Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Life

Explore an inflatable world and watch sci-fi films at Brno Observatory

Brno Daily |
30 June 2020

From July 6th-12th, a unique 'Terralóna', an inflatable realistic Earth, will be open for explorers at Brno Observatory. The Observatory will also be screening free sci-fi movies, in their original versions with Czech subtitles.

Helen Epstein: One real skill and one fake one helped my mother survive the Holocaust

Radio Prague |
30 June 2020

Franci's War is the gripping and illuminating memoir of a young Prague woman who passed through several concentration camps but somehow managed to survive the Holocaust.

Day trip to Konopiště castle

Expats.cz |
29 June 2020

June 28 marked the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose beloved hunting lodge and meticulously landscaped grounds comprise the historic complex of Konopiště castle.

Inching eastwards: The re-alignment of Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of the Iron Curtain

Radio Prague |
29 June 2020

The fall of the Iron Curtain is often described as a sudden, unexpected event. The following years during the 1990s saw both a major expansion of NATO eastwards and the geographical retreat of Russia from areas previously seen as within its sphere of influence. Radio Prague spoke to Cold War historian Sergei Radchenko to learn more.

Fun things to do in Prague: live music in the streets and a giant waterslide

Expats.cz |
26 June 2020

This week saw the opening of several important art exhibits while the weekend promises waterside (and water!) attractions.

New book puts spotlight on family of Milada Horáková

Radio Prague |
26 June 2020

Politician Milada Horáková was executed, after a show trial by Czechoslovakia's Communist regime, 70 years ago this Saturday. Ahead of that anniversary, journalist Daniel Anýž has just brought out a new book looking at the fates of Horáková and her family, entitled I Go With My Head Held High.

Prague has a new Ferris wheel, locals not happy

Expats.cz |
25 June 2020

A 35-meter tall Ferris wheel went up seemingly overnight last week in Prague 4, much to the surprise of locals including officials from the district's City Hall.

Prague Pride parade to be replaced with rainbow cruise

Expats.cz |
25 June 2020

This year's Prague Pride Festival will culminate in a rainbow cruise on the Vltava, instead of the annual parade taking place around the center of Prague.

Kasárna Karlín celebrates three years

Expats.cz |
24 June 2020

Kasárna Karlín will celebrate its third anniversary on June 24; a full program is in store for the summer.

How Spartakiad was influenced by the Sokol movement

Radio Prague |
24 June 2020

Tuesday marked the 65th anniversary since the first Spartakiad was held in Czechoslovakia. These mass synchronised exercise events were some of the largest the world has ever seen and were often organised with the help of Sokol leaders.

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