BEC monthly newsletter 11/2013

Kicking off our 4th year
In October the Brno Expat Centre moved to a larger office in Dům Scala and started the 4th year of its existence. This occasion seems as a good opportunity to look back and balance where we stand now and where we are heading. Read more about BEC services and activities in numbers, our funding or our vision for the upcoming years.

What expats say: You have to know the culture, language and bureaucracy
Yuhi was born in Osaka, Japan. After graduation from university she moved to the Czech Republic. She has been living in Brno for almost five years and despite many barriers and difficulties she opened Izakaya EBISU - Japanese fusion of a bar and a restaurant. Read an interview by Pavel Šindlář and learn more about her experience as both an expat and a businesswoman.

Invitation to our events

BEC Seminar: Housing and Real Estate
Wednesday, November 27, 6 pm, Otevřená zahrada, Udolní 33

Do you need to rent a flat in Brno? Move to a better place? Would you like to share it? Are you looking for some legal advice to make sure you do it right? Are you interested in buying a property or insuring it? If any of these questions have recently crossed your mind and the answers are nowhere to be found, come to our seminar on housing and real estate and our experts yourself.


BEC InformAL Meeting: Brno Architecture
Wednesday, November 20, 7 pm, Bistro FRANZ, Veveří 461/14
Join us in one of the cool design restaurants in the city - Bistro Franz, and learn more about why and in what ways Brno is so interesting and unique in terms of its architecture. Discover Brno architecture through the eyes of your fellow expats who are both enthusiasts and professionals in the area.

Fellow expat's voice
We want to hear from you! This month´s topic: HOUSING
This month we have prepared for you a seminar on housing and real estate. Do you have any questions regarding housing or could you recommend a good service? Have you ever experienced any problems or misunderstandings dealing with housing in the CR? Please, share your experience, stories and tips, send us your questions concerning housing in Brno and we will pass them on to our real estate expert guest speakers. Send us an email with MY VOICE in the subject line. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
We thank our partners:
Offers from our Partners and Referral programme members:

New IT job vacancies
Dixons Retail SSC has a new scope of IT activities! We have just opened the positions of ETL Analyst, Senior PHP Developer and SAP PI Application Developer. Use this opportunity to join our growing IT department.

HR Manager position available
Interested in a career at Red Hat? Don´t hesitate and apply for a position of HR Manager.

Consult tax and accounting experts
Would you like to start your business in our country based on company or as a private entrepreneur? Are you having trouble with your accounting or figuring out your tax issues? We have got experience with tax consulting and keeping accounting for foreigners. Simple questions can be sorted out through our Help Center for free.

Come to Correct Language Centre to our next Czech Night Friday on November 8 from 6 pm and find out learn more about Czech music and composers.

Career development for Russian and German speakers
Lufthansa GTS Brno is currently searching for language skilled candidates. Positions in German and Russian team are available. Do you speak any of these languages and English fluently? Previous work experience is not necessary – full world-class training is provided.
Tips for more events:
Week of Science and Technology
Nov 1-15, various places around the city centre
Grab the opportunity to attend lectures, exhibitions, excursions, science cafés, screenings of documentary films, look into scientific workplaces, laboratories and libraries and learn how science is conducted.

Film festival for a demanding audience -  Visions Of Light
Nov 7-9, cinema ART, Cihlářská 19
Don´t miss a thoroughly chosen group of films with content and structure well ahead of their time, still relevant and yet, almost never screened in the Czech Republic in the past. If you consider yourself a cinema lover, this festival is the right choice for you.
 25 top Moravian winemakers from all 4 of Moravian wine sub-regions present their wines in restaurants, wine bars and historic wine cellars around the centre of Brno. Not to be missed!
Nov 8-10, Brno Exhibition Centre, Výstaviště 1
Dance, music, motion, fun - if you like all these, you will definitely can’t miss the 2nd year of this unique dance festival and expo - dance in all its forms at one place.

Pleasures of Pemberley - Autumn English Country Dance Workshop
Nov 9, Sýpka, Kytnerova 1
We invite you to another day of English country dances, this time under the title "Pleasures of Pemberley", referring to this year's 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice. The programme includes a dance workshop (10 am - 5 pm) and evening ball from 7:30 pm.

Traditional St. Martin´s wine tasting
Nov 11, Náměstí Svobody
Traditional St. Martin’s Wine tasting festival is a must for all true wine lovers. Inauguration of first bottle will be at 11:00 am and visitors will be offered 100 samples of various types of young and ´svatomartinský´ wines.

Nov 16-22, various cinemas and theatres around the city centre
Mezipatra is a film festival with lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer themes. It also includes exhibitions, lectures, workshops, discussions and, of course, parties.Interested? Great, then you are more than welcome to join in! Have a look at the programme and choose.
Nov 21 – Nov 27, Scala cinema, Moravské náměstí 3
If you love movies and France than you cannot miss this festival.You will be presented 10 movie previews including Adele's Life ( La vie d’ Adèle) directed by Abdellatif Kechich and awarded Golden Palm in Cannes. Films in French with Czech subtitles.

Annual Service of Lessons and Carols
Dec 8, 6 pm, Czechoslovak hussite Church, Nové sady 32a
Are you spending Advent away from home? Join the Service, sing traditional carols and try some of the seasonal refreshments served afterwards.

New Digitarium - Brno Observatory and Planetarium
From now on, Brno Observatory, Kraví hora 2
Try what it feels like flying into space, looking into the microworld, discovering the secret of life or immersing yourself into the realm of fantasyor a science-fiction story. All of that, actually much more, can be found at the Brno Observatory and Planetarium.

All events are also advertised in our BEC Google Calendar.

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