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March 2019
FREE
  • Exhibition: JOANNA PIOTROWSKA “ALL OUR FALSE DEVICES”

    Tate Britain

  • March 8 10:00 AM to June 9 6:00 PM
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  • Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG
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    Joanna Piotrowska presents an installation of carefully composed black and white photographs Born in Poland and based in London, Piotrowska has an interest in domestic spaces and man-made environments. For one series of works she asked people in Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Warsaw and London to build makeshift shelters in their homes and gardens, subverting childhood play. Other works present gestures and movements from self-defence manuals, implying violence against women as well as their empowerment. Her photographs and films relate…

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April 2019
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  • Czech Routes: Selected Czechoslovakian Artists in Britain from the Ben Uri and important private collections

    Ben Uri Gallery & Museum

  • April 8 10:00 AM to May 20 5:00 PM
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  • 108a Boundary Road, NW8 0RH
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    Czech Routes is the fourth in Ben Uri’s series of exhibitions designed to highlight the contribution of émigré artists to Britain since 1900, succeeding previous exhibitions on German, Polish and Austrian artists (2017-18). Featuring the work of 21 painters, printmakers and sculptors, many of whom fled to Britain as racial and political refugees from National Socialism, Czech Routes marks the 80th anniversary of Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia on 15th March 1939 (the Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia’s northern frontier, having already ceded to…

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  • Blue Innovations: Contemporary Czech Indigo Prints

    Vitrínka - Czech Centre Gallery

  • April 25 10:00 AM to June 24 6:00 PM
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  • 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W84QY
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    The Blue Innovations exhibition, part of London Craft Week, showcases the work of contemporary Czech designers who create exceptional, high quality hand-made items using traditional indigo printing techniques for decorating fabrics. It will also introduce these techniques, which have been integral to Czech culture for centuries and are now on UNESCO‘s lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The exhibition presents contemporary Czech indigo printing and dyeing production and the only two remaining block printing workshops in the Czech Republic (in Olešnice…

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  • DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa: in UK cinemas from 26 April 2019

  • April 26 8:00 AM to July 8 5:00 PM
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  • Donbass, from director Sergei Loznitsa (A Gentle Creature), winner of the Cannes ‘Un Certain Regard’ Prize for Best Director at the 2018 festival, will be released in cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 26 April 2019. In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth and hatred…

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  • Polish visual artists Piotr Lakomy in London

    The Sunday Painter

  • April 26 10:00 AM to June 8 5:00 PM
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  • 117-119 South Lambeth Road SW8 1XA
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    One Foot Bone Box exhibition 26 April – 8 June 2019 The Sunday Painter 17-119 S Lambeth Rd, London SW8 1XA In the morning I wake up hearing pounding coming from behind the window. It grows.Normal: a bum takes the find. I approach the window. A yellow container, eight, maybe ten, two strollers, couple of already familiar faces. A few larger ones, as if too large. One is frightening: tall, hunched, with a pronounced eyebrow, prominent cheekbones, dusty complexion. A…

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May 2019
£14 (£12 concessions)
  • Czech Roots: BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts

    Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's

  • May 10 1:00 PM to June 14 2:00 PM
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  • 161 Old St, London, EC1V 9NG
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    Immerse yourself in the the rhythms, melodies and folk roots of Czech music, written by composers who drew inspiration from a rich legacy of national tunes. Running parallel to Sir Simon Rattle’s exploration of Czech music, and the folk traditions behind it, with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, this series of BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts at LSO St Luke’s takes a look at solo and chamber music by Czech composers. Friday 10 May 2019 1–2pm Christian Ihle…

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  • Romania’s Art Publications Pack a Punch at Tate Modern

    Tate Modern (Turbine Hall)

  • May 17 6:00 PM to May 19 6:00 PM
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  • Bankside SE1 9TG
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    This year, P U N C H Bucharest returns to the British capital for yet another display of editorial artistry at Offprint London, one of the UK’s largest art publishing fairs. Romania’s fourth consecutive participation at the major event, which takes over Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for a whole weekend in May, also features a talk by graphic designer, illustrator and cartoonist Sorina Vazelina, who will speak about her latest book published by Centrala – ‘Old Farts. Short Stories About…

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  • The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov

    School of Arts, Birkbeck College

  • May 21 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD
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    WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM WHERE: Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD London, United Kingdom Admission: FREE. Reserve your places here Askold Kurov’s documentary follows the show trial of Ukrainian film maker and activist Oleg Sentsov, arrested by the Russian secret services in 2014 for his opposition to the annexation of Crimea. Sentsov rejects the role of a scapegoat and accuses the accusers themselves. The film analyses the workings of the repressive Russian…

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  • Alexandra Pirici Brings ‘Leaking Territories’ to London’s Block Universe

    Imperial War Museum

  • May 22 2:00 PM to May 28 6:00 PM
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  • Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ
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    Performance art’s rising star Alexandra Pirici will take centre stage at London’s Imperial War Museum for the UK premiere of her Leaking Territories (2017), a work that remediates political world events with live bodies at this year’s Block Universe Festival. Originally created for the decennial art exhibition Munster Skulptur Projekte 2017, the performance brings together seven dancers who will conjure up and link actions from different times and spatial realities, revealing the concept of a well-defined, well-enclosed horizontal territory and stable…

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£29.50-£14.50
  • Polish female composer Grażyna Bacewicz at Kings Place

    King's Place

  • May 23 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
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    Southbank Sinfonia will play Bacewicz, Górecki and Lutoslawski 23 May 2019, 7.30pm Kings Place 90 York Way London N1 9AG BOOK NOW A force of nature, Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz wrote seven violin concertos, eight quartets and four symphonies. ‘I run, not walk,’ she said. ‘I speak fast, even my pulse beats faster than normal.’ Lutosławski said, ‘She was born with an incredible wealth of musical talent, an almost fanatical zeal and unwavering faith in her mission.’ Asked if her…

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  • Theatre play ‘A Little Comedy’ in Enfield, London

    Millfield Theatre

  • May 24 7:30 PM to May 27 9:00 PM
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  • Silver St, Edmonton, London, N18 1PJ
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    Please note, this production is in Bulgarian language only. 24.05.2019 (Friday), Millfield Theatre, Enfield, 7.30pm Reserve seats HERE. Most of the great Chekhov’s plays are described as a comedy but most often people come out from the theatre with tears in their eyes. The one-act theatre plays ‘Bear’ and ‘Proposal’ are real comedies. And that’s why this theatrical production engages the virtuoso trio of actors Asen Blatechki, Kalin Vrachanski and Koyna Ruseva. The goal is purely fun, brought by the glamorous acting…

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  • Gheorghe Fikl: The End of History

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • May 28 6:00 PM to June 12 7:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    Gheorghe Fikl, one of Romania’s most original and thought-provoking contemporary artists, opens his first UK solo show at 1 Belgrave Square. The exhibition brings together a selection of large-scale, oil-on-canvas works from three of his recent series, developed during 2015 – 2019: El Angel Exterminador, End of History and Ceilings, paired with two works that will be shown publicly for the first time on this occasion.  The show also includes the screening of Horse, a short film made by French artist Josepha…

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£10 (concessions £8/£7)
  • Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy. Serhii Plokhy in conversation with Luke Harding

    British Library Piazza

  • May 28 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM
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  • 96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
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    On 26 April 1986 at 1:23am a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine exploded. While the authorities scrambled to understand what was occurring, workers, engineers, firefighters and those living in the area were abandoned to their fate. The blast put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation, contaminating over half of Europe with radioactive fallout. Historian Serhii Plokhy talks to journalist and author Luke Harding, drawing on his recent book Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy, winner…

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£5 + booking fee
  • Science Café: Can machine replace an artist?

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • May 30 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Due to the significant advances in use of deep neural networks many people have got the feeling that the problem of transferring the art style is solved and machines today can generate artwork hard to distinguish from canvases of famous painters. Daniel Sykora – the Professor at the Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction at CTU in Prague – will present many pitfalls of using neural network and its alternative, purely algorithmic approach that achieves significantly better results without using…

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June 2019
£7 + booking fee
  • Eva Jiřičná: Boundaries without Boundaries

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • June 6 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    A masterclass with Eva Jiřičná, a world-renowned architect whose far-reaching work transcends physical as well as symbolic boundaries, who talks about her work, inspiration and the role of intuition in her creative process. Combining a sharp conceptual approach with meticulous attention to detail and driven by her love of light and lightness, Eva’s work weaves her cherished materials of glass and metal into elegant yet functional designs that redefine the limits of architecture’s technical potential. She became well known for…

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£30.44 – £37.90
  • SKRYABIN: Ukrainian Band in London

    229 Venue

  • June 9 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 229 Great Portland St. W1W 5PN
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    WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM WHERE: 229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland Street, W1W 5PN London, United Kingdom Admission: £35 Book here Skryabin (Ukrainian: Скрябін, also transliterated as Scriabin or Skriabin) is a famous Ukrainian rock, pop band formed in 1989 in Novoyarivsk, Ukraine. Prominent Ukrainian musician Andriy “Kuzma” Kuzmenko(Ukrainian: Андрій Кузьменко) was the band’s lead singer until his death in 2015. During its existence Skryabin has gone from synthpop to rock and pop…

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£7 (concessions £5)
  • Remembering Jewish Culture in Ukraine: ‘In the Synagogue’ screening & discussion

    Bloomsbury Studio

  • June 17 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH
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    In the Synagogue is a fascinating short film by young Ukrainian director Ivan Orlenko based on an unfinished story by Franz Kafka. One of few works by Kafka to deal with Jewish culture overtly, the story describes a strange vision of a beast that a Jewish boy experiences while praying in a synagogue, a metaphor which could be interpreted in several ways. One of Ukraine’s brightest young directors, Ivan Orlenko, has adapted Kafka’s fragment into a 30-minute film, shot entirely…

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