On October 14th, the 9th annual Signal Festival will begin in Prague. A week prior to the spectacular event, visitors of Prague can already observe a number of interactive virtual installations. Thanks to a special app, beautiful works of art created by six different authors can be seen in the streets of Karlín since October 7th. Anyone can download the Signal Festival application on their smartphone for free on Apple Store or Google Play. The organizers designed the app especially for this occasion, with the hope that the guests would be able to experience art in augmented reality. It also contains a programme and a map of the entire festival which takes place from the 14th until the 17th ofContinue Reading

The launch of the comic book Batman: The World has finally arrived in the Czech Republic. The comic book compilation has been published in fourteen countries simultaneously on Batman Day. The stories developed in these countries have brought fans the opportunity to observe the mythical character in the very settings where they walk. As for the team from the Czech Republic, writer Štěpán Kopřiva and artist Michal Suchánek have been commissioned to put Batman on the cover of Karlův Most. The representatives of the Czech edition of this comic book told us about their expectations and impressions of this work, as well as the ins and outs of the creative process. Prague Monitor: How did you feel when the opportunityContinue Reading

Inspired by her own family history, Eva Hnizdo deals with themes of identity, racism and belonging as an immigrant in Britain. You can’t ask for asylum in another country just because your mother drives you nuts, so when 19-year-old Zuzana flees from communist Czechoslovakia to England in 1972, she says she just wants freedom. Her relationship with her mother, Magda – a Holocaust survivor who lost most of her family in the concentration camps – is toxic and Zuzana finds happiness in London with a loving husband and beautiful son. But when her mother dies, Zuzana is crushed by guilt and feels an overwhelming urge to discover more about her family’s tragic history. So, she embarks on a life-changing journey,Continue Reading

We are pleased to announce the formation of a new professional English-language theatre company in Prague called CLASSIC STAGE. CLASSIC STAGE will present live and virtual productions of the work of the great 19th and 20th century English-language playwrights, including Tony Award- , Pulitzer Prize- , and Olivier Award-winning plays. Their first production was a Zoom presentation in August, 2021 of Sir Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, which will be repeated on Wednesday, September 15th at 8:00 Central European time. The link to register and watch this free performance is https://bit.ly/3B4LUmK They will be presenting Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof live in a theatre and with dates to be announced this November, and they will follow this withContinue Reading

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is pleased to announce its concerts and projects for autumn 2021. The Orchestra has been performing live to in-person audiences since May 2021 and is looking forward to continuing this autumn. Highlights include: Concerts continue at St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Orchestra’s namesake church Concerts with Music Director Joshua Bell begin with an exploration of Vivaldi and Piazolla’s Four Seasons at the BBC Proms A celebration of three female composers with ‘The Beacon Project’ International touring to Europe and the United States Concerts with Music Director Joshua Bell The season is preluded with a musical journey through the seasons on two continents with Music Director Joshua Bell. Inspired by Vivaldi’s best-known work The Four Seasons, Piazzolla, whose 100th anniversary is thisContinue Reading

Two of Prague’s veteran American expats, two new books, and one special evening await this Saturday, August 21, from 5pm at The Globe Bookstore and Café. Max Munson, co-founder of the famous Restaurace Jáma (1994), and Mark Baker, co-founder of The Globe Bookstore and Cafe (1993), will discuss their newly published books. Mark Baker recently released Čas Proměn (A Time of Change, Albatros Media), a memoir detailing his personal, on-the-ground perspective of the events leading up to and following the Velvet Revolution. Max Munson recently published Diving Back In (in paperback and as an e-book on Amazon), a memoir breaking down the rediscovered joys of returning to something once loved in youth. For Munson, this was swimming, but the lessonsContinue Reading

Archa Theatre will present a Czech theatre installation with 12 women of different professions in English. Prague’s Archa Theatre will offer a completely new experience of attending a theatre performance. Its new original production Those Who Speak for Themselves will transform the theatre hall into a huge gallery, whose exhibits will be the authentic life stories of twelve women. It will then be up to the audience to decide whether to experience all the stories or only some parts, or in what order they will see the stories. The English-language premiere of the play is scheduled for Sunday, August 22. “The viewer enters a space that resembles a gallery installation. The authentic stories of twelve women intertwine in the production,Continue Reading

Olomouc, 15th July 2021 – For the 6th time the documentary film festival Země na talíři (World on a Plate) about people, food and environment is coming back to Olomouc. Event, shedding light on issues connected to food production, will take place on Wednesday 21st July at Pevnost poznání Olomouc (Areál Korunní pevnůstky, 17. listopadu 7). This summer the festival offers a documentary „Mothers of the land“ – a peak into both struggles and joys in lives of five Peruvian traditional female farmers growing quinoa and potatoes during the time of climate crisis. Also workshop on DIY eco-cosmetics and, quiz and discussion with a young couple who runs an ecological farm Zahrada Vesna and produces and sells fresh vegetables inContinue Reading

Prague, July 13 – This Friday and Saturday, the multi-genre festival Praha žije hudbou will overtake streets, squares, parks and other public spots of the Czech capital. The lineup will offer around 200 artists of various genres from pop through rock, jazz, rap, beatbox and electronic music to classical music, but also a number of theater performances or slam poetry. On the two-day festival held under the motto “Art belongs to the streets”, streets of Prague will witness live performances by world-famous jazz trumpeter Laco Déczi with his Celula New York ensemble, singer Ondřej Ruml, genre-spanning band minus123minut, folk-pop singer Voxel, multi-instrumentalist balancing between folk and electronic music Bára Zmeková or beatbox masters Endra and Tiny Beat. Some will returnContinue Reading