BEC Newsletter: How about a glass of wine? Or tennis?

BEC monthly newsletter 8/2019


How about a glass of wine? Or tennis? 
      Summer is the season of leisure. Join us for a wine trip or a friendly tennis match. Browse through the invitations to music festivals and open-air cinemas. Watch a Czech film, or two.
      Still, money needs to be made even in August: check our new column "Businessing in Brno".

In 2018, more than 1,000 foreigners took part in the Great Brno Expat Survey. Here are the results.

  What was your original career plan? Is living and working in Brno your Plan B, Plan C or Plan G?   This film has a reputation for being loud, crude and stupid. And yet, every Czech person knows it by heart.

  I sampled some and was astonished by the explosion of flavors including both a sweet and tangy tartness - this was no grape.

Invitation to our events
Wine in Valtice
18 August, National Wine Centre at the Valtice Chateau
Find the beauty hidden in the cellars of the UNESCO-listed chateau: the 100 best Moravian (and Czech) wines of the yearJoin an NYC sommelier, Arielle DeSoucey to take you through this remarkable selection at your own pace. 

Tennis tournament of doubles 2019
1 September, 13.30, Kravi hora
We invite you to the 6th edition of our Pineapple Cup. Players of all levels are welcome: we keep it casual. 
The fee is 250 CZK per person. You can register as an individual player; we'll help you find a double partner.

Businessing in Brno
 Do you have an idea you'd like to make into a reality?
Present it to people who might help!
At the next business meeting in September, we’ll give startups (or freelancers, or pre-startups) a chance to introduce their business idea to mentors, business angels or experienced business people for feedback. Don't worry, they'll be kind - they once were only beginners, too. 
You only need to fill up in a simple form (it takes 5 minutes). SIGN UP HERE
 Brno Success Stories:
 Kentico Software - All Grown up without a single dollar of external capital
We spoke with Kentico about the ups and downs of doing business from Brno. His is the first in a series of interviews with Brno's business personalities.

Offers from our partners and referral programme members:
We are hiring artists, programmers, and other game developers.
Hangar 13 is the internal 2K development studio behind the award-winning Mafia III. 2K Czech in Brno is one of four Hangar 13 vibrant locations. Our portfolio consists of titles such as Hidden & Dangerous, Vietcong, Top Spin 4, and Mafia.
Improve your Czech in Czech Courses
Check out new all-level Czech language courses opening in September! Want to meet us first? Come practice your Czech to our open conversation evenings – every first Friday of the month at 7 pm on Kounicova 35 – or check out our Facebook for other events. 
In the first role play-hotel for couples in the world, become a secret agent or a mysterious stranger for one night and enjoy a unique night together. Give it a try in August: for any night between 1-31 August, you can add the code "BRNOEXPAT" to your order, and 20% gets knocked off the price.
Other tips worth your attention

Othello in English - tickets now for half the price
Tomorrow already - 8 August! Open-air stage at Špilberk
For once, there's a performance in English with Czech subtitles and not the other way around. If you were half considering going, well - now the price's halved, too. 
Brno Music Marathon
8 - 11 August, different venues
This multi-genre music festival will see a continuous flow of professional and amateur music productions across Brno: from busking on the streets to concert halls. Check Facebook for the particular events.
Špilberk International Music Festival
14 - 22 August, open-air stage at the Spielberg castle
For nearly two decades now, the second half of August in Brno is unthinkable without an open-air music festival at Špilberk Castle. A Romantic Carnival, Homage to Milioš Forman, Cinema Concerts... browse the whole programme and take your pick.
Day of Brno
15-17 August, Špilberk - Petrov
This city celebration is a reminder of the famous and successful defence of Brno against a siege laid by the Swedish forces during the Thirty Years’ War. Brno remembers this important day every year around 15 August.
Festival Uprostřed 2019
July - August
Free events in public space with music, theatre, dancing, picnic and many others throughout the streets, squares and forgotten corners of the centre. 
Open-air cinema screenings:
Scala Cinema, Moravské square - in the courtyard of the Moravian Gallery,
Letní kino Brno Střed, Dominikánská 2,
Letní kino Městského divadla, Lidická 12,
Letní kino na Špilberku, Spilberk castle,
Swimming pools in Brno
Summer is here and so is hot weather. Check our guide for sports opportunities in Brno.
30th International Folklore Festival
29 August - 1 Sept, various venues
Lovers of folklore and people interested in Moravian and foreign cultural traditions have the opportunity to experience their beauty in the city center! More than two dozen czech and foreign folklore groups, three places to visit and see their performances. Parade, traditional costumes, traditional dance and songs. 
We thank our partners and supporters:



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