On Wednesday morning, 3 August, the tables from Prague’s dinner on Charles Bridge will come to Old Town Square for a breakfast event from 6:00 to 10:00.
The organizer is the well-known Prague café owner and ‘cultural activist Ondřej Kobza, the “brain” behind a bevy of cultural projects that have sprung up in recent years.
He began by installing pianos outdoors, encouraging passers-by to tickle the ivories. He then fashioned old school desks into public chess tables and placed “poetry jukeboxes” on squares that literally pipe out verses, voiced by the likes of Jaroslav Seifert. His latest project it’s the rooftop terraces of the Lucerna Palace built by Václav Havel’s grandfather a century ago.
The 500 meters-long table will be installed around the monument to Jan Hus. It will be decorated with white tablecloths and vases with wildflowers.
“The table is a powerful symbol. Families gather behind it, letters are written and peace agreements are signed. King Arthur’s knights gathered at the Round Table. The rules are: everyone can come, you just need to bring some food and ideally share it with a neighbor.
“It can be something simple, such as grapes or cookies. And if someone wants, can bake at home cakes or make sandwiches. Someone can drink a morning coffee, someone – champagne. The idea of breakfast is to enjoy the deserted Old Town Square”, said Kobza.
To guarantee your place, the organizers recommend that you register free of charge. However, if someone is late with the registration, you can come without it. The free spaces will be released gradually.