Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Life | Prague Daily Monitor

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Arts | Prague Daily Monitor

Alice Merton is coming back to Prague for a concert scheduled for February 21st. The 26 year-old German born singer has released her first full album called Mint in January 2019. The concert is part of the Colours Selection series and is sure to be a full night out.

Arts | Brno Daily

Four separate shows will be presented in English-friendly versions, including a new production by the controversial director Michal Hába based on Dostoevsky’s "The Gambler".

Life | Expats.cz

Former Prague mayor Adriana Krnáčová (ANO) has a new career as a novelist. Her debut crime thriller will be published in April by Mladá fronta. The publisher describes the book as a thriller about Prague politics.

Cinema | Cineuropa

Another fantasy powerhouse and best-selling literary series is being transformed into a tent-pole blockbuster series – namely, Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time, which spans 15 books. Amazon has ordered the series, and Sony is co-producing.

Cinema | Expats.cz

Seventeen films will compete in 15 categories for the Czech Lions, to be awarded in March. The most nominations went to Owners with 11, followed by The Painted Bird with 11, and Old-Timers with 10.

Life | Expats.cz

An English-friendly evening of talks wants to challenge the workplace status-quo in the Czech Republic.

Cinema | Radio Prague

Screenshot, a new Prague art-house cinema and exhibition gallery, is the beloved brainchild of Iranian-born filmmaker and FAMU International grad Payam Razi, who stepped down as Radio Free Europe music editor to devote his energy to the "hybrid space".

Life | Expats.cz

The National Museum will commemorate the 51st anniversary of the self-immolation of Jan Palach with extended opening hours at the Jan Palach Memorial in Všetaty, on Thursday, January 16.

Cinema | Radio Prague

The ninth annual Írán:ci Film Festival, this year under the theme of 'Escape', gets underway on Wednesday. Ahead of the opening, festival cofounder and artistic director Kaveh Daneshmand talks about how the event has developed over the past decade, what to watch out for this year, and filmmaking in Iran before the revolution and in troubled times today.

Life | Radio Prague

Last week, the Ministry of Culture added a specific type of Czech lace to the intangible cultural heritage list, a step towards such recognition by UNESCO. Meanwhile, an exquisite example of lacework – a lady's cape comprised of 21 metres of lace – has just been restored ahead of the 750th anniversary of the town in which it was discovered.

Arts | Expats.cz

A planned statue to Empress Maria Theresa in Prague 6 has been the center of controversy.

Cinema | Expats.cz

The Academy Awards nominations are out, and two films made in the Czech Republic were noticed. Jojo Rabbit has six nominations, and the animated short "Dcera" has one.

Life | Radio Prague

"There is good, better and then there is the USSR." - A new book depicts life in communist Czechoslovakia through memories of people who experienced it.

Life | Expats.cz

Storytelling, puppet shows, art workshops, and more: this week in Prague for families