Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Life

Exhibition organiser: Anniversary shows interest in Jan Palach is huge

Radio Prague |
17 January 2019

A great many events were held in the Czech Republic on Wednesday commemorating the 50th anniversary of the self-immolation of Jan Palach. At the launch of an exhibition about the student martyr at the top of Prague's Wenceslas Square, one of the organisers discussed Palach's legacy – and the high level of interest in him today.

New film by Lancaster based Czech photographer explores how 'foreigners' view Brexit

Lancaster Guardian |
16 January 2019

A new short film exploring how Lancaster is perceived by "foreigners" is being launched in the city next week. Lancaster International is the work of photographer and software engineer Petr Vopenka, who moved to the city in 2015, a year before the EU Referendum.

Event to mark 150 years of public ice-skating in Brno

Brno Daily |
16 January 2019

The event "Bruslím, Bruslíš, Bruslíme" ["I skate, you skate, we skate"] will take place in Luzanky Park on 17 January, marking exactly 150 years since the first public ice rink was opened in Brno.

British Embassy remembers Jan Palach with 1969 UK painting

Radio Prague |
16 January 2019

The British ambassador to the Czech Republic, Nick Archer, has had a painting by a UK artist – created right after Palach's death – installed at his country's historic embassy building in Prague. He explains the background to the acquisition.

Fifty years after his self-immolation, Jan Palach remains a symbol of defiance

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty |
15 January 2019

On January 16, 1969, Jan Palach set himself on fire in Prague in protest against the August 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops. He died of his burns three days later. Palach's funeral turned into a mass demonstration of opposition against the Soviet Union's crushing of the liberal reforms of the Prague Spring.

Award-winning video depicts behaviour of polar bears in captivity

Brno Daily |
15 January 2019

The Word Press Photo winning project "The March of the Great White Bear" depicts polar bears in artificial habitats, including footage recorded in Brno Zoo in 2014.

Jan Palach to be remembered

Prague TV |
15 January 2019

It is 50 years since Czech student Jan Palach set himself on fire to protest the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Commemorative events are planned across the Czech Republic. In Prague, people can meet Jan 16 at 6 pm at Wenceslas Square for a quiet march with candles and flowers.

Czech capital paved with Jewish gravestones, reveals museum director

New Zealand Herald |
14 January 2019

Thefts from nearly 600 Jewish cemetaries were paved over by communist officials until being unearthed by a Czech journalist.

Mad Mad Monday

Prague TV |
14 January 2019

Mad Mad Monday has a history of over 7 years in Prague. If you are looking for a place to party then the newly reconstructed KU club is the place for you.

Dating / networking for singles in Prague

Prague TV |
14 January 2019

Speed dating events are not just about dating. You can meet new friends, socialize, expand contacts through networking and maybe also find the love of your life among the other singles in Prague.

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