BEC monthly newsletter 07/2015

Hot summer days are back and a very few things feel better now than plunging into cool water of a Brno swimming pool, lido or natural reservoir. We have prepared a newly updated list of them. Have fun and be safe!
Introducing a new infosheet: permanent residency
Permanent residency comes with a bunch of advantages. Foreigners don’t need work permits, when unemployed they can receive social benefits and are covered by the public health insurance. Read more on how to apply for it in our new infosheet.

 At the movies - Summer cinema with Kino Scala
For the next two months, Kino Scala is screening a selection of movies in the atmospheric outdoor environment of the Governor’s Palace. Here are some of the films you can look forward to on a beautiful Brno summer evening.

 Food corner - Looking for new authors
Mike Fried was writing restaurant, café and food shop scene reviews for the past year. Now he has decided to retire from the Food corner and we are looking for expats who love to eat and write to take over. Interested? Please write to Anna.
Invitation to our events

BEC Day trip: Historical sights of Třebíč and Dalešice brewery
Sat, Jul 12, departure from Rooseveltova 7, 8.30 am
Experience the unique atmosphere of Třebíč's famous Jewish district and cemetery and get to know the Dalešice brewery where a beloved Czech movie Postřižiny was filmed. The trip with an English guide ends with a beer tasting. Please sign up.
Expats' voice
Remember the festival of French culture Bonjour Brno? It takes place every year in the spring and is organized by Alliance francaise. Next year they would like to present artists from all countries where French language is spoken. Are you from Canada, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Tunisia or any other French speaking country and would you like to participate, maybe with a special recipe or an artistic number? Aude Martin will love to hear from you at
We thank our partners and supporters:
GTS Lufthansa
Honeywell Infosys Tektronix
Offers from our partners and referral programme members:
Swim, bike and run with CTP
CTP| DoksyRace 2015 triathlon (1,9 – 90 – 21 kms) will take place at Máchovo jezero on Sunday, August 9. You can set up a team of up to 7 people, or you can undertake the whole track as an individual. There also will be a mini-triathlon for kids.

FEI joins our partnership programme
We are proud to welcome FEI as our new partner. Their employees now can get free consultation, assistance, and on-site welcome seminars. This globally successful firm designs, manu­factures, and supports high-performance microscopy workflows.

25 % discount on insurance 
UNIQA increases limits in Foreigner's Comprehensive Healtcare Insurance to 100 000 EUR - the highest on the market. Contact Ivo Válka at + 420 606 793 182 or and use the 25 % discount prepared for BEC newsletter subscribers.

Let's learn Czech during summer 
New Czech courses for both beginners and advanced students are starting at Correct Language Centre in a few days. Don't hesitate to sign up for one.
Other tips for events in Brno

Authors' reading month
Jul 1 - Aug 4, Husa na provázku Theatre, Zelný trh 9
This Central European literary festival introduces two authors every day: a local author (CZ, SK, PL) and an author from a guest country, this year Ukraine. A month-long festival accompanied by film projections, exhibitions and concerts is a summit of leading intellectuals.

Summer in the city
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Moravské náměstí, 3 pm - 9.30 pm
Every summer Friday there will be a special programme for kids and adults in Moravské náměstí. This week you can enjoy an art workshop, dance lessons, live music, burgers and steaks BBQ, Moravian wine or home-made lemonade.
Poisonous plants exhibition
till Jul 5, Medicinal Herbs Centre, Údolní 74, 9 am - 6 pm
A specialized botanical garden of the Faculty of Medicine invites you to an exhibition focused on poisonous plants. You can see the biggest collection of live medicinal herbs in the Czech Republic (more than 800 species), together with a variety of toxic plants.

F scene: Ondráš militrary artistic group
Jul 9+10, Old Town Hall, Radnická 8, 8 pm
As part of the open-air folklore evening cycle in the historical centre of Brno, the Ondráš folklore ensemble will perform traditional music, songs and dancing. Get familiar with the only Czech professional group of its kind supported by the Ministry of Defence.
Mendel: the legacy
Jul 20, Old Brno Abbey, Mendlovo nám. 1, 7 pm
Celebrate 150 years since Gregor Mendel first discovered the principles of genetics with a visual spectacular projected on the Augustinian Abbey where he conducted his research. Register your free ticket at by July 17.

Víno zblízka: Moravian wine duel
Jul 23, Otevřená zahrada, Údolní 33, 5.30 pm
Guided tasting of two wineries from different subregions with an explanation of what makes wine different, food paired with wine prepared by the best Brno restaurants and live music for listening and dancing. Get your tickets here.

Sculptures in the streets
until Aug 30, various places
The exhibition presents a topic "object – dwelling, sculpture – architecture" this year. It is presented in a number of author approaches, you can for example see The Origin of an Atoll in the park behind The Brno House of Arts or Suburbie Landscape 2015 in Moravské náměstí.

To live beer exhibition
until Dec 31, Špilberk Castle, Špilberk 1, 9 am - 5 pm
What was medieval beer made of? Where was the first pub in Brno? How many breweries are there in Brno? Find out at this year's main Špilberk exhibition and get a discount for the Starobrno brewery tour.

All events are also advertised in our BEC Google Calendar.

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