‘Independence’ – An open art competition

Final submission date: 5 September 2018 ‘Independence’ is an open art competition for the best interpretation commemorating 100 years of Poland regaining it’s independence (1918 – 2018). Works in any media (paintings, graphics, photography, sculpture, installations, video. Awards totalling £3000 will be awarded from The Tadeusz Murdzenski Fund. Exhibition opens: 22 September 2018 in the…

Julia Secklehner | 29/06/2018

Discussion Review: ‘Ukraine: One Year on to Presidential Elections’ with Serhiy Leschenko – ‘an enthusiastic and cogent speaker hopeful for change’


With one year to go before the presidential elections in Ukraine, it was a full house with standing room only at the Ukrainian Institute to hear former investigative journalist Serhiy Leschenko elected to the Ukrainian parliament in 2016. Leschenko, a leading anti-corruption campaigner sees Ukraine on a cross roads between Europe and the ‘Soviet World’. …

Alison Miller | 05/06/2018

The Mix Charity – Event info

The Mix is sending a message to young people from EEA countries who may be affected by Brexit: ‘We are London based Youth Charity, The Mix. Whatever issue a young person is facing, The Mix is always there for them, providing help, information and support – 24/7 and 365 days a year. The Mix is…

Julia Secklehner | 15/05/2018
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Coming up this week: Romanian Film Festival in London 2018

This week, Curzon Soho hosts the 2018 edition of the Romanian Film Festival in London! Check out the trailer below for more information: https://vimeo.com/243209746 Tickets can be bought directly at Curzon Cinemas Soho: https://www.curzoncinemas.com/rff Films are shown from Wednesday 18th, to Sunday 22nd April.

Julia Secklehner | 16/04/2018

FILM PREVIEW: ‘A Prominent Patient’ (the case of Jan Masaryk) + Q&A with Dagmar Hájková and Mark Cornwall (10/03/2018)

‘Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk tries to overcome his inner demons and relive the dramatic events leading to WWII in Julius Ševčík’s persuasive historical drama about a man who stood up for his betrayed country while feeling betrayed himself. Failing to win British support during the politics of appeasement, Jan Masaryk, Czechoslovak ambassador to London, abandons…

Robin Ashenden | 03/03/2018
A childhood in ruins in Kobani. Image by Lenka Klicperová.

Not Far From the Black Flag – Czech foreign-correspondents Lenka Klicperová and Jarmila Štuková at the Frontline Club


There are those incredible stories which makes us stop for a little while and break off from our daily routines. Such a talk was held on Thursday evening in the Frontline Club, moderated by Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson from Reuters. Her guests were Lenka Klicperová, a journalist and photographer, and Jarmila Štuková, a photographer and filmmaker.…

Anett Gecov | 26/02/2017

Inside Chernobyl’s Mega Tomb: EBRD screening reviewed by the stage-producer of the forthcoming ‘Voices from Chernobyl’

The EBRD’s screening of the documentary about the construction of the New Safe Confinement, the Chernobyl sarcophagus designed to prevent radioactive elements from breaking into the atmosphere for 100 years, marked the recent completion of this ten-year project. While the film celebrated the achievements of engineering – the sarcophagus is the largest construction ever moved…

Liza Ermolenko | 13/02/2017

PREVIEW: Play Poland Film Festival London – 18-26 November 2016

Play Poland Film Festival is back in London, and will taking place from the 18th to 26th of November! For the sixth year running, we’ve come together to bring our audiences refreshing, engaging, artistic, and fun new Polish cinema. This year, we’re bringing Play Poland to Clapham Picturehouse, Picturehouse Central, Hackney Picturehouse, and the Ritzy,…

Robin Ashenden | 02/11/2016