Compact archive October 13, 2008

Prague Wenceslas Square exhibition

The place where the tourists always headPrague Wenceslas Square where you can smell sausages, tourists meet among luxurious shops and prostitutes, diggers and construction barriers. This most famous Czech square has always been mirroring the age in which Czechs lived, adjusting itself according to the atmosphere.

Changes of Wenceslas square were being pictured for forty years by a Prace paper photographer Vilem Kropp, who walked through it every day and his black-and-white nostalgic photographs able us to see the Square as it lived in 40s and 80s, at the exhibition which is placed directly in the lower part of the square.

The pictures depict the square in the days of loneliness as well as filled with crowds during important history dates. The exhibition also looks to the future, with the bright project which should start in 2014. The exhibition ends this Friday 17th October 2008.


Czech Television Broadcasts Drastic Clips about Road Safety

The authors of the emotive campaign, which warns drivers against dangerous behaviour at the streets are skilled film makers, with the director Filip Renc by the camera it became the most drastic, but also the most expensive TV campaign in Czech history.

The videos which Renc made need to be broadcast after 10 pm for opened naturalism going to brutality. The Czech TV puts them on for free, so you don’t know when they appear exactly, but you can be sure there will be blood and people dying.

The most expensive was the clip called Embryo, which illustrates what happens to it when there is a car accident. If you dare, you can have a look at these here:
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The original idea was to lower the number of mortal accidents in the Czech Republic by about 70.


Alicia Keys concert tomorrow

Alicia Keys is an American R&B, soul, and neo soul singer-songwriter, pianist, cellist, and actress, who sold over thirty million albums worldwide and has won numerous awards, including eleven Grammy Awards, seventeen Billboard Music Awards, and three American Music Awards.

Alicia has managed to unite a wide range of public and critics in her favour. Even when she sings passionately like Arethy Franklin, she is able to connect it with musician’s exactness pointing to classical music roots.

The beauty of Jamaican-Italian-Irish origin Alicia J. Augello-Cook (b. 1981) written her first song Butterflyz at the age of fourteen, which wouldn’t be unusual if she hasn’t played it until now. On her début she already acts like a fully – grown interpreter.

Talented and universal Alicia Keys, performs tomorrow 14th October 2008 at Prague Exhibition Ground.


Techno Carnival Parade in Prague

About two thousand people in Prague participated on a protest carnival march against infringement of personal liberty. The event called Freedom not Fear started and ended at Prague Stvanice, the participants danced a circle through city. The event was a carnival, so there were various masked folks and decorated cars.

The organizers wanted to alert on the increasing activities of cities and states when monitoring the citizens, which the state and local governments exercise. “The number of camera system in every European city grows without limits out of control. If anyone in power want to monitor someone, it became very easy, also thanks to no limits for tapping”.

The carnivals were invented by international initiative, which took place in more than 20 cities of various countries. The Prague City Hall originally banned it on its intended track, the organizers had to choose an alternative one. Vaclav Sroub of the group entered a lawsuit with the City Hall as a consequence.


Local Government Election in CR: Even

October elections to regional councils are going to be a dramatic one. Both the biggest parties, the government ODS and opposite CSSD would gain, according to the Centre for opinion pool research, the very same number of votes – 28,8%.

KSCM would get votes from 16 percent of voters, the People’s party 8% and the Greens 7%. From those who can, about 54% would come to vote.

The pools related to the local governments differ from the parliamentary election. There is CSSD in the lead, it has been there for about a year.

The local government elections take place together with the first round of the senate elections on Friday 17th and on Saturday 18th October.