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Curious and Critical: The British in Czechoslovakia in the 1930s

In this talk Professor Mark Cornwall will explore how British men and women visited and assessed the new state of Czechoslovakia in the decade before the Second World War. He uses vivid images and a...

Czech Series: Academy Symphonic Wind

For this year’s chamber music festival The Royal Academy of Music focus on the great heritage of Czech music, featuring works composed over less than a century. The rhythms, melodic patterns and...

Czech Series: Romantic Nationalism and Personal Tragedy

Dvorak’s vibrantly nationalistic Second Piano Quartet and Smetana’s heart-rending Piano Trio, two key masterpieces of Czech romanticism, are introduced by a selection of Dvorak’s melodic and...

Czech Series: Dvorak Chamber Music for Strings

Dvorak’s Terzetto for two violins and viola and the quintet, scored for string quartet and double bass, are linked by their unusual instrumentation. The addition of double bass in the string...

Czech Series: Janacek Chamber Music

These three late chamber works typify Janacek’s uniquely searching and spontaneous romanticism. Free event, no tickets required. This event is part of the Czech Series of concerts at The Royal...

Czech Series: Melody, Passion and Persecution

Dvorak’s tuneful and enormously popular American Quartet contrasts with the emotional intensity of Janacek’s Intimate Letters, inspired by his love for the young Kamila Stösslova. String trios...

Czech Series: Autobiographical Contrasts

Smetana’s Quartet no.1 ‘From My Life’ encompasses both the ecstasy of his young love and the catastrophe of his impending deafness. Martinu’s Parisian jazz pastiche, La revue de cuisine,...

Czech Series: Dvořák Piano Quintet

Composed in 1887, Dvořák’s Piano Quintet is one of the undisputed masterpieces for this medium. It combines ideally his mastery of classical structures and instrumental writing with Czech folk...

Roma in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Wider Europe: past and present

A talk by Dr Brearley who will concentrate on the Roma of the two republics, albeit set within the broader European context. She will outline their history from their earliest arrival until today,...

CS Party with Inekafe and Xindl X

Yet another Czechoslovak party, this time with Inekafe and Xindl X who will be followed on the dance stage by Blonde Moments, DJ Bedda, DJ Raavn and ABTC recordings. Tickets are priced at £15/£20...

CS Hip Hop Party

This Czechoslovak Hip Hop party features PSH (Vladimir 518, Mike Trafik and DJ Orion) and EGO followed by Prago Union on the dance stage. The party will run all night, from 7.30 pm to 3 am. Tickets...

The Rest is Noise: The Rise of Nationalism

The festival Rest is Noise digs deep into the music and history of the 20th century. As the imperial world collapsed, new nations emerged, giving rise to a new interest in national culture and...

The Good and the True: Leeds and London venues

The extraordinary story will be also showing at The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds from 22 to 26 January (Tuesday to Saturday at 7.45 pm and Thursday 24 January matinee at 2.30 pm); at the London...

Helga's Diary: book lauch by Helga Hošková-Weiss

Writer and painter Helga Hošková Weiss will present the English translation of her extraordinary book titled Helga's Diary: A Rare Account of Surviving the Holocaust published by Penguin. The book...

Ztohoven: The politics of the social in contemporary art

Czech award-winning guerrilla artist collective Ztohoven will take part in a conference organised by Tate Modern. The participants will attempt to answer ambiguous questions: Can art intervene in...

About Czech Open 2012

Czech Open 2012 was a cultural season in London running from March till August 2012, offering a variety of programmes set in the Islington borough, where the official Czech House was based during the...

YouTube launch: Let's Draw the Olympics!

One year ago, in January 2012, 180 children aged 2 - 12 from the Czech School without Borders London, Light Project International, The Beckett House Nursery, Highbury Quadrant Primary School and St...

Perspectives on Collage

A group show offering individual perspectives loosely themed around approaches to photo collage, aiming to broaden the idea of the practice into areas such as sculpture, painting and installation as...

J Eoin, Petr Tichý & Vojtěch Jindra

Following a successful tour in the Czech Republic in October 2012, the Irish folk singer and songwriter J Eoin has invited double bass player Petr Tichý and guitarist Vojtěch Jindra to London for a...

Faces in the Void: English Survivors of the Holocaust

Faces in the Void is an original collection of poetry and documentary photography by poet Jane Liddell-King and photographer Marion Davies. It is inspired by a single Torah scroll now on loan to and...

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