The Worst of Martin Zet - Your Country Needs You

Rocks, jukebox and performance, this exhibition of works by the beloved and reviled – yet world-renowned – artist, sculptor, performance artist and creator of short experimental films features a...

Daisies at Scalarama

Scalarama, the British celebration of cinema which aims to promote the world’s best film, will include Věra Chytilová’s film Daisies, released on DVD by Second Run DVD, in its annual film...

Open House London: Embassy of the Czech Republic

Following last year’s success, Czech Embassy will open its doors to the local communities and anyone interested during the popular Open House London weekend, the capital's greatest architectural...

Voyage from London

The Czech Centre London, in collaboration with the Czech Fashion Council, will prepare an exhibition of young fashion designers working in Prague and London. The exhibition will take place at the...

Insight with Michael Žantovský: Havel and the Velvet Revolution

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution Havel's journey from dissident playwright to Czech national leader and his legacy will be discussed by H.E. Michael Žantovský, Czech...

The Austro-Hungarian Empire at War: On the Eastern Front and at Home

To commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, the Czech Centre London and the Austrian Cultural Forum London focus on WWI from a Central European perspective. Christian...

Inner Spaces at the EFG London Jazz Festival

Three fantastic young musicians from the burgeoning underground Prague jazz scene: Štěpánka Balcarová – trumpet, Luboš Soukup – tenor sax and Vít Křišťan – piano, combine with two...

Michael Žantovský in Conversation with Adrian Dunbar: On Václav Havel, Enniskillen

Beckett’s play Catastrophe (which is being staged at this year’s festival) was an act of solidarity with the imprisoned Václav Havel. The Czech Republic’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom,...

Anthropology of Disaster: What can catastrophes tell us about human societies?

Disasters disrupt human societies and the environment. Different countries choose to prepare for various calamities in very diverse ways ranging from community-based and professional institutions to...

Deja Donne: Will

Welcome to a distorted world created for you from perversion, dark temptation and deepest intimacy. In this bizarre world you will experience a sense of the performers’ exposure in a beautifully...

Peter Sís: The Pilot and The Little Prince

Recently published Peter Sís’s book, The Pilot and the Little Prince is a journey for young and old through the fascinating life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of the beloved children’s...

Alison Frank: Reframing Reality: The Aesthetics of the Surrealist Object in French and Czech Cinema

Marcel Duchamp’s urinal re-named ‘fountain’ and placed in an art gallery. The classic image that can be seen as a duck or a rabbit, depending on how you look at it. A random object that grabs...

Literary Residency in Aberystwyth

The Czech Centre London and the Arts Institute in Prague are glad to announce that Czech writer Patrik Linhart was awarded the literary residency in Aberystwyth, Wales.

An English rehearsed-reading of The Stand-in (Záskok) by legendary Jara Cimrman Theatre

For decades it was thought that this popular, intelligent, and witty play was beyond the comprehension of anyone other than Czechs. But now thanks to this considerate and sensitive English...

Ballet Prague Junior in Sadlers Wells

For one night only Ballet Prague Junior is performing at the Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre. With a mixed bill of different pieces, including two celebrating the work of Czech composer Leos Janáček,...

Farewell to the Riverside Studios: Markéta Lazarová

Second Run DVD and Czech Centre London present a very special screening of the great Czech filmmaker František Vláčil’s acknowledged masterpiece – Markéta Lazarová. Presented for the first...

Inner Spaces Scotland at Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Three fantastic young musicians from the burgeoning underground Prague jazz scene combine with Scottish drummer, John Lowrie, and bassist, Mario Caribe, in a band that’s heavily influenced by the...

Czech Dance and Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe: La Loba

Burdened with an unbearable destiny, a woman wanders the wilderness with a bag of bones. An ancient folktale steeped in mystery brought to life through movement and song by two remarkable artists,...

Czech Dance and Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe: Riders

We’re here. We are among you. We are fast. We are strong yet vulnerable. We love to watch you while you seldom know about us. We can’t change your destinies but you often change ours. We share...

Czech Dance and Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe: 6 Billion Suns

Black holes in our memory. Production inspired by Alzheimer’s disease with original music by Pawel Passini, winner of the Total Theatre Award and Herald Angel 2011. Actors were in direct contact...

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