Manifesto Andel is keeping its winter-proof heated space and is open daily throughout winter, offering a varied program that pairs well with dinner or drinks. Following a series of film screenings and silent discos, acoustic music sets and a Brazilian evening are planned in the coming weeks. On January 30th, on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, Manifesto will invite families to join a matinée full of workshops and activities themed around the Year of the Tiger. Creative activities will allow guests to learn about the most important holiday celebrated across Asia that is also near and dear to many colleagues from Manifesto’s restaurants and core team alike. They will create puppets, origami-decorated envelopes, and learn what they areContinue Reading

The Czech Lion knows the nominations for the year of 2021, the results were published today by the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA). Altogether 184 academics were choosing from 84 feature actors’ films, documentary features, animated and short films and television works of art that had fulfilled the statutes of the Czech Lion Awards. With the 29th annual Czech Lion awards the most nominations went to the films Occupation and Zátopek while the films The Man with Hare Ears, Bird Atlas and Emma in Love were also successful. For the television works of art more categories were open for the second time and the animated and short films have their own independent competitions also for the second time. SoContinue Reading

From Wednesday 12 January, a unique exhibition “phoneArt 2022” by the artist Roman Řehák will take place in the Municipal House in Prague, which visitors will be able to visit until the end of February. The exhibition features 15 unique works of art, which the artist created exclusively in mobile applications and then printed and ironed on the carpet. This is a world premiere. Most of us, regular users, use a mobile phone to make phone calls, text messages, take photos or surf the Internet. The Czech artist Roman Řehák uses his mobile phone to create phenomenal works of art that have decorated the homes of, for example, Miloš Forman or Jiří Menzel. Karel Gott, Marta Kubišová, Jan Saudek, PierceContinue Reading

In September 2021, TEDxUNYP, an independently organized TEDx event held in Prague, invited the Italian TikToker, influencer and actor Alessandro Bedetti to deliver a talk about the thought processes of young people using TikTok. Alessandro has 1.4 million TikTok followers, and has just embarked on a career in the Italian film industry. Alessandro demonstrated the creation of two TikTok videos live on stage while describing the process, and shared his motivations and reasons for using TikTok. Alessandro’s main points were: · TikTok can be used to build a personal presence or business. · TikTok follows a specific algorithm and technical framework. TikTok took over the world in 2021, in the wake of controversy caused by the platform and its content.Continue Reading

The Czech pop-punk number one, the band Rybičky 48, has prepared a great Christmas present for their fans! The band consisting of Kuba Ryba, Petr Lebeda, Ondra Štorek and Michal Brener untraditionally released a brand new video for the new single DVĚ DECI VÍNA  on December 24th. But definitely don’t expect a typical Christmas story. „Actually, it should be a light confession of an elderly womanizer, an artist who found something artistic even in making love to a woman,“said the band’s frontman Kuba Ryba. The great actors Hana Vagnerová and Michal Dlouhý, and even Michal Malátný from Chinaski for a while, appear in the main roles in the music video. „The song was created like everyone else. I strummed atContinue Reading

Praha/Liberec, 21 December 2021 – Czech hotel chain PYTLOUN HOTELS (PH), which currently operates thirteen design, traditional and apartment hotels in the Czech Republic, has announced that it has expanded its hotel offering by adding a luxury 4* Prague hotel – Pytloun Kampa Garden Hotel Prague – from October 2021. The hotel is located in the historic centre of Prague on one of the most beautiful urban islands in the world – Kampa. Thanks to its attractive location in Prague 1, the hotel is just a few steps away from important Prague sights such as Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Liechtenstein Palace, Lennon Wall, St. Nicholas Cathedral and others. The building that houses the hotel also has a very interesting history,Continue Reading

An unknown individual has surprised many in the Czech Republic after the country’s top betting company, SAZKA, announced that the lucky winner of a Europe-wide lottery’s billion-crown jackpot was Czech. To some people, his luck is two-fold because the win came before the approval of new legislation taxing lottery winners. The player won the Eurojackpot lottery online and grabbed the prime prize of €55 million after correctly matching all the numbers drawn on the actual date. It is the second-largest lottery prize ever won in the country’s history, and the lucky ticket holder has already contacted officials about claiming their money. The winning numbers were 5, 9, 20, 44, and 48, with Euro numbers 2 and 10. The Eurojackpot pageContinue Reading

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Brussels, 19 December 2021 Today, the European Commission is calling on European cities embarking on the path to sustainability to apply for the 2024 European Green Capital and 2024 European Green Leaf Awards. The Awards promote and reward the efforts of European towns and cities striving to improve the quality of life for their inhabitants and reduce their impact on the local and global environment.  Winning cities will be awarded a financial prize and will join the ever-growing network of leading European cities sharing knowledge and expertise and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.   Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, said:  “To tackle the global challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, we need to act fast notContinue Reading

According to a Decree of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the heating season should take place between September 1st and May 31st, but heating providers are only required to start servicing their customers once the daily average temperature falls under 13 °C for two consecutive days. It seems that this could occur very early this year. Last year, the heating companies only started providing warmth to their customers at the end of September, but due to this year’s cold August, many customers are already asking when will the extra heat come to their houses. Pensioners and families with small children are in the greatest need of heating, as their bodies are worse at keeping the right temperature, thus theyContinue Reading

There is a vicious circle connected to the housing of socially weak people in the Czech Republic. They are often offered housing in older buildings with less amenities, which leads to a lower standard of living. While a lower level of luxury for people that are less well-off is expected, these conditions are often very drastic, as molds often grow on their walls and clean water can be an issue. Nevertheless, many of those living in such building often end up paying extortionate prices, which seldom let them get back up on their feet. The owners of these buildings know how much money these people are getting from the government, and they rob them of that money, without even usingContinue Reading