BEC monthly newsletter 01/2013

Fellow Expat's Voice
In the September issue of our BEC Newsletter we added a new section - "Fellow Expat's Voice" where you - expats - get the opportunity to share your stories, opinions, ideas. Don' t miss this opportunity, write to us and let your voice be heard! You can choose any of the topics suggested so far - health care, housing, realities, your (Czech ) Christmas or come with a new one. All of your ideas will be taken into consideration, all of your stories and suggestions will be published on our website or social channels. And there is a possibility to win something too! For more details, have a look here or below.

What expats in Brno say: My Christmas Story
We hope all of you will enjoy the Czech Christmas story of Ms. Camille Erskine-Kafka - an Australian ballerina who has lived in the Czech Republic for over 10 years. Find out why she thinks in some ways Czech and Australian Christmas are very similar, what her very first traditional Czech Christmas dinner was like or why she puts carp scales in her wallet!

Invitation to our event

Wed, January 23, 7 pm, Skleněná louka, Kounicova 23, top floor
Event programme
We are starting a new series of informal gatherings with guest speakers. Join us for the first one of them - Brno Literary and meet our special guest speakers: a translator Gale A. Kirking launching a Magnesia Litera winning book Rustic Baroque, a founder  of a Brno Creative Writing Club Haneen Al Khatib and the representants of the Brno English and American libraries. Your first drink will be on us and the event is free of charge!
Fellow expat's voice

Because the memories of the last Christmas are still fresh in our hearts (and stomachs :-D, especially if you had a traditional Czech Christmas dinner and love "cukroví" as much as Czech people do), we decided to keep the topic from the previous newsletter. Speak out loud and tell your fellow expats about your very special Christmas! Send us your Christmas story or picture to (a few lines will do, of course) and win 2 tickets for a ballet performance of your choice in the National Theater of Brno! Keep checking updates on FB and on our website - the deadline is the end of January. Read more about the competition here.
We thank our partners:

Offers from our Referral programme members:
Czech for foreigners with CORRECT LANGUAGE CENTRE
Start the new year 2013 with Czech language.  
Correct's January
intensive course for beginners is starting on January 8, 2013.

Rent apartment 1+kk in the city center, Jakubské náměstí.
m2, brand new, partly furnished, available now.
Rent 11 000 CZK including utilities.
Contact Mrs. Cerna from City Real Estate
Tel. +420 602 127 506

RED HAT needs a Technical Support Engineer
Red Hat, the world's leading open source company, is seeking a Technical Support Engineer to join our multinational / multilingual team here in Brno. This is a full time, permanent position that offers technical certification, room for advancement and the opportunity to work with leading edge technologies. For more information have a look
Tips for more events
INCREDIBLE BRNO (NEUVĚŘITELNÉ BRNO): a photo/video journey into the history of Brno
Wednesdays and Saturdays, Jan 9, 12, 16, 19,  23, 26, 30 2013, Brno Observatory and planetarium, Kraví hora 2
A collection of over 45 thousand photos and pictures assembled into a unique video recording telling the story of Brno as never before. Only in Czech but still worth it!

Until Sunday, Jan 13 2013, Brno House of Arts, Malinovského náměstí 2
This unique exhibition presents Czech comics by such famous artists as Kája Saudek - a truly fascinating bit of Czech popular culture.

Tuesday 15 Jan - Thursday 28 Feb
Try some of the "sumptuous delicacies for bargain prices" served in TOP 100 selected restaurants. The presale has already started!

Tuesday 22 Jan, Stará pekárna club, Štefánikova 8, 8 pm, 120/150 Kč
Enjoy the performance of one of Polish guitar genius coming all the way from NY. Buy a Jazz Spring 2013 season ticket with a discount!

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 1813-2013: a cultural evening in the library
Thursday 24 Jan, Jiří Mahen Library, Kobližná 4, 6:30 pm, free entry
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice and experience the life from the time of the Bennett sisters.

FILM MONDAYS in the Moravian Library
Monday 4 Feb, Info USA - Moravian Library (MZK): Conference hall, Kounicova 65a, 6:30 pm, free entry, in original version with English subtitles
Don´t miss the opportunity to see film classics such as the American Film Noir starring the 40th President of the USA Ronald Reagan Storm Warning! Keep checking the MZK website!

All events are also advertised in our BEC Google Calendar.

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