BEC monthly newsletter 10/2013

Opening of the BEC Season 2013 in Retrospect
It seems like only yesterday that we were getting off the boat and climbing to Veveří Castle in order to kick off the BEC season 2012. And now here we are, remembering yet another season opening, no less exciting than the last one. Read more about a beautiful evening we spent with our partners, special guests and our registered members at the Brno Planetarium and see the photos.

Introducing our BEC team: Roman Schwanzer
Not all of our expats have met us face to face. That is why we go on with a series of interviews introducing our Brno Expat Centre team. This time you will get to know one of the co-founders of Brnopolis, a charming man and our dear friend Roman Schwanzer. Read more and find out why and when he fell in love with wine or which parts of Brno he would recommend for a Sunday stroll.
Invitation to our events
BEC Seminar: Healthcare and Medical Services
Wednesday, October 23, 6 pm, Faculty of Medicine, Komenského náměstí 2
After a summer break, we are starting with a BEC seminar on one of the most sought-after topics – healthcare and medical services in Brno. Doctors, a dentist, a gynaecologist and experts on health insurance and vaccinations will discuss specifics of the Czech healthcare system as well as those of their areas of expertise.

BEC InformAL Meeting: Brno Vinous
Wednesday, October 16, 7 pm, Petit Cru, Údolní 326/11
Right in the middle of the grape harvest season we will introduce you to a special expat winemaker guest take you to the best local wine bar. Malcolm Russell will tell his story and explain what it takes to be a British winemaker in South Moravia.

Fellow expat's voice
We want to hear from you! This month´s topic:

This month we have prepared for you a seminar on healthcare and medical services - a topic that, unfortunately, none of us can really ignore every now and then. Can you recommend any medical centre, GP or specialist in Brno? Do you have any questions concerning prevention, insurance or available treatments? Have you ever experienced any problems or misunderstandings regarding healthcare system in the CR? In what areas? Please, share your experience, stories and tips. Send us an email with MY VOICE in the subject line. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
We thank our partners:
Offers from our Partners and Referral programme members:

Job Vacancy - Customer Support Representative with German
We are seeking German speakers that would be providing Level 1 technical support via phone as Customer Support Representatives. Our client is one of the world’s biggest producers of consumer electronics. For more information please contact:

Autumn offer of Blended programs
Study from home with our CyberTeachers and only come for live lessons once a week. Try our new Berlitz Blended programs in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian. Price and time convenient programs available for individuals and small groups.

Transportation services
Did you know that you can order a special car to take you to the airport? Just use the transportation service - choose a car or a van (if you are more people or extra luggage). Go to and order online! Don't forget to check our other services for foreigners as well!

Apartment available
Lease of modern 2+1 apartment at Veselá street - city center. 75 square meters, free immediately. Call your real estate agent Mrs. Cerna at +420 602 127 506

General Czech courses starting this week!
Are you planning to spend a longer period of time in Brno (Czech Republic) and do you want to improve your knowledge of the Czech language? Choose one of the seven levels offered by Correct Language Centre.
Tips for more events:
Autumn Exhibition on Hlídka pod Špilberkem
Tuesday - Sunday, Oct 1 - Oct 13, Hídka 2

Experience an example of traditional Moravian autumn customs: flowers and pumpkins arranged by experienced florists, special activities for children.

"Festival v centru dení" - "Festival in the Centre of Brno - Arts and Crafts"
Monday - Sunday, Oct 7 - Oct 13, Náměstí Svobody

The centre of the city of Brno organizes an annual festival which this month includes Festival of arts and crafts. Come and see for yourselves. Wednesday, Oct 9, 8 - 11:30 pm, Hudební Klub Slovan, Lidická 23
Do you ´rock and roll´? Come to this retro dance gig with live music and rock it!

Wednesday music night: Chris Barickman
Wednesday, Oct 9, 8 pm, East Village Bar & Diner, Jaselská 2

Acoustic folk and rock songs both in English and Czech, performance always full of energy - not to be missed!
Balkan Bashavel
Friday, Oct 11, 9pm, Kabinet Múz, Sukova 4

If you love Balkan temperament and their spontaneous music, this is the right place to go!

Saturday, October 12, 11am, TJ Sokol BRNO I, Kounicova 20/22 
First tango steps? Start with a real Argentinian maestro in Brno! One day tango workshop with an excellent tango instructor and dancer straight from Buenos Aires: Nestor Pellicciaro!
Workshops are held in English and interpreted into Czech.

Jacob's stylist day
Monday, Oct 14, 8:45 to 10am, International School of Brno, Čejkovická 10
Jacob and the Stylers offer free of charge hair style consultations for expats and their families at the International School of Brno (cloak room). The consultations will be given by the hair director and a graduate of London Toni&Guy Academy personally.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 7:30pm, Concert Hall, Besedni Dum, Komenského náměstí 8 
Yaron Herman (Israel) is a phenomenal pianist who conjures not only the color of the piano sound, but also the mood of his audience. Yaron only decided to take up playing the piano at the age of 16 and his unique method, story and sublime improvisation will surprise you. Watch his TEDx talk where he explains his simplistic approach. 

Samhain Ceilí: Irish music and dance evening
Thursday, Oct 24, 7pm, Dělňák Líšeň, Klajdovská 28
Autumn ceilí with live music by Dálach, performances by Brno Irish dance groups and ceilí dancing for everyone.

Open Trackday
Sunday, Oct 27, Brno Circuit, Ostrovačická 935/63, Brno Žebětín
Are you a motor enthusiast? Grab this fantastic opportunity and join an excursion behind the scenes of the Masaryk Ring or try the racing circuit in your own vehicle or in the co-driver´s seat of a racing car. Special activities for children too.

Moravian Autumn - International Music Festival
Sunday - Friday, Oct 27 - Nov 8, Brno Philharmonic

One of the most remarkable feasts of classical music in Brno this year focusing on the art of musical interpretation. Have a look at the schedule and enjoy!

All events are also advertised in our BEC Google Calendar.

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