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Sounding The Body Electric: Experiments in Art and Music in Eastern Europe 1957-1984

The connections between the visual arts and experimental music were closer in the 1960s and 1970s than perhaps any time before or since. Sound and image combined in artists' films, happenings and...

The Castle: Exhibition by Jaromír 99 moves to Bloomsburry

To mark the publication of Franz Kafka's The Castle, the Czech Centre London and SelfMadeHero invite you to the exhibition of original paper cut-out portraits by Czech artist Jaromír 99 which served...

Czech and Slovak Book Club

Book Club of the Czech community organisation Okénko will take place on 29th June from 7pm in Streatham Hill in London. During this session the book 'Utrpenie starého kocúra - Mor(t)alitka' by...

Jan Svankmajer: The Inner Life of Objects

Prolific across the arts, Jan Svankmajer is best known for the dark, surreal visions and macabre comedy of his films. Combining live action, puppetry and a rich range of animation techniques, he is...

Jan Svankmajer: Retrospective

The complete collected works of one of the most imaginative and brilliant directors, Jan Svankmajer, will be showing on the big screen to complement the free exhibition Jan Svankmajer: The Inner Life...

Meet the Architects: Opočenský-Valouch

The Czech office of architects Opočenský-Valouch will present their project at the evening 'Meet the Architects' offering an opportunity to meet some of the architects presenting their future...

Modelling Event

The Modelling Event is part of Atlas of the Unbuilt World with model makers and architects discussing the role of models in design and their approach to model making. An open call and full...

One World Echoes: Amazing Azerbaijan

Amazing Azerbaijan! is a tale of two countries: one a shiny democratic republic the government proudly puts on display for visiting journalists and dignitaries. The other country is a repressive and...

Andrea Miltnerová at Something Happening for Kids

The Czech dancer Andrea Miltnerová will take part in a number of sessions during the programme of Something Happening for Kids during the day. This brilliant day of dance fun is dedicated to...

William Howard performs a piece by Pavel Novák at Spitafields Music Festival

William Howard celebrates his 60th birthday with a new commission consisting of four musical portraits of friends from the distinguished composer David Matthews. At the Spitafield Festival, Howard's...

Stuck Between Prague and London

This exhibition will present works by five artists representing stuckism, including works by the founder of the movement Charles Thomson. On show will be also works by artists from the Czech...

Generational Icons: staged readings

Generational Icons is a direct confrontation between individual nationalities, generations and cultural contexts. The result is three plays from three countries – Czech Republic, Slovakia and...

The Castle: Exhibition by Jaromír 99

To mark the publication of Franz Kafka's The Castle, the Czech Centre London and SelfMadeHero invite you to the exhibition of original paper cut-outs portraits by Czech artist Jaromír 99 which...

Czech Conversation Course at the Czech Centre

This July, the Czech Centre introduces a Czech Conversation Course, a novelty amongst our regular Czech language courses.The focus of this course will be to improve students' ability to express...

Czech band DVA at Open City Docs Fest 20-23 June 2013

The Czech acoustic-electric band DVA will perform live at the Opening Party after the Opening Gala screening of 12 O'Clock Boys, the UK premiere which will kick off this year's Open City Docs Fest...

One World Echoes: Black Out

Every evening during exam season in Guinea, hundreds of school children begin a nightly pilgrimage to the airport, petrol stations and wealthier parts of the city, searching for light. A literal and...

One World Echoes: Stone Games

In a small town near the German border of Czech Republic, Sudeten Germans were tortured and killed during their illegal mass expulsion at the end of World War II. Do they deserve a monument or not?...

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.”...

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