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Centre Newsletter - October 2015

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Inspired by Martinů - remix competition

7. 10. 2015

The Czech Centre London and Nonclassical are thrilled to open a call for remixes inspired by the work of 20th century Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů. Submissions can have form of either a purely electronic or a mixed-genre piece based on the 1st movement of Martinů’s Symphony No. 4, H 305 (conditions apply). Chosen by an expert jury, the most successful remixes will then be performed live in London as part of the Inspired by Martinu evening on 21st October 2015. The overall winner will be awarded cash prize. Remixes should be submitted by 7 October 2015.

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Inspired by Martinů

21. 10. 2015, 19:30
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL

Together with the record label and club night Nonclassical, the Czech Centre London is pleased to present a unique musical project 'Inspired by Martinů' to celebrate the composer's 125th birth anniversary. Artists around the acclaimed Nonclassical label and its founder, composer and DJ Gabriel Prokofiev will be joined onstage by piano virtuoso Lada Valešová, violin wunderkind Tereza Anna Přívratská and vibrant soprano Lucie Špičková in a unique attempt to reimagine Martinů’s most influential chamber pieces by creating real-time improvised soundtracks, avant-garde audiovisual installations and once-in-a-lifetime musical reworks.

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NOCZ: Norwegian-Czech jazz quartet at Spice of Life

22. 10. 2015, 20:00
Spice of Life, 6 Moor Street, London W1D 5NA

The popular Norwegian-Czech free jazz quarter NOCZ is coming to London to perform at Spice of Life on 22nd October. Presenting energetic musicianship and a distinctive dynamism mixing strictly scored passages and freer ones with expressive melodies, the ensemble's emphasis is on rhythm and collective improvisation.

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Arts & Exhibition

Jan Turner: Parents’ voice in the back

25. 9. 2015 - 21. 11. 2015
DIVUS London, Enclave 5, 50 Resolution Way, London SE8 4AL

In his latest London exhibition, Czech sculptor and conceptual artists Jan Turner explores the early interpersonal experience, during which we form a whole series of habits that influence our future life, including the places, relationships and situations we find ourselves in. Inevitably connected to our parents voices whether real or imagined, these experiences are part of our mind and bodies. Drawing from his practice as both artist and physical therapist, Turner confronts us with photographs of deformed backs presented as disturbing mementos of our inter-subjectivity.

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Jakub Špaňhel: Sacred and Profane

7. 10. 2015 - 25. 10. 2015
Frameless Gallery, 20 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DP

Sacred and Profane is Jakub Špaňhel’s first UK solo exhibition. The title of the exhibition alludes in part to Jakub’s years spent between Berlin and Prague and the influences of these two capitals on his work and development as an artist, as well as the ambivalence of the subjects of his paintings: churches and banks.

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Collection of Suppressed Voices – Eva Koťátková at Frieze Live

14. 10. 2015 - 17. 10. 2015
Frieze Art Fair (Stand L4), Regent’s Park, entrance off Park Square West, London NW1 4NR

After her captivating 2013 solo show at Oxford Modern Art, Eva Koťátková comes to London with a new project. Collection of Suppressed Voices is an installation and performance piece building on the theme of everyday struggles with rules and ideas. The work is part of the Frieze Art Fair, where the artist is represented by Meyer Riegger gallery.

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Architecture

Jan Kaplický Drawings at the RIBA Bookshop - an evening with Deyan Sudjic and Eva Jiřičná

13. 10. 2015, 18:30
RIBA Bookshop, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

On Tuesday 13th October, to celebrate the publication of Jan Kaplický Drawings, Deyan Sudjic and Eva Jiřičná will share recollections of Jan Kaplický and offer insights into his remarkable body of work. Signed copies of the book will be available exclusively on the evening. A selection of cutaway drawings by Jan Kaplický will be exhibited in the RIBA Bookshop until 30th October. RSVP for the 13th October to: info@circapress.net

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Film

World Premiere of Lost in Munich with director Petr Zelenka

8. 10. 2015 - 9. 10. 2015
Oct 8, 2015 6:15 pm, BFI Southbank, NFT2 / Oct 9, 2014 6:20 pm, Ritzy Cinema, Screen 2

Czech director Petr Zelenka (Buttoners, The Karamazovs) is coming to BFI London Film Festival to introduce the world premiere of his latest film Lost in Munich (Ztraceni v Mnichově). The film tells the absurd story of the French prime minister’s parrot, a witness to the Munich Conference, who reveals its secrets decades later. Pavel, a Czech journalist undergoing a midlife crisis, kidnaps the parrot and finds himself at the centre of a political scandal. + Q&A with Petr Zelenka.

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Czech films at 2015 BFI London Film Festival

7. 10. 2015 - 18. 10. 2015
London Film Festival venues

This year´s BFI London Film Festival presents three features and one short film from the Czech Republic. Apart from Petr Zelenka´s Lost in Munich (Ztraceni v Mnichově), the London audience will also get a chance to see Martin Štrba’s Wave vs Shore (Vlna vs břeh) - an inventive documentary about a group of Slovak photographers whose ground-breaking work challenged Communist orthodoxy in the 1980s. A beautifully restored Old Czech Legends (Staré pověsti české), Jiří Trnka’s classic puppet feature, will have its premiere amongst treasures from the world’s archives and a short film At the Jiznak Estate (Na Jižňáku) by Jan Vondráček will be part of the Last Man Standing Is a Girl programme. Screening of Old Czech Legends will be followed by Q&As with the director of the Czech National Film Archive Michal Bregant.

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Czech Centre Recommends

The Fifth Dimension by Martin Vopěnka to be published by Barbican Press

3. 10. 2015
Barbican Press

Barbican Press is proud and excited to bring to the English speaking world Martin Vopěnka’s The Fifth Dimension, newly translated by Hana Sklenková. Out October 3rd 2015. The book is set partly in Prague, Czech Republic at the height of the country’s transition toward freedom and democracy, and partly in a remote region of the Argentine Andes. Jacob has left behind his family to take part in a demanding experiment. if he succeeds, he comes back with a small fortune.

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Czech This Art: London exhibition

8. 10. 2015 - 16. 10. 2015
Royal Ahrend, 17 Charterhouse Buildings, London EC1M 7AP

Czech This Art, a project promoting Czech and Dutch contemporary artists worldwide, presents a new London exhibition featuring many talents from the Czech Republic including works by the renowned Bořek Šípek as well as young and emerging artists.

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Development of Zlín, home of the Baťa shoe corporation

22. 10. 2015, 18:30
Embassy of the Slovak Republic, 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY

A lecture by architect Eva Jiřičná. Eva Jiřičná looks at how Zlín grew into a modern city centred around expanding factories and provision of housing for the fast-expanding Bat'a workforce in the 20th century, with emphasis on her current building projects in Zlín. Organised by The Friends of Czech Heritage with the cooperation of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic.

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