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23 Aug 2018

Occupation 1968

Occupation as the occupiers see it. Five Warsaw Pact countries occupied Czechoslovakia in 1968. 50 years later five film directors from these countries shot the stories of five soldiers who took part.

15 Sep 2018    |    14 Oct 2018

mini wonders - czech toys past and present

From Fatra to Merkur, Czech toys have a long and successful history both in their homeland and abroad. The early 20th century saw their story begin, and it has been intensively explored and developed since then. Drawing attention to unique Czech craftmanship, the mini wonders exhibition presents modern toy design as well as designs dating back almost a hundred years.

15 Sep 2018    |    16 Sep 2018

Mini Wonders Family Workshop

Step out of the ordinary and create toy cars from soap with award-winning Czech designers Michal Strach and Kateřina Strachová.

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.

8 Sep 2018

Breaking News at Open City Documentary Festival

In March last year, the president of the Czech Republic was preparing to announce whether or not he would be running for re-election, and the press were ready to cover his decision. The announcement, however, was to be made at a private event at Prague Castle and no reporters were to be admitted.

18 Jun 2018    |    31 Dec 2018

Czechoslovak Statehood 1918 / Prague Spring 1968

*** AN INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION *** The Czech Republic is celebrating important anniversaries in 2018: The 100th anniversary of the birth of an independent Czechoslovakia in 1918, and the 50th anniversary of the dramatic political events of 1968.


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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