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Program

24 Nov 2017 00:00 - 00:00

Czech Embassy building in London to be reopened after reconstruction

The building of the Czech Embassy in London will be reopened after a two-year long-anticipated reconstruction. The official opening ceremony will take place at 6 pm on 24 November 2017. For this occasion, the Embassy building will turn into a gallery showing selected works by contemporary Czech artists. The evening will also include a lightshow highlighting the building’s distinctive features, a performance of the rising star of Czech pop-music Lenny or a show of the world-famous bartender Pavel Tvaroh.

The reconstructed building will house not only the Embassy but also the Czech Centre, CzechTourism, CzechInvest and CzechTrade offices. Among the diverse spaces hosting the events of the opening ceremony will be the state rooms of the Embassy, newly refurbished basement cinema, outside garden and terrace or the garage.

The 1970 building of the Czech Embassy in London was designed as a tribute to the avant-garde Brutalist style and was awarded the prestigious RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Award in 1971. In the 70s, the modern and creative architectonic design of the building represented an attempt to break free from the Socialist realism style and reflect modern trends in world architecture, strengthened by the collaboration with the British architect Robert Matthew (Royal Festival Hall). Click here for more information about the building.

To mark the reopening of the Czech Embassy building, there will be a concert by young Czech singer and performer Lenny. Lenny is a one-of-a-kind live performer. She regularly entertains audiences at some of the largest and most famous venues and festivals in the Czech republic and Great Britain. Lenny frequently performs with a band but this time she will accompany herself on the piano alongside the guitarist Ondřej Fiedler. 


The event is by invitation only.

 

Venue:

30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom

Date

24 Nov 2017 00:00 - 00:00

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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