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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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FREE
  • mini wonders exhibition – czech toys past and present

    Vitrínka - Czech Centre Gallery

  • September 14 6:30 PM to October 14 6:00 PM
Open
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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. The early 20th century saw their story begin, and it has been intensively explored and developed since then. Drawing attention to unique Czech 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…

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FREE
  • Hotel Praha by Sigmar and OKOLO

    First Floor

  • September 15 10:00 AM to September 23 6:00 PM
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  • 3 Yeoman's Row, London, SW3 2AL
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    London-based design gallery Sigmar and Czech creative collective OKOLO present a showcase of original pieces from the emblematic Hotel Praha in Prague, an architectural symbol of late communist rule, which was demolished in 2014. The exhibition presents the history and the architectural, design and art significance of this masterpiece of socialist hospitality, alongside selected furniture pieces that were created for the interiors of the hotel which survived the demolition. Completed in 1981, the hotel was commissioned by the Communist party…

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October 2018
£14.10/£13.10
  • FILM: “Lost in Munich” ( Zelenka, 2015) + discussion with Vít Smetana and Peter Neville

    Gate Cinema

  • October 6 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • 87 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JZ
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    A witty farce about the French prime minister’s parrot, a witness to the Munich Conference who reveals its secrets decades later, wounded national pride and the perils of filmmaking. Sir P, a 90-year-old parrot who once belonged to the French prime minister responsible for signing the 1938 Munich Agreement which forced Czechoslovakia to cede much of its borders to Germany, finds himself at a press conference in Prague as a living relic of the time. Repeating the controversial statements of…

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£14, £12; children/students £5
  • West London Sinfonia Plays Smetana’s Má vlast

    St Michael's Church Bedford Park

  • October 13 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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  • Bath Road, London, W4 1TT
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    To mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia, one of London’s leading amateur orchestras plays Bedrich Smetana’s superb cycle of six tone poems celebrating in music the landscape, legends and folklore of the Czech nation. Programme: Elizabeth Maconchy: Proud Thames Smetana: Má vlast (My Country) Conductor: Marc Dooley Leader: Iwona Boesche Tickets: £14, £12; children/students £5 Book online at www.westlondonsinfonia.org West London Sinfonia One of London’s leading amateur orchestras, West London Sinfonia was founded in 1970  It performs…

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