#LifeInCzechia As the locals frequently say, Brno isn’t a city, Brno is a lifestyle. And that goes for our art as well. People often joke that all the art that has been rejected in other Czech cities as too peculiar or outlandish ends up in Brno. Whether it’s true or not, the city really is full of unique sculptures and art installations that are definitely selfie-worthy and Instagram-ready. Here are 5 of our favourites and we’d love to know yours!
Anything typical for the Czech Republic, specific place or time.
Bored in Brno? Kino Art Offers Special Expat Friendly Film Program!
#LifeInCzechia Do you love movies? Would you like to get into Czech filmography? Are you tired of watching animated films in Czech dubbing because they’re “for kids”? You can stop worrying. Brno’s most unique cinema Kino Art has introduced a new film cycle for foreigners called Expat Friendly! You’ll be able to catch both older and newer Czech films as well as other foreign films (e.g. Spanish or French), cult classics of various genres, and enjoy animations in their original sound.
Eager to Support Local Culture? Become a Friend of National Theatre Brno!
#LifeInCzechia Are you a connoisseur of culture? Is the theatre important to you? Then you should consider becoming a friend of National Theatre Brno. You will certainly find gratification in donating in aid to the excellent productions there. What is more, as a friend of the theatre, you’ll gain special friends-only exclusive benefits that will enrich your life. Are you in?
Prague Professionals: Fine-tune Your Work-Life Balance in Unique Workspaces That Fit Your Every Need
The pandemic has changed the world in many ways, including how we work and where we work. Companies and employees as well as freelancers have been looking for alternatives to traditional office spaces. Scott.Weber Workspace offers 10 amazing locations in Prague (2 of which are opening soon) where you can (co)work, record a podcast, arrange a meeting over coffee or even have your company headquarters. Sky’s the limit. Want to learn more?
Domeq Has Something For Everyone: Learn All About Brno’s Trendiest Residential Complex from Community Manager Jan Pernička
Brno’s residential complex Domeq has a new lord and protector. Say hello to Jan, its new Community Manager! We sat down with Jan to talk all things Domeq, from how it’s going with its newest addition – Domeq 2&3 – to what kind of tenants he’s currently taking care of. Read more to find out all about this unique accommodation project and why it’s the perfect place to live for both young students full of energy and mature entrepreneurs full of ideas.
Find Colourful Stones in Olomouc and Join in This Nationwide Pastime
You may have come across some painted stones while walking through the city of Olomouc nowadays. No, they’re not homework from art class forgotten by random kids but a nationwide pastime. You can join in and have fun by painting stones and/or placing them in different locations so that other people could notice them. The person that finds the stone could move it somewhere else. This way, the painted stones can travel, for example, to the other end of the country or even abroad.
Day 24 of Advent: Christmas’ Eve
It’s the morning of December 24. The long-awaited day has come – Christmas Eve. The cookies are baked, everything is beautifully tidy, the decorated Christmas tree smells gorgeously and the family is together. How do we – Czechs spend Christmas Day? In fact, each family has its own customs and traditions, but let’s see what activities are most common during this magical day.
Day 21 of Advent: Veselé vánoční hody
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without carols. While many people prefer modern Christmas songs, it’s usually the traditional carols people prefer to sing. After all, they are usually much less difficult to sing as they – at least in most cases – don’t require large vocal range and good singing skills. Not everybody can, for example, manage to sing the main song from Tři oříšky pro Popelku. So it is no wonder that the carol Veselé vánoční hody is one of the most popular ones in the Czech Republic.
Day 19 of Advent: Nesem vám noviny
In the previous articles we wrote about two beautiful Czech carols, both of which have quite an interesting history behind them. But not all carols’ history is known and this is also the case of Nesem vám noviny – a traditional Czech carol whose author is unknown.
Day 18 of Advent: Ježíšek or Santa Claus Brings Presents?
Joyful Christmas is celebrated in almost all countries around the world! The period and process depend on cultural and religious customs. Who gives presents on Christmas Eve in the Czech Republic? One of the traditional symbols of Czech Christmas is Ježíšek, in English “Christ Child”, who brings Christmas presents and places them for children under the Christmas tree.