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Czech Centre Newsletter - September 2015

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Architecture

Czech Houses

16. 9. 2015 - 25. 9. 2015
Opening times: 10am-6pm, Mon to Fri / 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

Focused on family housing, the highlight of contemporary Czech architecture, the exhibition presents 33 exceptional designs by 33 architectural studios offering an insight into contemporary Czech architecture and urbanism. Showing a wide range of approaches to individual housing needs including large and small houses; new projects and renovations; houses in the countryside, in dense urban centres and in suburbia. Made of concrete, wood, bricks or steel; in modern, abstract, or traditional styles distinctive, subtle or introverted, the exhibition demonstrates the continuous increase in the quality of Czech architecture since the fall of Communism in 1989. Free entry.

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Design and Fashion

Glassmania: Czech Glass Champions at TENT London

24. 9. 2015 - 27. 9. 2015
TENT, Hall T2 - Stand C10, second floor, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

„GLASSMANIA! is fascination with glass, it is the joy of designing and enthusiasm for making things with this extraordinary material. GLASSMANIA! is a collective that connects students, craftspeople, managers and brand owners who are not afraid to experiment.” Rony Plesl --- The Czech Centre and CzechTrade together with The Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague (UMPRUM) present GLASSMANIA, an exhibition dedicated to Bohemian glass masters and their exclusive design ideas that reach far beyond the predictable and ordinary. Featuring pieces by Preciosa Lighting, Kolektiv Ateliers, Clartés Bohemia, Evans Atelier and Astera Glass, some of which were created in partnership with the talented students of UMPRUM. Official part of London Design Festival.

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Czech Design at London Design Festival

24. 9. 2015 - 27. 9. 2015
Tent, Design Junction, 100% DESIGN, The Hospital Club, Conran Shop, Mint Gallery

A selection of the best of contemporary Czech design will be on view at the London Design Festival 2015. Glassmania, a showcase of Bohemian glass masters working alongside students from The Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague (UMPRUM) will be on display in TENT London, while The Split and Bloom furniture collections by TON and exclusive glass lighting by BROKIS will be presented at Design Junction. In addition, glass lighting by Lasvit will be part of 100% Design and exhibitions in Conran Shop, Mint Shop and Matter of Stuff.

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Markéta Martišková & Denisa Adolfová at London Fashion Week

18. 9. 2015, 21:00
16 - 18 Marshall Street London W1F 7BE

After her successful presentation at the International Fashion Showcase in February 2015, Markéta Martišková returns to London with her SS/2016 collection as part of the London fashion week ON/OFF programme. A graduate of the Royal Academy in Antwerp, Markéta is a designer who communicates through symbols, typography and print. Unafraid to work with new techniques, the themes of her collections combine wit with imagination. Her latest work is inspired by angels and is the result of her cooperation with fellow designer Denisa Adolfová.

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Arts & Exhibition

Jan Turner: Parents’ voice in the back

25. 9. 2015 - 21. 11. 2015
DIVUS London, Enclave 5, 50 Resolution Way, London SE8 4AL

In his latest London exhibition, Czech sculptor and conceptual artists Jan Turner explores the early interpersonal experience, during which we form a whole series of habits that influence our future life, including the places, relationships and situations we find ourselves in. Inevitably connected to our parents voices whether real or imagined, these experiences are part of our mind and bodies. Drawing from his practice as both artist and physical therapist, Turner confronts us with photographs of deformed backs presented as disturbing mementos of our inter-subjectivity.

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Kateřina Šedá: Bedřichovice Upon Thames

3. 9. 2015, 17:00
Bedřichovice, Czech Republic

The event marks the culmination of the five-year project of Kateřina Šedá, taking place in the South Moravian village of Bedřichovice in 2011–2015. The artist transposed this village to London in 2011 and eighty inhabitants of Bedrichovice had only one task in front of Tate Modern: to behave as if at home, from sweeping the pavement, washing the car, gardening or doing sports... Now, Kateřina brings London to Bedřichovice, juxtaposing the megacity’s well known symbols to those of a small Moravian community. The event will include taking the joint photograph of locals, book launch, guided tour of the exhibition, music performance and a night screening of ‘Kateřina Šedá: Mythmaking’ by Jan Gogola Jr.

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Dance

Open Call for Czech Directors / Choreographers - BE Festival Residency

10. 2. 2016 - 22. 2. 2016
Deadline for applications: 1 October 2015, 18.00 GMT

BE FESTIVAL (Birmingham European Festival) in cooperation with Arts and Theatre Institute - Artists in Residence Programme and Czech Centre London is offering a two-week creative residency to a choreographer with Czech citizenship, living and working in the Czech Republic. Part of the BE Next project, the residency period is 10th- 22nd February 2016, following a possible week long extension in London. The candidate will work in collaboration with another artist from the UK to lead a project with young people and to create a performance.

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Czech Centre Recommends

The Sound of the Sundial by Hana Androníková published in English

2. 5. 2015

The long-awaited English translation of the internationally acclaimed novel by Czech sensation Androníková, The Sound of the Sundial unfolds over the course of a single day and night, but spans three continents and much of the twentieth century. At once an intimate love story and a tribute to the lost cultural world of Central Europe, this extraordinary narrative will transport the reader to a captivating journey through time and memory, leaving behind its indelible mark.

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Dvořák Piano Quartet

16. 9. 2015, 18:30
Slovak Embassy, 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY

The Dvořák Society in cooperation with the charity Velehrad and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London invite you to a concert by the Dvořák Piano Quartet. The quartet will play pieces composed by Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and, of course, Antonín Dvořák. Prior reservation is essential at annette.percy@btinternet.com.

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10 Years of Second Run featuring Markéta Lazarová and The Cremator

20. 9. 2015 - 24. 9. 2015
ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

September 2015 marks Second Run's 10th Anniversary, an appropriate time to celebrate their work in bringing long-lost classics and undiscovered contemporary films to an UK audience. As part of the celebrations, Second Run have asked filmmakers to choose just one film that they love in the catalogue - and have come up with a selection of personal choices from a number of acclaimed filmmakers, including two gems of Czech cinema: František Vláčil's Markéta Lazarová and Juraj Herz's The Cremator.

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