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Disorient Express London - Prague: Aution proceeds go to Access to Sports charity

Czech Centre London, Islington Council and Red Gallery are proud to announce that 22 model trains redesigned by brilliant British and Czech artists were sold during the jointly organised Disorient Express London – Prague live charity auction, which took place on Thursday September 19th 2013 at the Red Gallery. The successful event enabled the organizers to raise £6140 for the Islington-based charity Access to Sports.

The Disorient Express train set was originally exhibited at the Czech House during the London Olympic Games in 2012 as part of Czech Open 2012, the Czech cultural season in Islington organised by Czech Centre London. Its aim was to animate cultural connections between Prague and London with Disorient conveying the diversity of the contemporary art scene, and serving as a frank reference to the legendary Orient Express. Featured artists are among the most critically acclaimed emerging and established artists working in the UK and the Czech Republic.

The earnings will help Access to Sports widen their educational and sports activities for children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. Working with partners from the voluntary, community and statutory sectors in Islington and Hackney, Access to Sports delivers targeted programmes directly addressing some of the social and economic issues that affect London’s ‘hard to reach’ communities. http://www.accesstosports.org.uk  

Full list of participating artists:

Sara Bergmannova, Chris Bianchi, Josef Bolf, Veronika Bromova, Tereza Busková, Darren Coffield, David Cerny, Jiri David, Milena Dopitova, Tessa Farmer, Nancy Fouts, Roman Franta, Milan Houser, Cedric Christie, Jan Kalab, Jiri Kovanda, Jaroslav Kysa, Andrea Medunová Souckova, Tomas Nemec, Pasta Oner, Michal Pechoucek, Petr Pisarik, Martina Riedlbauchova, Martin Richman, Michal Rittstein, Ronzo, Paul Sakoilsky, Milan Salak, Lucie Skrivankova, Bob & Roberta Smith, Michal Skapa, Jakub Spanhel, Karel Stedry, Jiri Suruvka, Gavin Turk.