For culture in the spirit of Indian summer
Late summer and early autumn mean, among other things, celebrations of fashion and design, new theatre repertoires and the promise of vintage. While the diary is starting to fill up with work or school tasks, there are also events that will definitely still find a space in your schedule.
Before you dive into the whirlwind of fashion and design, stop by 1. September at Prague’s Střelecký ostrov, where the National Theatre opens its new season in style from 2 pm. You will enjoy dance and singing performances by artists from across the company, discussions with artists from the Ballet, Drama, Opera and Laterna magika. This event also symbolically marks the end of the theatre holidays. While the offer of the galleries is not too different from the summer one and interesting exhibitions launched during the summer months are still running, the theatres are already fine-tuning new programmes and casts. There are also a number of wine festivals around the country, so you can improve your mood not only at the Prague Prosecco Fest.
The most anticipated event this autumn is Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week. A selection of the best that the domestic fashion scene has to offer will take place this year from 3. to 9. September. The shows, which are part of an international network of fashion weeks held in New York, Sydney, Copenhagen, Milan and Paris, will take place mainly at the Mystic Skatepark Štvanice and the accompanying programme traditionally includes not only vernissages or Smetanaq Talk, but also a preview of the film The Triangle of Sadness this autumn.
Just a little later, Prague Art Week takes place, which will take place over seven days from 9. to 15. September will present the best of the programme of Prague’s leading museums and galleries. In addition to openings and exhibitions, you can already plan an interesting accompanying programme with the participation of important personalities from the Czech Republic and abroad. Photographer Marie Tomanová, who will appear in Superstudio at the New Stage of the National Theatre and who has succeeded in New York, also collaborates with Vogue CS. The opening of the festival will take place on the piazzetta of the National Theatre, where the competition for the best NFT will also be announced, organized by the Artefin Gallery.
Another event where you can’t miss is the biggest annual design show in our country. Mark Designblok in your diary as one of the 5. a 9. October. Topic 24. The festival will focus on the use of natural materials, traditional Czech crafts and environmental issues. Designblok will have two main exhibition houses this year. Gabriel Loci will be focused mainly on the presentation of contemporary international design news and will include, among other things, a thematically themed central exhibition Designérie. The Museum of Decorative Arts will host a separate PRALES theme and will exclusively feature creators and companies with Czech roots.
In October, don’t miss the Signal Festival. It traditionally takes place before the change of winter time, this year from 13. to 16. October, so you can enjoy the dark evenings in Prague to the fullest. Either you will see the capital in a new light, or it may entice you to pay a long-delayed visit. You can look forward to video mapping, projections and impressive installations. The festival, which connects contemporary visual art, urban space and modern technology, turning building facades and night streets into an open-air projection screen, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Among other things, it will bring a completely new route in the new city district and, of course, it will traditionally support the youngest generation of Czech artists.