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Slovenia has gladly announced the end of coronavirus pandemic in its territory. Officially, the public life will make its first steps towards the ‘new-normal’ as of tomorrow, the 1st of June 2020. As the coronavirus outbreak is in Slovenia for now put in corner, Cankarjev dom – CD Cultural and Congress Centre, the largest and most prominent of congress venues in Slovenia, will also start with running its programme. While the congress industry will still remain a bit on halt, making sure to see how the things will unfold, the cultural and arts programme will instead start coming back to life.

In fact, the first news of reopenings started dropping in already in May when exhibitions in Cankarjev dom’s galleries opened its doors for visitors. Even earlier on, in April, it was announced that the famous American jazz musician Gregory Porter is coming to Cankarjev dom in September. These days, though, the celebratory news of the acclaimed international Documentary Film Festival – FDF, originally scheduled for March 2020, will for sure take place between the 9th and 16th of June. In its 22nd edition, the FDF will be the first to again light up the movie screens; perhaps even the first film festival in post-Covid times.

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In addition, the news of another festival opening its doors in June for audiences and visitors to Cankarjev dom – CD Cultural and Congress Centre in the post-Covid reopening hit the Slovenian and international public with relief. The famous Jazz Festival Ljubljana will this year come again. This time, in its 61st edition, one of the oldest and most praised jazz festivals in Europe, will bring music to people from the 17th to 20th of June. Some of the concerts will be streamed online, while others will be open for public in the park of Cankarjev dom as well as in its magnificent halls.

And to break the ice, so to say, a day after the official reopening of Slovenian gathering scene, Cankarjev dom will celebrate its reopening with a concert. On Tuesday, the 2nd of June 2020, the first post-Covid concert will be held in the frame of Cankar Tuesdays in Club CD. Slovenian improvisers and multi-instrumentalists Ana Kravanja and Samo Kutin who have gained international acclaim will present music from their latest album. They will be accompanied by a concert of German-French trio Abacaxi that creates entrancing musical experiences.