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26 JANUARY 2015 - Czech Centre London is once again preparing a programme packed with great events for 2015. Plan your year ahead and make sure you don't miss out! Check out our top tips for the coming months.


Běla Kolářová at Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015 in Whitechapel Gallery
15 Jan 2015 - 6 Apr 2015
Whitechapel Gallery, London E1 7QX
A major exhibition tracing a century of Abstract art from 1915 to today opened at the Whitechapel Gallery in January and features 2 works by Czech artist Běla Kolářová. The exhibition brings together over 100 works by 80 modern masters and contemporary artists including Piet Mondrian, Eva Hesse and Isa Genzken.




Once upon a time - Czech Fashion at the International Fashion Showcase
20-24 February 2015
Brewer Street Car Park, London, W1F 0LA
Immerse into a world of long forgotten fairy tale landscapes inscribing at times poetic, at times witty and sometimes even haunting stories into fabrics, furs, metals, skins and gems. Once upon a time presents women, men and children’s wear and accessories created by five young Czech fashion and jewellery designers.




Defiance and Compassion -  The Films of Věra Chytilová
1-17 March 2015
BFI Southbank, London SE1 8XT
A rebel, feminist and critic of contemporary society: some of the many labels attached to the leading lady of the 1960s Czech New Wave, Věra Chytilová . The British Film Institute in London is holding its first ever retrospective of her work in March 2015.


An Old Gangster's Molls & Neuveritelno
10 May 2015
Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS
A treat for all fans of great Czech comedian Vlasta Burian and a star of the silent cinema Anny Ondra. Svatopluk Inneman's  1927 restaured  gem of a slapstick comedy will be accompanied by a new score performed live by music ansemble Neuveritelno.



European Literature Night
13 May 2015
British Library, London NW1 2DB
ELN is an annual literary showcase initiated by the Czech Centres and bringing the best of the continent’s writers and contemporary European literature to the UK. Now moving into its seventh year, the ELN 2015 will be a series of events, including four events at the British Library and the ELN Translation Pitch at Free Word Centre.



Fringe
7 – 30 August 2015
Edinburgh
Following the hugely successful Czech national presentation at the 2008 and 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, the preparations are well on their way for yet another showcase of the best of Czech dance and theatre at this largest arts festival in the world.


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