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Talk to Otto Placht

Images, memories, stories, hallucinations. Enter in a conversation with Otto Placht and connect with the rampant world of his art. Otto will walk you through his exhibition at Divus London,...

Běla Kolářová at Whitechapel Gallery

A major new exhibition tracing a century of Abstract art from 1915 to today will open at the Whitechapel Gallery in January and will feature 2 works by Czech artist Běla Kolářová. The exhibition...

Lenka Dusilová and Baromantika

Following last year's success, Czech award-winning singer and song writer Lenka Dusilová returns to London, this time performing with her band Baromantika.

Zemlinsky Quartet

To celebrate its 20th anniversary and in keeping with a fine national tradition, the Zemlinsky Quartet is embracing 2014 as the Year of Czech Music. The quartet recalls Janáček’s birth in 1854...

The Velvet Revolution 25 Years on: An Émigré Perspective

Dr Katya Kocourek will discuss the British (including émigré) perspectives on the changes in Czechoslovakia in the autumn of 1989, which saw the demise of the one-party state and the Communist...

A Boy Was Born: Britten and New Europe!

The CC21 Christmas concert – held regularly at Holy Trinity Sloane Square – is always a combination of the traditional with the unusual. This year’s is an alluring programme in which Benjamin...

Great Lives: Arthur Smith on Emil Zátopek

Ex-runner and comedian Arthur Smith chooses Czech athlete Emil Zátopek as his life inspiration in BBC Radio 4 biographical series Great Lives presented by Matthew Parris. Zátopek’s life will be...

Jaromír 99 & Band

Czech singer, songwriter and visual artist Jaromír 99 together with guitarist a.m.almela and the trumpet player Lukáš Morávek will launch K:Kafka in Komiks exhibition at Goethe Institut London....

Energia Prima: paintings and drawings by Otto Placht

A free spirit spontaneously wandering from Prague to Amazonia and back, Otto Placht is often referred to as a painter of the jungle or a painter of ayahuasca. But he is first and foremost a seeker...

Tomáš Zmeškal at The Inspiration of ‘Exile’: Europe Meets Africa

Czech writer Tomáš Zmeškal will be one of three writers who take part in this literary evening bringing together stories of Europeans in Africa and Africans in Europe. The event is part of Europe...

2014 Soundings: New Collaborations

The ACF’s contemporary music platform brings together composers from Austria and the UK for a week of events including concerts, talks, and open rehearsals. Now in its 11th year, the project will...

Made in Prague Bonus film: The Good Driver Smetana (Dobrý řidič Smetana)

As a special bonus of the Made in Prague festival the Czech Centre is offering to all the visitors of its website free streaming of The Good Driver Smetana (Dobrý řidič Smetana). The bizarre case...

How to Find a Meteorite

The outer space and everything associated with it has fascinated the mankind ever since the ancient times. Czech geologist and geophysicist Günther Kletetschka, who investigated the fallen meteorite...

Velvet Terrorists (Sametoví teroristé)

Blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality, heroism and stupidity, past and present, Velvet Terrorist portrays three men who took up arms against communism and were jailed for it; Stano...

Lucky Loser (Šťastný smolař)

A comic fairy-tale about bad luck, good luck and a long journey towards love. Destined to have bad luck, Filip ruins everything he lays his hands on. Fed up with his predicament he sets out to look...

Nowhere in Moravia (Díra u Hanušovic) + Q&A with Miroslav Krobot

Thirtysomething Maruna runs the local pub and lives with her sister and domineering mother in this deadpan portrait of village life. With few eligible men around she sleeps with the blundering mayor...

DG 307

“It lay in the hollows… Not the cliffs. Not the town. There on the edge, where his eye could not make out the distance of the horizon lived his dream of darkness.” (Pavel Zajíček). DG 307, a...

K: Kafka in Komiks

Launched on the 25th November at 6.30 pm by Jaromír 99, the exhibition explores Kafka’s world using extracts from three graphic novels illustrated by leading graphic novelists in collaboration...

Honeymoon (Líbánky) + Q&A with Anna Geislerová

A chance encounter brings Honza, an uninvited guest, to the fairytale wedding of Radim and Tereza. Radim’s former schoolmate, Honza insinuates himself into their circle of family and friends. An...

The Magic Voice of a Rebel (Magický hlas rebelky)

The story of singer Marta Kubišová whose work and uncompromising attitude made her a symbol of freedom in 1968 and 1989. The biggest pop star of the 60s, Kubišová was banned from singing after...

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