Located in the heart of Europe, Prague is known for its incredibly beautiful sights, night life, delicious cuisine and, of course, cultural events. Every day there is something interesting going on here and there around the city. Not to get lost in all kinds of exhibitions, shows and festivals, we chose for you 5 most interesting ones. Have a look at TOP 5 events to go to in October:
1) World Press Photo
11th of September – 4th of October
For the 25th year in a row World Press Photo exhibition takes place in Prague and attracts visitors from all over the world. The collection of best shots made by top-ranking photojournalists is displayed at Karolinum, the seat of the Charles University. A special attention deserves a collection of works by Bulent Kilic, the winner of a prestigious Czech award “Cena Prahy”.
2) Exotic Food Festivals
On the first weekend of October a very unusual food festival will take place at Vodpočívárna (Prague 4). The visitors will get a chance to try food from Uganda, Cyprus, Malaysia, Congo, Mexico, South Korea, Turkey, Japan, India and many other exotic places. A special tasting area “Ghetto Food” will be provided for dishes made of scorpions, bugs, larvae, grasshoppers and other insects. Those who are not prepared to such extreme meals can take part in cooking workshops or just walk around the area and enjoy life performances of different ethnical dancing and music groups.
3) Festival of Fashion and Accessories
For those who are interested in fashion and design Novoměstská Radnice is organising a unique event: several Czech and Spanish designers will present their latest collections of clothes and accessorises. Besides, the visitors will have an opportunity to buy not only the pieces presented on the fashion shows, but also to find something according their taste from numerous shops displaying their collections right during the festival.
“Signal” Light Festival is justly considered one of the most visited events in Czech Republic. For several nights the centre of Prague will become a scene, lit up with all kinds of videomapping, interactive installations and colourful projections. To have a look at the event map you just need to visit the website, download Signal Fest application, or buy a printed guide on one of the info points and in such a way to support the project, as almost the entire program is free of charge. This year most installations will be placed on a one-way route for the visitors to get the best possible experience.
5) Das Filmfest 2015
This year Das Filmfest celebrates its 10th anniversary. The program will present TOP 10 Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including some new works, world awards winners and some of the archive treasures. All the screenings are in German with Czech and English subtitles. A cherry on the top – Nosferatu (1921) screening at Ponrepo cinema, accompanied by life music specially written by Czech composer Jan Rybář. Das Filmfest will take place at three Prague cinemas – Lucerna, Atlas and Ponrepo. The price of the tickets depends on the movie.
By Daria Stepanova