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My Night with Philosophers presents Jan Sokol

Czech philosopher Jan Sokol will be one of the many internationally acclaimed European philosophers discussing at this year´s edition of the annual My Night with Philosophers. Sokol's topic for the...

Czech Dance Showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Czech Centre London, in association with Staropramen and in partnership with Nová síť, brings three extraordinary Czech contemporary dance performances - S/He Is Nancy Joe, One Step Before the...

Magdalena Kožená performs at the Barbican Hall

Magdalena Kožená is an important Czech opera singer. Powerful and virtuosic, with its glinting upper register and dark, brooding lower one, her instrument has become one of the treasures of the...

London Book Fair

The London Book Fair is taking place this week till Wednesday April 17, also presenting new Czech literature. The Czech Centre recommends some of the interesting English translations of contemporary...

Jiří Hájíček: Rustic Baroque

Real World Press has published Rustic Baroque, the English translation of Czech author Jiří Hájíček’s Magnesia Litera prize-winning novel Selský baroko. Set in the Czech Republic about a...

Jáchym Topol: Devil's Workshop

A young man grows up in a town with a sinister history. The concentration camp may have been liberated years ago but its walls still cast their long shadows and some of the inhabitants are quite...

Franz Kafka's The Castle by David Zane Mairowitz & Jaromír99

The protagonist, known simply as K., arrives in a mountain village buried under deep snow with a castle rising above it in a mist. Attempting to gain contact with the inhabitants of the castle and...

Magic Flashlight (Kouzelná baterka) with writer Olga Černá

The Czech School Without Borders London, in cooperation with the Czech Centre London and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London invite you on literary-art workshop with Olga Černá, the author...

Derek Sayer: Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century

This May, Princeton University Press brings out a new book by cultural historian Derek Sayer. Titled Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History, the book portrays how Prague was...

One World Echoes in London: 11 April - 23 June 2013

One World Echoes in London is a series of human rights film screenings supported by by the Czech Centre London. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of One World, Europe´s largest human rights film...

Jakub Hrůša conducts in London

This concert led by Czech conductor, Jakub Hrůša, who was named by Gramophone in 2011 as one of ten conductors “on the verge of greatness”, presents works by Alexander Scriabin, Dmitri...

UK Premiere of Kooky by Jan Svěrák

The Little Angel Theatre will be screening the UK premiere of ‘Kooky’, a puppet film made by Oscar-winning Czech filmmaker Jan Svěrák. It tells the story of a little boy with asthma (Ondra) and...

Cross-Channel Reflections

The European Studies Department of the British Library presents a study day devoted to the European travel writing and migration from the late seventeenth to the twentieth century. How have British...

Walking Too Fast + Introduction and Q&A with director Radim Špaček

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. Bored and no longer...

UK Premiere of Lidice

The horrific razing of the small Czech village of Lidice was Nazi Germany's only officially recognised act of genocide during World War Two. This contemporary film by Petr Nikolaev tells Lidice’s...

Theatre Workshops for children DraCzech

The Czech School without Borders presents a series of theatre workshops entitled DraCzech, which will run for five Sundays in the premises of the Czech Centre London. We hope that further language...

Artists' Roundtable: Perspectives on Collage with Pavel Vančát

Prague based curator Pavel Vančát (author of Jan Svoboda, Torst 2011) and Clunie Reid, an exhibiting artist at the Photographer's Gallery's Perspectives on Collage will discuss different approaches...

Sychrov: Supporting a Romantic Cause in Bohemia

For 20 years a small group of enthusiasts in the UK have, with the late Marguerite Kottulinsky Rohan - one of the last generation of Rohans to be brought up at Sychrov, supported the Czech State in...

I am a Fishead

HUB Westminster will be hosting its first Movie Monday night with a Cyech documentary I am Fishead which explores how antidepressants and psychopaths influence our society. Through interviews with...

Modelled figure of a mature woman from Dolní Věstonice now on show at British Museum

A unique exhibition at the British Museum titled 'Ice age art arrival of the modern mind' showcases art from 40,000 years ago with its subtle beauty in animal and human representations. Part of the...

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