Monday, 31 August 2015

Life

Giant puppets headed for Plzeň

The Prague Post |
26 August 2015

The Spanish theatre company Carros de Foc and their giant puppets will open the Skupa's Pilsen festival organized as part of the Pilsen — European Capital of Culture 2015. Between August 28 and 30, you will meet 12-meter-tall marionettes, a 20-meter-long dragon and a huge flying bird in the center of Plzeň.

Still steamed-up on the river after 150 years

Radio Prague |
26 August 2015

This year, it is 150 years since the first steamboats started to cruise the waters of the Vltava River in Prague. While back then, steamers were used mainly as a means of transport, nowadays they belong among the city's most popular tourist attractions.

Vinobraní

Prague TV |
25 August 2015

Burčák is the perfect companion for those warm September days spent outdoors watching summer slowly turn into fall.

Over half of Czech children read over 13 books annually

ČTK |
25 Aug 2015

Over one half of Czech children read at least 13 books annually, according to a poll conducted by the Reading Helps project.

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Czech Centres must promote science and innovation as well as culture, says new head Zdeněk Lyčka

Radio Prague |
25 August 2015

Zdeněk Lyčka has just been made acting director of the Czech Centres, a network of institutes that promote Czech culture on the international stage.

Pavlína O'Toole – US-based author and blogger focusing on issue of domestic violence

Radio Prague |
24 August 2015

Pavlína O'Toole is the Czech-American author of a new book called Čas robinsonů. The novel is about an expatriate in the US struggling to escape domestic violence.

Changes in teaching and writing history in the past two decades

Radio Prague |
24 August 2015

Michal Pullmann, a teacher at Charles University's Institute of Economic and Social History, reflects upon the public role that historians play in today's Czech Republic.

Back to school: 10 must-haves for the Czech school year

Prague TV |
21 August 2015

Prague.TV has compiled a list of 10 elementary school must-haves and where to find them

International Charles IV exhibition set for anniversary

The Prague Post |
21 August 2015

National Gallery exhibition will be the first to show Charles IV’s crown from Aachen

Patrick Doyle will present his Shakespeare film scores

Prague TV |
20 August 2015

Oscar-nominated composer Patrick Doyle will be in Prague perform for the first time music he composed for several Shakespeare films.

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