Vesna to represent Czechia at Eurovision 2023
The band Vesna has been chosen to represent the Czech Republic at this year’s Eurovision Song contest. They won the national round with the song "My Sister's Crown".
February 1938: Čapek’s The Mother premieres in Prague
Karel Čapek’s play The Mother, about a woman who does her all to prevent her son dying in war, got its premiere in Prague 85 years ago, on 12 February 1938.
Czechoslovak Radio in 1968 invasion setting for new film by Jiří Mádl
Actor-writer-director Jiří Mádl discusses his film project set at Czechoslovak Radio around the time of the Soviet-led invasion in 1968.
“It’s a special occasion”: Czech Radio readies for centenary
Czech Radio is currently gearing up to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the station’s foundation in May. The station's director general tells us all about its plans.
Large-scale tapestries inspired by Josef Čapek on display at Prague Castle
Large-scale tapestries inspired by the artworks of Josef Čapek and several other Czech painters are currently on display at the Imperial Stables of Prague Castle.
Czech Grammy winners
The annual Grammy Awards are due to be announced in the US on Sunday night. To mark the occasion, we’ll listen to Czech musicians who have received the prestigious award.
Jan Procházka: The writer behind Czech film classic The Ear
Director Karel Kachyňa’s Ucho/The Ear is considered one of the greatest Czech films ever. However the writer of the original book, Jan Procházka, is now laregly forgotten.
President-elect to employ architect, signals big changes at Prague Castle
The newly-elected Czech president Petr Pavel wants to open up the historic seat of Czech kings to the public and employ a Prague Castle architect.
Laurie Anderson among stars of Brno Philharmonic’s upcoming US tour
The Brno Philharmonic is embarking on a ten-day tour of the United States. The orchestra last performed in North America nearly 50 years ago
Dara Rolins sells out Prague’s 02 Arena for spectacular birthday concert
Slovak-born pop and R'n'B singer Dara Rolins celebrated her 50th birthday with “the concert of her life” in Prague’s 02 Arena.
Václav Chochola born 100 years ago
Václav Chochola is often associated with snapshots of city suburbs. But he also photographed famous Czech and world personalities such as Jan Werich and Salvador Dali.
Josef Lada: Švejk illustrator and painter of Czech Christmas
Josef Lada is undoubtedly one of the best-loved Czech painters of all time, known for his illustrations of children’s books and his landscape and village paintings.
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