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March 2018
FREE
  • The Making of United Romania: The Greatest Romanian Story Ever Told

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • March 14 10:00 AM to December 31 5:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    We continue our year-long exploration of the Romanian Unification of 1918 with the launch of the only website in English to comprehensively tell the story of this fantastic achievement. Created by the Romanian Cultural Institute in collaboration with several partners, the website, called ‘The Making of United Romania’, provides an essential, dynamic and easy to access information about the creation of Greater Romania. With opening remarks by RCI President Liliana Țuroiu and Ambassador Dan Mihalache. Interventions by RCI Director Dorian…

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September 2018
  • Exhibition: ‘Mini Wonders – Czech Toys Past and Present’

    Vitrínka - Czech Centre Gallery

  • September 14 10:00 AM to October 18 5:00 PM
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  • 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W84QY
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    From Fatra to Merkur, Czech toys have a long and successful history both in their homeland and abroad. Early 20th century saw their story begin, and it has been intensively explored and developed since then. Drawing attention to this unique craftmanship, the “Mini Wonders” exhibition presents modern toy design as well as designs dating back almost a hundred years. Since the first design was born in 1920, Czech toys have made a name for themselves internationally. They saw an unprecedented…

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  • Yelena Popova: Her Name is Prometheus (Exhibition)

    L’etrangere

  • September 20 11:00 AM to November 9 5:00 PM
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  • 44a Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3PD
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    L’étrangère is pleased to present Her Name is Prometheus, a solo exhibition of Yelena Popova’s latest work, developed during her residency at Art House in Wakefield earlier this year. Popova was moved by the declining presence of sporting goods manufacture in the region and the story of Klaus Fuchs, a theoretical physicist (atomic spy) incarcerated in HMP Wakefield during the 1950’s. Popova’s fascination in nuclear history and materiality informs her interest in the most deadly of man-made materials Plutonium, crucial…

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£0.00 - £16.50
  • Monika Sosnowska & Alicja Kwade at Hayward Gallery

    Southbank Centre

  • 26/09/2018 10:00 AM to 07/01/2019 5:00 PM
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  • Belvedere Road SE1 8XX
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    Space Shifters exhibition until January 2019 Until 6 January 2019 Hayward Gallery Southbank Centre 337-338 Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX BOOK NOW This major group exhibition brings together sculptures and installations that explore perception and space. Featuring 20 artists and spanning a period of roughly 50 years, the exhibition includes innovative, minimalist sculpture from the 1960s as well as recent works that extend the legacy of this ‘optical’ minimalism in different ways. It also features new commissions that have been…

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  • Anna Hulačová: Graceful ride

    Kunstraum

  • September 29 6:00 PM to November 17 6:00 PM
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  • 21 Roscoe Street, London, EC1Y 8PT
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    In Anna Hulačová: Graceful ride, table–like horizontal surfaces are inset with abstracted forms which mutate from cell structures, micro-organisms or insect’s internal organs, within a biosphere of variable proportions. This unknown micro–macro space is the ground into which the artist plants a web of symbolic citations, from tradition, mythology and history. Hulačová’s visual language is expressed through her work’s materiality: cement surfaces of varying textures are applied to underlying sub-structures; smooth planes of cement, or inset aluminium and paper panels…

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October 2018
£100/ 10-week module
  • Belgravia Speaks Romanian

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • October 1 6:30 AM to December 3 8:30 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    “You live a new life with every new language you speak.” – Czech proverb Nurture your sense of adventure and join us for our next instalment of linguistic and cultural discoveries! Our Romanian language course continues this autumn with another set of classes held at our welcoming Belgravian premises, the perfect meeting place for old and new friends alike. This fifth module is aimed at those who have already acquired some basic knowledge of the language and offers a thorough…

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£10
  • Explaining and Documenting Ukraine’s Famine: New Research Findings from the UK

    Ukrainian Institute

  • October 18 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 79 Holland Park, London , W11 3SW
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    October 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm £10 WHEN: 18 October 2018, 7pm WHERE: Ukrainian Institute, 79 Holland Park, London Admission: This is a ticketed event. £10 per person. Ticlet price includes free wine reception after the talk. Please book your tickets here. This event is organised by the Ukrainian Institute London. As we approach the centenary of Ukraine’s famine of the 1930s, we are yet to understand its scale and mechanism. There’re not many witnesses left, but the archival documents, written testimonies and photographic evidence allow researchers to…

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£18 – £25
  • South Social Meets Poland

    Theatre Peckham

  • October 20 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 221 Havil Street, London, SE5 7SD
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    Film and food event in Peckham 20 October 2018, 6pm Theatre Peckham 221 Havil Street SE5 7SD London BOOK NOW SOUTH SOCIAL MEETS POLAND is a tribute to Poland and to its most promising director, Pawel Pawlikowski. IDA is a film that will blow your mind, so charged with history, secrets, love and violence.
In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in…

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  • BoysPlayNice for Rückl

    Vitrínka - Czech Centre Gallery

  • October 22 10:00 AM to November 25 6:00 PM
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  • 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W84QY
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    Award-winning Czech photography studio BoysPlayNice present stunning glass design created by Rony Plesl for Czech glassworks Rückl through a bespoke exhibition combining photography and glass objects. The Rückl family glassworks is renowned for top-quality cut crystal since 1846. They recently received the Czech Grand Design Award for their new collection created under the artistic directorship of Rony Plesl, himself one of the most acclaimed Czech product designers, known mainly in the field of glass design and for his original glass…

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  • Lada Vyvialová at Czech Nano Day

    Czech and Slovak Embassies

  • October 23 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • 24-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Work by Czech fashion designer Lada Vyvialová will be shown as part of Czech Nano Day, a presentation of Czech companies and research centres from the field of nanotechnology organised by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London in cooperation with the CzechInvest London. Lada Vyvialová fashion brand combines simple balanced design with the licenced nanotechnology NanoAg. This unique connection gives its timeless simple design an extra value. The fabrics are tested as a health support agent helping keep…

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  • Czech Philharmonic at the Royal Academy of Music

    Royal Academy of Music

  • October 24 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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  • Marylebone Rd, London, NW1 5HT
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    The Czech Philharmonic’s collaboration with the Academy is a highlight of Czech Week in London, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia. Over the course of two days, the Academy will be alive with activity, including chamber concerts, masterclasses, talks and an Open Academy project working with people living with dementias, culminating in a performance by the Czech Philharmonic conducted by the Academy’s Klemperer Chair of Conducting, Semyon Bychkov, in his first season as Chief Conductor and Music…

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free but please RSVP
  • Dash Café: The Myths of Europe

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • October 24 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    The rape of Europa, 12 gold stars and Turks at the gates of Vienna…Behind the present lies the past and behind the past lie the myths. We look beyond nations, politics, culture, history, and geography to explore the legends and stories that give us our sense of Europe today. Expect illuminating conversation and surprising music delivered with the usual Dash Arts swagger. Dash Cafés are free but please RSVP.  

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  • Zorka Ságlová @ Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance

    Nottingham Contemporary

  • 27/10/2018 8:00 AM to 27/01/2019 5:00 PM
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  • The acclaimed Czech artist Zorka Ságlová will be showcased in major group exhibition which looks and explores resistance movements and alternative forms of living from a gendered perspective across the world and spanning the late nineteenth century to the present. With over 100 exhibits by some 40 practitioners, Still I Rise presents the way in which resistance has been approached by visual artists, writers, architects, designers and activists, working as individuals or in groups. It takes place within a global context, referring…

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£10/£15
  • 1918: A New Europe on Film

    British Library

  • October 27 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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  • 96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
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    Reflecting on a century of film from 1918’s new European nations The end of global conflict in 1918 also marked the beginning of many nation states in Europe. How has this formative period been represented by the cinema of these nations? How can those representations be thought of alongside a shifting concept of national identity? This study day brings together leading scholars on the film of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, and the Baltic and Nordic regions to…

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£12.50
  • St. Wenceslas (Kolár, 1929) + live musical accompaniment by Cappella Mariana

    Barbican Centre

  • October 28 3:30 AM to 5:30 PM
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  • A landmark in Czech cinema, this historical epic is the only film to attempt to reveal the life of the country’s patron saint. A milestone in Czech cinema history, this silent epic was the most expensive Czech film to date, with the largest set constructed in Europe to accommodate an all-star cast of over a hundred, together with 1,000 extras for the lavish battle scenes. Its team of cinematographers included Jan Stallich (Ecstasy) and Otto Heller, who later worked with Max Ophuls and Laurence Olivier, as…

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£7 + booking fee
  • The Birth of Czechoslovakia: Myth and Reality

    The Czech Embassy

  • October 30 7:00 PM
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  • 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Exactly 100 years ago, at the end of the First World War, a new state of Czechoslovakia was created in central Europe. For many this ‘national state’ of Czechs and Slovaks was a dream come true: it gave rise to the myth that the next twenty years were a golden age of Czech history. But how true was this? How stable or viable was the first Czechoslovak state? Did problems lie in the very way it was created out of…

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November 2018
£12(£7)
  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘President Blaník’ (Najbrt, 2018)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 2 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    In this spin-off of the popular Blanik Bureau series , lobbyist Tonda Blanik sets off to become the Czech president in the 2018 presidential election and sell the country to China. Tonda Blanik, a fictional Czech lobbyist and spin doctor, announces his candidacy for the 2018 Czech presidential elections promising corruption, butter and lithium to all. Despite collecting over 100,000 signatures, he misses the deadline for registration. Not willing to give up his plan to sell the Czech Republic to…

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£12(£7)
  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘Barefoot’ (Svěrák, 2017)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 2 8:20 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    The Czech filmmakers behind the 1997 Oscar winner ‘Kolya’ return with a coming-of-ager about an eight-year-old boy growing up during WWII. Jan and Zdeněk Svěrák, the father and son duo behind the Oscar-winning Kolya, have teamed up to adapt Zdeněk Svěrák’s autobiographical novel set during WWII. A prequel to their Oscar-nominated Elementary School, the film follows the adventures of eight-year-old Eda and his family forced to move from Prague to rural exile. Unlike his parents Eda doesn’t perceive the danger of…

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£12 (£7)
  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘The White World According to Daliborek’ (Klusák, 2017)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 3 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    An absurdly funny, laceratingly smart and ultimately chilling glimpse into the tragicomic life of a down-at-heel Czech neo-Nazi. Dalibor K. lives with his social media obsessed mum, makes amateur horror films and writes angry songs posting them on YouTube. He hates his job, gypsies, Jews, refugees, gays, spiders, dentists and Angela Merkel. He also hates his life but doesn’t know how to change it. Pushing 40 he has never had a real relationship and when he finally finds a girlfriend…

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£12 (£7)
  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestivak: ‘Insects’ (Švankmajer, 2018)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 3 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    An amateur drama troupe rehearse the Čapek Brothers’ The Insect Play exploring human/insect characters in the latest from surrealist director Jan Švankmajer. An amateur drama group led by a highly-strung director who also takes on the role of Mr Cricket rehearses the Čapek Brothers’ The Insect Play.  The actors’ lives intertwine with the characters; the director’s wife becomes Mrs. Cricket flirting with the young actor playing the Wasp while Larva, interested only in her knitting, is horrified by her fellow…

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£12 (£7)
  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘Bear with Us’ (Pavlíček, 2018) + Q&A with director Tomáš Pavlíček and actress Ivana Chýlková

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 3 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    A deadpan comedy about a family spending a final night in their weekend cottage is a reminder of the early films of Milos Forman and Jaroslav Papoušek’s Homolka trilogy. A middle aged couple (Ivana Chýlková and David Vávra) decides to sell their beloved but no longer visited weekend cottage bringing the whole reluctant family under its roof for one last time. An effortless portrayal of an often dysfunctional family with grandma trading food and insults, granddad suffering from Alzheimer’s, and…

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£12 (£7)
  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘Angel of the Lord 2’ (Strach, 2016) + Workshop for children

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 4 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    Petronel, an inept angel and Uriah,his devil side-kick are sent to Earth to retrieve the Apple of Knowledge in this humorous and award-winning family fairytale. A humorous adventure featuring inept angel Petronel and Uriah, his devil side-kick. Wanting a better job than guarding Heaven´s gate, Petronel listens to Uriah and plucks the Apple of Knowledge but lets it fall to Earth.  God’s wrath sends them into the human world to retrieve it. Arriving in the middle of St Nicholas’celebrations when…

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£12 (£7)
  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘Červená’ (Sommerová, 2017)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 4 4:15 PM to 6:30 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    An inspiring portrait of a fascinating, indefatigable woman, the vivacious and utterly charming world-famous 92-year-old opera singer Soňa Červená. The charming and vivacious 92-year-old opera singer, Soňa Červená tells her incredible personal story reflecting 20th century European history. Having lost her father in a Nazi concentration camp and her surviving mother in a communist prison after the communist takeover, Soňa herself, now a celebrated artist, began to fear for her life. Taking advantage of an invitation to join the Berlin…

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£12 (£7)
  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘Winter Flies’ (Omerzu, 2018)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 4 6:05 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    A delightfully unsentimental and joyful road movie through the Czech countryside featuring two teenage boys making a break from home in a stolen Audi. Mára, a tough-talking teen and Heduš, eccentric and permanently positive, set off on an adventure in a stolen Audi with no aim other than the desire to experience and enjoy. Driving through a winter landscape the unlikely pair, harmlessly fantasising about sexual prowess and joining the French Foreign Legion, encounter the adverse world of adults –…

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£12 (£7)
  • MADE IN PRAGUE Filmfestival: ‘The Interpreter’ (Šulík, 2018) + Q&A with director Martin Šulík

    Regent St. Cinema

  • November 4 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    An odd-couple road trip featuring the son of a Nazi officer with his translator, an older Jewish Slovak who believes the officer murdered his family. Ali Ungár (Jiri Menzel), an 80-year-old-translator, travels to Vienna to look for the former SS officer responsible for his parents’ execution but finds only his son Georg (Toni Erdmann’s Peter Simonischek). Intrigued by the visit and his father´s letters from his time in Slovakia Georg hires Uli to help him trace his father’s journey. Embarking…

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  • Spotlights: Markéta Luskačová

    Millbank

  • 05/11/2018 10:00 AM to 19/04/2019 5:00 PM
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  • London, SW1P 4RG
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    The acclaimed Czech photographer Markéta Luskačová takes part in a regularly changing in-depth displays in Tate Britain’s Spotlights series. Luskačová who lives and works in London, reflects on a changing city in her portraits of London life. Everything she diligently photographed through the 70s, 80s and 90s and to a lesser degree, up to a present day, is a record of the end of the era of the Jewish Saturday markets of the East End, of which some don’t exist…

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£7 + booking fee
  • ‘The Limits of Work’ (Rychlíková, 2017)

    The Czech Embassy

  • November 8 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Journalist Saša Uhlová spent six months exploring working conditions in the worst-paid jobs in the Czech Republic; in a hospital washroom, at a poultry plant, behind a cash register and at a waste sorting facility. Her experience formed the basis of a very personal series of reports about people doing invisible jobs under shocking conditions, published on the A2larm.cz website. Apolena Rychlíková has turned these articles into a documentary film consisting of scenes shot at Uhlová’s home and of video…

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£12 - £25
  • Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

    Royal Festival Hall

  • November 11 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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  • Belvedere Road, London, SE18XX
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    Part of Classical Season 2018/19 11 November 2018, 12pm Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX BOOK NOW Experience Henryk Górecki’s profoundly moving Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, performed by the London Sinfonietta on Armistice Day. A symphony of three movements, Górecki’s Symphony No.3 contemplates war through the perspective of a grieving parent or child. It features three Polish texts, from a 15th-century lament of Mary, mother of Jesus, an 18-year-old woman’s inscription on the wall of a…

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£24.50 - £29.50
  • Komeda’s Incarnations

    Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

  • November 21 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Belvedere Road, London, SE18XX
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    A Celebration of Krzysztof Komeda’s World 21 November 2018, 7.30pm Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall  Belvedere Road  London SE1 8XX BOOK NOW A half century after the death of the iconic Polish composer, a terrific combination of Polish and UK artists tell the full story of Komeda’s life, music and legacy, with a stunning visual backdrop of rare and archive movie clips and interviews with his collaborators and family. Krzysztof Komeda is an iconic figure in Polish contemporary culture,…

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Early bird tickets (until 15th Oct): £20 / After: £23-£26
  • A Dog’s Heart by Bulgakov

    Canada Water Culture Space

  • November 22 7:30 AM to November 24 3:00 PM
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  • 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR
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    A Dog’s Heart Stage adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s famous novel by London based Russian company Xameleon Theatre A brilliant medical professor transplants human hypophysis into a stray dog and creates a monstrous man who turns on his creator… Xameleon Theatre is presenting its previously sold-out show – A Dog’s Heart – a contemporary adaptation of Master and Margarita’s author Mikhail Bulgakov’s satiric masterpiece. A Dog’s Heart written in 1925, set in the surrealistic world, and featuring a stray dog named…

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