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It’s summer!

Warm days are here again and it’s the perfect time to shrug off the layers, strip down to a t-shirt, and get out and about in Prague. And there’s plenty happening to keep you entertained. Summer 2017 promises to be a fascinating summer in this exciting cosmopolitan city.

Late May sees the 16th Annual Prague Fringe festival with over 230 performances. The festival includes something for everyone, with a range of comedy, cabaret, music and theatre. It starts on 28 May and you’ll find programme details and tickets at www.praguefringe.com

expTheatre lovers won’t want to miss the Summer Shakespeare Festival. Hamlet is playing at Prague Castle at the end of June. Tickets go on sale from 15 May (www.shakespeare.cz).

Also at the end of June, you can enjoy the Metronome Festival. This eclectic international music festival features international and Czech stars. This year Sting is headlining the event – definitely a concert not to be missed. Other performers include Lanugo, Monkey Business, and Adrian T Bell and the Sleeper Agents. Tickets went on sale in February, so get in quick to enjoy your favourite acts (www.metronomefestival.cz).

Cinema fans are not being ignored this year. Head to the Cultural Centre at Žižkov Freight Railway Station. From 15 June screenings will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There’s also a café, and I’ve been reliably informed that it’s a great place to go to for a beer. See http://nadrazi.nfa.cz/en/about/ for details.

Of course, Prague is home to a plethora of permanent exhibitions. Take the time to visit the Invisible Exhibition. This unique exhibition will give you a whole new perspective on the world. Details are at http://neviditelna.cz/en/.

Art lovers won’t want to miss the ceramic exhibition at the Veletržni Palác – Kneaded Knowledge – the Language of Ceramics. This exhibition runs until 27 August. If silk has always fascinated you, pop along to The Secret of Silk at the National Museum Nàprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures. It’s on until the end of June. 

Of course, it’s not just about culture. Summer is the perfect time to head outdoors. Visit Prague’s beautiful parks, or head a little further afield and enjoy that wonderful Czech pastime of going somewhere ‘in the nature’ – you’ll be glad you did, and a beer always tastes better after a long hike.

by Dalice Trost



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