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Programme of the Czech Centre London for January 2016.


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Czech Centre Newsletter - January 2016


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International solo piano concert featuring Beata Hlavenková and Evelina De Lain

23. 1. 2016, 20:00
The Crypt Jazz Club, Camberwell, London

Two remarkable pianists exploring contemporary composition and piano play one set each for this special event. The Prague based pianist and composer Beata Hlavenková performs her latest album "Theodoros", dedicated to her second son Theodor Eli and composed over the course of one year, one composition per calendar month. Combining minimalism, French impressionism and modern jazz technique, Beata demonstrates a spellbinding appreciation of balance expressed through the neatness of her phrasing and the interweaving of melodic ideas.

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Poets of the City (Vitka - Blatný - Jan)

29. 1. 2016 - 31. 1. 2016
Oxford House Theatre, Derbyshire St, London E2, UK

Dance-theatre triple bill inspired by extraordinary personalities of Czech cultural and political history: Jan Palach (Jan), the Czech student who immolated himself in protest against communism in 1969; Czech composer Vítězslava Kaprálová (Vitka) and Czech poet Ivan Blatný (Blatný). Choreography: Martin Dvořák (CZ) + Nir Ben Gal (IL); Dance: Martin Dvořák, Irene Bauer, Alena Pajasová. Accompanied by workshops lead by the performers on 30th and 31st January.

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Arts & Exhibition

Curatorial Season at Delfina Foundation: Michal Novotný

12. 1. 2016 - 16. 2. 2016
Delfina Foundation, 29-31 Catherine Pl, London SW1E 6DY

Czech Centre London and the Arts and Theatre Institute - Artists in Residence Programme are supporting Michal Novotný (Czech Republic) for a 6 week residency programme at Delfina Foundation bringing together seven curators from all over the world to explore a variety of topics and engage in a series of professional development and public activities. Michal Novotný is the director and curator of FUTURA, a non-profit art space in Prague. His exhibitions often employ experimental frameworks and logics, such as creating fictional links between artworks from different periods to challenge the linear conception of art history.

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Sovinec by Jindřich Štreit

29. 1. 2016 - 30. 3. 2016
Centrala, Unit 4, Minerva Works, 148 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5RT

Centrala presents the exhibition ‘Sovinec’ by Jindřich Štreit, one of the most important Czech Documentary Photographers. For over 40 years, primary school teacher Jindřich Štreit has been photographing the people of his home village Sovinec in the north of the Czech Republic. Having always lived and worked among his subjects Streit is well known locally and is assumed to always be carrying his camera. His photographs strikingly reveal this intimate relationship with the villagers, but are often brutally frank about the hard life that was etched out by the people of Sovinec. This Exhibition is supported by Arts Council England, Eric Franke Fine Art and The Side Gallery.

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Svätopluk Mikyta at Divus London

29. 1. 2016 - 20. 2. 2016
DIVUS London, Enclave 5, 50 Resolution Way, London SE8 4AL

What IRWIN is to Slovenia and Raša Tododosijevic is for Serbia, Mikyta will one day be for Slovakia. Well-travelled and well read, the artist of Slovak origin plays on his knowledge and undeniable talent in order to ironically examine Central-European history and politics. In comparison to multiple other, rather activist attempts at such a reflection, Mikyta´s work is truly a wholesome artistic project which the author continues to develop with each new endeavour.

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Susanna Roth's 2016 Translators' Competition - Call for Entries

31. 1. 2016
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2016

The Czech Centre London in collaboration with the Literary Section of the Arts and Theatre Institute (IDU), Prague, is organising the 2nd year of an international competition for young translators up to 40 years of age with permanent residency in the UK who haven’t yet published a complete work of literature. The competition is in honour of the famous Swiss Czech specialist and translator Susana Roth (1950–1997), who contributed considerably to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad.

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New European Documentary: Ash and Money

6. 1. 2016, 18:30
Picturehouse Central , Corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Great Windmill Street, Piccadilly, London W1D 7DH

A hilarious but biting political satire from Estonia. In 2010 Estonian democracy was rocked to its foundations by an audacious piece of performance art: the creation of a bogus political party by a theatre group intended to expose the machinations of Estonia’s political system. A surprising film about a challenge no modern democracy seems capable of meeting. Part of New European Documentary, monthly screenings at Picturehouse Central presented by EUNIC London & Open City Docs Fest and initiated by Czech Centre London. Followed by director Q&A.

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