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Prague Micro Festival
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Prague Microfestival 2019 Marks its 11th Edition

Prague Microfestival (PMF) is an annual international festival of the arts, combining contemporary writing with art, film, and performance. Every year PMF welcomes renowned and budding authors from across the world, letting them share the floor with musicians, performers, and visual artists, in a rich mixture of art forms. PMF 2019 will bring a unique… Keep Reading

learn language
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How Long Does it Take to Learn Your Host Country’s Language?

An old proverb goes “to learn a new language is to get a new soul.” Learning a new language doesn’t just make it easier to interact with other speakers of that language, it exposes you to different ideas and ways of thinking that may not necessarily be commonplace among the speakers of your own first… Keep Reading

elvish book
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The Fantastic Rise of Constructed Languages

Constructed languages differ from natural languages, which evolve over time because they are deliberately created by individuals or groups of people. They are usually designed for a specific purpose. There are several types of constructed languages, depending on the use. People have created constrained or artificial languages to improve communication between speakers, for creative purposes… Keep Reading

Mozart
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Looking for Mozart: The Mozart Portrait by Barbara Krafft

The posthumous portrait of W.A. Mozart by the artist Barbara Krafft (1764-1825) is beyond reasonable doubt the most recognisable as Mozart in the popular imagination; certainly it formed the basis for the Mozart brand industry – complete with its confectionary – variations of it are the familiar ‘face’ of Mozart that greets us in the… Keep Reading

Mazen Maalouf
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Mazen Maarouf: The Poems of an Exiled Palestinian in Prague

You are cordially invited to an evening with Mazen Maarouf, a Palestinian author living in Iceland, on Monday 17th September at 7 pm in the salon of Café Kampus (Náprstkova 10, Praha 1). Mazen will be presented by Alexandra Büchler of Literature Across Frontiers and will read his poems and a short story in Arabic… Keep Reading

Mozart letter
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Mozart’s Letters and Prague

Mozart’s letters are unique. Like those of any composer, we are given a rare insight into the man behind the music, in his own words. We are so used to ‘hearing’ Mozart regarding a symphony or an aria; far less do we listen to him outside of the realm of music, to hear what he… Keep Reading

religions
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Here’s What These Major Religions Believe About the Afterlife

At some point, everyone wants to know what happens when you die. Dozens of worldwide religions answer this question with their own unique understanding of the afterlife, and hundreds of religious sects offer their own nuances of each of these beliefs. That being said, you may be surprised to see just how much major world… Keep Reading

Maria Amalia of Habsburg Lorraina Parma
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Maria Amalia of Austria, Duchess of Parma in Prague

Maria Amalia, Archduchess of Austria and Duchess of Parma, (1746-1804) was the daughter of Maria Theresia of Austria – Queen of Bohemia and Holy Roman Empress by marriage – and Emperor Francis Stephen. To ‘locate’ her historically, it is normally easier to refer to her simply as the elder sister of Maria Antonia – the… Keep Reading

Medallion bust of Mozart
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A Little Known Plaque to Mozart in Czechia

A plaque exists to Mozart in Czechia, which is little known and whose location is unusual. It is not to be found in Prague, but en route to the city instead, again underlining the importance of Mozart’s peripatetic lifestyle as a freelance composer; the plaque is to be found in the small town of Caslav… Keep Reading

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