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October 2018
  • 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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November 2018
FREE
  • 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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2019January 2019
£10/£5
  • A Czechoslovak minister in exile

    Czech and Slovak Embassies

  • January 22 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 24-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Ladislav Feierabend managed the impossible: he was a member of the war-time Protectorate government and at the same time head of a resistance group in contact with Edvard Beneš in London. So when a messenger was captured and forced to reveal everything, in January 1940 Feierabend embarked on an escape worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster. He eventually joined Beneš’s government-in-exile as finance minister before returning to Prague in 1945. After the communist coup in February 1948, Feierabend went into hiding…

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£7 pounds + booking fee
  • Revolution Begins at Home: The Women of Czech Dissent

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • January 24 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    An evening dedicated to women active in the Czech dissent movement and Charter 77 during the Czechoslovak communist regime of the 1970s and 1980s and the ways in which women engaged in the different currents of political and cultural resistance. Sociologist and gender scholar Marcela Linková and journalist Naďa Straková will be joined by former dissident Kamila Bendová and writer, editor and dissident kid Tobiáš Jirous to talk about the recent publications Revolution Begins at Home: The Women of Czech…

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February 2019
£10/£5
  • Amnesty International and Prisoners of Conscience in Czechoslovakia (CSSR)

    Czech and Slovak Embassies

  • February 19 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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  • 24-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Susan Jenkinson will describe work at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in the team concerned with Prisoners of Conscience in Czechoslovakia (CSSR) in the 1980s. Julia Sherwood, who was also at the International Secretariat at that time, but in another team, will outline the case of her father, Prisoner of Conscience, Jan Ladislav Kalina, imprisoned in Slovakia 1972-73. Free admission for members of the BCSA, £10 for non-members, full-time students £5. Registration is necessary for all on Eventbrite or…

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March 2019
FREE
  • Panel Discussion: Marie Schmolka, the Forgotten Heroine Who Saved Thousands from the Holocaust

    The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocid

  • March 14 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • 29 Russell Square WC1B 5DP
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    Most have heard the name of Sir Nicholas Winton, a young British stockbroker who volunteered with the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia in 1938. But humanitarian rescue of thousands of refugees, from Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia, was a collective effort. And more often then not, it was led by women. Marie Schmolka, a Prague Zionist who was one of the main figures of European refugee assistance on the eve of the Second World War, was one of these leaders.…

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