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Graduates of the British International School at a celebration in Belgrade

British International School Celebrates 20th Anniversary

On Tuesday 13 June, one of Belgrade’s most prestigious international schools, British International School, celebrated its 20th anniversary. The celebration took place at Belgrade’s City Hall building and was attended by His Excellency Mr....

Serbian Films for Foreigners

Last Tuesday (yes, we missed it, sorry), the award winning Serbian movie Tilva Roš, directed by Srdjan Ležaić, opened a new film series called Serbian Films for Foreigners (SFFF) at KC Grad. Exciting, intimate, loud, funny, dramatic and...

Medieval costumes at Belgrade's Knight Fest

Knight Fest in Belgrade

Belgrade’s by now traditional Knight Fest is a great spectacle and a superb way to spend your free time. It is held on the children’s holiday, St Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday in the Belgrade Fortress (Kalemegdan). What is Knight Fest? The...

The Serbian Davis Cup team

Davis Cup Quarter Final: Serbia vs. Spain

Serbia is to host Spain for the first time in the Davis Cup with a place in the last four up for grabs. The tie will be played in the “Aleksandar Nikolic Arena” from 7-9 April, on a hardcourt surface. The first singles match starts on Friday, 7...

a protest on the streets of Belgrade in April 2017

Another Belgrade Protest

Since Sunday’s presidential election, a spontaneous protest movement has emerged in Belgrade and another night of peaceful protest is planned for tonight. So, whether you want to join in, avoid the place all together or just stay informed...

The Belgrade Wolves, American Football team

The Belgrade Wolves Stalk New Titles

In the final match of the 1st round of Serbia’s American Football league, Belgrade’s Vukovi (Wolves) and the Meridian Indians (from Inđija) are to clash on Sunday, 2 April at 3:30pm. The most successful Serbian American football club have been...

Badnjak on Serbian Christmas

Merry Serbian Christmas!

Tonight, the 6th of January, is Christmas Eve in the Serbian Orthodox Christian tradition, which celebrates religious holidays according to the Julian calendar (approximately 13 days behind the calednar we all use on a day-to-day basis)....

Voxxed Days Belgrade 2016

Voxxed Days Belgrade 2016

The year’s biggest tech event in the Balkans, Voxxed Days Belgrade, is just days away! This year’s event is being held at the Belgrade Expo Centre from 28 to 30 September and aims to present burning IT topics to an expert crowd from...

Refugees in Belgrade

Act Now to Help Refugees in Belgrade

The refugee crisis in Serbia is far from over. Hundreds of refugees are again sleeping rough in Belgrade’s central parks, especially around the main bus and coach stations. These people, many of them travelling with children and in family...

Zmaj Jovina street in Belgrade

Summer Infrastructure Renewal Continues

                      Belgrade’s annual infrastructure renewal during the summer season is bringing new changes to the capital. Current projects underway include the expansion of a key...

Submarine Burger Bar Belgrade

Belgrade’s Submarine Garden

One of our favourite Belgrade burger bars, downtown’s Submarine, has recently added something new that we think is definitely worth telling you about. In short, you can now enjoy Submarine burgers outdoors in their new burger garden!...

A still of Humidity by Nikola Ljuca

FEST is Coming

This year’s FEST, Belgrade’s annual and ever popular film festival, starts in just a couple of days – on Friday 26 February (check out the full programme here). Over the years – it’s been running since 1971 – FEST...

Belgrade's Slavija roundabout

Slavija Reconstruction Delayed… Again

Reconstruction of Belgrade’s last attempt at reaching Bangkok-levels of traffic chaos – also known as the Slavija roundabout – should now begin in May. The long-planned but relatively cosmetic reconstruction was originally due to...

Belgrade facade

City Proposes New Housing Act

Belgrade’s city authorities have announced a new and much needed Housing Act. The new law is expected to regulate much the same areas as the one it will replace – i.e. housing in residential buildings. The impetus for the new law has...

Donating blood in Belgrade

Help Save Lives – Give Blood

Give up fifteen minutes of your time and a few drops of blood to help save lives. This Friday (19 February), between 10am and 3pm, the Serbian Institute for Blood Transfusion and Studio B are organising voluntary blood transfusions. The promotion is...

Volunteers clean the Sava riverbank in Belgrade

The First Living in Belgrade ‘Radna Akcija’

Back in communist Yugoslavia, a radna akcija was a collective labour effort designed to help rebuild the country after WWII. Okay, so our little radna akcija wasn’t nearly quite so grand – only three people showed up – but...

Our Last Tango, a film at the Magnificent Seven festival in Belgrade

Magnificent Seven Film Festival

Great news for film-lovers, the Magnificent Seven Film Festival starts tonight! Magnificent Seven is a long-running (this is its twelfth year) Belgrade festival, celebrating seven of Europe’s best documentary feature films from the previous...

Novak Djokovic easily dispatches Roger Federer

Djoković in Australian Open Final

Serbia’s sporting successes just keep on coming! The latest success is seemingly unstoppable Serbian tennis sensation, Novak Djoković, making it to the final of the Australian Open. Sure the final will be held in Melbourne Park’s Rod...

New Belgrade from the air

New Belgrade Street Named After Srđan Aleksić

A New Belgrade street was renamed today to carry the name of Srđan Aleksić, a young man who was killed saving his friend’s life during the war in Bosnia. In 1993, at the height of the tragic, ethnic conflict in Bosnia, Srđan Aleksić...

UEFA Futsal Euro 2016 is coming to Belgrade

Futsal Euro 2016 coming to Belgrade

If you haven’t had enough of Serbia’s sporting successes – such as becoming water polo champions of Europe – there’s another international tournament coming to Belgrade: UEFA’s Futsal Euro 2016! The tournament...

Prokop railway station in Belgrade

New Railway Station for Belgrade

Will Belgrade finally be getting a new railway station? Ok, we have to stop and be honest here, it isn’t exactly an entirely new railway station and there should definitely be a question mark at the end of our headline. It’s the...

Electric buses for Belgrade

Electric Buses for Belgrade

Belgrade will soon become part of a very select group of world cities that operate electric buses along regular routes. The city’s transport authority (GSP) signed a contract for delivery of five new electric, low-floor buses produced by...

Serbian New Year celebrations by St Sava's Cathedral

Serbian New Year’s Eve in Belgrade

For those of you still confused by Serbia’s non-stop round of winter holidays, today is Serbian New Year’s Eve (also known as Orthodox New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Eve according to the Julian calendar). This year’s...

Film & Chips festival of British film in Belgrade

Film & Chips – Festival of British Film

Belgrade’s fledgeling festival of British film, Film & Chips, is back for a second year running. The festival brings the latest UK films, many not on general release, to Belgrade’s film-loving public. Last year’s festival was a...

Kneza Miloša street in Belgrade

Kneza Miloša Rejuvenation

Central Belgrade’s busiest thoroughfare, Prince Miloš Street (better known as Kneza Miloša), is due to undergo major rejuvenation work. The city authorities have announced that this street is to undergo a complete reconstruction once work...

Belgrade 2016 - European Water Polo Championships

Belgrade 2016 – European Water Polo Championship

The 2016 European Water Polo Championships are coming to Belgrade! Games start on Sunday 10th January with Spain vs. Slovakia (at a punishingly early 9.30am). More interesting for Belgrader’s will be when world champions Serbia face off...

Gistro beer festival

Gistro Craft Beer Festival

Maybe it seems like we’ve been bringing you lots of craft beer related news recently but… Today and tomorrow you can try the best Serbian indie brews at the Gistro craft beer festival. Well, ok, it isn’t really a festival per se,...

Reorganisation of Belgrade's bus lines

Belgrade Bus Lines to be Reorganised

This year for Belgraders January is set to be more than just the regular continuation of holidays and celebrations as the city’s bus lines are to be reorganised. The reorganisation process will actually continue throughout the year but will...

Belgrade's Street of the Open Heart charity event

Belgrade Celebrates 2016 with an Open Heart

After a night of partying, concerts and more fireworks than the Chinese could shake a stick at, Belgrade is ready to welcome in the New Year with the now traditional Street of the Open Heart. The event, originally organised by the Atelje 212 theatre...

Belgrade's new year celebrations

New Year Celebrations Begin

Belgrade’s New Year celebrations are already very much under way with concerts in several locations around town. Last night saw thousands of fans and pop music-lovers turn out for concerts by Serbian ballad maestro Željko Joksimović and...

The famous "We want beer" photo from America's prohibition era

Belgrade Prohibition Annulled

The city authorities have ruled to annul a law that has come to be known by many as the Belgrade prohibition. The controversial law had prohibited sales of alcohol between the hours of 10pm and 6am across Belgrade. Last night, Belgrade’s city...

Belgrade Santa Race

Record-Breaking Santa Race

Belgrade’s annual Santa Race broke its own record for the number of Santas. This year 2,500 people dressed as Santa Clause (or, in Serbian, Deda Mraz, literally Grandfather Frost) and Mrs Clause (Serbian: Baka Mrazica, yes, you’ve...

Festival of Turkish Film in Belgrade

Turkish Film Festival

Belgrade’s new but up-and-coming festival of Turkish film starts tomorrow at the Yugoslav Film Archive cinema from Wednesday the 28th of October to Sunday the 1st of November. This year is the festivals fourth and, as was the case in previous...

Refugees passing through Belgrade

Hot Meals for Refugees

As part of the Safe Journey initiative, members of Belgrade’s City Council and the Scout Association of Serbia yesterday handed out hot meals to refugees passing through Belgrade. City Council member, Dragomir Petronijević, said that this is just...

The cobbled streets of Belgrade's Kosančićev venac

New City Gallery Planned

As part of a general reconstruction of Belgrade’s historic city centre, the city authorities are planning a new City Gallery on Kosančićev Venac. The revitalisation of the city centre is expected to broaden existing pedestrian zones to take...

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