

The Serbian National Museum showcases graphic works by Henry Moore – the first major exhibition in Belgrade featuring the British artist since his controversial visit in 1955.

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22 Aug 14

Summer on the Beach in Belgrade

For a city that’s nowhere near the coast, Belgrade has some surprisingly good beaches - so pack up your towel and sun cream and explore the options.

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13 Aug 14

Cash-Strapped Festival Boasts Bumper Lineup

Money may be especially tight this year, but the jazz festival in Nis is not any cutting corners, promising big names a-plenty.

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12 Aug 14

CeeLo Green to Make a Splash at Belgrade Beer Fest

The focus at this year’s Belgrade festival of booze will be on helping the victims of May floods – and on drinking responsibly.

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06 Aug 14

Brass Bands Tune up for Guca Festival

The Guca Brass Band Festival, one of Serbia’s most thriving national brands, has kicked off in the western Dragacevo region - and organisers expect around 450,000 visitors.

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11 Jul 14

Kolarac Celebrates Art Gallery’s 50th Birthday

The Ilija Kolarac Endowment is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of its art gallery, which will not only include art exhibitions but also concerts.

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10 Jul 14

EXIT Festival Promises Energy and Adventure

For the first time this year, the EXIT festival will be held at two locations, the Novi Sad fortress and a new venue, Jaz Beach in Montenegro.

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02 Jul 14

Filmstreet Festival Kicks Off in Belgrade

The fourth annual Filmstreet Festival, a movie festival that allows Belgraders to watch Hollywood classics and domestic favorites in an open-air setting all throughout the summer, has begun in Belgrade.

Culture Policy Focus

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01 Oct 14

Joy and Necessity Fill Belgrade Streets with Music

They are everywhere from the Terazije underground passage, all the way across the Knez Mihailova Street to the Kalemegdan Park, making people happy with music played both for pleasure and money.  

Politics and Society

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24 Nov 14

Serbia Restricts Young Drivers after Danube Tragedy

After a drunken teenager drove a car into the Danube and killed three passengers, Serbia is planning to ban young people from driving at night or after drinking any amount of alcohol.

Business

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20 Nov 14

Serbia Strikes Billion Euro Loan Deal with IMF

Serbia has clinched an agreement on a billion-euro precautionary loan with the International Monetary Fund, which it hopes will create confidence and lure investors.