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2019 British Czech & Slovak Association Writing Competition

The BCSA’s 2019 writing competition is now under way, so do have a go yourself or encourage someone else to enter. 1989 – 2019 is of course the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. So ‘1989’ is the suggested optional theme. You can interpret ‘1989’ as you wish: before and/after, causes and/or effects, then and…

Julia Secklehner | 10/04/2019
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Constantin Brâncuși, Celebrated by the Romanian Cultural Institute throughout 2019

On 19 February, his birthday, the Romanian Cultural Institute pays homage to legendary sculptor Constantin Brâncuși. Since 2015, when this date was declared Constantin Brâncuși Day, it has been a National Holiday in Romania. The Romanian Cultural Institute will dedicate the renowned sculptor a series of grand scale events within the Europalia 2019 Festival, where…

Julia Secklehner | 05/03/2019
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New Poetry from Bulgaria: MARGARITA SERAFIMOVA

“This set includes poems about the anguished euphoria of passionate desire (No. 1), the visionary ontological promise of finding a soulmate (No. 8-9), the transformative power of interpersonal human dedication against the odds (No. 7), as well as poems from the islands of Milos and Ikaria in Greece (No. 3 and 10) and Lamu in Kenya (No. 4-6).…

Julia Secklehner | 22/02/2019
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Book Review: Rachel Karafistan & Kamil Macejko’s “My Parents Are Not My Real Parents” (Centrala, 2017) – ‘truly unique’

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It’s difficult to say what kind of book My Parents really is. Judging by its cover, occupied by wallowing yellow hair and a lot of pink, naked flesh, suspicions are it’s a pop-coloured graphic novel that’s, somehow, a bit naughty. If that’s your assumption, you’d be wrong though. On the first few pages, author Rachel…

Julia Secklehner | 20/02/2019
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Polish Heritage Days 2019: Call for Participation

[from the Polish Cultural Institute] Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2019 Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2019 All application forms available here This year, we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the formal establishment of Polish–British diplomatic relations and the centenary of the renewal of Polish–British bilateral relations. In the atmosphere of friendship and cordiality, we…

Julia Secklehner | 19/02/2019
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EXHIBITION REVIEW: ‘Roman Vishniac Rediscovered’ – “a must-see!”

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With a career spanning over fifty years, photographer Roman Vishniac (1897-1990) has left an impressive legacy, housed at the International Center of Photography in New York (ICP). While relatively few of his photographs were known until recently, the ICP has digitalised much of his estate in 2013, creating a whole website dedicated to his work.…

Julia Secklehner | 11/02/2019
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KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival in London 2019: Opening Night Gala announced as Award-winning Memoir ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE

AWARD-WINNING EXTRAORDINARY ANIMATED MEMOIR ‘ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE’ TO OPEN 17TH KINOTEKA POLISH FILM FESTIVAL IN LONDON   WITH SPECIAL INTRODUCTION FROM ACCLAIMED JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR VICTORIA BRITTAIN   “Rarely less than spectacular” The Hollywood Reporter on ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE   Thursday 31 January 2019 – KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival in London is delighted…

Julia Secklehner | 08/02/2019
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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Old Farts. Short Stories about Aging from Romania’ (Centrala, 2017) by Sorina Vazelina – ‘real and imagined stories, funny and heart-breaking at the same time’

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An unassuming little book from the outside, Old Farts opens up a fantastic world at the inside. Author Sorina Vazelina (Sorina Vasilescu), a graphic storyteller from Romania, has filled the pages with short stories in comic form that talk about aging – candidly self-aware that these thoughts come from someone in their early 30s. The bookconsists…

Julia Secklehner | 14/01/2019
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Susanna Roth Translators Award 2019 – Call for Entries

Czech Centres and the Literary Section of the Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI), Prague, announce the 5th year of the International Competition for Young Translators – The Susanna Roth Prize, named after the celebrated Swiss translator Susanna Roth (1950 – 1997) who made a significant contribution to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad. The…

Julia Secklehner | 31/12/2018
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Open calls for Czech artists and curators

Delfina Foundation is delighted to announce three new open calls for Czech artists and curators in collaboration with Kunsthalle Praha, Arts and Theatre Institute, and Czech Centre London. The three successful applicants will each be awarded a six-week residency in 2019 – two in winter 2019 (March to April) and one in autumn 2019 (October to…

Julia Secklehner | 31/12/2018