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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 + discussion with Petr Blažek and Ivan Margolius

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...

Lea Petříková at Alchemy Festival in Scotland

Demarcation of a Dream, a short film by Czech visual artist Lea Petrikova will be screened as a part of this year's Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in the town of Hawick in Scotland. Short film...

Jan Švankmajer: Insects

Celebrated surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer presents the UK premiere of his final film.

InsightART: Space Technologies for Artwork Analysis

During the last week of April the InsightART company will hold a set of workshops at the Czech Embassy in London and will introduce their special X-ray equipment for analysing works of art to art...

Markéta Luskačová in conversation with Ken Grant

The Martin Parr Foundation presents a programme of events, over the course of two days, celebrating and exploring British photography from the 1970s. Czech photographer living in London Markéta...

Leamington Music Festival Weekend

An outstanding line-up of Czech and British musicians have been assembled to perform in this Festival Weekend at the Royal Pump Rooms, the twenty ninth such event – the Festival marks the centenary...

Czech and Slovak Tech

Roger Aitken, a Forbes contributor and ex-FT staff journalist, will delve into the extent of inventions.

Martin Kasík: Czech Idyllic Paths

Be prepared to immerse yourself in the idyllic, elegiac images of an Overgrown Path by Czech Janacek and subsequently awaken by the electrifying, energetic vibes of Slavicky. Last but not least,...

The Power of Sympathy: The Photography of Dagmar Hochová

Life in Czechoslovakia during the communist regime in the humanist photography of Dagmar Hochová.

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