Compact archive August 9, 2007

Police World Championship in Football in Prague

From Sunday Prague will host eight football teams from the world on occasion of the 1st Police World Championship in Football. The organization of this championship was entrusted to the Czech Republic by the International Union of Police Sports (UISP) gathering 61 National Police Sports Organizations from all continents.

The matches will start on Monday 13th August, the last match will be played on Saturday 18th August. All matches will start at 9:00 in the area of Sparta Praha training centre in Prague-Strahov. The entrance to all matches is free.

The ceremonial opening of the championship will take place in Pyramida hotel on Sunday 12th August at 20:00. For more information about the championship click here.

Czech mentality and geography

Today we bring you an interesting article focusing on the relation between Czech mentality and geographical position. What’s your view?

A lack of access to the sea is an important factor in the development of Czech thinking patterns. Being landlocked inside a crater-shaped basin has laid the foundations of the Czech mentality. […]

Czechs don’t have megalomaniacal ambitions and projects, with the possible exceptions of the Zizkov TV tower and Vladimir Remek, the first non-American/non-Soviet cosmonaut.

Living in an enclosed space, threatened by potential attackers on all sides, makes you concentrate on taking care of what you have. (read the whole article)

Musical plays in the Museum of Antonin Dvorak

Performance in the Museum of Antonin Dvorak Prominent solo opera singers from the National Theatre and State Opera in Prague together with outstanding violin virtuosos perform in a musical play about famous Czech music composer Antonin Dvorak.

The musical play with many famous compositions by Dvorak takes us to the saloon of Prague bohemians about 100 years ago when Antonin Dvorak was at the peak of his creative power.

The performance called Kouzelny Dvorak takes place in the Museum of Antonin Dvorak (Ke Karlovu 20) every Tuesday and Friday at 20:00 until the end of October. Tickets can be arranged on telephone number 235 518 045 or 281 932 662, or via email at or


Theatres in Prague with English subtitles

Would you like to go to the theatre in Prague and but don’t master Czech language? Read on, as two Prague theatres offer their repertory with English subtitles.

One of them is Svandovo divadlo (Svanda’s theatre) in namesti Kinskych. You can get there by trams no 6, 9, 12 and 20 (stop Svandovo divadlo) from metro station Andel or by no. 6 or 9 from metro station Narodni trida. Svandovo divadlo is focused mainly on drama. All shows in the Main Hall are with subtitls. The theatre has a barrier-free access and it’s air-conditioned. For the programme of the theatre click here.

Hybernia theatre in Namesti Republiky (metro station Namesti Republiky) offers musical plays. The recent musical Golem narrates the famous Prague legend. In autumn the theatre will also present the play Witches from Eastwick. For the programme of the theatre click here.


Skinny Puppy in Roxy tonight

Canadian music band Skinny Puppy are coming back to Prague after two years to perform tonight in the music club Roxy (Dlouha 33). Duo Nivek Ogre (born Kevin Oglivie) and cEvin Key will present to Prague audience their latest album Mythmaker.

The band was founded in 1983 in Vancouver, Canada. They have influenced the industrial music and have been a model for many electronic music bands. Their music is an original combination of noises and melodies.

The start of the concert is at 19:30. Tickets can be bought in advance via Ticketpro, Ticketstream, Ticketportal or Roxy network for 640 CZK or at the venue before the concert for 790 CZK. The support of the concert is Otto Von Schirach.