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Adam Plachetka at Wigmore Hall

In the decade since making his debut, Czech bass-baritone Adam Plachetka has drawn critical acclaim for his interpretations of Mozart’s operatic anti-heroes and villains. For his Wigmore Hall...

Inspired by Martinů

Together with the record label and club night Nonclassical, the Czech Centre London is pleased to present a unique musical project 'Inspired by Martinů' to celebrate the composer's 125th birth...

NTS Trio and Xavier Baumaxa live at The Forge

On 12th May The Forge plays host to a double bill of Czech musicians whose styles are quite unlike existing genres. Combining punk, jazz, rock and classical music, NTS Trio is a tight group playing...

A History of Light (Dějiny světla) by Jan Němec at ELN Translation Pitch

Eight enthralling books by contemporary European writers which have not yet been translated into English will be pitched live to an audience and expert jury consisting of Max Porter (Granta Books),...

VerTeDance and Clarinet Factory at Be Festival in Birmingham

Award winning contemporary Czech dance company VerTeDance have created a beautifully poignant piece about our lack of freedom, reclusion and our power to make decisions. The cast weave around their...

The Last Days of the Theresienstadt Ghetto: Murmelstein, Slovak Jews, and the End of the War

Theresienstadt was the only ghetto to last until the liberation. Dr Anna Hájková explores the last months of this “advantage ghetto,” explaining the manifold events leading up to the coming of...

StoneCrabs: Haunting Julia

A gentle yet disturbingly profound ghost story written by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Sigvi Johansen (Sarka Lisova) and with Czech actress Barbora Vacková. Part of Gobstoppers Festival, a week-long...

Věra Chytilová and Jaroslav Kučera: The Fruit of Paradise

An exhibition exploring Věra Chytilová’s working process, as illustrated by her most stylized work, the ‘film opera’ The Fruit of Paradise. This special display reveals the individual layers...

Don't Worry Be Scottish

A unique evening with Czech-o-Slovak filmmakers and Scottish authors brings together literature, films and live action. Organized with Větrné mlýny publishing house, the event presents the UK...

The Films of Věra Chytilová – UK Tour

Following the first UK retrospective of Věra Chytilová, one of the key film-makers of the 1960s, at the BFI Southbank in London, her films will tour the UK and will be screened in 10 UK cities. An...

S.d.Ch.: Spiritual Death in Venice

An experimental staged reading of A Spiritual Death in Venice, a dramatic metaphor of the end of masculinity, for which the author Miloslav Vojtíšek / S.d.Ch. received his second Alfréd Radok...

The Lovers of an Old Criminal (An Old Gangster’s Molls)

A crazy slapstick comedy about the factory owner Mr Pardon and his uncle Mr Monday who swap their identities and invent incredible stories to escape marriage and be with their beloveds. Starring one...

Yellow Sisters at London A Capella Festival

Yellow Sisters, an all-female Czech a cappella group, will perform at the London A Capella Festival on Saturday 31 January 2015. The concert will be accompanied by a few smaller events including...

Czech Language Courses - Winter Term 2015

The new winter term of the popular Czech language courses at the Czech Centre starts on 5 January 2015. This term's courses will run for 12 weeks with one two-hour lesson a week (Monday to Thursday,...

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...

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