From March Gradišće Croatians in Slovakia will be able to listen to the Croatian Magazine show on Bratislava’s Radio Patria. The feature topic of the first broadcast is the revival of Croatian language Catholic masses in the Bratislava city quarter of Devinsko Novo Selo and the plans of the Croatian Culture Federation in 2016.
Featured among the many articles are those related to the work of the CHF in the jubilee year since its founding – the presentation in Zagreb of the 2016 Croatian Emigrant Almanac, the Days of Croatian Folk Theatre in Hercegovac and the HOLA project in Latin America.
Diva Grabovčeva, the first Croatian opera in Bosnia-Herzegovina, with musical score by Don Dragan Filipović and libretto by Friar Ante Marić, saw its premiere showing before a packed Herceg Stjepan Kosača hall in Mostar.
Marin Ivanović, curator of a series of exhibitions being staged for Sveti Vlaho Year, was on hand for the opening at the Croatian Heritage Foundation Gallery at the Prijeko venue to speak about Škerlj’s work.
Daria Krstičević, head of office at the State Office for Croats Abroad, the high patron of the conference, presented the Future Leaders Award to recipients: Natalie Beg, Canada; Nini Skočak, Croatia; Mateji Kovač, Croatia; Julija Moguš, Canada and Emma Moguš, Canada.
Karen Oremuš is currently resident in the United Arab Emirates where she teaches painting, drawing and printmaking at Zayed University. Oremuš, a recipient of the Croatian Women of Influence Award, was supported at the exhibition by participants of a conference held in Zagreb by the Croatian Women’s Network of Toronto.
A reception was given to honour the recipients of the awards and the organisers, accompanied by a documentary exhibition of CHF projects. The guests were welcomed by Mirjana Piskulić and CHF director Marin Knezović. Also on hand was Nives Antoljak, a member of the Croatian Women’s Network award jury on behalf of the CHF.
The two-day amateur theatre festival featured guest troupes from four countries: Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia/Vojvodina and Macedonia, who staged five showings for the audiences in the town of Hercegovac.
Tihomil Rađa – The Societal Context of Croatian Intellectual Liberal-Democratic Emigrants is a miscellany published by Zagreb’s Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies and the Croatian Heritage Foundation. The miscellany presents the lectures given at a symposium on the Life and Work of Dr Tihomil Rađa staged in Sinj in December of 2012.
In the latest issue of Matica magazine also read all about Croatia’s new prime minister and returnee from Canada Tihomir Orešković, the CHF Winter School of Folklore, the Argentinean-Croatian publishing house Studia Croatica, a Croatian music tour of the United States of America and much, much more.