Compact archive August 13, 2007

Richard Gere may visit Prague soon

Richard Gere According to Nedelni Blesk, Hollywood star Richard Gere is allegedly going to visit Prague this September. He should be present at the Prague’s premiere of his newest film Hoax.

As Nedelni Blesk informs, during Gere’s visit of Prague, probably on 12th and 13th September, he’s is going to have a dinner with Miss World Katerina Kucharova. Richard Gere would like to eat in a restaurant with typical Czech meals and with a nice view of Prague.

Besides Katerina Kucharova, Richard Gere wish to meet ex-president Vaclav Havel and the Mayer of Prague Pavel Bem.

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The future of the government in new reforms

Tomorrow the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament start to discuss the reform package that was proposed by the governing coalition of three political parties – Civic Democrats, Green party and Christian Democrats.

The Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has linked the future of his government with the reform package. If the package is not supported, Topolanek is prepared to face new governmental elections.

Today is the meeting of the members of the government to fine-tune the reform package. The reforms were made mainly to tackle the deficit in public finances. More than a half of Czech citizens (55%) support the reforms.

'The Roof of Africa' in Prague's New Town Hall

‘The Roof of Africa’ (Strecha Afriky) is a new exhibition held in the New Town Hall in Charles Square in Prague. It exhibits photographs made during the expedition called ‘Africa on-line’ to the highest mountain of the continent – Kilimanjaro.

The large photographs shows Kilimanjaro from its border with tropical rain forest to its peak covered by glaciers. The exhibition also shows places in Tanzania, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and others.

The exhibition is open every day (except Mondays) from 10:00 to 18:00 until 30th September 2007. You can get there easily by metro (yellow line B, station Karlovo namesti).

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The cook of Hollywood stars to open a restaurant in Prague

Czech cook Roman Hadrbolec What do Paul Newman, Cher, Nicole Kidman or Nancy Reagan have in common? Love for good meals made by Czech cook Roman Hadrbolec. Roman Hadrbolec is going to open a restaurant in Prague.

During his studies, Roman Hadrbolec cooked in one of the ten best hotels in Austria. Then he moved to Los Angeles where he became a private cook for film tycoon John Davis, the owners of Wrigley or Herbalife, Tom Cruise, the bishop of British queen Elizabeth II and others.

He likes to remember Paul Newman going into the kitchen and helping him prepare the meal. If you plan to visit Prague in the future, Roman Hadrbolec is the name you should remember.

Celebrations of Indian independence in Prague

On 15th August India will celebrate the 60th anniversary of being independent. On that occasion, Prague’s Festival of Bollywood Film together with the Embassy of the Republic of India invite everybody who wants to commemorate the historical event to Strelecky Island in Prague.

The celebration will start at 20:00 by a show of traditional Indian dances. Then it will continue in the open-air cinema in Strelecky Island by showing the movie Lagaan and by selling typical Indian food. The dance shows as well as film are for free.

The 5th Festival of Bolywood Film will be held from 11th to 147th October 2007 in Svetozor Cinema in the Wenceslas Square in Prague. For more information about the festival click here.

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