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28 Mar 2018

Dash Café. Eutopia: Broadcasting Live from the Prague Spring

Fifty years ago, the remarkable Prague Spring temporarily broke down the chains of Communist censorship and enabled the flowering of freedom for the press, radio, TV and literature. The Czech Centre London in partnership with Dash Café looks at the remarkable bravery and tenacity of Czech Radio and its journalists particularly during the Soviet invasion in 1968. We’ll explore the stories through conversation, film and sound recordings featuring radio journalists from the time, film-makers and activists focusing on the power of media to ferment protest back in 1968 and still today.

27 Apr 2018

It's Gonna Get Worse with writer Jan Pelc

A bold, raw portrait of youth adrift in 1970s Czechoslovakia. Based on the legendary 1980s cult novel by Jan Pelc with music by DG307 & The Plastic People of the Universe.

30 Apr 2018

Jiří Brdečka: Master of Czech Animation

A selection of Brdečka's best animated shorts featuring among others a daring hymn to free thinking (Gallina Vogelbirdae; 1963 Grand Prix Winner at the Annecy International Animation Festival), a Gothic tale inspired by 17th Century woodcuts, a horrifying murder story reminiscent of Greek tragedy, a story of star-crossed love, and a touching miner's ballad.

3 May 2018

Pražák Quartet

Celebrating the centenary of the founding of Czechoslovakia in 1918 the concert by the Pražák Quartet, the leading Czech international chamber music ensemble, features music by the father of Czech music, Bedřich Smetana, the “American” Quartet, one of the most popular pieces in the chamber music repertoire, by Antonín Dvořák and a quartet composed by his son-in-law Josef Suk. The Pražák Quartet under their new leader, Jana Vonášková, offers stellar interpretations of three late Romantic pieces in a spirited tribute to the legacy of Czechoslovakia and its rich musical tradition while launching its brand new CD Bedřich Smetana: String Quartets; Piano Trio Op.15

9 May 2018

Iva Bittová & Abraham Brody at Rich Mix

Two sensational international musicians Iva Bittová and Abraham Brody present the premiere of their playful new lyrical collaboration.

7 Apr 2018    |    8 Apr 2018

Tomáš Přidal at The European Poetry Festival

Czech poet and illustrator Tomáš Přidal is coming to The European Poetry Festival 2018. The festival brings together some of the finest literary and avant-garde poets of this generation, to London and across the UK, to collaborate, perform and share the brilliance of contemporary European literature.



upcoming events




25. 01. 2018


20. 05. 2017

Journey to the Interior

20 - 21 May 2017, Dissenters' Gallery, London. Photo: Czech Centre London

10. 05. 2017

European Literature Night with A. L. Kennedy

10 May 2017, British Library, London. Photo: Jolly Thompson

22. 04. 2017

The Image Speaks: Miloš Forman and the Free Cinema Movement

22 - 30 April 2017, Close-Up Cinema, London. Photo: Czech Centre London


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