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Olivier Award Winner Zrinka Cvitešić Talks Candidly

zrinka-cvitesic (2)Croatian actress Zrinka Cvitešić is the hottest thing going around in theatre in the UK at the moment, after picking up the prestigious ‘Olivier Award’ for best actress on Sunday. Zrinka recently sat down with Declan Bennett, her co-star from their hit musical Once, and talked to Rebecca Felgate from Official Theatre about the musical that shot her to fame, life outside the show and much more….

You can see the full interview with Zrinka here

Former House of Pain Frontman Everlast Performing in Zagreb

HouseofpainThe former front-man of popular American hip-hop band House of Pain, Erik  Schrody, who now goes by the stage name Everlast, will perform at Zagreb’s Culture Factory on 12 May…

Everlast, who is also  known for his solo hit “What It’s Like”, will be in Croatia for the first time as part of his European tour. Schrody was also part of the hip-hop supergroup La Coka Nostra, which consisted of members of House of Pain and other rappers. In 2000, he won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal with Latin Rock musician Carlos Santana for “Put Your Lights On” and has worked with other major music stars, such as Madonna,  Cypress Hill, and Snoop Dogg.

Ticket prices for the Everlast concert are 130 kuna (pre sale) and 150 kuna at the door and can be purchased at all Eventim box offices.

[VIDEO] Croatia – A Water Paradise

From the crystal clear beaches to the stunning mountains and famous old towns, Croatia’s beauty is undeniable. But it is not just about the beaches, the country has a number of amazing waterfalls and they could not have been captured any better than by Max, the Director of MaxDreamCreator Production, a film company based in the UK, who has just returned from a 2 week trip to Croatia.

Check out Max’s quality short video that travels through the country and discovers the beautiful waterfalls of Croatia.

Lorde and Nirvana Join Forces

LordeKiwi-Croatian pop star Lorde has joined forces with the surviving members of Nirvana on the occasion of the 1990′s grunge icons induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York on Thursday…

Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, performed All Apologies, a track from the band’s 1993 final studio album In Utero, backed by Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselić and Pat Smear on the night.

“She’s passionate, so she’s perfect for the job,” said Novoselić, who like Lorde, has Croatian ancestry himself.

Lorde with Nirvana's Krist Novoselić

Lorde with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselić

Lorde was not the only female vocalist on the night, with St Vincent, Kim Gordon and Joan Jett also singing with the trio.

“So honoured and happy I got to help celebrate Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction tonight. True [expletive] rock stars, all forever,” Lorde tweeted after the gig.

World’s Best Pilots Arrive in Rovinj as 50,000 Expected to Watch Red Bull Air Race

RedBullSome of the world’s best pilots have arrived in the northern Adriatic seaside town of Rovinj ahead of this weekend’s much-anticipated Red Bull Air Race World Championship…

More than 50,000 spectators are expected to turn out to watch the likes of favourite ,Britain’s Paul Bonhomme, Austrian Hannes Arch, Australian Matt Hall, and others battle it out this Saturday and Sunday in Rovinj.

“We have arrived in Croatia and it’s gorgeous!,” pilot Kirby Chambliss said upon arriving this week on the Istrian peninsular.

The race will be broadcast live on Croatian television and will go out all over the world, more great promotion for Croatia’s stunning coast.

Model Tina Katanić to be Face of iPANEMA Flip Flops

Croatian model Tina Katanić has followed in the footsteps of Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen and has become an ambassador for Brazilian footwear brand iPANEMA. Katanić will be the face of iPANEMA, renowed all over the globe for its popular flip flops, for Croatia…

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Learning Croatian – Phrase of the Day

You know some basic Croatian, enough to get you by, but there is nothing that will impress more than knowing a local phrase or slang that you can slip into a conversation. Croatia Week has launched its ‘Word / Phrase of the Day’, where we will teach you a variety of words and phrases commonly used in Croatia, but not commonly found in language learning material…

Today’s Phrase

Phrase
tko vino večera, vodu doručkuje

The phrase tko vino večera, vodu doručkuje is used in the situation when one has to pay the consequences for ones actions. A hangover is a classic example, and acutally relates to the literal translation of the phrase which is – ‘Who has wine for dinner, has water for breakfast’. It is used however in various situations when one can not avoid paying the price for their actions.

Example - “I saw Vincent was adjudged Bankrupt in the paper today, I guess he was living the high life..fast cars, women, booze…” Yes, he only has himself to blame…as they say..tko vino večera, vodu doručkuje.”

Recent Phrases

Check out more phrases here

If you have a candidate for ‘Word / Phrase of the Day’, then submit them to croatiaweek1@gmail.com to be published.

Famous Photographer Peter Lindbergh in Zagreb to Open his Exhibition

PressFamous German photographer and filmmaker Peter Lindbergh was in the Croatian capital Zagreb last night to open his exhibition…

Lindbergh was in town to official open his exhibition at the Croatian Association of Artists, where more than 150 photographs taken throughout his illustrious career are currently being exhibited. The exhibition will close on 10 May.

“The Zagreb exhibition presents a selection of works from two series of photographs that I took earlier in my career. The first series is ‘Images of Woman’, works that defined and created a new concept of femininity in the late 80s and 90s when I worked with the biggest and the most famous supermodels in the history of fashion and photography, and the second series ‘the Unknown’, in which human beings, photo actors, famous supermodels, movie stars, and ‘ordinary people’, are exposed to a fear that still have not come to know, where all is fiction,” said Lindbergh.

Croatia's who's who turned out for Monday's opening - including pop star Severina (L)

Croatia’s who’s who turned out for Monday’s opening – including pop star Severina (L)

Neja Markičević’s EU Entry Pic Wins Photo of the Year Award

A photo looking down on festivities held to commemorate Croatia officially joining the European Union on Zagreb’s main square has won the 2013 Croatian Journalist Photo of the Year. The winning photo, taken by CROPIX’s Neja Markičević, was taken from the window of the Zagrebačka banka building on the east side of the ban Jelačić square as dignitaries and officials welcomed Croatia into the EU on 1 July 2013. Markičević beat 21 finalists to claim the award.

CROPIX / Neja Neja Markičević

CROPIX / Neja Markičević

Cinema Mediterranean – Returning Film to Dalmatian Towns this Summer

kino_mediteranCINEMA MEDITERRANEAN, a film project bringing films to small Dalmatian towns, will return for  the second time this summer..

The festival organisers, Mediterranean Film Festival Split and Marcella Film, say the projects aims to return films to small towns in which cinemas have been closed, and in the process  contribute to developing local tourism by presenting quality films to tourists in small towns. All films have Croatian and English subtitles, meaning foreign guests can also enjoy the films.

In 2012 Cinema Mediterranean attracted over 6,000 people all over Dalmatia, with more expected this year. Four new destinations have been added this year – Omiš, Trogir, Šibenik and Lastovo island. The project is financially supported by Croatian National Tourist Board and sponsored by Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board and Jadrolinija.

SCHEDULE:

MAKARSKA June 22nd- 24th // Open air cinema
OMIŠ June 25th // Trg Franje Tuđmana
TROGIR July 4th – 6th // Kamerlengo Castle
ŠIBENIK July 8th-10th // Trg I.G. Kovačića, open air cinema
KOMIŽA (Vis Island) July 16th-18th // Open air cinema
BOL July 21th- 23rd // Teatrin Dva Ferala
LASTOVO island July 30th- 31st // Ljetna bašta Dolac
SILBA island July 31st – August 2nd  @SEA Silba Environment Art
IMOTSKI August 3rd – 5th // City Cinema Hall
KORČULA August 9th-11th //Open air cinema
BLATO (Korčula island) August 12th-14th // Plokata
HVAR August 16th-18th // Veneranda
STARI GRAD (Hvar island) August 27th – 29th // Open air cinema (CANCELLED by Tourist Board of Stari Grad)
VIS August 27th – 29th // FORT GEORGE