The fifth annual Music on Film Film on Music Festival’s (MOFFOM) kicks off today, offering a four-day all you can take buffet of music, film, and every genre in between. Centered around the character-saturated Palác Lucerna, the festival will also screen movies at Svetozor and Evald cinemas. Indicative of this year’s New York City theme, today’s events cover the far corners of the cultural spectrum of NYC, opening with a screening of The Producers and closing the night with DJ Organic and Kevin Fitzgerald’s mix of reggae, soul, hip-hop, and funk. Other NYC-themed films being shown include a documentary of the essential New Yorkers, Gogol Bordello, Gogol Bordello Non-Stop. A look back on the infamous 1977- year of serial killers
The Wallachian Kingdom – which has its own passports and currency – started as a practical joke, but soon grew into the most successful tourist venture in the country.
Not only does the Czech Republic have the highest number of tea rooms per person in Europe; Czechs have recently become the first Europeans to join the prestigious World Tea Union.
Before the cold and dark days of winter hit Prague, there is time to use the last few days of relatively warm and sunny weather and go out for a walk. If you are afraid to wander around Stromovka park, which suffered another terrible landslide last weekend, you can try the playground area just outside the Opatov metro stop. On Saturday, the sky above the place will be covered with kites of all shapes and colours as part of the kite festival for children organsied by MOFFOM is here again. This year’s edition will take us to New York City. You can explore the graffiti movement and the fast-growing hip-hop subculture in NYC in the early 1980s or learn what
The Czech Republic is one of the biggest consumers of bottled water in Europe. With empty water bottles creating hundreds of tonnes of waste a year, not everyone is happy about the trend.
The activities of Czechoslovak armed units on the side of the Allied powers during World War I helped Czechs and Slovaks win consent to form their own state. The legions that had been fighting in Russia, however, became embroiled in that country’s civil war, and didn’t get home until two years later. Their fascinating story is the subject of a new exhibition in Prague.
Darkwave singer-songwriter Emilie Autumn brings her instrumental skills and performance theatrics to the Matrix Klub for a night of mischievous violin shredding on Wednesday 15 October.
Think green – an environmentally friendly approach has become successful in as frivolous a business as fashion. Czechs are starting to wear green fashion as well, with clothing made of fibers from PET bottles among their favourite pieces. More daring ones can buy a brooch made of an old vinyl record. Some two years ago, the company Rock Point decided to pay more attention to environmentally friendly fashion. It is not just about “green” marketing, they say, but also about their own approach to doing a business. In their case, is was a logical choice – they manufacture outdoor clothing, so their customers are people with a close relationship to nature. “In foreign countries, there is a clear trend, and
Prague’s biggest and most popular park is being devastated by the Blanka tunnel construction.Stromovka, Prague’s biggest and one of its oldest parks, suffered a terrible blow this weekend when piece of ground caved in due to tunnel construction that is happening underneath the park. A 15 metre-deep, 20 metre-wide crater now gapes near the park’s Šlechtova restaurant. No one was injured, but still, there are several reasons why this incident is disturbing: 1/ Stromovka is a designated natural monument – why was tunnel construction underneath it even allowed in the first place? 2/ This already happened once before in May – why hasn’t the developer taken greater precautions? 3/Stromovka has only recently completed its long recovery from the devastating 2002