Saturday, 14 August 2021

What's On this Weekend? Top Split Events on August 14 and 15, 2021

August 14, 2021 - With thousands of tourists in the city looking for things to do from culture to music, a look at Split events on August 14 and 15, 2021. 

Saturday, August 14, 2021 

Neno Belan & Fiumens at Gradina: Just outside of Split in Solin, as part of the "Summer on Gradina" festival, fans of various music genres will be able to enjoy as many as thirteen great concerts by some of the most famous local performers. On Saturday night is Neno Belan & Fiumens! Presale tickets - 85 kn.


Hajduk v. Slaven Belupo: Football fans, rejoice! Beloved Split football club Hajduk faces Koprivnica-based Slaven Belupo in the 5th round of the Croatian First League. Hajduk enters the 5th round in 3rd place with seven points won in four games. Slaven Belupo won five points in four rounds and is currently in sixth place. The last match between Slaven Belupo and Hajduk was played at the end of April in Koprivnica which ended 1:1.


The match begins at 21:00 at Poljud Stadium and tickets can be purchased at the stadium or Hajduk fan shops before kickoff! 

Free Guy at Kino Karaman: Guy is a lone banker and NPC (non-playable character) who discovers that he is actually the background character in the world video game Free City. Hostages, robberies, building explosions, and shootings on the streets are part of his daily life. One day, robbers break into his bank where he works, Guy decides to take matters into his own hands. The film will show tonight at 21:00!

Sunday, August 15, 2021 

Triend Sundown: Barbarinac and Triend are teaming up to bring you a brand new concept and the meaning of a ‘sundown session’. This secret island retreat is located on the hidden outskirts of Split and will feature DJ Sola (CRO) and DJ Arboles (ARG). The event will kick off at 17:00 and will run through sundown and finish at midnight, with a return bus transfer from the center of town and a private boat trip to the island. Enjoy drinks, food, dancing, and more so long as you have your COVID-19 passport in tow. Tickets and more info can be found here;


Museum events all weekend

Peruško Bogdanić: From the Mediterranean at Meštrović Gallery - Peruško Bogdanić has been actively participating in the contemporary Croatian art scene with his solo exhibitions for almost half a century, starting in the mid-1970s. Critics have recognized and emphasized his sculptural forms created on the great Mediterranean heritage and the modern conception of form. The sculptor's work is marked by authorial features which, sometimes, read permeations with contemporary Croatian classics, Kantoci, Ružić, Bakić… and sometimes we also read points of contact with sculptors of his generation: Kuzma Kovačić, Kažimir Hrasta, and Slavomir Drinković. Despite these creative permeations. Bogdanić undoubtedly realized his own sculptural idiom, emphasized in contemporary Croatian fine arts as a separate and unavoidable section. With this new cycle structured from six vertical forms 180 cm to 300 cm high made of stainless steel (corten), and six sculptures of organic provenance (wood), differently shaped and dated to an earlier period, Bogdanić presents himself to the Split cultural public for the first time. with a larger and more complete solo exhibition entitled “From the Mediterranean."

David Maljković at Kula Gallery: David Maljković was born in 1973 in Rijeka. He lives and works in Zagreb. His more recent solo exhibitions include The Renaissance Society in Chicago, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Kunstmuseum in Sankt Gallen, BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, Kunsthalle in Basel, Van Abbenmuseum in Eindhoven, Secession in Vienna. He has exhibited at the 11th Gwangju Biennale, the 56th Venice Biennale, the 29th Biennial in Sao Paolo, the 11th and 9th Istanbul Biennales, etc., and his works are part of the collections of many world museums, including the G. Pompidou Center in Paris, MUMOK in Vienna, Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, MoMA in New York, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Tate Collection in London.

Conor McGrady: Entering the control zone at Gallery of Fine Arts: At his first solo exhibition in Split, Irish artist Conor McGrady presents a series of recent works on paper that were created after the artist's research trip to Split and Vis in 2018. In accordance with his interest in researching various social phenomena that occur as a result of control of space, people, and national borders, the works exhibited in the Art Gallery are based on reading the Croatian present through segments he recognized as those arising from socialism. Through the legacy of ambitious architectural projects such as the Split 3 urban project or the large network of military bunkers and tunnels on Vis, McGrady maps the changes that have taken place in the transition from modernist utopian desires to political conservatism, turning right and retreating to individualism. In large-format drawings, he thus intertwines the ideological and aesthetic implications of these localities, giving them a broader framework through the exploration of contradictions and ambiguities that are present in all narratives of power and control.

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Thursday, 22 July 2021

New Rules for Weddings and Events on the Croatian Coast in Effort to Save Season

July 22, 2021 - Interior Minister Davor Božinović announced that new restrictive measures would be introduced on Monday, applying to the "orange" Adriatic Coast and that EU digital Covid certificates would be a criterion for participating in events on the Croatian coast. 

"They will refer to the Croatian Adriatic according to NUTS regions, that is, the part that is currently in orange and where the incidence is growing, although not as in other countries in the Mediterranean. Croatia is holding up well compared to others. However, the numbers are growing, and we have to do something to prevent at least some events from turning into super-spreaders," Božinović told Dnevnik Nova TV, as reported by

He explained that all gatherings of more than 50 to 1,000 people would have to be organized so that local headquarters and county headquarters take responsibility for their organization, while the EU digital Covid certificate is a criterion for entering the event.

“I am sure, if this is respected, that we can practically continue normally this summer, but under control,” he pointed out.

As for the numerous festivities and fairs held throughout the Adriatic, which bring together many people, Božinović explained that the point is to register these festivities and local headquarters with county officials to decide whether they can control them and whether they will let it happen. If the two headquarters do not agree and there have been such cases, then the National Civil Protection Headquarters will decide.

Božinović said that it is in the country's interest for as many tourists as possible to come to Croatia and create conditions so that they feel safe and so that the infection does not spread too much.

In addition, he stated that weddings also have their own epidemiological framework.

"Anything over 15, now it will be practically unlimited in Dalmatia, but weddings can be 200, 300 people at most. So a Covid passport is a high guarantee that everything will go well," said Božinović.

He also commented on sports competitions, stating that they will allow spectators to come with Covid certificates. He added that these measures should take effect on Monday.

Stricter conditions for British tourists

In addition, it was announced today that British tourists would have more difficulty entering Croatia.

All Britons, Russians, and Cypriots must have a negative test to cross the Croatian border, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or have contracted the virus.

As far as tourism is concerned, this could have the greatest impact on the expected increased arrival of the British on the Adriatic. As a reminder, practically all measures have been lifted for them since Monday, making it easier for them to travel. Meanwhile, Portugal and Spain, the traditional destinations of British tourists, have ended up on the red epidemiological list, making entry into those countries difficult, and several measures have been introduced. Therefore, a significant number of Britons are expected to come to the Adriatic. In Britain, the Delta strain has spread significantly in recent weeks, despite high vaccination coverage, especially among young people. Therefore, there is a danger that the number of infected people in Croatia will increase, which would negatively affect the tourist season.

For these reasons, all Britons, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, will need to show a negative PCR test.

The CNIPH published the news, which is transmitted in its entirety below.

"To protect health and prevent the spread of COVID-19, additional epidemiological measures have been introduced, which are applied when crossing the border into the territory of the Republic of Croatia to prevent the introduction of new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Furthermore, due to the above, there was a quarantine obligation for arrivals from the Republic of South Africa, Brazil, Zanzibar, and India for a period of 14 days, which a negative PCR test can shorten after 7 days.

Since the Delta strain was imported from India, it has now become dominant in the European Union. The list of countries for which quarantine is mandatory remains the Republic of South Africa, Brazil, and Zanzibar. For persons coming from India, the mandatory quarantine after crossing the border is abolished. Instead, the obligation to present a negative test result on SARS-CoV-2 is introduced within 48 hours when crossing the border if it is a rapid antigen test or within 72 hours if it is a PCR test, regardless of whether the person has contracted COVID-19 or has been vaccinated.

Due to the worse epidemiological situation in the United Kingdom, Cyprus, and the Russian Federation, as an additional measure for all persons coming from these countries, a negative SARS-CoV-2 test performed in the home country, regardless of vaccination status or recovery from COVID-19, is required before entering the territory of the Republic of Croatia.

The change will be published on the CNIPH website and will take effect on Monday, July 26, 2021," the CNIPH said.

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Friday, 2 July 2021

Summer Events in Croatia 2021: Cinema, Theater, Opera, and More!

2 July 2021 – One TCN intern spoke with theater director and actress Anastasija Jankovska to learn about cultural events in Croatia this summer and streamlined it for the public. A look at summer events in Croatia this year. 

The Croatian coast is full of events in the summer season, but informing the public is still not well-organized. ”Even we do know about some event in advance only if our participation in it is announced,” Anastasija Jankovska and her colleague Niksa, actors from the Croatian National Theater in Split, joked.

Every joke has a kernel of truth. Visiting Croatia as a tourist, I’ve never caught any show, opera, or movie theatre, even though I didn’t have a language barrier. Therefore, now as a local, I asked a local expert in the field of art about upcoming events in 2021 and created a list. Hopefully, it will help you to be at the right time at the right place.

  • Sibenik

There are two prominent places to go for cultural evenings in Sibenik. It’s two city fortresses – Tvrdava Sv. Mihovila and Tvrdava Barone. Cinema Wednesdays and Saturdays have already started at the Tvrdava Barone on the 23rd of June. It will continue till August, 28th. A program is international (available here). Subtitles are put in Croatian and English. You can buy a ticket at the entrance of the fortress on the same day from 8:30 pm.

Tvrdava Sv. Mihovila will host several great music events this season. Tickets are not yet sold out to the concerts of Rade Serbedzija, Vlatko Stefanovski&Trio V3, Vojko V, Daleka obala, Vanna, Asaf Avidan, Mostar Sevdah Reunion, Let 3, Nino Belan&Fiumens sviraju Davole, TBF + ZO. It’s a good possibility to plunge into Balkan musical culture enjoying live concerts in this historical place. Tickets are available online here.

  • Trogir

Moondance festival in Trogir took place even last summer and it’s with us in this summer season. An inevitable price for this kind of stability during hard pandemic times is a covid permit needed (to see details here). Moondance music festival will settle as usual in the fortress of Kamerlengo and last from the 30th of July to the 1st of August. Tickets will be distributed online through websites for Croatian and international guests.

  • Split

The summer cinema on the main city beach Bacvice already started in June. Movies are playing in the open air every evening at 9:30 pm. Movies come from different countries, for example, the Netherlands, Greece or Sweden. Subtitles are in Croatian and English, thus it is accessible to broad public. This kind of entertainment can be also combined with travelling from Split, because distributing company ‘Kino Mediteran’ has several locations on the island of Brac, Hvar, Vis, and some others. You can buy tickets by clicking this link.

‘Splitsko ljeto’ is literally the Split summer festival that will take place for the 67th time. The festival starts traditionally on the 14th of July on the Peristil square in the center of Diocletian’s palace. The program includes opera, drama pieces, ballet, and music concerts. Tickets will be on sale from the beginning of July.

For opera, you will probably go to Peristil. ‘Aida’, a Split summer trademark, is usually played there amidst columns and sphinx brought from Egypt. Besides, Mascagni’s ‘Cavalleria rusticana’ and Verdi’s ‘Nabucco’ and ‘Lumbardi’ are planned for this season.

Ballet and drama shows will be performed at park Sustipan. Therefore, keep in mind that Sustipan is not only the best city park for families and a nice place to see a sunset in Split, but also a cultural place with vibrant nightlife. Apart from the Split summer festival, there will be a mini-fest known under the name ‘San Sustipanske noci’ (San Sustipan nights). Within this fest, two famous Croatian singers Josipa Lipac and Gibonni will give concerts on the 14th and 15th of July accordingly.

Ballet and drama programs are quite diverse. For ballet, one show is prepared by French choreographer Thierry Malandain and another show – by Croatian ballet dancer Aaron Kok. A helpful thing to know before going is that both artists turn from classic to less conventional and more modern dances. Don’t hold onto a classic ballet; let them broaden your look!

The theater program includes troupes from all over Croatia. Every national theater will bring some piece to a Split summer festival – Osijek, Varazdin, Rijeka, Dubrovnik. They will perform ‘Oedipus rex’, ‘The Cherry Orchard, ‘Anna Frank’s Diary’ and other shows. Also, Split summer will host one show prepared by the Israel troupe.

For musical events, you can ask either on the square in front of the Croatian National Theater (Hrvatsko nacionalno kazaliste - HNK) in Split or in the Mestrovic Gallery. The square in front of HNK actually attracts by its closeness to the old city and the first two concerts they will take for free. Trombone quartet will please the public by ‘Queen’ covers, while the guitar quartet will perform classic maestros. In the Mestrovic gallery Tonci Hulic’s pop-mass ‘Missa Mediteranea’ will be held.

  • Split surroundings

Solinsko ljeto (Solin summer) festival will last one week from the 27th of July to the 2nd of August. The program consists mostly of music concerts and drama shows. One day there will be a children's show as well. Events will be held in different places across the Solin as Gaspic Garden, Amphitheatre, and Tusculum garden. Tickets can be bought right at the place of events an hour before the beginning  (to know more here).

Omis FDK, that is, the Dalmatian Klapa Festival, began last week of June. ‘Klapa’ is a multipart singing, one of Dalmatian folk traditions included in UNESCO’s Intangible cultural heritage list. You can meet the tradition on the Stjepan Radic square (Trg Stjepana Radica) in Omis on the 4th of July at 9:00 pm (for more info here).

  • Dubrovnik

72nd Dubrovnik summer festival starts with an opening ceremony on the 10th of July. Dubrovnik festival presents a set of theater shows, musical concerts, and masterclasses. For example, Ivana Kuljeric Bilic will hold a percussion workshop. Petrit Ceku will offer a guitar masterclass from 18 to 24 July. For those who prefer listening to music, a festival will offer Croatian Radio and Television Choir, Lindo Folklore Ensemble, and several classical concerts.

In the meantime, you will also be able to visit eternal Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ or modern Croatian shows like ‘Mata & Kata’, M. Drzic’s ‘Grizula’, I. Salevic’s ‘Lion house’ and others. Several events for children are announced for August. You can learn a full program of the Dubrovnik summer festival on its updated website.

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Friday, 14 May 2021

Ruđer Bošković Institute (IRB) Open Doors in 2021: Virtual Event To Present Science to Public in May

May 15, 2021 -The Ruđer Bošković Institute of Science (IRB), the top science facility in Croatia, is hosting a public event. Despite the event being online, the educational and entertaining side of the 17-year-old manifestation won't go amiss.  

With the pandemic still causing havoc, events happen either with a limited number of visitors or in the virtual world. And with Ruđer Bošković Science Institute (IRB) being both socially responsible and brilliant in using modern technologies in the best possible matter - chose the latter. The doors of the Ruđer Bošković Science Insitute, from May 18th until May 22nd, unlike previous years, will not be as open as they were before for the public, but the scientific platforms which will be launched on the ODI2021 website aim to ensure an educational and fun experience.

The doors will be open to ''children of all ages, their parents, teachers, students, professors and everyone with a curious and open mind and an adventurous spirit“, IRB stated, welcoming people to join the platform in the description of their Facebook event announcement.

All the content will be available on social media under the following hashtags: #odi2021hibrid, #odi2021, and #istraziplatforme.

Additionally, you can follow the event on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter.


Ruđer Bošković, painted by R. Edge Pine in London, 1760 © public domain

The Ruđer Bošković Institute is named after Ruđer Bošković, a famous Croatian scientist and philosopher (May 18, 1711, in Dubrovnik - February 13, 1787, in Milan).  

The online edition of the Croatian Encyclopedia describes Ruđer Bošković as a universal mind that enrolled in various branches of science, was an excellent mathematician, and even a writer, and a poet who also dealt with practical problems such as swamp drainages and more.

''Bošković was the first person in the history of science to introduce the method of the equation of measurement by setting up two conditions that P.S Laplace later explained in a mathematical form, which is why it's called Laplace's method (in recent times it has been referred to as the Bošković.Laplace method)“, according to the Croatian Encyclopedia.

As states, the IRB Institute was established back in 1950 and was originally focused on atomic physics. Today, however, IRB is the largest scientific research institution in all of Croatia.

''With its size, scientific productivity, international recognition in research, and the quality of scientific personnel and research equipment, it's the leading scientific institution for nature and biomedical sciences, as well as in the research of the sea and the environment“, says the IRB website.  


© Ratko Mavar / Institut Ruđer Bošković

The aforementioned success and recognition saw the Ruđer Bošković Institute's open door day, which has been being held since back in 2004, and attracts huge public attention. Three thousand people attended the event back in 2019, making it an excellent opportunity to popularise and introduce science to people of all ages, in the hope society will appreciate scientists' hard work more on the one hand, and attract new generations to pursue scientific or research careers on the other.  

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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

"Rehearsal" Croatian Events Begin, People Will be Divided into 2 Groups

May the 11th, 2021 - As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Croatia is trying to prepare for yet another summer tourist season with large question marks hanging over its head despite the vaccination process picking up both here and in our emitting markets. Croatian events, such as concerts and other such events will be an important topic to look into as the season approaches.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, said on Monday that intensively discussed trial-controlled Croatian events with several visitors would be held this week in the style of rehearsals, and expressed confidence that such pilot projects would go well and that there would be no new cases of infection as a result of them.

"It's something that is being discussed intensively at the moment. There was some information recently from the catering industry and the wedding industry about it. There will be rehearsals, in fact a project in which we will gather two different populations of people in two places,'' said Capak at a press conference within the scope of the Zivjeti zdravo/Live healthy project.

There will be 80 people in one place, and 120 in another. It will bring together people who have been vaccinated, those who have a certificate of having overcome the disease caused by the novel coronavirus or those who will be tested for the virus just before the event takes place. After seven days, they will undertake PCR tests to see if there has been any spread of the disease during the trial Croatian events.

"We don't expect that there will be any new cases of infection as a result of this, and some similar activities have already been carried out in other places in world. Some also did PCR tests after such events and they got good results, there were no new cases. We hope that all this will go well together and that we will enter June in a more relaxed atmosphere,'' said Capak.

Since the rehearsal Croatian events idea is a pilot project, the organisers must know exactly who is coming and those individuas must have all the documents needed for epidemiological monitoring following the event, he explained.

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