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Miloš Urban: Lord Mord

Habsburg Prague at the end of the 19th century, seething with a tension between Czechs seeking independence and the German-speaking population who wield the power, is the setting of Milos Urban’s...

RETZ's The Trial

The Trial maps Franz Kafka’s seminal story across East London’s nooks and crannies. Follow Joseph K through this immersive, large-scale, interactive story as he comes to terms with his mysterious...

Marta Topferova & Tomáš Liška: Milokraj

Singer Marta Topferova & bassist Tomáš Liška, two cosmopolitan and visionary musicians, have both had illustrious careers involving a broad spectrum of music. "Milokraj" (meaning "beloved land" in...

New Wave Photography

United Creativity, an organisation representing emerging contemporary photographers from Central and Eastern Europe, brings to London the second edition of their exhibition, New Wave Photography....

The Art of the Impossible: Culture, Philosophy and Dissent from Havel to the Present

This conference seeks to identify the political, cultural, and philosophical questions that underlie ‘East European dissidence’ and consider their implications for dissent today, inter alia, in...

European Literature Night V

Now in its fifth year, and held simultaneously in capital cities across the continent, European Literature Night takes you on an enthralling journey across vivid cultural landscapes. Eight...

Red Balloon 86 by Hana Vojackova

Red Balloon 86 is an evocative display of fantasy work by Czech artist Hana Vojackova. Comprised of five large-format photographs and a video, it tells the story of a ghostly boy wandering around an...

Made in Prague UK Tour

Now in its 4th year, the Made in Prague, New Czech Cinema UK Tour 2013 showcases the best of contemporary Czech films. Five award-winning features demonstrate the vibrancy of Czech cinema departing...

Second Run DVD Double Bill: The Ear and Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

The upcoming Double Bill at the Riverside Studios will present the classics of Czech New Wave Cinema, Karel Kachyňa's The Ear and Jaromír Jireš's Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. Tickets are...

New Director at the Czech Centre London

Ladislav Pflimpfl, the Director of the Czech Centre in London, is leaving his position at the end of January 2013 after almost 10 years in the role: "Working at the Czech Centre and with a brilliant...

UK Film Premiere: Citizen K. + debate with Ztohoven

The Czech activist group Ztohoven will launch their new film Citizen K. at the Red Gallery in London. Using a seemingly simple trick with a photograph on an identification card, each of the group...

Czech Series of Concerts at the Royal Academy of Music

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

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...

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