Compact archive October 23, 2006

Smetana and Dvorak tonight

Lovers of classical music have a good chance these days to listen to the music of the greatest and most famous composers of Czech classical music Bedrich Smetana and Antonin Dvorak.

They can listen to Bedrich Smetana’s My Country (Ma vlast) and The Moldau (Vltava) and Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No.9 in E minor “From the New World”. The concert will be conducted today by Damian Binetti and tomorrow by Jaroslav Vodnansky.

The concert takes place today and tomorrow in Smetana’s Hall in the Municipal House at 19:30, tickets are available in the cultural and information centre in the Prague Municipal House.


Know The UNESCO World Heritage exhibition in Prague

Exhibition Know The UNESCO World Heritage shows photographs of unique cultural and natural treasures listed in the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. The photographs bring us to places in Europe, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal, and Phillippines.

The exhibition is organized by the National Library of the Czech Republic and MEDIA IN, a studio of independent journalism and documentary production, in the auspices of the Czech Commission for UNESCO.

The exhibition is displayed in Clementinum Gallery (Krizovnicka 190 street, entrance from the Charles Bridge); it is open every day except Monday from 10:00 to 19:00 until 19th November 2006. Basic entrance fee is 60 CZK.


Miss Prague 2006 in November

Competition Miss Praha 2006 Open will search for the most beautiful girl in Prague. It will happen in the Smetana’s Hall in the Prague Municipal House (Obecni dum) on 11th November at 19:00.

The final full of additional programme will introduce 12 ladies at the age from 16 till 27 living in Prague. The jury consisting of professionals (models and photographers) and business partner representatives will decide who will become Miss Prague 2006 and get a new car Citroen.

Ladies will introduce themselves during the conversation with the moderator, also during a fashion show, a free discipline and a swimsuit promenade.

Tickets for this beauty competition of the Prague prettiest ladies are available through Ticket Art for 300 CZK.


Prague hotels almost fully booked for Christmas and New Year

Big Prague hotels are almost fully booked for Christmas and New Year celebrations. Almost all from 85 000 hotel beds will be occupied for the New Year.

Another 15 000 tourists will be accommodated in the private sector, by diplomatic services or in hotels outside Prague. That counts all together more than 100 000 tourists on the New Year’s Eve in the capital of the Czech Republic.

If you plan to go to Prague for Christmas or New Year’s Eve, it’s high time to book a hotel before it is too late.

Victory for Civic Democrats

Civic Democrats were really successful in both the municipal and Senate elections. Their victory in Prague means that Civic Democrats can rule without a coalition with other political parties. Social democrats gained 42 out of 70 seats in the town council.

Social democrats in Prague headed by Pavel Bem promise to improve public transport in the city, to finish ring roads, to increase the number of police officers in the city and to create metropolitan police.

In the municipal elections in the Czech Republic Civic Democratic Party gained 34,7% of votes, Social Democratic Party 16,3%, Communists 10,9%, Christian Democrats 5,9%, Green Party 4,7%. Independents got 24% of votes. More then 46% people came to vote.

26 candidates of Civic Democrats (in 27 election districts) continue in the second round of Senate election. If they win at least 14 seat in the second round, it would mean a majority of one political party in Senate for a first time in history.