Thursday, 25 April 2019

Life

Věra Jirousová (1944-2011)

Prague Post |
3 March 2011

Poet, essayist and art historian Věra Jirousová died suddenly at the age of 67 Feb. 27. The writer was the first wife of poet and dissident Ivan Martin Jirous, and was herself an important member of the Czech underground around the art rock band The Plastic People of the Universe.

Call for Czechs to reclaim lost literary heritage by buying Franz Kafka letters

Radio Prague |
3 March 2011

Preparations are being made to recover what is being dubbed a part of the lost literary heritage of Prague and the Czech Republic. These are some of the many letters written by world renowned author Franz Kafka of which almost no examples are left in his homeland.

One hundred years of a Czech school in Ukraine

Leaders Magazine |
3 March 2011

2010 marked the one-hundred year anniversary of the building of a Czech school in Čechohrad, Ukraine.

Polička – high times and hard times in the heart of the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
3 March 2011

It is often noted that the Czech Republic lies in the heart of Europe; what then lies at the heart of the Czech Republic? Well, there are pastures, woods and hills, a history of war and conquest, a strong musical heritage, excellent lager and a small town called Polička, where all of the above can be experienced.

First part of Czech classic The Good Soldier Švejk published 90 years ago

Radio Prague |
3 March 2011

There is arguably no literary character in the Czech canon as famous as Josef Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek's good soldier who makes a mockery of his 'betters' in the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the First World War.

Czech Radio leads commemorations to mark 60th anniversary of RFE broadcasts

Radio Prague |
2 March 2011

The Czech Republic is preparing to mark the 60th birthday of the launch of Radio Free Europe broadcasts in Czech across the Iron Curtain to Czechoslovakia.

Blood and guts and rock 'n' roll: Get ready for Lent

Prague Post |
2 March 2011

If you notice a smell of blood in the air, don't be alarmed. Unless, of course, you're a pig.

Hard-de-Core – Czech design shopping

Spotted by Locals |
2 March 2011

Hard de Core is an ideal place for interesting "souvenirs" from Prague, and heaven for those who enjoy a salt shaker in the shape of a zeppelin or earrings that look more like light bulbs.

Riverside venue livens up Prague jazz scene

Czech Position |
2 March 2011

Since opening two years ago, Jazz Dock has thrived by offering local audiences an adventurous program.

Pioneering the co-working concept in the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
1 March 2011

Jakub Mareš is one of the operators of the Hub, Prague's biggest co-working centre. They are a new kind of shared working environment where people whose main tool is their notebook computer can rent a desk for as many hours a week as they need.

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