BEC Newsletter: We've heard you

BEC monthly newsletter 11/2018


We've heard you
     Over nine hundred foreigners in Brno (past, present, future, or potential) have filled out 'The Great Brno Expat Survey'. That's an amazing number! Thanks to all of you who have participated. If you haven't, today is your last chance (until midnight, Wednesday).
    We'll process the data now and publish the results in January. We'll also be sending them over to the public officials who funded the survey in the first place. It will be up to them to implement the changes.
      And now, onto the newsletter - we packed another good one:

The Czech government recommends every Brit to get a residence card. Here’s how.
Written by expats
November has two bird-based holidays. One is the perfect way to taste and experience the CR, the other is one of the few things I miss about America. 

 Mák – growing a taste for this tiny seed
You have probably noticed the generous quantities of this little seed all around Brno. Let’s have a closer look at mák. 

Kino Art will screen this gangster classic in the former penitentiary (Káznice) on Cejl. There's no better atmosphere to watch this film in.
  Halloween has only recently arrived in the CR. There is a much older tradition – dušičky. Cemeteries were lit by thousands of candles on 2 November.
Invitation to our events

19 November, 5.30 pm, Impact Hub Brno, Cyrilska 7
Are you considering opening a restaurant in Brno? Come and learn about setting up a food business - be it a restaurant, bistro, food truck or market stall. Take this chance to meet successful entrepreneurs who were once starting their food business in Brno themselves.
Offers from our partners and referral programme members:
Introducing our new partner: Hangar 13
Also known as 2KCzech, they are one of the top game-developing companies in the world. Their portfolio consists of titles such as Hidden&Dangerous, Vietcong, Top Spin 4, and Mafia. As BEC's new partner, their employees can now enjoy some of our special services.
Smarter, Simpler and Stronger!
PPG is going through a big transformation to make our HR services even better. We are looking for talents to join us in this exciting mission - HR representatives with English and other languages –French/Germany/Polish/Dutch and Italian. For more details please send us your CV to

Animed veterinary clinic - our new partner in refferal program
Do you have a pet? Our veterinary clinic is here to help you with health issues of your pet. We help you also with travel documents or health insurance for your dog or cat. We love our animal patients. Do not hesitate to contact us!

OPEN DAY - American Academy in Brno
Come to see for yourself that learning can be engaging and at the same time students can develop their talents at a very professional level. We will be glad to show you more about American Academy in Brno at our Open day on 28 November at Dominikánské nám 2.

A job offer at an expat-friendly dentist
Family dental office located in the centre of Brno is seeking a dental assistant from February 2019. English speaking candidates (expats) are welcome. For more information don't hesitate to contact  us at

English literacy contest for students
The International School of Brno is proud to announce the 3rd annual Literacy contest. This year our topic: "What does happiness mean to you?" Students 13-15 years old can answer this question in the style of their choosing (essay, fiction, poetry, etc.).
Other tips worth your attention

Titanic Exhibition
November - March 2019, Brno Exhibition Centre
Hundreds of genuine artifacts retrieved from the sunken ship will be on display during this unique exhibition - furthermore, you'll be able to walk through the corridors and cabins; see the lifeboats, or touch the iceberg.

Caravaning in Brno
8 - 11 Nov, Brno Exhibition Centre
Every year, this international caravaning show features a wide range of motorhomes, caravans, accessories and everything one needs to travel and live on four wheels.
Life! Festival of sports, dance and entertainment
9 - 11 Nov, Brno Exhibition Centre
A trade fair of sports equipment and leisure-time activities, with plenty of dance shows and other performances in between perusing the exhibitors.
National food charity collection
10 Nov, see the link above for the shops that are participating
A nationwide event that lets you walk into a shop, buy any groceries or toiletries you choose and hand them to the charity worker standing right behind the cashier. The groceries will be then distributed among the needed in the region.
Sexual Perversity in Chicago by BEST divadlo
11 - 19 Nov, Kabinet MÚZ, Sukova 4 
Brno English Speaking Theatre is introducing their second play. After the success of the first one, they decided to choose another David Mamet. 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago' was his break-through play and was made into a film twice.
St. Martin's Day Celebration
12 - 15 Nov, Svobody square
It's that time of the year again - winemakers will open their barrels with this year's harvest. It's a reason to celebrate!
Ondráš&Harafica - folk orchestra concert
15 Nov, Sono Centre, Veveri 113
Ondráš (a Military Artistic Ensemble from Brno) and the Harafica cimbalom band from Uherské Hradiště will stand on the stage together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Republic. If you want to experience some Moravian temperament, here's your chance.
Prototyp Festival
16 - 18 Nov, Brno Exhibition Centre
Prototyp is a festival of arts, science, and technology. For the fifth time, you have a chance to get inspired by a program full of interactive installations, workshops, lectures, and live performances.
Mezipatra - International queer film festival
16 - 23 Nov, various venues
Every year, the festival 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.
24 Nov, Sýpka, Kytnerova 1, in Brno – Medlánky
Autumn is here and so the Scotch Dog society would like to invite you to their St. Andrew’s Ceilidh, organized on the occasion of St. Andrew’s Day, the feast of Scotland’s patron saint. There will be music, dancing, and a ruffle. And whiskey, of course.
A ballet performance: 4 Elements
various times, The Mahen Theatre, Malinovskeho square 1
Four exciting choreographies about women and men, about order and spontaneity. Come to the beautiful Mahen theatre for a bit of culture. 4 Elements has been gathering amazing reviews throughout the whole year. 

Napoleon in Brno
24 Nov, city centre
A historical parade to commemorate the arrival of Napoleon’s armies will take Brno back to 1805. You get to meet the man himself in the city centre. A week later, the traditional reanactment of the battle of Austerlitz will take place.
We thank our partners and supporters:



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