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June 2019
£17.50 / Concession £13.50 / 16-25years £10.00
  • Oysland at Tara Theatre

    Tara Arts Centre

  • June 28 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • Earlsfield, London, SW18 4ES
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    Oysland celebrate the influence other cultures have had on the secular Ashkenazi musical tradition. They reimagine music from times past, exploring the connections between Klezmer and other co-territorial traditions. Drawing on the Polish and Slovakian roots of its band members, they delve into century-old lullabies, exuberant wedding dances and peculiar hay-making stories. WHY? Winners of the World Music Network Battle of the Bands 2017 Tickets: £17.50 / Concession £13.50 / 16-25years £10.00

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March 2019
FREE but booking required
  • IAS Turbulence: Ilona Németh on the Turbulent Geohistories of Sugar

    IAS Common Room

  • March 13 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • Ground Floor South Wing, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
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    A presentation by artist Ilona Németh of Eastern Sugar, her acclaimed work on the post-communist decline of the Slovak sugar beet industry, with interventions by spatial practitioners Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) and art historian Leon Wainwright (Open University), moderated by Maja and Reuben Fowkes (PACT UCL). This event is free. Event Information In her Eastern Sugar project, Bratislava-based artist Ilona Németh investigates the pathologies of economic transition, uncovering its roots in the flawed mechanism of privatisation…

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2018September 2018
FREE but registration required
  • Dash Arts Cafe: Art on the Brink of Brexit

    Rich Mix

  • 26/09/2018 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 35-47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    Kicking off the autumn series, our Café in September focuses on UK-based international artists and Brexit. We will explore their current work and what impact Brexit is having on their practice and their relationship to Europe. Join us for an evening of conversation and performance, with theatre-maker, producer and dramaturg Miriam Sherwood, ThereThere theatre and performance artist and writer Bojana Janković, stand-up comedian and co-founder of EE Com Fest Victor Pătrășcan, and excerpts of music and performance from Miriam Sherwood’s autobiographical contemporary cabaret piece “Rendezvous…

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July 2018
  • Exhibition: ‘Another Europe’

    Kings Cross Area, London

  • 12/07/2018 6:00 PM to 09/09/2018 5:00 PM
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  • To celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage and Austria’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Austrian Cultural Forum London in collaboration with the Representation of the European Commission in the UK and EUNIC (European Union National Institutes of Culture) presents Another Europe, an outdoor exhibition of photographs, around the Kings Cross area of London, exploring the diversity of European Heritage. Images of NATO observation towers by Belgian photographer Els van den Meersch contrast with those of…

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June 2018
£12 (£7)
  • Central Europe in Shorts

    Regent St. Cinema

  • 03/06/2018 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    Discover Central Europe, this familiarly strange part of the world, through the best of recent animated and live action short films that are adorably self-ironic and inspiring. Here comes the V4: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. CENTRAL EUROPE IN SHORTS 1 Central Europe Animated 90 mins 3 June 2018, 1 pm Book online Just like Central Europe, animation speaks many different languages and has several faces. It can be light-hearted and funny while addressing serious contemporary issues at…

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2017May 2017
£5 (redeemable against book)
  • LITERATURE: Slovak Euro Stars at Waterstones Piccadilly – with Balla and Ivana Dobrakovova

    Waterstones Piccadilly

  • 17/05/2017 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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  • 203 - 206 Piccadilly W1J 9HD
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    ‘Join the European Literature Network for a Euro Stars evening with Slovak authors Balla and Ivana Dobrakovova and translator Julia Sherwood in conversation with Rosie Goldsmith. Balla, who goes only by his surname, and who has been described as the Slovak Kafka, works at the council’s audit office in Nove Zamky, a provincial town in southern Slovakia. He has published nine books, the latest being Vel’ká láska (The Great Love, 2015). His novella V mene otca(In the Name of the Father, 2012) was voted Book of the Year by the…

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2016October 2016
£3
  • Book Launch: ‘The Equestrienne’ – Uršuľa Kovalyk at Waterstones Piccadilly

    Waterstones Piccadilly

  • 06/10/2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 203 - 206 Piccadilly W1J 9HD
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    ‘An arresting tale of equestrian daring and a young girl’s coming of age set during the final years of communist rule in former Czechoslovakia.’ – Lucy Popescu The Equestrienne takes us back to 1984 and a small town in the east of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. Karolína is growing up. it is not easy. Her mother has too many boyfriends and her grandmother carries a knife. In an attempt to escape she joins a riding school on the edge of…

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June 2016
£5 adv.
  • Concert: Klezmer Band Oysland at The Courtyard, Hoxton

    The Courtyard Theatre

  • 18/06/2016 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 40 Pitfield St. N1 6EU
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    ‘Full of atmosphere! Oysland’s music takes you straight to the main stage, where you can become part of the celebration of music and life.’ (Central and Eastern European London Review) Oysland are a London-based Klezmer band whose exuberant sound is rooted in the Yiddish musical tradition. Their members have studied with the founders of the Klezmer revival at the Yiddish Summer Weimar Academy. Much of their music evokes the spirit of the Jewish celebrations of bygone times whilst merging with…

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May 2016
£tbc
  • Arnošt Goldflam’s ‘Obsession’ and Zuza Ferenczova’s ‘Jump out of Skin’ at Theatre Café Festival

    The Tramshed in Woolwich

  • 08/05/2016 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • 51-53 Woolwich New Road SE18 6ES
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    ‘Theatre play Obsession by Czech playwright and director Arnošt Goldflam will be part of this year’s Theatre Café Festival in Woolwich. Goldflam, who is widely known in his homeland as playwright and actor, will also join the audiences for a panel discussion. Obsession will be presented within Industry Symposium which aims to present new European plays to young audience and industry professionals. Arnošt Goldflam is not only a fabulous Czech playwright and director but throughout his career he’s worked in almost…

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2015November 2015
Free
  • Book Launch: Dedalus Book of Slovak Literature at the Slovak Embassy London

    Slovak Embassy

  • 25/11/2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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  • 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    ‘The Dedalus Book of Slovak Literature Author: Peter Karpinsky Translator: Denis Dobrovoda, Janet Livingstone, Magdalena Mullek  Cover design: Marie Lane The Dedalus Book of Slovak Literature offers a wide-ranging selection of fiction from the end of the nineteenth century until the present day, including work by Slovakia’s classic and most important contemporary authors such as Rudolf Sloboda, Dominik Tatarka, Pavel Vilikovsky, Monika Kompanikova and Balla. This is the most important selection of Slovak fiction to have appeared in English and will…

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October 2015
£9-14.05
  • BFI LFF: WAVE VS SHORE (Vlna vs. břeh – Štrba, 2014)

    Cine Lumiere

  • 10/10/2015 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
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  • 17 Queensberry Pl SW7 2DT
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    ‘The Slovak New Wave (Miro Švolík, Rudo Prekop, Jano Pavlík, Vasil Stanko, Peter Župník, Tono Stano, Kamil Varga) was an extraordinary group of still photographers who made their impact in the early 1980s, disrupting the ‘normalised’ world of communist Czechoslovakia. Their guiding principles were play and irony, together with freedom of staging and gesture. And the results were startlingly original. This directorial debut from award-winning cinematographer Martin Štrba focuses on the lives of the photographers themselves: their relationships and tragedies,…

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£9-12.75
  • BFI LFF: WAVE VS SHORE (Vlna vs. břeh – Štrba, 2014)

    ICA

  • 08/10/2015 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • The Mall SW1Y5AH
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    ‘The Slovak New Wave (Miro Švolík, Rudo Prekop, Jano Pavlík, Vasil Stanko, Peter Župník, Tono Stano, Kamil Varga) was an extraordinary group of still photographers who made their impact in the early 1980s, disrupting the ‘normalised’ world of communist Czechoslovakia. Their guiding principles were play and irony, together with freedom of staging and gesture. And the results were startlingly original. This directorial debut from award-winning cinematographer Martin Štrba focuses on the lives of the photographers themselves: their relationships and tragedies,…

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£4 (£6 on the door)
  • Klezmer Band Oysland

    Jamboree

  • 03/10/2015 8:00 PM
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  • Cable St.Studios Courtyard, 566 Cable St., E1W 3HB.
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    ‘A Helter Skelter night of sweet, swirling klezmer with the magical Oysland… OYSLAND is a London-based klezmer band with an exuberant sound rooted in the Yiddish musical tradition. However, they also draw on other music from abroad, inc?luding folk songs from across southern and eastern Europe and urban sounds from New York, Amsterdam, Istanbul and beyond. They are a treat.’

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July 2015
Free
  • London Klezmer / Balkan Band Oysland at Hootananny Brixton

    Hootananny@Brixton

  • 29/07/2015 9:00 PM
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  • 95 Effra Road, London, SW2 1DF
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    ‘Hello, I would like to invite you all to a concert of a new London Klezmer/Balkan band OYSLAND. It’s happening Today (Wednesday 29th July) at Hootananny / Brixton from 9pm. The support act is a band Bal de Bourdon who plays traditional music from France and Brittany. Free entry!’ Lori Secanska (Lead Singer)

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April 2015
£5
  • Master Jan Hus, a song recital by Daniel Dobiáš

    Slovak Embassy

  • 23/04/2015 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
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  • 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    “MASTER JAN HUS – FAMILIAR AND UNFAMILIAR: A song recital by Daniel Dobiáš To mark the 600th anniversary of the martyrdom of Jan Hus at Constance in 1415, the singer and composer Daniel Dobiáš has set to music a number of late medieval and Renaissance poems which he will perform himself. His sources include Thomas More, Macchiavelli, Shakespeare, François Villon and Michaelangelo, and the songs will be interspersed with evocations of the life and times of the priest who gave…

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2014December 2014
£5
  • A Trio of Anniversaries, music by Smetana, Janácek and Martinu

    Slovak Embassy

  • 04/12/2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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  • 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    “You are cordially invited to attend a special concert organised by the British Czech and Slovak Association in cooperation with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic.Programme: Bohuslav Martinu – Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano – Eric van Lauwe / Chris Underhill; Leoš Janácek – Wind Sextet Mládí (Youth) – Quintitus wind ensemble from Paris; Bedrich Smetana – Piano Trio in G minor Op. 15 – Rupert Bawden (violin), Norman Starritt (cello), Chris Underhill (piano).The concert will last about 60 minutes…

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