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Blue Innovations: Contemporary Czech Indigo Prints

The Blue Innovations exhibition, part of London Craft Week, showcases the work of contemporary Czech designers who create exceptional, high quality hand-made items using traditional indigo printing...

European Literature Night: Poetry and Performance with Olga Stehlíková and Tomáš Braun

Explore the intersection between poetry and performance in the work of Czech poet Olga Stehlíková, winner of the prestigious Czech literary prize Magnesia Litera and her musical collaborator Tomáš...

Richard Askwith on Unbreakable: The Woman Who Defied the Nazis in the World's Most Dangerous Horse Race

Come and join us for an evening with Richard Askwith, author of an evocative biography of Emil Zátopek, speaking about his new book Unbreakable and Lata Brandisová, the first and only woman to win...

London's Delfina Foundation to welcome three Czech resident artists in 2019

On March 4 2019, the Delfina Foundation in London welcomed two new residents, curator Tereza Záchová and artist Radek Brousil, who were selected from an open call for Czech artists, curators and...

Zorka Ságlová @ Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance, Act 2

The acclaimed Czech artist Zorka Ságlová will be showcased in major group exhibition which looks and explores resistance movements and alternative forms of living from a gendered perspective across...

A Celebration of Czechoslovak Culture in Wartime Britain

*** Free illustrated talk by Jana Burešová *** Although Czechoslovakia was headline news in 1938/39, little was known about its cultural heritage. Patriotic exiles in Britain therefore determined...

White Paradise + live musical accompaniment by Tomáš Vtípil

The UK premiere of a restored box office hit from 1924 starring Anny Ondra and Karel Lamač in the role of naïve orphan Nina and escaped convict Ivan.

Olga Stehlíková at The European Poetry Festival

Czech poet, editor and critic Olga Stehlíková is coming to The European Poetry Festival, which is bringing over 70 of Europe’s most innovative and dynamic literary and avant-garde poets to London,...

The Bell of Treason - The Munich Agreement and its Aftermath

*** A historic lecture and a presentation by Professor Pierre E. Caquet *** The Munich Agreement doomed the first Czechoslovak Republic, paving the way for its March 1939 invasion by Nazi Germany...

Bedřich Smetana’s Libuše at Bloomsbury Theatre

In its 68th year University College Opera is continuing its popular tradition of staging lesser-known operas with this year’s production of the British staged premiere of Bedřich Smetana’s Libuše....

Ivan Kyncl: In the Minute

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London presents a new exhibition of photographs by Ivan Kyncl, Czech photographer whose extraordinary pictures have won him the respect and the heart of the British...

Crystal Bride at London Bridal Fashion Week 2019

Crystal Bride, a new Czech fashion brand focused mainly on wedding gowns will present their Collection AW 19/20 at this year’s London Bridal Fashion Week.

Shadow Meadow: Jan Mocek at the Submerge Festival

A choreography for stroboscopes, physically perceptible sounds, vibrating space and images that form on the retina of the eye just after the lights go out. Using LED lights, stroboscopes, extreme...

Revolution Begins at Home: The Women of Czech Dissent

The new exhibition at the Vitrínka Gallery presents portrayals of 21 women who actively stood up to the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia during the 1970s and 1980s and the ways in which women...

Daria Martin: Tonight the World

As part of her new exhibition in London, the internationally acclaimed artist with Czech roots Daria Martin will present a short film based on dream diaries of her grandmother. A portrait of a woman,...

Eyelids Mirrored Within

The exhibition features recent works by Czech and Hungarian artists looking at dreams as a place for resistance and independence. It is a revolt against late-capitalist society, and a desire for a...

The Socrates of Prague

In 1977, in Prague, a city at the heart of Europe, the philosopher Jan Patočka became the unlikely spokesperson for Charta 77 — a proclamation signed by a number of dissidents and issued to the...

Diary as Art Form: Jiří Kolář and Diary 1968

Jiří Kolář was a key figure of the Czech avant-garde. Already an exceptional poet, he turned to collage techniques for his remarkable Diary 1968. This bore witness to the events of the Prague Spring...

Ophelia's Last Supper - exploring embodiment in film & performance

An evening exploring themes of female embodiment, the effects of sensual and sensory immersion, while testing the loose boundaries between inside and outside, through film and performance. Curated by...

Amnesty International and Prisoners of Conscience in Czechoslovakia (CSSR)

Susan Jenkinson will describe work at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in the team concerned with Prisoners of Conscience in Czechoslovakia (CSSR) in the 1980s. Julia Sherwood,...

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