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8 Dec 2018    |    27 Jan 2019

A Weakness for Raisins: Films & Archive of Ester Krumbachová

Ester Krumbachová was a key figure in Czech New Wave cinema in the 1960s. She contributed significantly to films such as The Party and the Guests, Daisies, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, Witchhammer, and The Murder of Mr. Devil, as a costume designer, stage designer, scriptwriter, author and director. After the 1968 Prague Spring and the subsequent invasion of Warsaw Pact forces, Krumbachová was one of many Czech artists effectively silenced and non-officially banned from Barrandov Film Studios until 1989.

24 Jan 2019

Revolution Begins at Home: The Women of Czech Dissent

An evening dedicated to women active in the Czech dissent movement and Charter 77 during the Czechoslovak communist regime of the 1970s and 1980s and the ways in which women engaged in the different currents of political and cultural resistance. Sociologist and gender scholar Marcela Linková and journalist Naďa Straková will be joined by former dissident Kamila Bendová and writer, editor and dissident kid Tobiáš Jirous to talk about the recent publications Revolution Begins at Home: The Women of Czech Dissent (eds. Linková & Straková, 2017) and Tweets 1956-1963, secret diaries of Charter 77 signatory Věra Jirousová edited by her son Tobiáš Jirous.

31 Mar 2019

Susanna Roth Translators Award 2019 - Call for Entries

Czech Centres and the Literary Section of the Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI), Prague, announce the 5th year of the International Competition for Young Translators – The Susanna Roth Prize, named after the celebrated Swiss translator Susanna Roth (1950 – 1997) who made a significant contribution to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad.

5 Nov 2018    |    15 May 2019

Spotlights: Markéta Luskačová

The acclaimed Czech photographer Markéta Luskačová presents a concise retrospective of her work at Tate Britain. The first Czech artist to be featured in the gallery´s regularly changing Spotlights series, she will display over sixty photographs spanning five decades of photographing daily life in Czechoslovakia and the UK.

27 Oct 2018    |    27 Jan 2019

Zorka Ságlová @ Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance

The acclaimed Czech artist Zorka Ságlová will be showcased in major group exhibition which looks and explores resistance movements and alternative forms of living from a gendered perspective across the world and spanning the late nineteenth century to the present.

26 Feb 2019

Zuzana Holubcová: The Wonders of Life

Why do only 30% of human embryos succeed? What influences our ability to have children? Or What are the key principles driving the process of the creation of life? The Czech embryologist Zuzana Holubcová discusses fascinating processes occurring inside the human egg cell before and during fertilization, where human life begins. The first scientist in the world who filmed the maturation of a human egg, Holubcová discovered during her research at Cambridge University that causes of infertility could be revealed by the way of the division of the human egg, a revolutionary discovery for human reproduction which brought her attention of the whole world, including the British Queen.

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