BEC monthly newsletter 07/2013

Introducing our BEC team: Lucia Konôpková
Get to know another member of the BEC team! In the fourth part of our mini-series of interviews we are introducing our newest member and - technically speaking - an expat as well. Read the interview and find out what are Lucia´s favorite places in Brno, what she enjoys the most about working with expats or which countries she wouldn´t mind moving to for (even a longer) while.

Summer on the train
Summer is a great time to travel and discover. Why not to do so on a train? During hot summer days it is one of the most comfortable ways of transport and it can be a lot of fun too. Interested? Don´t hesitate and read more about special summer offers, discounts or historic train rides.

Invitation to our events
BEC InformAL Meeting: Summer leisure activities
Wednesday, July 17, 19:00 pm, Café Fratelli,     Průchodní 377/2 Get ready for this summer! Come to another InformAL meeting and learn about various activities you can enjoy outside while it is nice and warm. We will give you some practical tips for travelling, trips, sport activities, hiking, biking, swimming etc. and - apart from your first drink - you will also be offered maps, brochures and vouchers from the South Moravian regional tourist authority.  and the City of Brno
Fellow expat's voice
BEC Registration Contest winners finally selected!
The BEC Registration Contest we launched a couple of months ago is over and we are  very happy to present you our winners: Fabrizio Pani - the lucky one in possession of two 500 czk vouchers for dinner or lunch at Pavillon restaurant, Petra Ondrouchová of who can now enjoy two free entries to Aquapark Kohoutovice and Vadim Grinco who will get two / vouchers for beach voleyball or skiing later on this year. What is more, Rick Gascho, Kasya Lysson, Pantagiotis Dardanis and Marcio Santos can take advantage of one hour of free BEC assistance. If interested, please, just let us know. All of you, thank you for spreading the word, and our dear winners, congratulations once again!
We thank our partners:
Offers from our Referral programme members:
Summer intensive Czech courses
Intensive summer courses of Czech for Foreigners "Beginner 1 Course (Level A1)" for those who would like to learn a lot in a quite short period of time start this week at the language centre CORRECT.

Summer Pre-School
PONNY English preschool is open throughout all the summer holiday, Mon - Fri, 7.30 am - 6 pm. During the summer activities children can develop their talents through a special programme including the NTC method. All communication with children is in English. What is more, every Fri morning from 11am – 12 am all children are welcome to join the Mensa club for gifted children free of charge.

The first BREEAM Outstanding certified building outside the UK
CTP is happy to announce that the Tower at Spielberk Office Centre has been awarded the world’s first BREEAM Outstanding certified building outside the UK, and proud that this success was achieved in Brno. The recent award marks the end of a three-year process, following construction launch in 2010, and makes Brno home to one of the world’s most advanced office buildings, underscoring the city’s emerging status as a major centre for high-tech investment.

Interdental caries checked on a regular basis, don't get caught by surprise!
Summer is here and, for sure,  everybody would like to spend the time with  their families and friends without unnecessary tooth pain. Did you know that incipient interdental caries can be seen just on an x-ray? If interdental caries are found early, a tooth filling is usually enough. In case that caries is too deep, dental channels have to be treated which causes more complications to both the patient and the dentist. Ms. Milidragová and Ms. Bakošová suggest you don not hesitate and visit your dental office for a preventive check-up as soon as possible.
Tips for more events:
Kyogen - Traditional Japanese Comedy
Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 pm, the courtyard or (if i rains) the baroque hall of Místodržitelský palác, Moravské náměstí 1a

One does not need to be Japanese or speak Czech to have lots of fun watching traditional Japanese farces performed by young actors from the Brno Small Theatre of Kyogen. Definitely worth seeing - enjoy!

Festivals of Old Music and Celtic Music (Lughnasadh) at Veveri Castle
Sundays, July 14, 21 and 28, 3 - 5 pm and Saturday, August 3, 10 am - 2 pm (respectively), Veveří Castle, Veverská Bítýš
Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the third year of the festival of old music (15C - 19C, old music vs. new film, French and Spanish old music, 16-17C music - respectively) as well as the that of a traditional Celtic harvest festival.

ProART Festival 2013
Monday - Wednesday, July 19 - 28, National Thetre Brno, Dvořákova 1, and Theatre at Orlí Street, Orlí 17-19

The festival inspired by a world-known Austrian Impulz-Tanz festival might be seen as an open door to young and talented people for joint creation in the wide theatre and art itself. You are more than welcome to participate in both types of acticvities: workshops during the day (as a dancer, actor, singer, musician, writer or a photographer) and performances in the evenings (as a viewer). Not to be missed!

"The Month of Authorial Reading 2013": Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Monday - Wednesday, July 1 - 31, Theatre Husa na provázku (Goose on the String), Zelný trh 9

The biggest literary festival in the Czech Republic has started a few days ago. If you are a German speaker, don´t miss the opportunity to hear authors reading excerpts from their newest books or the following discussion. The readings start at 7 pm (one of the guest countries) and 8:30 pm (Czech or Slovak authors), in German and Czech/Slovak - have a look at the programme.

"From Farm to Fork": Regional Gastronomic Festival
Monday - Wednesday, July 8 - 31, all around the Brno centre

Gourmet menus exclusively from the best seasonal ingredients supplied by local farmers prepared by the chefs of eighteen Brno restaurants. Reserve the menus or buy gift vouchers online.

"On the Edge of Story": Sculptures in the Streets
Monday - Saturday, July 1 - August 31, all around the Brno centre

The fourth year of the Brno Art Open festival focuses on the "rich, complex and also in many respects tragic past associated with the storms of twentieth century history". Walk around the centre and read more in the BAO 2013 leaflet in English that you can download here.

Open Air Cinema
Monday - Saturday, July 1 - August 31, Dobrák swimming pool, Dobrovského 96/29, Královo Pole

Enjoy summer evenings and come to see a film in the open air. The films in original version with Czech subtitles start at 9:30 pm (July) and 9 pm (August), tickets are available on the spot 1 hour in advance. Here is the programme.

All events are also advertised in our BEC Google Calendar.

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