Inner Spaces at the 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...

Farewell to the Riverside Studios: The Firemen’s Ball & Buttoners

Riverside Studios, beloved home to independent cinema, will close down in August to undergo a major three-year redevelopment. Here, at the Riverside Studios in November 1997, the Czech Centre London...

Czech and Slovak Docs at Floating Cinema

This year’s Floating Cinema, a popular London summer project on the Grand Union Canal, features a selection of Czech and Slovak documentary films. A weekend of open air film, music and workshops...

Musical Europe Concert

Award-winning IRMINA TRYNKOS & OLGA JEGUNOVA present “Musical Europe” - a magical journey through the known and hidden musical treasures of the continent.Come and listen to the most celebrated...

Birds, Orphans and Fools - DVD release

Ranked among the five best Slovak films by Slovak and Czech film critics, Jakubisko’s long-repressed tale of love, death and insanity focuses on the unconventional relationship between two men and...

Inspired by Dvořák: Call for Compositions

The Czech Centre London is thrilled to open a call for composers of any age residing in EU countries to submit their compositions inspired by Dvořák. Submissions should be in the form of an...

Cabaret Hrabal

”The world is maddeningly beautiful. Well, it isn’t really, but that is how I see it.” Bohumil Hrabal (uncle Peppin) *** A groundbreaking evening of literary experimentation and innovation...

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