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Central Europe in Shorts

Discover Central Europe, this familiarly strange part of the world, through the best of recent animated and live action short films that are adorably self-ironic and inspiring. Here comes the V4: the...

Let’s Dance by VerTeDance at BE Festival in Birmingham

Contemporary dance is often denigrated and accused of being self righteous, impenetrable even, begging the question, how can it be explained? With tongue firmly in cheek, director Petra Tejnorová...

Guide at Birmingham International Dance Festival

What if one day we could look back at our life, would we be able to avoid what we now see as mistakes? If we could ask for advice, would we have any such questions? Guide is an audio visual...

Haco + Tarnovski (Gurun Gurun): Qoosui European Tour 2018

Japanese singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and sound artist, Haco, is joined by experimental Czech musician, producer and composer, Tarnovski, for European tour.

Vienna Calling at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

Grave robber and death obsessed artist Ondrej Jajcaj is on a mission to stop people fearing the grim reaper. Now he’s travelling with sidekicks Jan and Tomas in a horse-drawn caravan of death to...

Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land

Czech Photographer Josef Koudelka grew up behind the Iron Curtain and always wanted to know “what was on the other side”. Forty years after capturing the iconic images of the Soviet invasion of...

Sylva Fischerová at European Literature Night 2018

Join us for the annual European Literature Night – a chance to discover the best voices in translation – as we bring together a panel of inspiring writers from across the channel to read from their...

Intimate Lighting on Blu-ray

Presented from new HD materials, Second Run presents a special Blu-ray edition of one of its most enduringly popular titles – Ivan Passer’s Intimate Lighting.

From asylum seeker to UK policeman, a talk by Petr Torak MBE

Born in Liberec in the Czech Republic to Roma parents; after several racially motivated attacks, the family moved to the UK and applied for asylum. He joined the Cambridgeshire Constabulary as a...

2018 BCSA International Writing Competition

The 2018 BCSA writing competition is now open. Anniversary – this year is of course the centenary of the creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918, but there are many other anniversaries to choose from in...

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Tribute to Miloš Forman 1932-2018

Not many directors can boast two Best Picture OSCAR winners but Miloš Forman was so much more than the films he directed. As a result of his personal experiences, he injected his films with enormous...

Oh, it is easy to be clever if one does not know all these questions

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to announce its collaboration with guest curators Pavel Büchler (Manchester, UK) and Mariana Serranová (Prague, CZ). Büchler and Serranová are working with Castlefield...

Daniela & Linda Dostálková: Hysteric Glamour

Czech artist duo Daniela and Linda Dostalkova present their new book Hysteric Glamour. Published by In Other Words and designed by OK-RM the book will be launched at the Offprint art publishing fair...

The Confession with director Costa-Gavras (tbc.)

A harrowing true story from the era of Soviet bloc show trials by the master of the political thriller, Oscar winning director Costa-Gavras.

May We Kiss?

Share a lovely Czech tradition and kiss a loved one under a cherry tree in front of the Czech Centre.

Purity and Decadence: Contemporary Czech Jewellery

For the first time ever, a selection of the best of Czech contemporary jewellery, object and metalwork comes to London. As part of London Craft Week, 'Purity and Decadence: Contemporary Czech...

Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings

An exhibition of works by over 80 modern and contemporary artists inspired by the writings of celebrated author Virginia Woolf. Following Woolf’s notion that creative women should ‘think back through...

Jan Švankmajer Shorts

An introduction and special tribute to the short films of the celebrated Czech surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer, whose career spans from 1964 to the present day. He has made over 30 films,...

All the Rivers That Flow Through Me: New Works by Míla Fürstová

Míla Fürstová’s intricately spiritual works explore intimate portrayals of the human soul, expressed through various artistic media. Her practice is complex and varied, including the use of mirrors...

'New' Fiction from 'Old' Czechoslovakia

Join Tim Beasley-Murray, translator David Short and Slovak author Richard as they discuss newly translated fiction from the Old Czechoslovakia - the little country that would have been 100 years old...

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