03 Mar 2013 22:23
The famous Czech rock band, Olympic, held a live concert in Sydney during their Australian, tour marking 50 years of the band. The band is as popular as when they started in '60s, often compared to the famous Rolling Stones (by the way they played together during Rolling Stones concert in Prague). The band’s front man, Petr Janda, is one of the pioneers of rock music in former Czechoslovakia.
28 Nov 2011 00:04
At the commemoration of 22 years since the fall of communism in November 1989 the Czech ambassador Dr Hynek Kmonicek opened an exhibition "The Screeching Seagulls Are Flying Around Me" in the Czechoslovak Country Club in Sydney. The exhibition is dedicated to Dagmar Simkova persecuted by communist regime, she spent 14 years in communist prisons. Following the Russian and Warsaw pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 she emigrated to Australia, she lived in Perth where she died in 1995 at the age of 66.
13 Jul 2011 00:23
Czech Choir Permonik winner of the Australian International Music Festival in Sydney: After their success in New York last year, the Czech Choir Permonik from Karvina didn't disappoint at the 22nd Festival in Sydney that brings a wide range of groups from all around the world to play in famous Sydney Opera House and other great venues around the city.
23 Jun 2011 06:15
Flying Lisa, the project of the Czech school without borders in Paris, has arrived in Sydney. And little Czech and Slovak language students are now drawing pictures and writing a stories about Sydney, Australia and the Czech and Slovak School of Sydney before the little book leaves for Germany.
17 May 2011 03:46
The Museum of the Iron Curtain was opened in a former building of border guards in Valtice on Czech-Austrian border. The museum wants to remind the illegal border-crossing during the communist era and the world behind it when people trying to escape from an oppressive regime were shot at and killed.
15 Mar 2011 05:25
Czechomor is considered to be the world music phenomenon from the Czech Republic and deeply rooted in Moravian village music. Their repertoire reflects the passion and anguish of a region defined by centuries of Ottoman raids and Napoleonic battles and a strong tradition of folk balladry.
19 Dec 2010 23:15
The success of the new Czech and Slovak School in Sydney, bigger than ever anticipated, was on display on Saturday 11th December at the Christmas special, which closed off the first extraordinary year for the school. One hundred children and their parents watched with pride their off springs singing Czech and Slovak Christmas carols. Aussie parents of various backgrounds including English, Irish, New Zealand and Chilean breaking their tongue in, learning the difficult Czech language, joined their children in Christmas festivities.
05 Dec 2010 23:32
This beautiiful gingerbread collection called 'Girls dream', won the Gold medal at the recent Culinary World Cup competition in Luxembourg. The gingerbread was baked and decorated by two Czech high school students from the small town of Vsetin.