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Flašinet žije! Or why barrel organs are a grind (in a good way)

Barrel organ players and street artists from the Czech Republic and beyond gathered in Prague earlier this month for the annual festival Flašinet žije! (The barrel organ is alive!), organised by the National Museum. I went along to talk to some of the organ grinders to learn more about the history of the mechanical instrument and their passion for it.

 
 
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The 54th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival culminated at the weekend, with the Grand Prix going…

 
 
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Martin Neudörfl on codifying Sark…

Linguist and budding historian Martin Neudörfl is on a mission to codify and save two languages from extinction…

 
 
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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…

 
 
 
 
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