Compact archive January 8, 2007

Party of Radio Wave

Czech Radio Wave (100,7 FM) is going to celebrate their first anniversary by a party in Prague’s club Abaton (Na Kosince 8 / Povltavska 2175 street) in Prague. The evening will be devoted to musicians of various music genres.

Among bands performing in Abaton will be playing Czech-Roma hip hop, Khoira, Nierika mixing styles, but also Please the Trees, a band nominated to Eurosonic Awards 2007, and many others. Visitors can also look forward to sexy break dancers

The party is held on Friday 12th January from 19:30. Tickets can be bought in advance for 150 CZK or at the entrance for 180 CZK. The proceeds will go to gorilla preservation.


New government from tomorrow

The President of the Czech Republic will appoint the new government of Mirek Topolanek tomorrow at 11:00, said the President’s spokesman.

Topolanek has got second chance to form the government that would gain support in the Chamber of Deputies. The President objects that Topolanek cannot be sure of the majority support.

The Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said that he would resign from his post of the chairman of Civic Democrats if he does not get the necessary confidence for his new government. He is going to ask the Chamber of Deputies for a vote of confidence within 30 days.


Minibuses in the centre of Prague

The council in the centre of Prague plans to establish a new means of transport – minibuses. The reason for that is that people in the centre of Prague have to walk quite far to the nearest stops of public transport. It is therefore meant mainly for older and disabled people. However, the minibuses will not appear in Prague streets before the next year.

22 people can fit in one minibus, a half of them standing and a half of them sitting. The minibuses will have barrier-free access. The exact routes are not certain yet, but they will be in less crowded streets. The city discuss these 5 routes:

  1. around Wenceslas Square (Mustek – Museum – Opletalova street)
  2. around streets Na Prikope, Celetna and Rytirska
  3. around the Jewish Quarter, Marianske namesti, Old Town Square, Narodni trida
  4. around Lesser Town and Vlasska street
  5. around Opletalova street, Main station and Florenc


Californian Incubus soon in Prague

Incubus, an American band coming from California, successfully combines metal, funk and hip hop. They are coming to Prague this March to perform in the big hall of Palac Lucerna (Stepanska 61) in Prague.

This five-member band will introduce here their newest album Light Grenades. The concert is a part of The Light Grenades 2007 World Tour. They will perform in the Czech Republic for the first time.

The concerts is held in Palac Lucerna on 18th March 2007 at 19:00. Tickets for 630 CZK + fee (together 705 CZK) can be bought via Ticketpro.


Reconstructions in Prague in 2007

Many Prague monuments are going to be renovated in the year 2007. Repair works will start on one of the most famous monuments in Prague, Charles Bridge, this spring. Also statues on the roof of the National Theatre and its facade will be renovated soon.

The reconstruction of the Memorial at Vitkov will probably start this April. Reconstruction costs are estimated to hundreds of millions CZK. Also Lobkowitz Palace and Salmov Palace in Hradcany are under reconstruction now. They will become a part of the National Gallery expositions.

The former Lesser Town town hall will get three Renaissance towers that used to decorate it. The town hall will look the same as it did in 1636. It will be used for ateliers, theatre stages, lecture-room, etc.