Compact archive August 6, 2007

Tram service disruption near Prague Castle tomorrow

On Tuesday 7th August 2007 there will be a tram service disruption near Prague Castle. Trams no. 22 and 23 will be rerouted from tram stop Malovanka via stop Hradcanska and Vozovna Stresovice to Malostranska. The tram service disruption will take from 9:00 to 14:00.

If you want to get to Prague Castle by tram tomorrow morning, take tram no. 22 or 23 from Malostranska metro station and get off at tram stop Prasny most. Then continue up the street U Prasneho mostu. You’ll find yourself at the original stop to Prague Castle.

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'Open door day' in the seat of the Czech government

Straka's Academy During this summer you have a good opportunity to visit the seat of the Czech government – Straka’s Academy, situated at the riverside in the Lesser Town (Nabrezi Edvarda Benese 4).

Straka’s academy, a neo-baroque building built in 1891-96, has been the seat of the government since 1993. Before that it served as a grammar school with accommodation for students, later on as an academy building. It was the first building in Prague that was equipped with the central heating.

During the excursion you can see the state rooms as well as the assembly hall. All you have to do for it is to book the excursion in advance on telephone number 224 002 111 or via email posta@vlada.cz.

Festival 'Dozinky' in the Czech Museum of Agriculture in Prague

Pregnant Pictures (USA) together with the National Museum of Agriculture in Prague (Kostelni 44 street) organize a festival called “Dozinky”. It will start on 8th August 2007 at 19:00 in the National Museum of Agriculture.

The festival will introduce installations, sculptures, paintings and other works of art until 19th August 2007. Among authors whose works will be presented are Gabriel Blaine (USA), Kozue Hasegawa (Japan), Michaela Gorcova (CR), Tyler Dawkins (USA) and many others.

During the opening ceremony, there will be a musical performance by Birds Build Nests Underground (CR) and a theatre performance by Theatre de la liberte (CR) that starts at 20:00. The entrance to the festival is free.

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Jazz in Prague this summer

Bill Clinton and Vaclav Havel in Music club Reduta Do you want to enjoy jazz music while you are staying in Prague? Summer in Prague offers many opportunities to listen to jazz in many places, either in the cellars of old houses or on a boat on the Vltava river.

One of the options where to go is Akord Club in V Celnici street. Besides jazz you can listen to blues, funky, rock and world music. You can also share your love to jazz with many local people.

Another place, mostly visited by tourists, is a music club U maleho Glena near Lesser Town Square. This August you can hear melodies performed by Ondrej Pivec, awarded by Golden Angel, Vertigo band or the trio of contrabass player Robert Balzar who played with Bill Clinton during Clinton’s visit of Prague in 1994.

Jazz is the programme every day in Reduta Club in Narodni street, U Stare pani in Michalska street, Agharta in Zelezna street or Ungelt. A floating boat with jazz musicians on board can be joined every day at 20:30 under the Cechuv Bridge.

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Extraordinary traffic light at auction

Disabled person / www.aukro.cz Last April we informed you about the extraordinary traffic lights that had appeared on many crossroads mainly in the centre of Prague. Their author is Roman Tyc from Zhotoven, a group that is also responsible for the sabotage of Czech TV broadcast when they showed a fake nuclear mushroom in Czech scenery.

One of Tyc’s traffic light showing a disabled person with crutches is now being offered at internet auction (Aukro). The starting price of 500 CZK has already risen to 3,000. The auction sale finishes on 8th August at 21:46:36.

Roman Tyc is facing a possible legal proceedings between him and the city of Prague The damage was assessed at more than 100,000 CZK.