When Petr Popelka and the orchestra musicians met for rehearsals and then performed a concert at the Rudolfinum, the sparks were so spontaneous and strong, that discussions about further collaborations began immediately. The outcome was an agreement to appoint Petr Popelka as the new Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra starting with the 2022/23 season. The position of Principal Guest Conductor was offered to another welcome partner: Robert Jindra. The management of Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra believes both conductors will help the ensemble to continue its growth in an all-round inspirational atmosphere.

Petr Popelka’s…


ŠKODA AUTO is celebrating a very special milestone in its hometown: The 15 millionth car from Mladá Boleslav since 1905 rolled off the production line at the brand’s main plant today. The milestone model is a ŠKODA ENYAQ iV in Arctic Silver Metallic. In 1905, mobility pioneers Václav Laurin and Václav Klement drove their first car, the Voiturette A, out of the factory hall at this location. ŠKODA AUTO is investing in the future of car manufacturing with ongoing modernisations at its headquarters.

Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Production and Logistics, explains: “ On this special occasion, I…


The special twenty-eighth annual Czech Lion awards of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) will acknowledge the work of film makers already on this Saturday 6th March during the live broadcast of Czech Television on the CT1 channel at 8:10 pm.

The most statuettes can go to the film drama Shadow Country by Bohdan Sláma depicting the historical trauma of the 20th century on the fates of people from a small village on the frontier, the film Havel by Slávek Horák that is loosely inspired by the life of our first president after the Velvet Revolution and the story…


Wilsons, an independent law firm, have signed a lease agreement for 800 sqm of office space in The Flow Building. Situated on Wenceslas Square and developed by Flow East, The Flow Building is one of Prague’s most impressive examples of modern architecture and sustainable building practices. With demand sky high for space in this state-of-the-art structure, Wilsons will to move in to their new premises in Q3 2021.

Wilsons’ new offices will be on the fourth floor of the building. Fit-outs are now taking place to personalise the space, providing a fitting new home for the company’s entire Czech team…


Arctic Rally Finland (26- 28 February 2021) promises exciting battles on ice and snow at its premiere as part of the FIA World Rally Championship. Right in the middle of the 39 strong field of Rally2 cars: WRC2 overall leaders Andreas Mikkelsen and co-driver Ola Fløene. Entered by reigning WRC2 Team Champion Toksport WRT and supported by ŠKODA Motorsport, the Norwegians compete the entire season in the WRC2 category of the FIA World Rally Championship 2021. …


Two Hour School, the educational after school programme in English for kids of all nationalities in Prague, is hosting its first ever Virtual Open Day. The event will take place on Thursday, 14th January 2021 from 14:00 until 19:00 via the video conferencing platform Zoom. Registrations are open to all parents with children interested in more information about the Two Hour School courses.

The Two Hour School’s international primary school teachers provide children of 6–12 years of age with lessons twice a week in humanities, natural sciences and literacy in English. …


ŠKODA has released two design sketches to give a detailed preview of the new KUSHAQ. The design of the midsize SUV for the Indian market draws inspiration from the bold look of the ŠKODA VISION IN concept car. ŠKODA AUTO has adapted the MQB-A0-IN version of the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Toolkit specifically for India. As part of the INDIA 2.0 product campaign, it is the first of four models from the ŠKODA and Volkswagen brands to be manufactured locally in India. The world premiere of the ŠKODA KUSHAQ will take place on 18 March 2021.

The first design sketch…


Weber-Stephen Products, LLC (Weber), the world’s leader in innovative, high-performing grilling, has signed a lease agreement for 1,200 sqm of office space in The Flow Building on Prague’s Wenceslas Square. Developed by Flow East, The Flow Building is one of Prague’s most distinctive structures, and demand for space in this example of innovative modern architecture is high. Weber’s office fit-out will start in May, and the company will move in to its new offices prior to September 2021.

Weber manufactures outdoor grills, barbecues, and accessories and has offices in over 40 countries around the world. With its emphasis on innovative…


Covering 650 hectares, the Malešice-Hostivař district is the largest industrial site in Prague, and the location of a large number of the capital city’s technical facilities. This site is currently the subject of discussions relating to several residential development projects which, however, lack coordination and, if implemented, could inappropriately restrict the operation of the existing facilities. The Prague City Council has therefore requested that the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR Prague) undertake a complete analysis of the needs of industrial sites in Prague. The analysis will be then applied to the Malešice site.

The Malešice-Hostivař industrial district is…


Prague’s concept store Orel & Friends, located in Nerudova street, is pleased to announce that after the mandatory break, it has now resumed operations. With the reopening, they have also added a textile blueprint to their offer. The tablecloth designs, created by the traditional UNESCO-listed dyeing technique, are designed specifically for Orel & Friends, which is thus their exclusive dealer.

Orel & Friends offers a wide range of Czech products, the selection of which is based on originality and tradition combined with a modern concept. When purchasing a gift or home accessory, the customer always becomes familiar with its origin…

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