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Czech Centre Newsletter - June 2016

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Film

Drahomíra Vihanová Retrospective @ Barbican

2. 6. 2016 - 4. 6. 2016
Cinema 2, Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Alongside Miloš Forman, Ivan Passer, and Jiří Menzel, Drahomíra Vihanová was a prominent member of the Czechoslovak New Wave, but unlike some of her contemporaries, she remained in her country after the Prague Spring in 1968, only to have her work heavily censored. As a result, her films have never been seen in the UK. A short retrospective of her films will pay tribute to her work, presenting her first feature, A Squandered Sunday - finished in 1969 only to be premiered and distributed after the political changes of 1989 - and a selection of her best documentaries. Presented in partnership with the Barbican and the National Film Archive, Prague.

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Mallory + Q&A with director Helena Třeštíková

25. 6. 2016, 20:30
Picturehouse Central, Corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Great Windmill Street, Piccadilly, London W1D 7DH

In 2002, Mallory made a promise to herself to quit drugs and live a better life for the sake of her new son. Over the following thirteen years, Czech filmmaker Helena Třeštíková follows Mallory as she battles through toxic relationships, endless knock-backs from social services and having her son committed to a psychiatric facility. Despite living in her car and being rejected from all angles, she keeps pushing to get off the street and help others around her. A mesmerizing portrait of a woman's life on the fringes of society, Třeštíková's latest film is a true testament to human resilience. Part of Open City Documentary Festival.

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Masterclass with Helena Třeštíková

26. 6. 2016, 12:00
Studio 1, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE.

Helena Třeštíková speaks on her impressive career in non-fiction film making, and offers invaluable insight into time-lapse documentary, long term filmmaking, and interraction between filmmakers and film subjects. Třeštíková is a Czech filmmaker who specialises in time-lapse character studies. Her camera follows her protagonists over the course of several years, even decades, and from this she creates intimate portraits of their lives. One of the first to put documentary in Czech cinema, we are delighted to welcome Helena to talk about her filmmaking methods and her role in shaping new visions for Czech filmmaking.

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Architecture

Charles IV: Architectural Legacy and Modern Urban Environment

7. 6. 2016, 19:00
St Ethelburgas's, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG

Prague, the most medieval of European capitals, owes the foundation of its New Town, the largest urban planning project of the medieval period, to King Charles IV, one of its first visionary developers. What were the international influences behind his ingenious spatial concept which prepared Prague for the demands of the 21st century? What is the essence of the sustainable urban space? How can heritage help to deliver regeneration, support enterprise today and involve and benefit communities? A panel discussion chaired by Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust. With Dave Chetwyn, Managing Director of Urban Vision Enterprise CIC and Chair, Historic Towns Forum; Zoë Opačić, Senior Lecturer in the History and Theory of Architecture, Birkbeck College, University of London; Karel Maier, architect and lecturer at Czech Technical University Prague, a specialist in urban planning and sustainable spatial development.

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Stories from Ostrava – Industry to Culture

10. 6. 2016 - 15. 6. 2016
Private View: 9th June, 6.30 – 8.30pm | Architecural Association School of Architecture, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES

As Europe’s deindustrialisation takes hold, a number of national landmarks are threatened by dereliction or Disneyfication. A film by Veronika Janovcova and Timothy O’Hare reveals the forces behind the redevelopment of Dolní Vítkovice, a decommissioned ironworks in the Czech Republic currently being transformed into an educational and cultural hub. In presenting a snapshot of the difficult yet urgent transformation of a city and a community, the film exposes the conflicting interests of the public and private stakeholders involved. Accompanying the film are photographs by the Ostrava-born photographer Viktor Kolář, whose use of deep tones, textures, light and contrast offers a poignant look at the landscape and people of his hometown. Kolář's long term photographic documentation of Ostrava and its inhabitants enhances the film by placing it within the context of the urban and social change Ostrava has experienced since the 60s.

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Literature

Translation Pitch - New Literary Voices with PEN Presents

9. 6. 2016, 18:30
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3GA

The Translation Pitch is back! Six translators go head-to-head, pitching their ‘must-acquire’ European books to a live audience and a jury of top publishing experts: Max Porter (Granta/Portobello), Meike Ziervogel (Peirene Press) and Stefan Tobler (And Other Stories). This whirlwind tour of contemporary European writing will uncover brilliant books from Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Turkey and France which have not yet been translated into English. Part of The Stories We Tell: 2016 European Literature Festival, organized by EUNIC, initiated and coordinated by the Czech Centre.

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Music

Bonus and Mary C + DJ Gadjo and Mario Bihari

17. 6. 2016, 18:30
Richmix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Hip hop artists Bonus and Mary C and DJ Gadjo.cz with Mario Bihári are well established acts on the Czech music scene. Join them for a night of music, following the Euros match. Bonus is returning to his native instrument, the mic, in a live mixtape with Mary C. in an atmospheric and edgy twist on traditional hip hop form. Live deconstruction of avant-garde atmospheric beats and expressive raps are accompanied by hypnotic visuals. DJ Gadjo.cz and Mario Bihári combine traditional Romani folklore, Mario's musical temperament and the DJ's upbeat style and their gypsy rock'n'roll is an eclectic treat!

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Dance

Boys Who Like To Play With Dolls at Trip The Light | Intercontinental Drifts #5

11. 6. 2016, 20:15
TripSpace Projects, 339-340 Acton Mews, E8 4EA, Haggerston, London

Welcome in the fantasy world in which the masculine and feminine principle may not be the same as a man and a woman. The project results from a creative meeting of two distinctive choreographers and performers who have met in the successful project Much More Than Nothing. Movement and dance become in this project a means to express the contrast betweenthe expression of body and soul, between genetic givens and social prejudices in an attempt to challenge the various social stereotypes and explore the theme of gender purely physically. A choreography by Tereza Ondrová and Peter Šavel Boys is part of The Light | Intercontinental Drifts, a monthly platform where cutting edge choreography from across Europe and the UK meet.

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Collective Loss of Memory by DOT504 @ Be Festival

21. 6. 2016, 19:00
The STUDIO at The REP, Broad St, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2EP

Place five men in a confined space, where masculinity is championed and a virulent type of group phenomena can take hold, in this case with a brutal outcome.The influence on each other when in a group can have a profound and irrational effect on a human’s thinking. A powerful, humorous and shocking show, dripping in sweat, that questions our sense of individuality. Double award winners at last year’s Czech Dance Platform Festival, the show is directed and choreographed by Jozef Fruček & Linda Kapetanea who also conceived the Fighting Monkey concept and touring workshops.

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Arts & Exhibition

Clipping the Church by Tereza Bušková

11. 6. 2016, 15:00
St Barnabas Church, High Street, Erdington, Birmingham B23 6SY

This summer, Czech artist Tereza Bušková will adorn a Birmingham church with ornate baked bread and encircle it with a living garland of 100 people. Help to make it happen, become part of the artwork and join other participants in Clipping the Church! The re-interpretation of this old English tradition will take place at St Barnabas Church in Birmingham and the day will include a procession along the high street, costumed actors, live music, food and drink, and traditional Czech pastries.

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Eva Jiřička in The Performance Studio

14. 6. 2016, 20:00
The Performance Studios, The NINES, Copeland Park 133 Rye Lane, 133 Copeland Rd, Peckham, SE15 3SN

The first of a series of performances by Czech artists, created in collaboration with the London curatorial team of The Performance Studio. The early work of Eva Jiřička will be unveiled, along with a completely new project created during her residence in London. The project focuses on the topic of older people living in the multicultural London district of Peckham, who are also involved in her performance. Eva Jiřička, born in August 1979, lives and works in Prague. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and in Vienna. Most recently she has focused on working with video, although her studies at the Academy began as a painter in the studio of Jiří Sopko.

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Barbora Kleinhamplová at Gasworks Summer Open Studios

25. 6. 2016, 12:00 - 18:00
Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH

Drop by and get to know Gasworks visiting artists at this free event offering London audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that they have been developing over the past three months. Featuring Barbora Kleinhamplová, Hyunjoo Heaven Baek, Engel Leonardo and David Mutiloa. Barbora Kleihamplová's work is rooted in the relationship of human existence and the contemporary political and economic institutions. She comments on different layers of society, using associations and metaphors.

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Czech Centre Recommends

Steina & Woody Vasulka. Machine Vision

19. 5. 2016 - 5. 6. 2016
Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS

A small survey exhibition by Steina and Woody Vasulka - the pioneers of electronic and digital image production. In their ongoing dialogue with machines – from cathode-ray televisions to digital computer systems – they consider the electronic signal as artistic medium. At Raven Row, examples of their analogue videos and experiments with lens-based media and digital processors from the early seventies to the early eighties reveal how the Vasulkas’ methods anticipated the virtual modes of image-making that are dominant today.

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BCSA Summer Garden Party

4. 6. 2016, 15:00 - 18:00
Embassy of the Slovak Republic - 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY

The BCSA's (British Czech and Slovak Association) annual Summer Garden Party will be held on Saturday 4th June 2016 from 3 - 6pm in the communal gardens of the Slovak and Czech Embassies in London. This is an opportunity for BCSA members, their families and friends, as well as any Czechs and Slovaks living in or visiting the UK and their friends, to enjoy the delights of a garden party and to meet new people in fantastic surroundings. Attractions include continental style refreshments and a barbecue, live music and dancing, cash bar with Czech beer and Slovak wine, free soft drinks, stalls with lots to buy and a prize raffle.

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Lúčnica - The Slovak National Folklore Ballet

11. 6. 2016, 20:00
Barbican Centre Hall, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Lúčnica have been translating the culture of Slovakia through dance and music for nearly 70 years, and here they perform their world famous show, reviving the spirit of these traditional arts. With colourful costumes and crescendoing live music, their dramatic dancing tells humorous, heart wrenching and poetic folk tales; it's a playful, poignant and captivating experience.

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