Also posted on the Prague Monitor here. The past two years have been difficult for many of us. The lockdowns, isolation, endless debates and ever-changing rules all contributed to feelings of being overwhelmed and losing control of our lives. Reality itself seemed uncertain. People handled this in various ways, not all of them healthy (yes, my alcohol consumption increased noticeably). Most of us know that escapism is not the way to go; facing your fears and worries head-on is the only way to overcome them. But that’s a difficult step to take, or at least it was for me. I managed to do it, though it left me wondering what else I could do to take back control of my
One of the most significant, inspiring, and tragic events of this year are Belorussian protests, which happened in response to unfair elections and quickly spread all over the world. Now, they are also held as protests against police brutality, authoritarian regimes, and suppression of freedom. Prague and Brno also joined in to support Belorussian citizens with marches, rallies, and solidarity campaigns. Proud and free, people marched with Belorussian historical white-red-white flags. The gallery of photos from the 16th August’s march “Svobodné Bělorusko 2020” is courtesy of Jamie Marshall, who went to support brave Belorussians and document this beautiful moment. No related posts.
A pictorial journey through this year’s Prague Fringe Festival by our friend and photographer Patrick McKitrick. Kafka’s Ape YILILIZA (South Africa), A solo performance about a primate’s struggle to overcome the confines of captivity. The play explores the complexities of identity in post-apartheid South Africa and in the human race in general. 2015 Silver Ovation Award, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. All photos: Patrick McKitrick. Cat Loud’s Torch Songs Critically-acclaimed Scottish singer and cabaret performer Cat Loud makes her European debut with an intimate, soulful celebration of melancholy jazz, characterised by her trademark dusky vocals and comedic ennui. ‘Perfect nightcap… Stunning!’ Graham Norton. All Photos: Patrick McKitrick Sarah Kendall The star of BBC Radio 4’s hit Australian Trilogy brings her inimitable