Thursday, 23 May 2019

Life

Velvet Comedy presents Jim Williams

Prague TV |
23 May 2019

The US-born performing artist and the founder of the English stand-up community in Wroclaw, is coming to Prague to talk about his life in Poland, his new home.

On the Czech periphery: Communist-era hippie communes, samizdat, and post-'89 zine culture

Radio Prague |
23 May 2019

Translator, literary scholar and historical sociologist Martin Tharp's current research focuses on the working-class counterculture of post-1968 Czechoslovakia. He finds that – dissident groups such as Charter 77 aside – the "underground" social movement comprised a diffuse and generalised sentiment of an "emotive-artistic resistance to state cultural control" and censorship.

Over 1,600 sites take part in annual Night of Open Churches

Radio Prague |
23 May 2019

The eleventh edition of the Night of Open Churches gets underway across the Czech Republic on Friday. This year, more than 1,600 churches and other religious sites will be open to the public until the late night hours. Visitors will be also able to attend concerts, exhibitions, workshops and other programmes.

Action Park, place for parties and events

Prague TV |
21 May 2019

When one thinks of an outdoor amusement park, one thinks of long lines of people, walking around big asphalt parking lots, concrete walkways, looking at steel rides and waiting for a chance to participate. Is there a chance to do some ridiculous things, have fun, burn some stress and avoid the uncomfortable masses? The answer is Action Park, Prague.

Why we need bees for a nutritious future

FAO.org |
21 May 2019

Disappearing pollinators can mean losing some of the nutritious food we need for a healthy diet.

Exhibition dedicated to senior citizens opened in Brno

Brno Daily |
21 May 2019

A new exhibition dedicated to the senior citizens and services suitable for the older population in the city entitled "Brno Takes Care of Its Seniors" was opened yesterday in Galerie Vaňkovka.

Muni 100 exhibition celebrates Masaryk University's centennial

Brno Daily |
20 May 2019

The Czech Republic's second largest university is celebrating a hundred years since its establishment in 1919. An exhibition commemorating the anniversary will be running until September 30.

Honest Guide: Star Wars R2-D2 street art

Honest Guide |
20 May 2019

Discover different parts of Prague, not just the city centre! We will show you some cool places in Nusle district.

June 1st: A Day at the Horseraces with Children

By Paul Lysek | Prague Daily Monitor |
20 May 2019

On June 1st, the Velká Chuchle horserace track is hosting a children's day at the races. There are a broad range of activities planned, including free pony rides, an outdoor children's playground and competitions with prizes.

The hidden story of Doreen Warriner - academic turned humanitarian hero

Radio Prague |
20 May 2019

A plaque was recently unveiled in Prague honouring one of the modest heroes who were instrumental in organising the evacuations of hundreds of Jewish women and children out of Czechoslovakia before the onset of World War II. The name of the heroine is Doreen Warriner and her story is one of extraordinary resourcefulness and moral virtue.

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