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The Great Night (Velká noc)

An impressive collage of stories about prostitutes, supermarket cashiers and bar regulars; people who sleep by day and live by night. Inhabiting the world of non-stop bars, dance clubs, gambling...

The Way Out (Cesta ven) + discussion with director Petr Václav

Trapped in anti-gypsy prejudice and her own community’s entrenched behavior, Žaneta is determined to live ‘a normal life’ with her unemployed partner David, their daughter and Žaneta's...

Citizen Havel (Občan Havel)

In 1993 former political dissident, leader of the Velvet Revolution, playwright and essayist Václav Havel became the first president of a new country, the Czech Republic, and was given a mandate to...

In Silence (V tichu) + Q&A with Zdeněk Jiráský

Based on a story by Slovak musicologist Agata Shinglerová, In Silence is a stylized docu-drama about the fate of five Jewish musicians, juxtaposing their prosperous prewar lives with the horrors of...

Garbage, the City and Death (Odpad, město a smrt)

Inspired by Fassbinder’s scandalous play and based on a cult theatre production, the story of an unfortunate prostitute is filmed in Prague standing in for a dilapidated city run by corrupt police,...

The Term (Srok)

Recent history repeats itself as both tragedy and farce in this fly-on-the-Kremlin-wall documentary about the rising opposition movement against Vladimir Putin’s rule in Russia. Compiled from a...

Spitfire Company: Antiwords

Václav Havel's cult play Audience, featuring the writer's alter ego Ferdinand Vaněk and the brewmaster, is brilliantly translated into the language of physical and visual theatre with improvised...

Tomáš Dvořák at Hidden Orchestra Live AV set

We are pleased to welcome back Tomáš Dvořák (aka Floex) who will appear with a special guest appearance on clarinet at the Hidden Orchestra Live AV set in the beautiful Union Chapel, one of...

TŘYIE Collective in Hardy Tree Gallery

Czech poet and translator Olga Pek performs at the Hardy Tree Gallery as part of the TŘYIE Collective, a literary performance group consisting of Olga Pek, a London-based poet SJ Fowler and a...

Olga Pek – Zuzana Husárová: Amoeba Twins

When an amoeba divides in two, does it go out of existence? This performance ingests an array of concepts such as individuality, binarity, generativity and affective force and modulates them in a...

Ostravská banda: A Tribute to Christian Wolff

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2014 opens with a concert honouring Christian Wolff in his 80th year and showing the long and close collaboration between Wolff and Petr Kotík, who with the...

Martin Zet at Enemies Project

Without any Irish heritage – or perhaps because the lack of it – Martin Zet is invited to create a unique one-off performance alongside poet Philip Terry. Anything can be expected from silence...

Hynek Martinec: Every Minute You Are Closer to Death

An exhibition of new paintings by the young Czech artist Hynek Martinec (b. 1980). Martinec’s works are ambitious statements about time, spirituality and the nature of reality. Martinec’s...

Tři sestry

Prague-based punk legendary rockers Tri Sestry (Czech for ‘Three Sisters’) will touch down in the capital this autumn for a special one-off show with their infamous frontman Lou Fanánek Hagen.

Czech Films at the 58th London Film Festival

At this year’s BFI London Film Festival Czech film is represented by a compelling sports drama set in Communist Czechoslovakia called Fair Play and Petr Václav’s perceptive and unconventional...

Pavel Haas Quartet at Wigmore Hall

Folksong and the unifying power of traditional culture flowed naturally into the creative lives of the composers in this concert. The Pavel Haas Quartet launches its Bohemia series at Wigmore Hall in...

Czech Music at Leicester International Music Festival

Under the banner Dvořák and the Bohemians, this year’s Leicester International Music Festival focuses on Czech classical music from Smetana through Dvořák and Suk to young composer Lukáš...

Dvořák Explored

Pianist Daniel Tong has assembled a thrilling line-up of musicians for a mini-festival celebrating one of the most natural melodists in musical history, Antonín Dvořák. His own London Bridge...

Markéta Kolíbalová at The Children's Bookshow

Markéta Kolíbalová will be part of a full day conference dedicated to literature in translation in the UK. She will be talking with Andrew Fusek-Peters about their collaboration on the...

London Lecture Introduces Alphonse Mucha

A lecture organized by The Friends of Czech Heritage will describe the life and work of a significant Czech artist Alphonse Mucha. The introduction will be given by the Art Noveau painter’s...

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