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November 2018
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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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2019March 2019
  • Crystal Bride at London Bridal Fashion Week 2019

    ExCeL London

  • March 24 9:00 AM to March 26 5:00 PM
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  • Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL
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    Crystal Bride, a new Czech fashion brand focused mainly on wedding gowns will present their Collection AW 19/20 at this year’s London Bridal Fashion Week. The collection is inspired mainly by Czech Cubism and Art Deco. Therefore, the bridal dresses are clean, regular, sleek, glittering, well-balanced, harmonious, geometric silhouettes with bold details and high-quality materials. Bridal gowns are easily recognisable for glamorous asymmetrical slim silhouettes and bold details. About the designer – MIRKA HORKÁ Czech designer Mirka Horká was awarded…

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  • A Celebration of Czechoslovak Culture in Wartime Britain

    Senate House Library

  • March 27 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU
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    *** Free illustrated talk by Jana Burešová *** Although Czechoslovakia was headline news in 1938/39, little was known about its cultural heritage. Patriotic exiles in Britain therefore determined to preserve their cultural identity, and to host multi-faceted events at the Czechoslovak Institute and elsewhere. The Communist-inspired Czechoslovak-British Friendship Club, the Czechoslovak army’s SOKOL branch, and regional clubs also played key roles within the Anglo-Czechoslovak community. Dr Burešová is a committee member of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies,…

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  • The Bell of Treason – The Munich Agreement and its Aftermath

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • March 27 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    *** A historic lecture and a presentation by Professor Pierre E. Caquet *** The Munich Agreement doomed the first Czechoslovak Republic, paving the way for its March 1939 invasion by Nazi Germany eighty years ago. Chamberlain famously proclaimed ‘peace for our time’ on his return from the Munich conference, while Daladier muttered: ‘the fools, if only they knew what they are cheering’. The Czechoslovaks knew all along. As for the Germans, they were not as united behind Hitler as is…

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£12/£8
  • Diary as Art Form: Jiří Kolář and Diary 1968

    Knowledge Centre

  • March 29 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB
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    Jiří Kolář was a key figure of the Czech avant-garde. Already an exceptional poet, he turned to collage techniques for his remarkable Diary 1968. This bore witness to the events of the Prague Spring and its later suppression by Soviet forces, in a series of multi layered collages of texts, newspaper cuttings, paintings, leaflets and other found matter. A talk by curator and artist Milena Kalinovská. FRIDAY 29 MARCH 2019, 7.15 PM Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London…

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April 2019
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  • Olga Stehlíková at The European Poetry Festival

    Rich Mix

  • April 6 7:30 PM to April 7 9:00 PM
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  • 35-47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    Czech poet, editor and critic Olga Stehlíková is coming to The European Poetry Festival, which is bringing over 70 of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic literary and avant-garde poets to London, Norwich, Manchester, and Dublin for 9 events over 2 weeks in April. Olga Stehlíková will take part in the following two events: The European Camarade April Saturday 6th, 7.30 pm / Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA Free event A remarkable event where 34 poets in 17 pairs…

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£12.50 (£11.50)
  • White Paradise + live musical accompaniment by Tomáš Vtípil

    Barbican Cinema 1

  • April 28 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • Silk St. EC2Y 8DS
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    The UK premiere of a restored box office hit from 1924 starring Anny Ondra and Karel Lamač in the role of naïve orphan Nina and escaped convict Ivan. In the snowy landscape of a desolate region, the orphan Nina (Anny Ondra) serves customers in a coaching inn, quarrelling with its owner, while Ivan (Karel Lamač), who has been jailed for embezzlement, escapes from prison to bring medicine to his dying mother. Hiding from the pursuing police in the inn’s cellar, Ivan meets…

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