Compact archive October 31, 2006

SexAppeal party soon in Prague

All those who love parties should not miss mega party SexAppeal held on 3rd November in the Industrial Palace at Prague Fair Ground. The organizers promise a party that will be unlike the others.

Visitors can look forward to DJ’s and decoration from the biggest club in the world Privelege Ibiza. The Industrial Palace will change into a big club full of bars, dancing floors, long catwalks, decorations, cameras and lighting effects. The performers will dance on the dancing floors together with visitors, lots of cameras will broadcast on large screens. There will be several fashion shows and other performances. Special services will be provided in VIP lounge.

The price of the ticket is util 3rd November 480 CZK, at the entrance before the party 600 CZK. VIP tickets are for 1380 CZK. Tickets can be bought through Ticketportal and Ticketstream. Only from 18 years old.

First 300 visitors (from 14:00) with a valid ticket for SexAppeal can go to Erotica Sex Praha 2006 on 3rd November for free.


Shakira heads towards Prague

Sexy Shakira will sing for the first time in the Czech republic. This 29 years old Colombian Latin pop singer-songwriter will perform in Prague Sazka Arena on 3rd March 2007. She will introduce there two new successful albums Fijacion Oral Vol. 1 sung in Spanish and Oral Fixation Vol.2 sung in English.

She was born as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll in Baranquilla. She was called a prodigy – she has been writing songs since she was 8. At the age of 13 she signed the first contract with Columbia company and released her first record Magia. Now she is one of the most famous Latin American singers. Her cooperation with Walt Whitman or Carlos Santana only proves her world fame.

Tickets for Shakira’s concerts in Prague can be bought in Sazka terminals from 1300 to 1600 CZK, from tomorrow also through Sazkaticket online.


Exhibition and sale of Dalí and Picasso

From 21st January 2007 people can see an exhibition of work made by such great artists as Salvador Dalí or Pablo Picasso in Prague. Some exhibits will be even available for sale.

The works are borrowed from a German collector from Kunstgalerien Bottingerhaus in Bamberg. It is a representative set of work by artists from Spain, Germany, Austria, France or Italy. Next to the best known authors Dalí and Picasso visitors can also see works of Max Ernst, George Baselitz, Joseph Beuys or Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

The most expensive exhibits are Dalí’s sculptures. Their price is about 7 million CZK. The most expensive painting is by Pablo Picasso’s Faune it vieux roi from 1963 whose price is 1 850 000 CZK.

The exhibition will take place in Prague Gallery Miro in the St. Roch Church in Prague-Strahov.


Franz Kafka Prize to Murakami

Famous Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has been awarded Franz Kafka Price. This author is known especially for his novels Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore or After Dark. His works are translated into 38 languages. Murakami, who was also a candidate for Nobel Prize, said that he felt honoured by this prize. Kafka has been his favourite writer since his childhood.

Franz Kafka Prize is given to writers whose exceptional literary creation addresses readers regardless their nationality, origin or culture. Prizewinners get besides 10 000 dollars also a statuette similar to the Franz Kafka Monument in Vezenska street. The prize was given yesterday in the Town hall in Prague Old Town.

Although Murakami does not like publicity, Prague people and visitors have a special change today to see this famous author in Prague Luxor Palace on Wenceslas Square where he is going to give autographs from 16:00.


More expensive bus tickets

The Czech Republic starts a new system of paying tolls on Czech highways next year. Every vehicle heavier than 12 tons, which includes buses, will have to pay electrical tolls.

This toll will probably increase the price of tickets for the buses going from Prague to other cities in the Czech Republic, such as Brno, Plzen, Ostrava etc. For example the ticket from Prague to Brno might cost 180 CZK, which is 20% more expensive than now.

Also foreign visitors travelling to or through the Czech Republic might expect the rise in price of bus tickets because of the toll on Czech highways.

The Ministry of Transport do not think of excluding buses from paying the toll or giving grants to the carriers to compensate the price now.