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16 Nov 2018    |    17 Nov 2018

Bolek Polívka Theatre: The Jester and the Son

In order to punish a young aristocrat a canny and cruel jester king decides to transform him into a jester. With the help of his companions in a jesters´ retirement home he subjects the novice to lessons helping him to discover his jester self. But before a new jester can be born, he must undergo a ritual.

22 Nov 2018

The Velvet Revolution + discussion with Pavel Seifter and Jiří Přibáň

A testimony to the heady days following the 17 November 1989, this edited footage of interviews and news journals successfully evokes the atmosphere of the 30 days which paved the way to democracy in Czechoslovakia.

27 Nov 2018

Jan Kaplický: Visions of the Future

Czech radical neofuturist architect Jan Kaplický (1937 –2009), whose best-known work includes the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground, which won the prestigious Stirling Price in 1999 and the World Architecture Awards in 2001, and the Selfridges store facade in Birmingham which gained the RIBA Award for Architecture 2004, is considered to be one of the most influential visionaries of modern architecture.

7 Dec 2018

Power of Identity: Memory Fashion Message II

Inspired by the 100th anniversary of independent Czechoslovakia, the award winning Czech fashion designer Liběna Rochova decided to motivate her students at Prague's Academy of Arts Architecture and Design to focus on traditions and national cultural history. The resulting project - Power of Identity: Memory Fashion Message – is formed by 12 collections of unique garments drawing inspiration from Czech culture, but also inevitably reflecting contemporary international influences. The artistically and technologically excellent artefacts will have their London premiere at the newly opened Japan House London drawing a link to the ongoing cooperation with Bunka Fashion School in Tokyo, where the collection premiered last year.

30 Nov 2018

From You to Me: Four Generations of Women

Artist Tereza Stehlíková presents a selection of her short films and together with Dr Claire Pajaczkowska discusses the reality and myths surrounding the mother-daughter relationship, the power of tradition, and feminist psychoanalysis.

9 Dec 2018

Electro Swing Bohemia Party

*** A PARTY WITH DJS, LIVE MUSICIANS AND DANCERS INSPIRED BY THE SWING ERA *** This exhilarating party offers the opportunity of immersion in the joyous energy of electro-swing tunes, to take part in a swing dance class, or just have a drink and enjoy the magnificent space of the art-deco Stern Hall.


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


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