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Newsletter of Prague City Tourism, Issue 3/2018
Dear friends of Prague,

welcome to the latest issue of the Prague Preview, bringing you a selection of events scheduled for the final months of 2018. Before we proceed with our longer-range preview, let us quickly remind you of a few events slated for the summer and autumn period. Music lovers will be thrilled by a slew of festivals – the Prague PromsUnited Islands of Praguethe Metronome Festival Prague 2018, Summer Festivities of Early Music and the Dvořák Prague festival. A visual feast awaits for visitors to the Letní Letná and Signal festivals – and there’s even more! Click on our Calendar of Events and see for yourselves.

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See you in Prague soon!

The Editors
NEW: Town Hall Pass

Take in Prague’s most spectacular views both during daytime AND after dark! Our new combination ticket offers priority access and reduced admission to Prague’s two oldest town halls, the Old and the New Town Hall. The Pass is valid for three days and includes two separate entries to the Old Town Hall view tower, plus one entry to the Old Town Hall and New Town Hall buildings. Sold in the ticket offices of both town halls.

Design in the Service of Democracy / Krásná jizba 1927-1948, Museum of Decorative Arts, 12 September 2018 – 6 January 2019

Showstopping glass drinking sets and vases, exquisite porcelain and ceramic ware, brilliant light fixtures, home textiles, decorations and more will be on view during the exhibition dedicated to Czech(oslovak) design from the years 1927-1948. Featured will be both the production of certain Czechoslovak manufacturers as well as iconic items designed by prominent artists and designers, among them Adolf Loos. More.

Angela Hewitt, Rudolfinum, 8 December 2018

Let the festive mood carry through an evening of music by Johann Sebastian Bach. American pianist Angela Hewitt, renowned for her informed and precise interpretation of his works, will perform a selection of Bach’s monumental Partitas. More. Photo: ©Keith Saunders

The Nutcracker - A Christmas Carol, National Theatre, 15 December 2018

Don’t forget to book your tickets to a perennial favourite. Tchaikovsky’s ethereal music will take you to 19th century London, to witness the famous story about the transformative power of Christmas. Tickets tend to sell out by early autumn, so don’t miss this wonderful performance. More.

Christmas Markets in Old Town Square, 1 December 2018 – 6 January 2019

While we’re only at the brink of summer, many of you ask us already when the Christmas markets will be held in Prague. We are happy to report that Prague, recently praised by global media as one of the world’s top Christmas destinations, will host the markets from the first of December. We will be sure to have a special brochure and a Christmas page up and running for you this autumn so that planning your stay will be a breeze. More.

Do You Know St Martin's Wine, the Czech Answer to Beaujolais Nouveau?
11 November 2018

The feast of St Martin, which falls on November 11, is a special day in Czechia, as the year’s young wine is uncorked for the first time, to be enjoyed along with traditional roast goose. In addition to the usual, there will be special St Martin’s river cruises, an outdoor festival at the Náplavka riverside, along with tastings and feasts all over town.

Bonjour, Monsieur Gauguin: Czech Artists in Bretagne (1850–1950)
from 16 November, 2018

Brittany’s rough-hewn beauty and typical motifs will be on display at this National Gallery exhibition. Among the diverse group of Czech artists who made Brittany their (temporary) home are Alphonse Mucha, Antonín Chitussi, Josef Čapek, František Kupka, and Toyen. Their works will be complemented by artworks by the likes of Paul Gaugin, Paula Sérusier and Émile Bernard.

Czech Travel Market
22 – 23 November 2018

Travel professionals alert! The 2019 travel season is nigh, and this international B2B event is the perfect place to make new deals and meet new partners. Attendees include Czech and European travel agencies and operators, destinations, transportation companies, hotels, and other service providers.

The Rudolf Firkušný Piano Festival
22 November – 2 December 2018

The annual piano music festival has once again managed to attract a remarkable group of artists. Jazz piano legend Monty Alexander is sure to be a major draw; the programme also features such renowned performers as Piotr Anderszewski, the KBS Symphony Orchestra with Kwon Sun-U, Grigory Sokolov, Miroslav Sekera, and Paul Lewis.

Czech Design Week
28 November – 2 December 2018

A “best of” from international design week events, plus a cross-section of domestic production, can be seen in a former office complex in downtown Prague that was recently transformed into an original multi-cultural space. This regular showcase of independent designers and manufactures is in its fifth year.

Beth Hart
29 November 2018

The blues-rock, jazz, and soul singer with a uniquely exalted singing style, considered by many to be a successor to Janis Joplin, works with the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, and Slash. In 2017 she brought the house down during her Prague performance; this year’s show will again be a trip across various genres.

PlayOffs Global Champions League
13 – 16 December 2018

Global Champions Prague PlayOffs is a unique sporting event which will, for the first time in Prague, present the world’s best show jumping horses and riders as part of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League series. The event promises to be an exciting spectacle with 16 of the world’s best teams, only one of which will walk (or ride) away with the 3 million EUR prize money.

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