Compact archive October 26, 2006

International concert show Lewron Orchestra - Vichry

International multimedia concert show Lewron Orchestra – Vichry is a Czech-Polish-Slovak project which uses the motives of Czech, Polish and Slovak legends and reminds the common roots of these three nations. This project follows successful project Lewron Orchestra “OLZA”.

The dance and music show offers great lighting effects and large-screen film animations. Visitors will see more than 100 performers in more than 200 costumes.

Show Vichry takes place in Prague Congress Centre (Kongresove centrum) on 31st October, 1st and 2nd November 2006 at 19:00. Tickets are available through TicketPro and Ticket-Art.

This project is held under the auspices of the Prague Lord Mayer Pavel Bem and is supported by European Union grant Culture 2000.

Torah scrolls in Prague again

One of the biggest Jewish treasure comes back to Prague after 40 years. More then 1500 Torah scrolls, formerly owned by Czech Jews sent to concentration camps, are borrowed from London. Communists sold them there during the 60’s for a token fee.

These Torah scrolls travelled thanks to the Jewish Congregation in London and later Memorial Scroll Trust Organization to the whole world. They were used for liturgical ceremonies there.

A small part of the set of scrolls can be seen from today in Robert Guttmann Gallery (U Stare Skoly 3 street). This representation introduces the tradition of Torah scrolls, what they are used for and how to decorate them. The exhibition called The Second Life of Czech Torah Scrolls is held to commemorate 100 years of Jewish Museum in Prague and finishes on 28th January 2007. Entrance fee is 30 CZK, reduced 15 CZK.

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More tickets for The Prodigy

Good news for the fans of The Prodigy! The tickets for the festival of electric music Electronic Beats, where also The Prodigy will perform, are sold out, but the organizers promise to sell at least two hundred tickets more at the entrance before the concerts starts.

The sale of the tickets will begin at 18:00, that means 90 minutes before the opening. The organizers decided so because of the big demand from the fans.

The start of the festival Electronic Beats is planned for 19:30, The Prodigy should be on programme at 00:30. The festival will end at 6 o’clock in the morning. Visitors can also look forward to Noise of Human Art, Slam or Carl Craig.

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Prague street Na Prikope among the most expensive in the world

Prague street Na Prikope near Wenceslas Square is the most expensive shopping street not only in Prague but also in the Czech Republic. For one square metr you have to pay 57 000 CZK, which is about 2000 euros.

According to Main Streets Across the World 2006, an annual report by Cushman & Wakefield, Prague street Na Prikope is the 18th most expensive shopping street in the world. It is listed even before Olso, Helsinki or Brussels.

On the top of the list is New York’s Fifth Avenue, second most expensive street is Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay and the third is Paris’s Avenue des Champs Elysées. For more information, click here.

Changes in Prague Castle tours

Prague visitors can expect changes in Prague Castle from 1st January 2007. Prague Castle announced new prices and different tours.

Right night the visitors of Prague Castle can choose from 7 tours. The biggest tour A offers Old Royal Palace including the exhibition “The Story of Prague Castle”, Prague Castle Picture Gallery, St. George’s Basilica, Convent of St.George – National Gallery and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. Tour B shows Old Royal Palace and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. Other tours present individual sights: Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower (B), St. George’s Basilica©, Prague Castle Picture Gallery (D), Convent of St.George – National Gallery (E) and Permanent exhibition The Story of Prague Castle (P).

From 1st January only two basic tours will be available. The bigger one will offer Old Royal Palace including the exhibition “The Story of Prague Castle”, Prague Castle Picture Gallery, St. George’s Basilica and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. The smaller tour will show Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. Individual tours are only possible to Prague Castle Picture Gallery, the exhibition “The Story of Prague Castle” and St. Vitus Cathedral.

The bigger tour will cost 350 CZK (reduced 175 CZK, family 500 CZK), the smaller one 250 CZK (reduced 125, family 300). For disabled people and children below 6 years old it is for free.