Compact archive November 14, 2006

French festival in Prague accompanied by photo exhibition

Lovers of French films can look forward to IX. Festival of French Films in the Czech Republic that is held from 23rd to 27th November. Organizers of this festival are French Embassy in the Czech Republic and Unifrance, an organization publicizing French cinematography abroad.

The festival introduces many French films in the original sound with Czech subtitles. For the detailed programme of the festival click here.

The festival will be also accompanied by the exhibition called Portrait Photographs for film revue “Cahiers du cinema”. The exhibition will offer 30 photographs made by French artists, such as Maurice Pialat, Isabelle Huppert, Michel Piccoli, Jean-Luc Godard, Carole Bellaiche and Frederica Polettiho.

The exhibition is held simultaneously in four Czech cities. Prague visitors can see it in the cinema Svetozor (Vodickova 41 street) from 15th to 30th November.


Megashow K-1 in Prague

Prague will host the elimination round of the top international contest of combat sport called K-1 Fighting Network Prague Round 07 – Heaven or Hell. The competitors will be eliminated on the priciple of a pyramid, the winner will proceed to Grand Prix in Amsterdam.

Visitors can expect such stars as Black sniper Michael Mc Donald, Jorgen Kruth, Rikard Nordstrand, Magomed Magomedov, Yusuke Fujimoto or Koos Wessels. Czech competitors will be Petr Vondracek, Roman Kracik, Daniel Jerling and Stanislav Klima.

The gala night will be accompanied by light and pyrotechnical show. There will be no tickets sold to the highest floor in the arena so that all spectators will have as close contact with the fighters as possible.

The show takes place in Sazka Arena on 16th December 2006 at 18:00. Tickets are available through Sazkaticket from 3490 CZK to 490 CZK.


Skating in the centre of Prague

Do you want to enjoy Christmas atmosphere and have fun while ice skating in the centre of Prague? Then you should visit Ovocny trh from 2nd December to 1st January.

Vodafone promises a skating ring 30×14 meters. Skating will be for free. Borrowing skates is for customers of Vodafone for free, for others 30 CZK per hour. The money earned for lending the skates will be devoted to charity. People can borrow the skates next to the skating ring and use a cloakroom and a jukebox. Christmas tree will be standing right in the middle of the skating ring.

The organizers promise skating even in the case of warmer weather. Thanks to technology of multilayer ice, the ice should be intact when the temperature is below 10 degrees Celsius.

Skating will be possible every day from 10:00 to 21:30. The pictures from several web cams will be online on

Glen Matlock from Sex Pistols in Prague

One of the founder member and the first bass player of Sex Pistols Glen Matlock is coming to Prague. His concert on 12th December in Roxy club (Dlouha 33 street) will be given in the occasion of 30 years from the release of Sex Pistols album “Never Mind the Bollocks” (1977).

Glen is the co-author of 10 out of 12 songs on this album, including God Save The Queen and Anarchy in the U.K. The Sex Pistols had a great influence on the rock music all over the world. Glen Matlock will perform in Prague with his band The Philistines. The supporter of the concert will be Berlin’s Shemale Trouble.

The concert starts at 19:30. Tickets are available through Ticketpro for 450 CZK (before 20th November) and 495 CZK and at the entrance before the concert for 550 CZK.


Prague Fashion Week

IX. international festival of fashion started last Sunday in the residence of the Lord Mayer Pavel Bem. Ten prominent Czech fashion designers started the festival with the presentation of more then 50 newest designs.

Prague Fashion Week international festival is held twice a year and it is a unique fashion event in the Czech Republic. Its prestige is raising every year. One of the main partners of the festival is also Prague city.

The festival continues the whole week in Manes. The main part of the festival, catwalk presentations, starts on 16th November in Manes and will last until 19th November. The exhibition Fashion Photo and the contests for the prestigious titles Designer of the Season, Junior and Talent of the Season are accompanying the programme.