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June 2019
£5 + booking fee
  • Simon Mawer: Prague Spring

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • June 18 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    The British writer Simon Mawer will talk about his latest book Prague Spring, a complex love story set amid the drama of 1968, and his fascination with Czech history. Mawer’s novel Mendel´s Dwarf, inspired by Gregor Mendel, one of the fathers of genetics and the abbot of a Brno monastery, was followed by another Brno story, the Man Booker Prize shortlisted The Glass Room revolving around Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s famous Villa Tugendhat. With Prague Spring Mawer transfers his…

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Free
  • STEP BY STEP: Architect-led visit to Eva Jiřičná’s Miles Stair, Somerset House

    Somerset House

  • June 9 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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  • The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
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    Eva Jiřičná’s design of the Miles Stair provides a contemporary yet complementary focal point in the West Wing of Somerset House, a Grade I listed Palladian complex considered as one of the finest examples of English Heritage in London. Architect Duncan Webster from Eva Jiřičná Architects Ltd who supervised the project will talk about the complexity of an ambitious design of a helical stair that wraps an ethereal steel-mesh newel and avoids contact with the historic building fabric and will explore the…

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Concert with drinks and canapés £30
  • The Emmy Destinn Young Singers Concert

    Unnamed Venue

  • June 6 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 22 Mansfield Street, London, W1G 9NR
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    Arias and songs by Dvořák, Janáček and Smetana introduced by Veronika Hyks and performed by finalists of the 2017 Emmy Destinn Foundation Young Singers Awards.     Zita Syme soprano (1st Prize) Erika Mädi Jones soprano (Dvořák Society for Czech and Slovak Music Prize) Samuel Lom bass (Finalist) Panaretos Kyriatzidis pianist (Lady Grenfell-Baines Accompanist’s Prize) An evening of Czech music at the beautiful salon of arts philanthropists Bob and Elisabeth Boas. They host musical evenings which provide performance opportunities to…

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£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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Free
  • Vojtěch Kovařík: Lovers and Fighters

    PUBLIC Gallery

  • June 5 5:00 PM to July 5 5:00 PM
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  • 17 Amhurst Terrace, London, E8 2BT
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    PUBLIC Gallery presents Vojtěch Kovařík’s debut UK solo exhibition LOVERS AND FIGHTERS. The show unveils a new series of paintings in which figures from Greek mythology, classical literature and modern culture come together to blur the boundaries between these two archetypes. In this new series Kovařík departs from depictions of Hulk-like muscle men locked in combat, instead inviting the viewer to engage with these figures as ‘lovers’ as well as ‘fighters’, thereby questioning traditional notions of masculinity. The phrase ‘I’m…

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May 2019
£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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£12/£8
  • European Literature Night: Poetry and Performance with Olga Stehlíková and Tomáš Braun

    British Library

  • May 14 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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  • 96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
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    Explore the intersection between poetry and performance in the work of Czech poet Olga Stehlíková, winner of the prestigious Czech literary prize Magnesia Litera and her musical collaborator Tomáš Braun. Stehlíkova and Braun will introduce their joint project Vejce/Eggs, Czech-English couplets which sit at the edge of poetry, music and spoken word, together with the work of Latvian poet and visual artist Valts Ernstreits, Estonian poet and Nobel Prize nominee Doris Kareva and French musician Francois Atlas. This is contemporary…

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£10
  • Blue Innovations: Contemporary Czech Indigo Prints Workshop

    Czech Centre, London

  • May 12 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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  • 30 Kensington Palace Gardens W8 4QY
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    Step beyond the everyday and create fashion accessories using indigo dyed material with Czech designer and maker Alice Klouzková. Acclaimed Czech fashion designer, curator and lecturer Alice Klouzková will take you to her world of traditional handcraft techniques and their use in contemporary fashion. After a brief introduction to the history of Czech indigo print production and current trends in the application of the techniques she will help you to design and create your own fashion accessories using this unique and…

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£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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£3 In Adv / £5 OTD
  • Thom Artway – UK Tour

    The Troubadour

  • May 8 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM
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  • 263-267 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 9JA
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    A young man with characteristic voice, one guitar and lot of songs that get under your skin. A Czech singer, songwriter and busker, composing in English. Thom Artway is a modern singer-songwriter telling the story of a life with light and melancholic energy. Characterised by a strong voice, humble expression and wistful melodies he travels through folk, rock and pop music. He received two Andel 2016 awards (Czech version of Grammy) in categories the Best Singer and the Best New…

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£7 + booking fee
  • Soldiering on: Czech Freedom Fighters in Great Britain 1940 -1945

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • May 7 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Following the 1939 occupation of Czechoslovakia and French capitulation, more than 4,000 Czechoslovak soldiers arrived in Britain during the summer of 1940 to fight alongside the British. Refugee filmmakers Jiri Weiss and Karel Lamač captured the faces of fellow countrymen (including those stationed at Cholmondeley Castle and the 311 Squadron Coastal Command), as they undertook arduous duties and domestic work such as doing the laundry, peeling potatoes and exercising. With rare footage ranging from the life of a pilot and…

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April 2019
£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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£12.50 /£11.50
  • White Paradise + live musical accompaniment by Tomáš Vtípil

    Barbican Cinema 1

  • April 28 3:00 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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£5
  • Richard Askwith on Unbreakable: The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World’s Most Dangerous Horse Race

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • April 25 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Come and join us for an evening with Richard Askwith, author of an evocative biography of Emil Zátopek, speaking about his new book Unbreakable and Lata Brandisová, the first and only woman to win the Grand Pardubice, the world’s most dangerous steeplechase, defying the Nazis in the process and winning the heart of the nation. Richard will be in conversation with Julian Wilde about the tale of courage and heartbreak, in an age of fear and prejudice: of sexism, class…

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FREE
  • 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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FREE
  • 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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FREE
  • 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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March 2019
£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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FREE but booking essential
  • 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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FREE but booking required
  • 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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  • 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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£25, with concessions at £17
  • Bedřich Smetana’s Opera Libuše at Bloomsbury Theatre

    Bloomsbury Theatre

  • March 18 7:30 PM to March 23 11:00 PM
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  • 15 Gordon Street WC1H OAH
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    In its 68th year University College Opera is continuing its popular tradition of staging lesser-known operas with this year’s production of the British staged premiere of Bedřich Smetana’s Libuše. Returning to the newly refurbished Bloomsbury Theatre, the cast and orchestra, composed of both professionals and members of the student body, will be led by musical director Charles Peebles, with direction by Cecilia Stinton. “O, that she might only choose a husband, capable of restraining passion!” Composed in 1871-72, UCO reimagines Smetana’s Bohemian…

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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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FREE but registration required
  • Film: ‘The Socrates of Prague’

    Regent St. Cinema

  • March 11 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    In 1977, in Prague, a city at the heart of Europe, the philosopher Jan Patočka became the unlikely spokesperson for Charta 77 — a proclamation signed by a number of dissidents and issued to the communist authorities that pointed out the flagrant disregard of the norms of freedom and legality by the Communist authorities in the then Czechoslovakia.   11 MARCH 2019, 6.30 PM Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW As a result of this principled…

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February 2019
£25/£40
  • Glass Rituals: Galerie Kuzebauch at Collect 2019

    Saatchi Gallery

  • February 28 11:00 AM to March 3 6:00 PM
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  • Duke of York's HQ, King's Road SW3 4RY
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    Exhibition Glass Rituals will showcase four distinctive Czech glass artists. The selection aims to show the diversity with which glassmakers approach their creation. The curatorial selection provides a comprehensive picture of contemporary Czech studio-glass created by what is often labelled as the “fairer sex” through intergenerational dialogue of the artists. Klára Horáčková experiments with glass and transforms it intodelicate forms. She uses her art to put forward a vision of evolution – biomorphic and almost otherworldlyobjects from fused glass, resembling…

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£5 + booking fee
  • Science Café: The Wonders of Life

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • February 26 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Why do only 30% of human embryos develop to term? What influences our ability to have children? Or What are the pivotal principles driving the process of the creation of a new life? The Czech embryologist Zuzana Holubcová discusses the fascinating processes occurring inside the human egg cell before and during fertilization, where human life begins. During her postdoctoral research in Cambridge, Dr. Holubcová studied causes of female infertility and described errors originating in the process by which the egg…

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FREE
  • Exhibition: ‘Eyelids mirrored within’

    Tenderpixel

  • February 26 7:00 PM to March 23 5:00 PM
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  • 8 Cecil St, London, WC2N 4HE
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    The exhibition features recent works by Czech and Hungarian artists looking at dreams as a place for resistance and independence. It is a revolt against late-capitalist society, and a desire for a different world where sleep and rest are highly valued. Private view: Tuesday 26 February 2019, 7 – 9pm Exhibition continues until 23 March 2019 Tenderpixel, 8 Cecil Ct, London WC2N 4HE Artists: Zbyněk Baladrán, Barbora Kleinhamplová, Krisztián Kristóf, Randomroutines (Tamás Kaszás, Krisztián Kristóf) and Tereza Stejskalová  Curator: Borbála…

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£5.85
  • Ophelia’s Last Supper – exploring embodiment in film & performance

    Candid Arts Trust

  • February 22 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 3 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ
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    Ophelia’s Last Supper – exploring embodiment in film & performance An evening exploring themes of female embodiment, the effects of sensual and sensory immersion, while testing the loose boundaries between inside and outside, through film and performance. Curated by Tereza Stehlikova, and featuring Amy Neilson Smith, William Summers, Tereza Kamenicka and Nuala Clooney. 22 FEBRUARY 2019, 6.30 PM Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ PROGRAMME includes: A PREMIERE of a short film Ophelia’s Last Supper, 2018 by Tereza Stehlíková…

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£5 + booking fee
  • The Dark Side of Prague with writers Markéta Pilátová and Michal Sýkora and editor Pavel Mandys

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • February 21 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Prague, with its secret courtyards and magical atmosphere, is revealed in a multimedia walk through its mysterious streets with leading Czech writers Markéta Pilátová and Michal Sýkora who wrap the beauty and history of the city into the noir genre and bring its shadiest/darkest corners to life. Extracts from the newly published Prague Noir anthology will be read by actors against a backdrop of the visual and musical Prague landscape to create an unmissable experience. Join the book’s editor Pavel…

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£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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£8.50/ £7
  • Central Bus Station + Q&A with director Tomáš Elšík

    Rio Cinema

  • February 16 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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  • 107 Kingsland High St. E8 2PB
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    Most Israelis pass through the central bus station in south Tel Aviv as fast as they can. It is dirty and decaying, its maze of corridors a haven for drug addicts. The story of an ambitious vision and a flawed realisation is the focus of this award-winning documentary by Czech director Tomáš Elšík. 16 FEBRUARY 2019, 3.30 PM RIO CINEMA, 107 KINGSLAND HIGH ST, LONDON E8 2PB When architect Ram Karmi began work on the design in 1967, it was to…

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January 2019
£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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£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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£17.50 - £25
  • Miroslav Srnka: Triggering

    Milton Court Concert Hall

  • January 17 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Silk Street EC2Y 9BH
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    Triggering, a piece by Czech contemporary music composer Miroslav Srnka will be performed by world-class harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani as part of his contemporary recital at Milton Court.   HPSCHD: Music for Electronics and Harpsichord 17 January 2019, 7.30 pm Milton Court Concert Hall, Silk St, London EC2Y 9BH Programme: Sunleif Rasmussen Quadroforone (world premiere; Barbican commission) Berio Rounds Miroslav Srnka Triggering John Cage Solo VII from HPSCHD Anahita Abbasi Intertwined Distances (UK premiere; commissioned by Mahan Esfahani) Mahan Esfahani harpsichord More information about the event and online booking ———————–…

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£7 + booking fee
  • ‘Jan Palach’ (Sedláček, 2018) + Q&A with director Robert Sedláček

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • January 17 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    On 16 January 1969, the Prague philosophy student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square to protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. He died three days later. He was 21 years old.   Was his act an epilogue or highlight of “Golden Sixties”? A film story about innocence, naivety, loss of illusions and fatal decision. Using available sources director Robert Sedláček reconstructs the final months of Jan Palach´s life describing his path from an affectionate son, a devoted friend,…

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£7 + booking fee
  • ‘Jan Palach’ + Q&A with director Robert Sedláček

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • January 17 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    On 16 January 1969, the Prague philosophy student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square to protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. He died three days later. He was 21 years old. Was his act an epilogue or a highlight of the “Golden Sixties”? A film about innocence, naivety, loss of illusions and a fatal decision. Using available sources director Robert Sedláček reconstructs the final months of Jan Palach´s life describing his path from affectionate son, devoted friend, sensitive…

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£15 including a glass of wine
  • Prague and Innsbruck: the Cultural Patronage of the Archduke Ferdinand II

    Czech and Slovak Embassies

  • January 8 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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  • 24-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    A talk by Caroline Cannon-Brookes, art historian, trained at the Courtauld, teacher at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education. She has led many tours to the Czech Republic to which she is a regular visitor. Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595) was Regent of Bohemia for twenty years in the middle of the 16thcentury. Born the second son of the future Emperor Ferdinand I and Anne of Bohemia, he was highly educated and a cultivated humanist who established a sophisticated…

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2018December 2018
£7
  • Thom Artway (CZ) / Head of Steam

    The Troubadour

  • 09/12/2018 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 263-267 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 9JA
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    Already one of the most respected young musicians in the Czech music scene, this talented artist is ready to be crowned Czech’s best music export. Having already notched up memorable performances at this year’s Great Escape and Europe’s largest music and cultural festival Sziget and won the first Czech Fresh – the music project led to cooperation with UK live promoters to help give an international focus to local music – Thom is ready to announce his first headline UK…

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£15 + booking fee
  • Electro Swing Bohemia Party

    STERN HALL, West London Synagogue

  • 09/12/2018 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 33 Seymour Place, London, W1H 5AU
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    *** A PARTY WITH DJS, LIVE MUSICIANS AND DANCERS INSPIRED BY THE SWING ERA *** This exhilarating party offers the opportunity of immersion in the joyous energy of electro-swing tunes, to take part in a swing dance class, or just have a drink and enjoy the magnificent space of the art-deco Stern Hall. Inspired by the glamorous swing era, we invited the Electro-Swing Bohemia collective, well known for throwing some of the best electro-swing parties in Europe, to bring their…

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£14..10
  • ‘Three Wishes for Cinderella’ (Vorlíček, 1973)

    Gate Cinema

  • 09/12/2018 2:15 PM to 4:00 PM
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  • 87 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JZ
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    This charming and colourful version of the Cinderella story contains all the expected ingredients – and a whole load more besides. Long before the belated absorption of feminism into Hollywood’s modern fairy tale adaptations brought a new generation of feisty young women to cinema screens, Three Wishes For Cinderella imagined a smart and sassy heroine. Despite her grim family circumstances, Popelka (Šafránková) has no intention of falling into the arms of her princely suitor (Trávníček) before putting him through his…

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