Hundreds of history enthusiasts from around Europe took part in the reconstruction of the Battle of White Mountain (1620) at Bila Hora in Prague on September 21st. The event commemorated one of the turning points in the history of the Czech lands. Although the battle lasted for only two hours, it had far-reaching consequences. The Bohemian uprising was crushed by the Habsburgs and those who had taken part in the revolt were punished. The following year 27 noblemen were executed on Old Town Square, tens of thousands went into exile.
Czech artist David Černý‘s pink tank is part of an exhibition called Democracy in Action sponsored by the Czech Centre in Stockholm together with the Czech Embassy and local Swedish organisations. An interactive area surrounding the exhibit gives residents and visitors of the Swedish capital the opportunity to describe what democracy means to them. The exhibition will last throughout September.
At the weekend singer Lenka Dusilová and VJ Aeldryn performed a four-part music and visuals benefit show entitled MONUMENT/UM aimed at raising funds to repair dilapidated historical landmarks in north and west Bohemia. The first part took place at the Church of the Visitation in Horní Vítkov in the Liberec region.
The Colours of Ostrava international music festival is among the largest multi-genre events in Europe. Thousands of visitors can choose between acts appearing on more than 24 stages in the unique environment of the former Dolní Vítkovice ironworks. This year, the festival’s 18th edition, fans took in legendary bands such as The Cure, Florence + the Machine or ZAZ, along with a variety of Czech and Slovak artists.