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Karel Reisz, This Filming Life + Discussion with director Petra Všelichová, Stephen Frears and other guests

Karel Reisz, director of the classic 1958 film We Are the Lambeth Boys, was the founder of the Free Cinema movement in Great Britain, but he had only come here as the last child accepted onto the...

One World Echoes: Fortress + Q&A with director Lukáš Kokeš

Over twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union directors Klára Tasovská and Lukáš Kokeš travel back in time on their visit to the unrecognised Pridnestrovian Moldovian Republic. A...

Book launch and conversation: Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century?

Setting out to recover the dreamworlds of modernity in the boulevards, interiors, and arcades of the “city of light,” Walter Benjamin dubbed Paris “the capital of the nineteenth century.”...

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

This classic work of Czech cinema mixes horror, fairy-tale, Surrealism and Freudian symbolism to depict the fantastical world inhabited by a young girl on the threshold of adulthood. Haunting and...

Martin Reiner at the Edinburgh European Literature Night

Edinburgh will celebrate European Literature Night for the second time with a smorgasbord of European writers, stories and chat. The Czech Republic will be represented by Martin Reiner who will read...

Lidice at The Welfare Ystradgynlais

This year's Made in Prague UK Tour will finish with the screening of Petr Nikolaev’s film Lidice at the Welfare community centre in Ystradgynlais. This Welsh town and its community were crucial for...

Surviving Life: Film and Discussion

The Institute of Psychoanalysis will be screening Jan Švankmajer's film Surviving Life, a surrealistic fantasy on dreams and psychoanalysis. The screening will be followed by a discussion with...

Points of Departure

Points of Departure culminates a year of collaboration with ArtSchool Palestine, the British Council and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The exhibition, designed by Czech artist Jan Pfeiffer,...

London Festival of Architecture: Atlas of the Unbuilt World

The Czech Centre London proudly presents a unique showcase of Czech architecture at the Atlas of the Unbuilt World. Organized by the British Council, this international exhibition is part of London...

Czechoslovak New Wave: Joseph Kilián and The Sun in a Net

Riverside Studios and Second Run DVD present a very special double-bill of ground-breaking 1960s Czechoslovak films, released for the first time ever in the UK. The evening will start with a...

Open House London: Czech and Slovak Embassies

For the first time ever the Czech and Slovak embassies will open their doors to the local communities and anyone interested during the popular Open House London weekend, the capital's greatest...

Jan Bocan – Architect

A retrospective exhibition of the Czech architect Jan Bocan (1937 - 2010) whose work and pedagogical activities have influenced the next generations of Czech architects. In 1971 Bocan received the...

Zbynek Baladran at Frieze Art Fair

The Hunt Kastner Gallery Prague presents a solo installation entitled Mind of a Mnemonist by Czech artist Zbynek Baladran at this year's Frame section of the Frieze Art Fair annually held at the...

Made in Prague: Czech-O-Slovak Film Series

The 17th Made in Prague Film Festival is all about celebration and dialogue. Marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Czech and Slovak Republics, this year’s theme explores new...

Panel Discussion on Writing, Creativity and Translation

This year will see an additional event to mark European Literature Night (ELN). It will take the form of a Panel Discussion involving a number of writers and translators talking about the role of...

Lidice at Picturehouse @ FACT Liverpool

The horrific razing of the small Czech village of Lidice was Nazi Germany's only officially recognised act of genocide during World War Two. Telling Lidice’s story through its individual...

Walking Too Fast in Bradford and Oxford

While monitoring the lives of the political enemies of totalitarian Czechoslovakia, a tyrannical secret agent becomes obsessed with the life and mistress of a leading dissident. This engaging...

One World Echoes: Motherland or Death

Motherland or Death by veteran Russian documentarian Vitaly Mansky centers around the generation born before the revolution. As they reach the end of their lives, they begin to understand that they...

Czech Writer Jáchym Topol at the Hay Festival of Literature & the Arts

Jáchym Topol will present his blackly comic award-winning novel The Devil´s Workshop at one of the most important literary events in the UK, the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts. On Saturday...

Individual Order featuring Jiří Kovanda

The exhibition presents conceptual works that unravel various stories as poetic comments on political situations, or even disturbances of the order of things, and provide unexpected encounters and...

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