Monday, 18 November 2019
Life | Radio Prague

Thirty years ago Czechs took to the streets to demonstrate for freedom and democracy, for the chance to speak their mind without reprisals, to vote in free elections and shape their own future. Today they are taking stock of the country's successes and failures, of how far they have come along the road to a liberal democracy and market economy and whether the ideals of 1989 are still alive in people's hearts and minds.

Arts | Expats.cz

An English-subtitled adaptation of David Bowie's farewell musical will appeal to fans of his original songs.

Dining | Expats.cz

Meatless burgers have been rolled out across most of Europe by Burger King.

Life | UniMedia

For thirty years, Vladimír Hanzel was Václav Havel's personal secretary. They met in 1986, brought together by a shared love of music. They also lived through the turbulent days of November 1989 together, which Hanzel recalled.

Life | UniMedia

Across the country, Czechs have been marking the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in 1989, as well as commemorating student Jan Opletal and others murdered by the Nazis on the same date 50 years earlier. Students at Charles University organised the event at Albertov this year as part of the Svobodný listopad festival.

Arts | Radio Prague

In the first episode of this two-part series we got to know Barbara Day, who first came from England to Prague in 1965 and whose life has been closely connected to this country ever since. She talked about her interest in Czechoslovak theatre, and her involvement with some notable Czech theatres over the last five decades. Azadeh Kangarani continues the story.

Life | Expats.cz

This week comes in with a folk rock lion and goes out with an electronic lamb, with several exhibit openings and fantastic food in between.

Arts | Expats.cz

These are the songs that defined the Velvet Revolution of November 17, 1989, the 30th anniversary of which takes place this week.

Arts | Expats.cz

A large collection of glass and other art by world-renowned artist, designer and architect Bořek Šípek is on display on three levels of the Dancing House daily until March 22, 2020. The show is simply titled Retrospektiva.

Dining | Prague Daily Monitor

Searching of our target Greek restaurant, one begins to ponder if the location was not brilliantly designed specifically for the purpose of hosting this bright corner of happiness: Agora.

Life | Radio Prague

As the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution approaches, we take you to places that are closely associated with the events that led to the collapse of the Communist regime in 1989. In the fourth episode of our mini-series, we visit the former Czechoslovak Federal Assembly building, where some key political changes took place 30 years ago.

Life | Expats.cz

On November 17th, as well as various dates throughout the year, you can see great works of art and amazing spaces in Prague for free.

Arts | Brno Daily

Theater has long been central to Czech identity and efforts to celebrate Czech culture in the face of suppression by a foreign empire. To understand the importance of the Velvet Revolution on its 30-year anniversary, it helps to look back at the development of Czech theater.

Arts | Radio Prague

The date is Tuesday 19 October 1965 and we are in Prague. A 21-year-old British girl has just got off a train at the Art Nouveau building of Prague's Main Station. Over half a century later, Barbara Day once again lives in the city, which has come to play a central role in her life.

Life | Radio Prague

In a remarkable work of oral history, four students with the help of former dissident and award winning author Aleš Palán have produced a 270 page history of the events that took place in Prague on November 17, 1989.