Bohemian Carnevale 2008
Press Release: Be What You Want to Be
Prague, January 15, 2008: Triglaw Corp s.r.o. under the auspices of the Mayor of the City of Prague Pavel Bém and the Mayor of Prague 1 Petr Hejma organizes the second year of culture – social festival Bohemian Carnevale 2008, that will take place from January 31 till February 5, 2008 at various places all over Prague, mainly in the unique premises of Clam-Gallas Palace in the Old Town.
Splendid allegorical celebrations held in many worlds’ metropolises mainly in the Shrovetide period are always an exceptional culture-social phenomenon celebrating the joy of life, fantasy, talent, craft, and creativity. Director of the festival Zlatuše J. Müller adds: “Festivals of this type are all-European culture heritage. They used to take place in the Czech lands, as in other parts of Europe, for more than seven centuries and they have its historic tradition, that we would like to vivify again in the Bohemian Carnevale festival.”
Carnival programme is divided into several parts. For example “Divertimento Furioso” can be attended by anyone – as a participant or a by-stander. Also this year special guests – archaic masques from Sardinia (Italy) will be introduced walking around the streets of Prague.
It will be possible to attend other events taking place not only in the Clam-Gallas Palace only with a valid ticket or carnival pass. Visitors can borrow luxury gowns and wigs in the carnival studio Salon in the Clam-Gallas Palace, in which they can be eternalized by a professional photographer right in the premises of the baroque palace. Design installation and artistic performances will be accessible throughout the whole festival in nine rooms. Visitors will have the possibility to make their own mask with the help of creative artists, also buy thematic objects and publications and refresh themselves in a carnival bar and a café. Also children will have their own – children’s cabinet will be open for them and their mothers. Within the festival performance Smorgasboard of the Brno National Theatre will be performed in the culture centre Zahrada at Jižní město.
In the Clam-Gallas Palace every evening stylish parties “Galacticos” will be held, where important and young Czech fashion designers, top hairdressing parlours, visagists, DJ´s and classical music orchestras will be presented. Experience gastronomy will be an integral part of all these galactic nights.
With the carnival pass, participants can visit elite Prague restaurants, where cook masters, sommeliers and barmen prepare unique menus, sweets and other culinary surprises for them during the carnival week.
Date and time: January 31 – February 5, 2008-01-17
Place: Clam-Gallas Palace, Husova 20, Prague 1, and the centre of Prague
It is possible to book carnival passes at firstname.lastname@example.org or buy them in the network of Bohemia Ticket and Ticketpro, both also on-line.
From January 30, 2008 also in the ticket office in Clam-Gallas Pallace, Husova 20, Praha 1
More info: www.carnevale.cz
Kateřina Matásková +420 733 543 026, e-mail: email@example.comZlatuše J. Müller, +420 739 477 063, firstname.lastname@example.org
Video on YouTube
Czech and Slovak puppets added to UNESCO list by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The tradition joins Czech folk dances and processions as Intangible Cultural Heritage
Henri Rousseau and his naïve world by Marya Oliynyk - Anglo American University
Henri Rousseau exhibition running till Jan 15, 2017 @ National Gallery in Prague
PSC presents Lisa Wolpe on Shakespeare and gender-bending by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The LGTB activist and director will present her solo show plus a workshop and lecture
Dust and Light: The Burning Man Collection by Oliva Marcus - Anglo American University (Foto: Marek Musil)
Exhibition running till November 20, 2016 @ Nikon Photo Gallery
Akcent festival starts at Archa by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
A play called New Bohemia has its world premiere at the documentary theater festival
Cirque du Soleil coming to Prague's O2 Arena by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: cirquedusoleil.com)
The Canadian contemporary circus troupe will perform Varekai
Jan Kaplický opening at the Dancing House by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The Czech architect known for his unrealized Blob library design would have turned 80 in 2017
Photos and films of Václav Havel at DOX by Prague.TV (Foto: Tomki Nemec - DOX)
The former president's life was captured by two photographers and a filmmaker
Titus Andronicus playing at Kolowrat by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
Prague Shakespeare Company tackles the Bard's most violent play a wrestling arena
Designblok starts by Designblok 2016 - Prague.TV
The festival of design and fashion is in its 18th year
Personal Assistant who SAVES YOUR TIME and NERVES. Just ask...
Prague City Tours in 23 languages!
Prague.TV users have a 50% discount on Pivovar Lužinys...
Feel the rhythm and party to the biggest hits of the 80’s!
First diamonds museum in Prague
Trabant Museum @ STK Motol
Armádní muzeum Žižkov
Národní památník hrdinů heydrichiády