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10 Mar 2018

A Prominent Patient + discussion with Dagmar Hájková and Mark Cornwall

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.

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.

11 Mar 2018

Jan Petýrek and Luli Perez: AROUSAL

Part of the IRRUPTIVE CHORA project developed by Royal College of Art and Chalton Gallery, Czech video artist Jan Petýrek and Luli Perez present AROUSAL - a performative measurement of the collective consciousness of the audience. Utilizing empirical methods in a room with three assistants who will work with the audience – measuring their blood pressure and bodily temperature and asking a few questions, the artists will gather a collection of bodily fluctuations which will later be translated into audio-visual data.

10 Feb 2018    |    20 Apr 2018

Toyen and Běla Kolářová @ Tate St Ives

Works by Czech surrealist painter Marie Čermínová (Toyen) and artist and photographer Běla Kolářová will be on display at Tate St Ives as part of an exhibition inspired by Virginia Woolf's writings. The exhibition explores feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art and features works by over 80 artists, including Laura Knight, Gwen John, Vanessa Bell and Winifred Nicholson.

14 Jan 2018    |    18 Mar 2018

Daylight Management

Daylight Management is the first public moment in the UK of the Night Shifts project, a sprawling network of artists, researchers, scientists, night-shift workers and union representatives initiated and led by artist Martin Kohout. Taking night work as the central premise for discussion, the project explores what a night shift labour model can effect on both personal and infrastructural levels, tracing relationships – and those related technologies that enable private communication – alongside an exploration of the city as a warped space for 24/7 production.

15 Jan 2018    |    15 Mar 2018

Curatorial season at Delfina Foundation: Lucie Drdová

Czech Centre London and the Arts and Theatre Institute - Artists in Residence Programme are supporting Czech gallerist and curator Lucie Drdová at her winter season residency at the Delfina Foundation.



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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