Compact archive July 27, 2007

2007 FIM Czech Republic Speedway Grand Prix

Speedway Grand Prix More than 35 TV companies from the whole world will broadcast the dramatic race of the Speedway Grand Prix of Czech Republic, which is a part of the Speedway Grand Prix Series.

The sixth race of the Speedway Grand Prix will take place in Prague’s stadium Marketa. The best competitors from the whole world will show their skills on Saturday 28th July 2007. The main race starts at 19:00.

Tickets (from 300 CZK – to 2,300 CZK) can be still bought as the cash desks at the stadium. The start of the race is at 19:00, so if you manage to be at the venue around 17:00 on Saturday, there should be no problem to get the tickets. To Marketa Stadium you can get from Malostranska metro station by tram no. 22 to stop Vypich. Then it’s only a 5-minute walk.

Prague is a good place to find a job

Prague citizens are convinced that it’s easy to find a new job in Prague, a survey of the European Commission showed on Thursday. This survey focused on quality of life in 75 cities in the EU, Turkey and Croatia.

More than 70 % of people living in Prague, Copenhagen and Dublin believe it’s no problem to find a good job in the metropole. The opposite opinion is shared in Palermo, Frankfurt (Oder) and Naples. On the other hand Prague people think it’s hard to find housing at a reasonable price and they are not satisfied with the quality of air.

The cities where people feel most satisfied in are Dutch Groningen, Polish Krakow and German Leipzig. The least satisfied are citizens of Turkish Instanbul, Italian Naples and Greek Athens. (This survey in detail can be found here.)


Sonic Youth to perform in Prague

American alternative rock group Sonic Youth is coming to Prague this August. Thurson Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Kim Gordon and Steve Shelley will return here after 11 years.

Sonic Youth was formed in New York in 1981. They have become one of the leading alternative rock groups with a characteristic guitar style.

It’s been 20 years since they issued the band’s successful album Daydream Nation considered as the first peak of the band’s creation. It’s probable that the band will present some of the hits from this album at Prague’s concert.

Sonic Youth will perform in Archa Theatre (Na Porici 26) on 25th August 2007. Tickets are on sale via Ticketpro for 995 CZK.


Czech Secession exhibition in Prague

Mucha's Light of Day The Gallery At The Bethlehem Chapel (Galerie U Betlemske kaple) presents the works of Czech artists who created their works in the period between the beginning of 1890s and 1910 in the exhibition called Czech Secession.

The biggest part of the exhibition is devoted to Alfons Mucha, especially to his decorative posters The Flowers and The Times of the Day and posters from his stay in the Czech Republic. Among other authors whose works are presented at the exhibition are Frantisek Kupka, Max Svabinsky or Vojtech Preissig.

The exhibition is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 until 16th September 2007. The Gallery At The Bethlehem Chapel is situated in Betlemske namesti 8 in the centre of Prague.


Orangery at Prague Castle is open to the public

Orangery at Prague Castle [Photo Richard Bryant/Arcaid] The orangery of Prague Castle situated in the Royal Garden was opened yesterday to the public. The orangery is used for growing exotic plants, especially citruses.

The orangery was designed by the Commander of the Order of the British Empire Eva Jiricna. The heating and irrigation are controlled by a computer. The venetian blind control, lighting and ventilation is automatic.

As a part of the orangery is an accompanying exhibition on the history of Prague Castle gardens. The orangery is open until the end of August from 12:00 to 15:00, the entrance is free.