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Programme of the Czech Centre London for March 2016.


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Czech Centre Newsletter - March 2016


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Celebrating Zdeněk Svěrák´s 80th Birthday – The Elementary School

28. 3. 2016
Deptford Cinema (8pm), The Gate Cinema (8.30pm)

Celebrating the 80th birthday of his father, Czech actor, screenwriter and much loved Czech cultural icon Zdeněk Svěrák, film director Jan Svěrák and Zdeněk Svěrák’s fans are organising a worldwide birthday celebration with the premiere of digitally remastered, Academy Award Nominee for the Best Foreign Language Film, The Elementary School. Set in the world of short trousers and long homework, this was the first creative collaboration by the father-and-son team which in 1997 was awarded an Oscar for their next collaborative project, Kolya. Join the celebration by coming to see The Elementary School with us and singing the birthday song written by Jaroslav Uhlíř. Premiere of The Elementary School's digital restoration in 80 cinemas worldwide.

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Tomáš Jamník - Dvořák with Love

23. 3. 2016, 18:30
Trinity Laban, King Charles Court (Stuart Hall), King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9JF

It was love which led Antonín Dvořák to compose one of the most famous pieces in classical music, Dvořák’s cello concerto in B minor in the version as we know it today. And probably the same love brought him thirty years before that moment to write his first concerto for cello and piano. Tomáš Jamník, recognized as a specialist on the Dvořák’s cello repertoire, is reconstructing the most authentic version of the piece and bringing it to the audience in Trinity Laban’s concert hall, so that it is possible to hear and feel again what young Dvořák felt back in year 1865. FREE ENTRY.

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Reuniting 14th-century Prague: Charles IV and his Gothic Bridge

10. 3. 2016, 18:30
Embassy of the Slovak Republic, 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY

A lecture by the architectural historian Dr Jana Gajdošová, Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, examining the rebuilding of Prague during the reign of Emperor Charles IV. It will focus especially on the role of the new Gothic bridge in the administrative, ceremonial and symbolic life of the city. Part of a series of events celebrating the 700th anniversary of the birth of Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (1316–1378) organized by The Friends of Czech Heritage, Czech Centre London, Czech Tourism and Embassy of the Czech Republic in London.

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Arts & Exhibition

Ivars Gravlejs at Tate Modern

18. 2. 2016 - 12. 6. 2016
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Works by Latvian photographer based in Prague Ivan Gravlejs will be on display at Tate Modern's new exhibition “Performing for the Camera”. The exhibition explores the relationship between photography and performance, engaging with serious, provocative and sensational topics, as well as humour, improvisation and irony. A wide-ranging exploration of how performance artists use photography and how photography is in itself a performance.

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Tereza Bušková: Clipping the Church

1. 2. 2016 - 31. 3. 2016

Clipping the Church is a new public project by artist Tereza Bušková, conceived in Erdington, a district of Birmingham. Bušková celebrates and reinterprets long established customs with performance, print and video. Her work is a personalised exploration of feelings and fantasies connected to festive celebrations. After researching how people practice their traditions and rituals she reinterprets them involving local communities.

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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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MIKYTA EXPORT IMPORT | commodification

29. 1. 2016 - 19. 3. 2016
DIVUS London, Enclave 5, 50 Resolution Way, London SE8 4AL

Commodification is the transformation of goods and services, as well as ideas or other entities that normally may not be considered goods, into a commodity. What IRWIN is to Slovenia and Raša Tododosijevic is to Serbia, Mikyta will one day be to 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 attempts at such a reflection, which may verge on activism, Mikyta´s work is truly a wholesome artistic project which the author continues to develop with each new endeavour.

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Czech Centre Recommends

Czech and Slovak Stories season in Deptford Cinema

10. 3. 2016 - 24. 3. 2016
Deptford Cinema, 39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ

Czech and Slovak Stories is a season of Czech and Slovak films about the recent history of Czechoslovakia and its dissolution in 1993. The films are chosen to follow the historic-political timeline of events that happened in Czechoslovakia. Screenings are based in Deptford Cinema in South East London. Films for March include Karel Kachyňa's The Ear and Ondřej Trojan's Želary.

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Tomáš Jamník in Bedford

16. 3. 2016, 19:30
Bedford Corn Exchange, St Paul's Square - Bedford

The Philharmonia Orchestra performs three wonderful German pieces in this concert, beginning with Mendelssohn. The orchestra is joined by Tomáš Jamník for Schumann’s Cello Concerto, and the concert finishes with Brahms’s masterful First Symphony.

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26. 2. 2016 - 10. 3. 2016
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