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Programme of the Czech Centre London for July and August 2016.


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July & August 2016


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Science and Research

The Games Europe Plays <> Body Tech

7. 7. 2016 - 26. 8. 2016
Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 10 Stockwell St, London, SE10 9BD

Exploring our body from its hidden micro bacteria to its digital incarnations, The Games Europe Plays - BODY<>TECH takes a playful look at how digital technologies are helping us to heal but can also disturb our wellbeing. Presenting the works of interactive artists and game makers from the UK and continental Europe, the show envisions how we will inhabit and take care of our virtual and physical bodies in the future. Featuring work by Ivor Diosi, a native Slovak artist based in Prague. In his ‘Molding the Signifier’ you’ll meet 3 chatty avatars who get infected by a mysterious bacteria slowly disrupting their conversation and behaviour.

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Ivor Diosi at The Games Europe Plays - BODY<->TECH COLLOQUIUM

7. 7. 2016, 11:00 - 16:00
University of Greenwich, Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts, 10 Stockwell Street London SE10 9BD

Join Reader and Curator Ghislaine Boddington and Digital Arts Programme Leader Ian Thompson for a day of presentations and discussions by artists and experts to introduce The Games Europe Plays - BODY <-> TECH exhibition. Speakers include Ivor Diosi (CZ), Anna Dumitriu and Alex May (UK), Marco Donnarumma (IT), Blast Theory (UK), Songs Of Elstryn (NL), Designswarm (UK), Yuli Levtov - Reactify (UK), Body>Data>Space (UK). Ivor Diosi is a member of the International Centre for Art and New Technologies (CIANT) and may be considered a technological magician. He works at the frontiers of science, new technologies, video games, and bio-art virtual and hybrid entities.

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MAK! – Mobile Architecture Studio Tour in Scotland

12. 8. 2016 - 28. 8. 2016
Riona Wood & The Custom House, Edinburgh

MAK! is a caravan transformed into a mobile architecture studio. Every year it embarks on a journey across the Czech landscape, towns and villages offering its services when invited. From small scale project design to larger interventions in public space the studio offers consultancy, prepares sketches and also builds anything from benches to swimming baths, always engaging the local community. This summer for the first time ever, MAK! travels abroad, to Scotland, where it will partner with the likeminded GRAS Studio from Edinburgh. The two studios and their caravans will venture into the wondrous Riona Wood near Edinburgh and together with the local community build structures allowing both residents and visitors of all ages to fully enjoy the charms of one of Scotland’s most luscious natural areas. Later on, MAK! will station itself in front of the beautiful Custom House in Leith, Edinburgh and prepare a special project inspired by the Water of Leith.

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Arts & Exhibition

Motherhood, maternal and art

21. 7. 2016, 18:30
Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR

As part of the project ‘Clipping the Church,’ this event brings together artist Tereza Bušková, curator Roma Piotrowska and photographer Marta Kochanek to investigate the position of a woman-mother-artist and explore representations of the maternal, and different models of family and motherhood, in art. The discussion will be preceded by a premiere screening of the video Clipping the Church, a new work by Tereza Bušková, where she revives an almost extinct English tradition and adorns St Barnabas Church, Erdington with ornate baked bread and encircle it with 200 people.

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The Poetry Periscope Project

30. 6. 2016 - 16. 10. 2016
Ledbury, Birmingham, Durham

UK tour of Poetry Periscope, a new sound installation for the public developed in collaboration with Czech organization Piána na ulici, which contains a curated selection of poems from 30 European cultures, both in their original language and in an English translation. The Czech Republic is represented by Ondřej Buddeus' poem ‘I'm 35’. Don’t miss your chance to hear Ondřej’s poem and encounter the richness and diversity of spoken word from Europe. Plan your next trip for discovering poetry and catch the Poetry Periscope at one of these stops: Burgage Hall in Ledbury (30/6-10/7), New Street Station in Birmingham (12/7-14/9) and Palace Green Library in Durham (16/9-16/10).

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Dejvické Theatre in London - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

5. 11. 2016 - 7. 11. 2016
Greenwood Theatre (King´s College), 55 Weston Street, London, SE1 3RA

Dejvické Theatre will open the 20th annual Made in Prague festival, organized by Czech Centre London. For the first time, the highly sought-after theatre will be introduced to a British audience, with three performances at the Greenwood Theatre from November 5-7: ‘Theremin’, ‘A Blockage in the System’, based on the works of Irvine Welsh, and Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’. The festival will showcase a cross-section of the theatre’s work, presenting the old, the popular, and the new. Events arranged alongside these plays include a theatre workshop corresponding to the musical instrument of ‘Theremin’ and an exhibition of the theatre’s posters. This special event will be the vanguard of the 25th anniversary of Dejvické Theatre in 2017. And maybe Welsh will attend too!

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Czech Language Courses

Czech Conversation Course

5. 7. 2016 - 7. 9. 2016
116 Long Acre, WC2E 9PA London

Improve your Czech this summer with our conversation courses! The focus of these courses is to improve students’ ability to express themselves in everyday situations. The emphasis is on development of students’ conversational skills. Class activities include dialogues, role-plays, pronunciation exercises and games. Level Lower Intermediate and higher (5-26 July), Level Beginners 1b and higher (17 Aug - 7 Sep). Deadlines for enrolment: 1 & 15 July 2016.

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Czech Centre Recommends

The Shop on the High Street (Obchod na korze) – DVD release

25. 7. 2016

Winner of the Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Feature in 1965, Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos’ The Shop on the High Street is one of the cornerstones of World Cinema, and perhaps the most internationally renowned film of the Czech New Wave. Moving effortlessly from drama to humour to tragedy, the film is a complex political morality tale of common lives disturbed and destroyed by war. A story of loyalty, betrayal, cowardice and heroism, it is a scathing exploration of how minor compromises can lead to complicity in the horrors of a totalitarian regime.

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