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Czech Centre Newsletter - August 2015


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Made in Prague: The New Czech Cinema UK Tour

7. 7. 2015 - 28. 9. 2015
24 cinemas in 17 cities across the UK

Made in Prague, a biennial UK showcase of contemporary Czech cinema, is back for the fifth time with five titles crisscrossing the UK. Capturing the country's dramatic past and its influence on contemporary life and culture, five internationally acclaimed films tour 24 UK venues. BURNING BUSH (Hořící keř), a mesmerising docudrama by Polish/US director Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa; In Darkness), portrays the Czech experience after the 1968 Soviet invasion of the country and draws on her personal experience while Andrea Sedláčková's FAIR PLAY is an intimate study of a young female athlete caught in a web of state sponsored doping. In the contemporary psychological drama HONEYMOON (Líbánky) by Jan (the Oscar-nominated Divided We Fall) Hřebejk about buried secrets the happiness of the central couple is threatened when an uninvited wedding guest questions the groom’s past. Miroslav Krobot’s humourous debut NOWHERE IN MORAVIA (Díra u Hanušovic) focuses on eccentric characters looking for love and living an isolated life; whereas in Martin Dušek's fascinating and sensitive documentary INTO THE CLOUDS WE GAZE (K oblakům vzhlížíme) it is car tuning which substitutes for love and lack of opportunities for the main character.

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Czech Showcase @ Fringe 2015

7. 8. 2015 - 30. 8. 2015
Edinburgh: ZOO Southside, Dance Base, Summerhall and Underbelly Circus Hub

Czech Centre London is proud to once again organise the Czech Showcase at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 with a selection of some of the very best contemporary Czech dance and theatre. Over the years Czech performances at the Fringe have done very well in an enormously competitive and talented field, winning a string of awards, nominations and glowing reviews. This year we bring four critically acclaimed pieces that have also been the audience favourites during their previous tourings. The magnificent new circus company LA PUTYKA will perform their stunning cross-over of dance, acrobatics and theatre DOLLS in the out-door Underbelly Tent, one of the most popular Fringe venues. Physical theatre will be represented by SPITFIRE COMPANY and their ANTIWORDS, an adaption of Vaclav Havel‘ s play involving two masked female dancers and plenty of beer on stage. CORRECTION, the Czech Dance Platform 2013 winner created by VERTEDANCE is full of amazing dance movement and humour, and beautifully accompanied by The Clarinet Factory quartet. And last but not least, the intimate and emotionally charger duet BOYS WHO LIKE TO PLAY WITH DOLLS, in which two brilliant dancers TEREZA ONDROVÁ and PETER ŠAVEL play around with gender stereotypes.

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Czech Showcase 2015 Competition - WIN A TRIP FOR 2 TO PRAGUE!

30. 6. 2015 - 31. 8. 2015

To complement The Czech Showcase 2015 @ Fringe (http://bit.ly/Czech_Showcase_2015), the Czech Centre London and Czech Tourism are offering one winner and their travelling companion a weekend getaway in Prague including a superb 2 night stay in the hotel Jurys Inn (4*) in the historical centre of Prague, a voucher for return flights and a VIP guided tour of this romantic city. The Czech Showcase 2015 features four stunning Czech dance and theatre performances, which will be on show at the world’s largest performing arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, from 7 to 31 August. For more information and to enter the competition go to http://bit.ly/Czech_Showcase_Competition

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Arts & Exhibition

Czech Video-art at Ny Show #3

25. 7. 2015 - 8. 8. 2015
Ny Space, Faulkner House, New York Street, Manchester, M1 4DY

Ny space is a new artist led residency and exhibition space in the heart of Manchester city centre. Focusing on emerging artists, Ny Show #3 is the first in a series of international exchanges, exhibitions and collaborations at the Ny Space happening in the coming months. The exhibition also features video-works by Czech artists Aleš Čermák, Adam Vačkář, Barbora Kleinhamplová and P.O.L.E. collective. Currated for Ny by Prague based curator and art critic Mariana Serranová.

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Czech Language Courses

Czech Language Courses - Autumn Term 2015

14. 9. 2015 - 10. 12. 2015
116 Long Acre, WC2E 9PA London

The new autumn term of the popular Czech language courses at the Czech Centre starts on 14 September 2015. This term's courses will run for 12 weeks with one two-hour lesson a week (Monday to Thursday, depending on your level) from 6.30 to 8.30 pm. Courses are divided into Beginners, Lower Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced and are tutored by fully qualified, experienced native speakers. Enrolment runs until Friday 4 September 2015.

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Samuel Beckett and Václav Havel double bill at The Drayton Arms Theatre

28. 7. 2015 - 15. 8. 2015
Drayton Arms Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0LJ

Blue Rider Group presents a Samuel Beckett and Václav Havel double bill at The Drayton Arms Theatre, July 28 - August 15, 2015. Private View was first performed by Blue Rider Group as part of the RADA Festival, 2014. Catastrophe, was written in 1982, and dedicated to Václav Havel, then a political prisoner in Czechoslovakia, serving a four and a half year sentence for ‘subversive activities’. This is the first time these plays have been presented as a double bill.

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