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Sculptor continues with plans for Old Town Sq. column despite lacking permit

For more than 250 years, a large Marian column stood on Prague’s Old Town Square. In 1918, it was torn down by an angry mob which saw it as a symbol of Austrian rule. Now, more than 100 years later, sculptor Petr Váňa is attempting to put up a copy of the Baroque structure at its original location. However, the Prague authorities are against it.

 
 
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Organisers “over the moon” to secure…

The biggest stars at this year’s Karlovy Vary film festival will be Julianne Moore, Casey Affleck and Patricia Clarkson…

 
 
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Prague’s Nude Mona Lisa sent to France

A large exhibition is currently being held at France’s Condé Museum in the Domaine de Chantilly depicting the lesser…

 
 
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Czech National Museum rejects allegedly…

Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the Czech National Museum has rejected a gift of…

 
 
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Litomyšl Faculty of Restoration: a…

The University of Pardubice offers a unique field of study. Its Faculty of Restoration provides a mix of practical…

 
 
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Prague charity concert in aid of…

A charity concert in support of the victims of the Easter terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka will take place in Prague’s…

 
 
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“It’s about a very strong relationship…

The 12 films contending for the Best Film Crystal Globe at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival have just…

 
 
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In memoriam: Czech writer, filmmaker…

Celebrated author, screenwriter and documentary filmmaker Jiří Stránský has died, at the age of 87. A former political…

 
 
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Mexican animator and FAMU grad José…

Mexican animator José García Moreno studied at Prague’s famous film school FAMU and apprenticed at the animation studio…

 
 
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Lipník nad Bečvou – Where Game of…

You do not have to be a Game of Thrones fan to be in awe at the TV shows’ detailed props, CGI and high production…

 
 
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“Intimate, fun and friendly” – 18th…

The 18th edition of the annual Prague Fringe festival is set to start on Friday. Theatres, cafes and many other spaces…

 
 
 
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