Friday, 28 February 2020

Life

The Chods – the king's frontiersmen

Radio Prague |
30 March 2011

In the Late Middle Ages, a group of Czech frontiersmen were charged with guarding the kingdom's western borders.

360-degree panorama takes you inside Prague's off-limits Baroque library

Wired |
30 March 2011

On a brisk but beautiful February afternoon, Jeffrey Martin and his robotic camera stand inside one of the Czech capital's most gawk-worthy attractions: the gloriously decorated Philosophical Hall, a Baroque reading room in the city's 868-year-old Strahov monastery library.

BigMag looks at post-1989 alt mags and 'zines

Czech Position |
29 March 2011

A Prague exhibition provides a fascinating look at often forgotten independent publications that flourished after the Velvet Revolution.

Janeček: Whistle-blowing is a brave thing to do

Radio Prague |
29 March 2011

Mathematician Karel Janeček runs the firm RSJ Algorithmic Trading, one of the world's biggest financial derivatives traders of its kind. Last year, the 38-year-old entrepreneur established a foundation to support science and research while recently, he crated a fund to fight corruption in the country by supporting whistleblowers.

Icy Bohemia

Radio Prague |
28 March 2011

For 20 years scientist Radek Mikuláš has been venturing out onto the winter rivers, ponds and reservoirs of the Czech Republic on skates to study a very special type of rock – ice.

Concert for Japan

Prague TV |
25 March 2011

The Prague Symphony Orchestra plays a Concert for Japan at Obecní dům's Smetana hall on Sunday, 27 March, raising money for victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

"Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell" returns to Prague stage after alcohol-induced break

Radio Prague |
25 Mar 2011

When the theatre play Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell by the British author Keith Waterhouse opened in Prague in March 2009, it became an instant success. The tragicomic show starred a leading Czech actor, Oldřich Kaiser, in the part of the heavy-drinking London journalist Jeffrey Bernard. But the play was cancelled in November because Mr Kaiser, just like the main character, was himself struggling to deal with alcohol abuse. Earlier this month, however, Mr Kaiser returned on stage as Jeffrey Bernard at another venue in the capital.

Prague City Hall hosts an exhibition on the art of watch-making

Radio Prague |
25 March 2011

Prague's famous astronomical clock this year celebrates its 600 birthday. To mark the occasion Prague City Hall is hosting an exhibition on the art of watch making. I took a turn around the exhibition and its curator Jan Lidmansky showed me some of the treasures on loan.

Vízner's purity of vision

Prague Post |
25 March 2011

Glass artist stays focused on form, color and craftsmanship.

Chick Corea and Gary Burton

Prague Post |
25 March 2011

Legendary jazz duo comes to Prague.

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