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On Sunday 10th February, Denis Novato and John Ferfolja performed for the Slovenian community in Sydney. During the afternoon, local musicians also joined them on stage. Denis also had the privilege of playing on the 100 year old Kucler accordion,...
Dr Belovič tells us more about why beta carotene is important and how apricots are a great source.
Author of her first book of poetry "Pesmi je ime svetlova' Danica Ozvaldič visited SBS on 8th February, Slovenian cultural day, Prešernov dan. She told us more about her journey to publishing her first book, about the book itself and how it became...
The Slovenian Cultural Day, marking the death of Slovenia's greatest poet, Dr. France Prešeren is celebrated every year on the 8 February. This particular day is also a national holiday in Slovenia. The Slovenian Community in Melbourne marked this...

Reigniting old ties with Slovenia

Jasmina Ilič Drakovič, Secretary of Združenje Slovenska izsljenska matica in Ljubljana is currently visiting Australia. On Wednesday 30th January, she met with representatives of the Slovenian organisations from Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle at...
Ivan Petelin was a popular musician within the Slovenian Community in Australia, who was the accordion player in the now legendary Quintet Bled for 16 years. He passed away after a long illness at the Caritas Christi Hospice in Kew, Victoria on...
Cilka Žagar is a well known author and poet who lives in the town of Lightning Ridge in NSW. Cilka is also the author a a new book titled OD TU DO TJA, NIKJER DOMA, The book was launched during a special cultural program at the Slovenian Mission...
On average in this modern day and age, there are not enough vegetables in our diet. Dr Belovič gives us some tips on how to increase vegetables in our daily life, not only green.

Teaching from the heart

With the start of the school year in Australia, we spoke with teachers on both sides of the globe, Slovenia and Australia to see if there are any similarities in the schooling systems. You will hear from two teachers who have spent their lives...
 Button accordion world champion Denis Novato is living his dream by presenting his instrument in a different way than most of his fellow musicians in Slovenia.
Valentin Zupan is a world famous Slovenian accordion builder, who lives in the historic town of Mengeš in Slovenia. He speaks to SBS Slovenian about his life and the challenges of being a renowned accordion builder over more than 60 years in this...
We spoke with the new Minister of the Republic of Slovenia for Slovenians in neighbouring countries and abroad Peter Česnik. He explained more about his plans and goals for his term, as well as what elements he and his team will focus on in...
At the annual general meeting at the end of 2018, Štefan Šernek continued as president of the Slovenian Association Sydney for 2018-19. We spoke with him about his committee's plans for 2019 and the ongoing future of the club.

Celebrating in style

Irena Vrčkovnik has been singing and making her listeners happy for over 30 years. She speaks about her concert, where all musicians she’s ever worked with, had performed for a very good cause. All the money she made at the event was given to...

Young voice of the future

Federico Potočnik is a young doctor from Celje, Slovenia, who was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He shares his story and views on the Slovenian community.