BEC monthly newsletter 12/2015

Ho ho ho! 
Here is the action-packed holiday issue of our newsletter. Thank you for being our readers this year and for contributing to Brno's development with your qualification and dedication. May your Christmas be white, merry and peaceful, whatever your religion is!  

Introducing the BEC partners: speaking with FEI
One day we might be able to cure the flu virus better and it might be thanks to the FEI miscroscopes. Into the world of microscopy we peak with Jiří Očadlík who is responsible for steering the FEI management team in Brno.
Written by expats

 Arts scene: Holiday cheer
The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder: Christmas festivities are upon us! Here is a list for the best cultural events of the season to get you into the holiday spirit.

At the movies: Christmas double bill - It's a Wonderful Life & Die Hard
Seemingly, the festive classic It’s A Wonderful Life couldn’t be more different to action masterpiece Die Hard. There are some interesting similarities, though. Come see both movies at The Immigrant (Veveří 57) on Sunday, December 20 at 7 pm!
Through Brno: The Christmases I have known
When you live far away from family, Christmas can be great (with new friends from different cultures) or terrible (with no one except a bowl of heavily buttered popcorn and downloaded movies).

Invitation to our event

Pre-Christmas meet up in BEC
Mon, Dec 14, Brno Expat Centre, Moravské nám. 3, 6.30-9 pm
Come to a friendly office living-room party in the BEC with seasonal refreshment and fun activities! Ugly Christmas sweater contest, Christmas cookies exchange, indoor games, Yankee swap, Frank Sinatra and much more. Cordially inviting all for whom we are a little more than just a public office. 
Expats' voice

We want to hear from you! Share your wishes for Brno with us
If the mayor of Brno was to grant you one New Year's wish, what would you ask for? Your ideas matter a lot to us. Please share what you are missing or what could get better in Brno at
Offers from our partners and referral programme members:
Infosys is hiring for a variety of positions
One of the leading representatives in the business services sector in the Czech Republic, Infosys provides IT and BPO services for clients from all over the world in over 30 languages. Because of the dynamic growth of the centre, they are constantly looking for people with excellent language skills and higher education. 

Searching not only for a job, but also friends for life?
Lufthansa InTouch Brno is currently searching for German and English language speakers for the Customer Service Consultant position. Can you speak them on advanced level? Please apply. Previous work experience is not necessary, full training will be provided. One of the benefits are high discounts on flight tickets.

Tektronix Communications joins with Netscout
An industry leader in service assurance solutions has completed the acquisition of Danaher Corporation’s Communications Business, including the Tektronix Communications. NetScout accelerates its strategic progress by enabling the company to offer a broader range of innovative service assurance and cyber security solutions.

Fun afternoon with the International School of Brno at VIDA
Spend a fun afternoon with ISB at the VIDA science centre on Thursday, December 4 from 2 to 6 pm. You can look forward to science lab workshops, a theatre show, and scientific presentations by ISB students. Mingle with the ISB staff and families over a lovely cup of coffee. Admission free.

Other tips worth your attention

Immigration Integration Survey 2015
Have you lived in the Czech Republic for at least 12 months? And were you or at least one of your parents born in a foreign country? Then you are our person! Please spare 25 minutes and participate in the anonymous and confidential Immigrant Integration Survey 2015 organized by the Masaryk University. It aims to assess the situation of immigrants on the labour market. The results are important for the BEC as well!
Paris the Show
Dec 3, Sono Centrum, Veveří 113
French cabaret “chansons” from the post-war era. Experience songs of Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Josephine Baker, Jacques Brel and others live on an original scene with video projection. 
Factory fashion market
Dec 4-5, Industra, Masná 9, Fri 12 pm-8 pm, Sat 10 am-8 pm
Christmas edition of the indepedent fashion, accessories and design market joined with local food market. Organised by the Brno design label LoveMusic. Free entry.
The Nutcracker
Dec 5+7+13+17+18+21+28, Janáček Theatre, Rooseveltova 7
The classic holiday ballet with Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music. Let yourself be carried away on a sleigh to the Land of Snow. Dance among the Snowflakes. Be welcomed by the Candy Man in the Kingdom of Sweets on The Nutcracker's the fairytale journey.
Víno z blízka wine festival
Dec 5+6, various places
All-day long wine degustation of eighteen Moravian winemakers in Brno city centre's restaurants, cafés and bars on the first December Saturday and to a wine market with retail prices at the Faculty of Social Studies (Joštova 10) on Sunday.
Service of lessons and carols for Christmas
Dec 6, The Upper Room, Mozartova 7, 5 pm
Are you spending Advent away from home? You can join a service of lessons and carols of the Anglican Church, sing traditional carols and hear again the good news of Christmas served with seasonal refreshment.
Win tickets to Drunk Lamb blues concert
Dec 8, Stará Pekárna, Štefánikova 8, 8 pm
The best Polish blues band of 2014 is coming to Stará Pekárna club. Win two tickets to see Drunk Lamb promote their album Between Love and Hate. This survey will be closed on Friday, Dec 4 at noon.
Bridging of times - 20 % off for BEC members
Dec 10, Janáček Theatre, Rooseveltova 7, 7.30 pm
Brno Philharmonic will play Ludwig van Beethoven, Arnošt Parch and Claude Debussy under the conductor Aldo Ceccato. Tickets are available on-line, at the Brno Philharmonic ticket offices in Besední street and Dům pánů z Lipé in nám. Svobody 17. With the password "BEC classical", you will get 20 % off.
Swan Lake - Royal Russian Ballet
Dec 13, BVV Brno - Pavillion P, Výstaviště 1, 7 pm
The famous Royal Russian Ballet school performs a classic Tchaikovsky ballet one night only in Brno. The script was fashioned from Russian folk tales and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse.

All events are also advertised in our BEC Google Calendar.
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