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6 Oct 2018

Lost in Munich + discussion with Vít Smetana and Peter Neville

A witty farce about the French prime minister’s parrot, a witness to the Munich Conference who reveals its secrets decades later, wounded national pride and the perils of filmmaking.

16 Oct 2018

European Graphic Novels: Drawing Untold Stories

Graphic novels are proving themselves the unlikely arena for European artists and writers to come to confront difficult and untold twentieth century experiences.

15 Oct 2018    |    17 Oct 2018

Winter Flies at BFI London Film Festival 2018

Two teenagers embark on a quixotic journey in a stolen car across the Czech Republic in Olmo Omerzu’s bittersweet take on the road movie genre.

28 Oct 2018

St. Wenceslas + live musical accompaniment by Cappella Mariana

A landmark in Czech cinema, this historical epic is the only film to attempt to reveal the life of the country's patron saint.

16 Nov 2018    |    17 Nov 2018

Bolek Polívka Theatre: The Jester and the Son

A canny and experienced jester king is entrusted with transforming a young aristocrat into a jester. Under his tutelage - and with the help of his companions - the novice is subjected to lessons through which he gradually discovers his jester self. But before a new jester can be born, he must undergo a ritual.

19 Sep 2018

Total Works of Arts: Hotel Praha and Czechoslovak Architecture 1945-1989

Curator Adam Štěch of the Czech creative collective OKOLO will talk about the emblematic communist era Hotel Praha in Prague, demolished in 2014. Focusing on the strong design legacy and the phenomenon known as “total work of art” (Gesamtkunstwerk), where architecture, design and art became one all-embracing art concept, Štěch will present several other projects by leading Czech architects and designers, working between 1945 and 1989. Taking place in the iconic brutalist building of the Slovak Embassy, visitor have a unique chance to truly immerse themselves in this fascinating cultural heritage.

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25. 01. 2018

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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

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