BEC Newsletter November: Create a project. Win 10,000.

BEC monthly newsletter 11/2019


Create a project. Win 10,000
      That's right. We're gathering your ideas for cultural or community projects and we'll support one of them with 10,000 CZK. Expats for Brno grant is receiving applications right now!
Read more & apply

Create something you're passionate about. A workshop, concert, exhibition, website, set of photos, theatre performance. Or sign up with a project that's already up and running. We'll support it with a grant.

  A short reminder of what's at your disposal in the library for 200 CZK a year.

  What is the point at which you know that you will spend the rest of your life as an expat in Brno?
Written by Bruno Zalubil.
Invitation to our events

News in the Immigration Law
14 November, City Library, Koblizna 4
We’ve asked an expert to present the key changes of the amended law.

BEC Christmas party
11 December, 5 pm, Café Era (Zemědělská 30)
Enjoy a pleasant evening with the BEC crew and fellow expats; breathe in the festive atmosphere through The Nutcracker theme.  
Businessing in Brno
 Business Meeting #4: Building a Brand
26 November, 4:30 pm
Are you a foreign entrepreneur, a freelancer, or an investor? Or are you thinking of leaving your job to start a business? Every quarter, we invite up to 20 people to an informal moderated meeting. Our guess for the next meeting is Karel Novotný, a renowned expert on brands and advertising.

 Brnoregion: Bastl Instruments
We didn’t begin as a start-up, nor a company that wants to make money. We simply did what we enjoyed, and one thing led to another. We're still a bunch of enthusiasts,” says Ondřej Merta, the CEO. One of them is also an expat. We're happy to share this article from
Offers from our partners and referral programme members:
Join our team and help us develop top-class microscopes
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science. Our electron microscopes drive scientific breakthroughs that help solve some of the world’s most difficult challenges. We are looking for talented tech minds to join our young team. introduces Virtual Fare Types on its booking page
The Czech travel-tech company — which is headquartered in Brno — added three different Virtual Fare Types to their booking process to make the experience of their passengers easier, by having the 750 carriers they offer under the same terms and conditions.

Better Self, Better World conference, November 30, 9.00 - 16.30
Are you seeking new energy and inner motivation for your business or private life? Do you want to improve your overall health and happiness? Get inspired by other expats and successful people from various countries. Early bird tickets for 690 CZK available until November 11.
St. Martin's Menu in KONFIT
Roasted goose, creamy kaldoun soup and young wine have always been a part of St. Martin’s tradition. KONFIT Restaurant offers a special menu to celebrate this holiday from 8 to 17 November: have a look at the restaurant’s website or their Facebook event.  Reserve your seats at +420 541 235 035.
Other tips worth your attention

Czech Cookbook - Recipies in English
order a hardcopy online
Kristýna Koutná has written a cookbook that will finally make cooking all your favourite Czech recipes possible. The book also contains many traditions, stories and customs behind Czech cuisine, including proper Czech Christmas. Also, a good idea for a present, we think. 
Inca Gold exhibition
1 Nov - 31 Jan, BVV - Brno Exhibition Centre
Over 2,000 m2 of an exhibition that shows the entire history of settlement in the Americas. Visitors can see dozens of real gold exhibits lent to the Czech Republic by the Peruvian government. All in an entertaining and adventurous format that pulls visitors in. 
Czech Theater: The Vaněk Plays to commemorate the 30th anniversary
8 - 17 Nov, Music Lab - Opletalova 1
What started as a piece thrown together over two days to have something to read to friends, and was for many years banned from any stage in Czechoslovakia, grew into a character shared across writers and continents. Thirty years after the Velvet Revolution, come and look back at the universal truths revealed in the original Vaněk Plays written by Václav Havel and translated into English by Jan Novák.  
Life! festival
8 - 10 Nov, BVV - Brno Exhibition Centre
A festival of sport, leisure and entertainment. Supported by various famous Czechs, this festival will enable you to exercise and enjoy the weekend with many others. A trade fair of sports equipment and leisure-time activities will be open at the same time. 
Metropolitan Opera Live - Madamme Butterfly
9 Nov, Scala Theatre, Moravské náměstí 3
Although it'll never be the same as sitting in the audience in NYC, it's probably the closest you'll ever get to Metropolitan Opera in Brno. In HD live stream, you will see Hui He, who stars as Cio-Cio-San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Andrea Carè.
Fall of the Iron Curtain's 30th anniversary Exhibition
12 Nov - 3 May, Brno Technical Museum, Purkyňova 105
To commemorate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the fall of the iron curtain, Brno technical museum has prepared an exhibition that introduces the weaponry and equipment used by the border police units and various ways and means used to break through the borders of former Czechoslovakia. Now you can learn more about this important event in Czech history from another perspective. 
Mezipatra - International Queer Film Festival
15 - 22 Nov, Scala cinema, Moravske namesti 3
International Queer Film Festival Mezipatra introduces around a hundred Czech and foreign films, centred around LGBTQ+ issues, and their creators. The films are apprised by a professional jury as a part of a prestigious international competition.
BEST divadlo - Largo Desolato
19 - 26 Nov, ŠELEPKA - Šelepova 1
BEST divadlo is proud to announce their second play of the season. To mark the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, BEST has prepared a play by Vaclav Havel, Largo Desolato. Translated into English by Tom Stoppard. 
Napoleon in Brno
16 Nov, Moravske namesti
History awaits you in the city centre, an encounter with historical figures, during which you can join a military procession through Brno, experience a performance by the Exulis theatre group about the arrival of French soldiers, listen to music from those times and taste contemporary specialities. 
Scooter live in Brno
23 Nov, B Pavilion, Brno Exhibition Centre
The German legend Scooter celebrates 25 years of active career and brings his show, full of lights, pyrotechnic effects, projections and greatest hits, to Brno. 
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