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Zuzana: Music is Life + Q&A with Harriet Getzels and Peter Getzels

90-year-old Zuzana Růžičková survived three concentration camps and decades-long oppression and harassment under the totalitarian regime in her native Czech Republic to become a world famous...

The Sins of Love & live music accompaniment by Ivan Acher

The dramatic story of an actor whose life is destroyed by a theatre engagement in the big city, and by his obsessive love for his beautiful, much younger wife. When Ivan and Sonia leave the...

Petra Hůlová: Three Plastic Rooms

An evening with the award winning Czech writer Petra Hůlová launching the English publication of her novella Three Plastic Rooms in which a foul-mouthed Prague prostitute muses on her profession,...

Ivan Magor Jirous: My Itinerary Has Been Monotonous for Quite a While

BOOK LAUNCH – READING – CONCERT. Imprisoned poet, art historian, band manager of the Plastic People of the Universe, and free-spirit under all circumstances, Ivan Martin Jirous (1944-2011) was...

Supporting London's Growing Population of Night Shift Workers: The Effects of Sleep Disruption and Proven Coping Methods

A roundtable discussion reflecting on the rising demand for night shift work across the UK and drawing awareness to the effects of sleep disruption on an individual’s health and wellbeing. The...

What's Behind That Wall?

An exhibition of digital black & white photographs taken between 2011—2016 introduces film director Jan Němec also as a keen photographer while providing a wider context to his films. Part of his...

Wasteland + Q&A with HBO Executive Producer Tereza Polachová

A thrilling HBO drama series in the mould of The Killing and The bridge. In a small coal mining village the residents face the difficult choice of whether to sell their homes and land to a powerful...

A Marriage Story (Strnadovi)

This excellent time-lapse documentary follows 35 years of ups and downs of the married life of Václav and Ivana Strnad. From newlywed fresh-faced architectural students living in a cramped...

The Teacher

It’s 1983 and a new teacher arrives at a school. Soon life turns upside down with rumours of her corrupt behaviour. When a meeting is called, parents must decide whether they dare to risk opposing...

Pat and Mat in a Movie + A Photo Opportunity with Pat and Mat + Workshop for Children

The popular film series about two clumsy friends and neighbours constantly trying to improve their homes celebrates its 40th anniversary by returning to the screen with brand new DIY adventures in...

The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street + Q&A with dramaturg Jakub Felcman

Karel Roden as Němec’s alter ego opens the film with remarks on a life spent in pursuit of fame, glory and women, indicating the exhilarating ride the eternal rebel and lonely wolf will provide in...

Martyrs of Love + The Czech Connection

In this triptych of mournful comedies characterised by love turning sour we meet a young office worker who fantasises about erotic encounters, a girl dreaming of working as a maid being wooed by...

Diamonds of the Night + A Loaf of Bread

Jan Němec’s stunning feature debut depicts two boys running away from the certain death awaiting them at a Nazi concentration camp. Emaciated and lost in hostile territory they try to escape both...

The Party and the Guests

A friendly picnic in the forest turns into a nightmare awaking the instinct for self-preservation and revealing the true characters of all those threatened. This brilliant, absurdist parable paints a...

Toyen

Forging links between reality and imagination, this is a lyrical portrait of Toyen, a great Czech Surrealist who broke into the male-dominated art world. It reconstructs her life in wartime Prague,...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being + Oratorio for Prague

In this successful adaptation of Milan Kundera’s tragi-comic novel the narrative follows the high-flying surgeon and womaniser Tomáš, his artist lover Sabina and wife Teresa living happily in...

NO PLACE FOR FRIVOLITY: Communication Networks and Radical Art behind the Iron Curtain

Art historian and curator Tomáš Pospiszyl and Roman Štětina, acclaimed young Czech artist and current resident artist at LUX London, explore how Czechoslovak artists communicated with their...

Late Night Talks with Mother

Stylized semi-autobiographical reflections based on Němec’s imaginary dialogue with his mother and inspired by Kafka’s A Letter to his Father. Casting Karel Roden as his alter ego Němec...

Made in Prague Festival: Jan Němec Retrospective

The 21st edition of the Made in Prague Festival showcases the first UK retrospective of the leading Czech filmmaker and enfant terrible of the Czechoslovak New Wave Jan Němec (1936 -2016).

Nigel Price, Gabriel Latchin, Conor Chaplin & Fragile Bliss Trio

A two act musical evening with two outstanding ensembles, UK based musicians led by Nigel Price and Czech trio Fragile Bliss. Award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price (Best Jazz Ensemble in the 2010...

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