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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...

Czech Embassy building in London to be reopened after reconstruction

The building of the Czech Embassy in London will be reopened after a two-year long-anticipated reconstruction. The official opening ceremony will take place at 6 pm on 24 November 2017. For this...

Viktorie Langer: Hormones Harmony

Young Czech artist Viktorie Langer, nominated for the 2017 Jindřich Chalupecký Award, will be the first in a series of emerging artists and designers showcasing their work in the new Czech Centre...

BCSA/LSESU Bridging the generations - integrating in 20th century Britain

Don't miss the chance to listen to some extraordinary stories and compare them with your own experience of moving to and settling in the UK. The aim of this event is to exchange experiences between...

be•wilder theatre company: Old Joe’s Fish ‘n’ Chill

It was Old Joe’s golden age: in a time when borders did not exist, travellers and regulars would queue up in front of the club for its famous fish and chips and colourful dance-floor. Everyone was...

Rendezvous in Bratislava: Scratch

Miriam and her granddad are making a cabaret together. They're the perfect double act: He's got the stories, she loves telling them, and they both have a flair for the theatrical. The only problem is...

Marek Dusil Blend

A live show supporting RAW, a new EP by Marek Dusil Blend, an acoustic band from Prague. The Band’s previous album, Ocean, had a positive response in the UK, where it was featured in a dozen folk...

Little Crusader @ BFI London Film Festival 2017

In southern Italy, a knight searches for his son who has joined the Children’s Crusade in this unusual, visually evocative take on the Middle Ages.

Poker Face at Voila European Theatre Festival

Dinner escalates to a game of money, power & sex. Prague, 2011. On the eve of president Havel’s funeral, a family dinner escalates into a game of money, power and sex where nothing is what it...

In Focus: New Czech Glass and Ceramics

Join glass artist Petr Stanicky, ceramicist Milan Pekar, and design curator Adam Stech for a gallery talk about Czech ceramics and glass pushing the boundaries from the past and future. The talk will...

Pop up talk: Evocations by Petr Stanický

Join Czech glassmaker Petr Stanický for an introduction to Evocations – a pair of new works created for the London Design Festival at the V&A, exploring the characteristics of residence in...

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