The past two years have been difficult for many of us. The lockdowns, isolation, endless debates and ever-changing rules all contributed to feelings of being overwhelmed and losing control of our lives. Reality itself seemed uncertain. People handled this in various ways, not all of them healthy (yes, my alcohol consumption increased noticeably). Most of us know that escapism is not the way to go; facing your fears and worries head-on is the only way to overcome them. But that’s a difficult step to take, or at least it was for me. I managed to do it, though it left me wondering what else I could do to take back control of my life. Making Changes Last weekend I attendedContinue Reading

25|04|2022 – A virtual reality installation called The Infinite Library has opened at the Goethe-Institut in Prague, Czech Republic. It invites its visitors to multisensory exploration of topics such as Indian puppet theatre, the history of Polynesian navigation or medieval alchemy. “The Infinite Library is not overflowing with books. It is not a building. Nor does it evoke anything that evokes a traditional library. It is an experience that takes place inside a virtual cave with access to virtual chambers that serve as portals or microworlds that allow time travel,” explains Thomas Meyer, Director of Information at the Goethe-Institut for Central and Eastern Europe. The Infinite Library is a German touring installation that outlines the future of libraries as interactiveContinue Reading

The 8th Open House Prague festival is ready for the annual celebration of Prague’s architecture, this time taking place on May 16–22, 2022. On the weekend of May 21–22, the festival is set to open 101 buildings and spaces across Prague for free, and starting May 16, there is also going to be an eventful accompanying program featuring lectures, discussions, and special guided tours. The full list of all open buildings is now available at www.openhousepraha.cz/en/festival-2022-2/. “We are opening not only industrial buildings and modern buildings with various awards for quality and eco-friendly technologies but also iconic, unique constructions which represent the historical and cultural wealth of Prague. We uncover unknown or hidden cultural projects of excellent architects, artists, andContinue Reading

Festka launches a collab with hobby cycling’s bad child Prague, Czech Republic, 7 April 2022 – Matt Stanbury is a character. A graphic designer by trade, and cyclist at heart, he has been challenging the Instagram image of a dedicated hobby athlete for quite a while via his profile Glörious, recently renamed rock_n_donuts. His belief that cycling (or any other hobby sport for that matter) should be fun in the first place clearly resonates with his 38K followers. His donut fetish, depicted on a series of jerseys of his own design, has become his tongue-in-cheek trademark in the world of too many speed and calorie obsessives. Given the fact that a Festka has been Matt’s go-to road bike for a good while, it was only a matter of time until the time the two did a collab project. A jersey had been on the cards for a whileContinue Reading

For many years now, the 30th of April has been known as the International Jazz Day; and in Prague, the day has been regularly celebrated by the organizers of the Mladi Ladi Jazz festival. The festival has put together a grand celebration at the Karlovo Náměstí park, featuring an array of genres ranging from hundred-year-old saloon evergreens, through contemporary hip-hop, to straight out electronica. One of the names featured at the free-entry open-air event is the UK band Hidden Orchestra – a project formed by Brighton-based composer and producer Joe Acheson, who is often surrounded by excellent musicians with roots in various genres and styles. The international bill also features virtuoso ensemble Nubyian Twist, led by multi-instrumentalist Tom Excell –Continue Reading

The UEFA Champions League is one of the biggest soccer competitions on the planet, with Europe’s elite clubs competing for one of the biggest prizes in the entire sport.  Indeed, so many around the world already watch the matches that take place, regardless of where they are in the world, with many also placing wagers on the outcome of the matches that take place.  Of course, we have already reached the quarter final stage of the 2022 edition of the competition, with a handful of games already to have been played whilst others will be in action imminently.  Indeed, those who like to participate in online sports betting may have a close eye on the teams that remain in theContinue Reading

Luxembourg, April 5, 2022 – Joompay, a fintech service for daily financial transactions in Europe, has developed a solution for all Ukrainian refugees who need a European payment account compatible with their current refugee status. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, millions of Ukrainians have been forced to leave their country. Most of these refugees are now residing in various countries of the European Union, where they face new challenges and need to adapt to new requirements and procedures in order to settle into their new environment. Joompay has assessed all the potential problems that people might face in this situation, such as the lack of European documents or unfamiliar foreign languages. As a result and in response to theContinue Reading

Pixel Federation, Slovak game developer and author of popular Diggy’s Adventure, has announced the global launch of its latest project – Puzzle Adventure. New mystery adventure game from renowned developers set to feature puzzles, riddles and a supernatural world. [April 5,2022] Bratislava, Slovakia: Pixel Federation, Slovakia’s biggest game developer, has recently announced the full launch of its long anticipated game: Puzzle Adventure. The new 3D adventure game is a spiritual successor of Pixel Federation’s popular Diggy’s Adventure, which promises mystery, riddles, puzzles and plot twists to keep players constantly on their toes.  “Back in 2010 we had an idea to create a story-driven puzzle game. Two years later we introduced Diggy’s Adventure to the world as a desktop game and boy whatContinue Reading

Prague, Czech Republic – 25 March 2022: The Prague game design studio Charles Games and Živá paměť (Living Memory) have published a new mobile game entitled Train to Sachsenhausen. The game describes events related to the closing of Czech universities on 17 November 1939, the execution of Czech university students and their imprisonment in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The game is freely available for Android, iOS and PC. This historic retelling, Train to Sachsenhausen, combines elements of a choose-your-own adventure novel with the principles of a card game. Each decision made by the player impacts further developments in actual gameplay. The game offers multiple endings that have been inspired by the actual testimonies of witnesses to history. The game’s creativeContinue Reading

Prague, 31 March 2022  As a part of her fight to improve animal welfare, Adéla Knapová, a chief reporter of the weekly Reflex and a writer, has become a visionary for the international NGO Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), joining such personalities like Jane Goodall, Peter Gabriel, Judi Dench and the recently deceased Desmond Tutu.  Adéla is also a patron of CIWF’s campaigns to end cage farming and ban long-distance transport of animals. She is actively involved in these campaigns. “I consider the monstrous way we treat animals on a large scale, the way we abuse them by the millions in factories of suffering called factory farms, or the way we torture them in death transports to be one ofContinue Reading