Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Life

Michal Ambrož, the man behind rock legends Jasná Páka and Hudba Praha

Radio Prague |
10 December 2009

Few Czech rock bands have gained such notoriety as the Prague-based group Jasná Páka. Founded at the beginning of the last decade of communism, their music was a beacon for a generation that grew up in a Soviet-occupied country. After it was banned by the Communists in a crusade against rock music, the band reformed as Hudba Praha. The man behind both bands, Michal Ambrož, is one of the last pioneers of Czech new wave of rock still around.

The Dragon from Budějovice

Prague TV |
10 December 2009

What´s behind playing the first Czech-Vietnamese writer.

Six keys to retaining quality tenants

Expats.cz |
9 December 2009

Nathan Brown of Czech Point 101 gives six key tips.

Hemp industry slipping back after successful start

Radio Prague |
9 December 2009

The Czech Republic has had a small hemp industry for ten years now, since a new law acknowledged hemp as a technical and energy crop in 1999. Since then, technical hemp, that is cannabis which contains less than 0.3% THC, has made its way into a broad range of Czech-made products. It is used for making cosmetic products, briquettes, fabric, food and even hemp plastic.

Czech officials buy rare 15th century miniature at Sotheby’s auction

Radio Prague |
9 December 2009

Officials from the Central Bohemian region bought a rare 15th century miniature at auction at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday. The artwork, depicting silver mining in the Bohemia town of Kutná Hora, eventually went for over half a million pounds sterling, and is set to be the most important piece at a newly established gallery there.

Betel

Expats.cz |
8 December 2009

A helping hand: Expats.cz takes a look at this charity.

Ice skating rink on Ovocný trh opens

Prague.TV |
8 December 2009

The City of Prague together with Prague 1 has prepared this facility, which will remain open free of charge until January 6. Skates can be rented on spot for CZL 50.

This rubbish is a load of art

Gusto |
7 December 2009

Stewart and I went on a hike a few days ago and came across a house in Roztoky whose yard is adorned with all sorts of sculptures with a decidedly mammarian theme.

Discovery of Rosenberg tomb upends legend

Radio Prague |
7 December 2009

The House of Rosenberg was one of the most powerful noble families in Czech history. They were the de facto rulers of Bohemia for much of the Middle Ages, but their dynasty came to an end with the death of the celebrated Petr Vok, in 1611. Now, archaeologists in South Bohemia, where the family had its seat, have come across their family tomb, and in doing so have set straight a well-known legend that surrounds them.

Christmas in Prague

Expats.cz |
7 December 2009

Merry-making for all across the city.

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