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16 Sep 2017    |    25 Nov 2017

The Vanek Trilogy: Living Room Soirees

You are cordially invited to mingle at an exclusive soiree. Grab a glass and join the fun. You never know who you'll meet.

12 Oct 2017    |    13 Oct 2017

Robert Balzar Trio: One Day

Following in the footsteps of great Czech bassists such as Miroslav Vitous and George Mraz, bandleader, innovative composer and bassist Robert Balzar demonstrates fine bass technique along with focused and strong support by pianist Jiri Levicek and drummer Kamil Slezak in their new project One Day. Originally recorded for Czech Television as a live concert in a forest, the project features trio’s own compositions and adapted jazz standards.

9 Sep 2017    |    5 Nov 2017

What is life? Markéta Othová and Aleksandra Vajd at Street Level Photoworks

Markéta Othová and Aleksandra Vajd’s exhibition, which is not only their first joint exhibition in Great Britain, but also their first-ever exhibition together, is intended to present the current work of eminent figures in Central and East European photography and, at the same time, highlight the universal quality of the photographic medium.

9 Sep 2017    |    29 Oct 2017

Radek Brousil: Red Naomi

The exhibition is an investigation into the representation of African heritage within Glasgow’s history. Focusing particularly around the Botanic Gardens, Brousil will be showing new work responding to previous projects and interests, most recently the commission and major installation BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY which was shown at Prague City Gallery in 2016. This exhibition focused on ethnological issues, the history of African art, and anthropology. It also offered a critique of the presentation of African art in the Czech Republic, where collections are hidden away in museum storage.”

28 Oct 2017

The Macula: Hidden Towers

Inspired by the writing of William Gibson, ‘the father of cyberpunk’, whose dystopian novels of the 1980s and 1990s (including Neuromancer and All Tomorrow’s Parties) now seem like documents that have both predicted and informed our present day, Czech studio The Macula presents an audiovisual journey through cyberspace. An ominous drone grows as the viewer is sent on a twisting, turning 360° trip through kaleidoscopic virtual space, where just as patterns seem to become identifiable, they shift and warp once more: clouds of particles give way to infinitely complex geometrics, mysterious mechanisms and star-filled spaces.

2 Nov 2017    |    5 Nov 2017

Floex & Initi: Archifon IV

One part video game, one part holographic display, one part gigantic musical instrument: Floex and Initi will bring the interior of the Memorial Chapel to life as you’ve never seen it before. Elements of the architecture are primed to respond to the beams from laser pointers handled by the audience: statues might suddenly sing when light strikes them, or ornamental details might spring to life and writhe across the walls. The excitement is in finding and activating each of the hidden objects, in an audiovisual Easter egg hunt – while also discovering the overlooked architectural details of one of Glasgow’s great buildings.

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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

12. 04. 2017

Pavla and Lucia Sceranková: Surface Tensions

12 April - 11 June 2017, PumpHouse Gallery, Battersea Park, London. Photo: Eoin Carey and Czech Centre London

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