Jana Vébrová at Global Village Festival in Wales

Czech singer, song-writer and accordionist Jana Vébrová will perform at the11th Global Village Festival, a multicultural festival that brings people together to celebrate our diversity through art,...

Cemetery Romance with S.d.Ch. accompanied by a host of British Poets

Czech artist, writer and dramatist Miloslav Vojtíšek will be joined by a series of contemporary British poets for a unique literary tour of the magnificent Kensal Green Cemetery. S.d.Ch. who has...

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Jeremy Denk

The UK’s leading chamber orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, presents a concert including compositions by two of the great Czech composers, Antonín Dvořák and Josef Suk....

3 Years of Okénko + Czech Band Kupodivu

Czech organisation Okénko is celebrating its third year with a concert by Brno based band Kupodivu. The event will take place on Saturday 28th February from 1.30pm to 4pm and will also include a...

BackStories to premiere at Alfred ve dvoře

London-based performance company Beautiful Confusion Collective will premiere the full-length version of their new production BackStories at Prague’s Alfred ve dvoře Theatre in April 2015,...

Havel: A Life - A Talk by Michael Žantovský

H.E. Michael Žantovský, Czech ambassador to the UK and author of the definitive biography of Václav Havel, Havel: A Life (published by Grove Atlantic in November 2014) talks about Havel - an...

Věra Chytilová Competition

To complement the BFI Southbank’s tribute to Věra Chytilová, one of the key filmmakers of the 60s, the BFI and the Czech Centre London have put together a fantastic goody bag worth over £300.

Traps (Pasti, pasti, pastičky) - DVD release

From the late, great Czech filmmaker Věra Chytilová, renowned director of Daisies and Fruit of Paradise, comes a controversial and disturbing satire of violence, violation and veterinary practice....

Once Upon a Time - Private View

A Private View in the presence of all participating designers. With DJ, cocktails, Czech beer and refreshments. Everyone welcome, RSVP: info@czechcentre.org.uk

The Very Late Afternoon of a Faun (Faunovo velmi pozdní odpoledne)

Chytilová adapted Jiří Brdečka’s story about a middle-aged lecherous man and ‘determined erotic’, and in doing so focused on the gap between sexual fantasy and reality. As pensioners claim...

Jester and the Queen (Šašek a královna)

A caretaker at a medieval castle often abandons reality to live a second life as a clown to a beautiful but cruel French queen. Based on the mime play by Boleslav Polívka, the film juxtaposes two...

Traps (Pasti, pasti, pastičky)

Described as a ‘feminist black comedy,’ Chytilová’s post-communist film continues the confrontational approach of Prefab Story with the subject of a woman who is raped by two men....

Flights and Falls (Vzlety a pády)

Chytilová’s highly impressive but little-known documentary provides a fascinating and atmospheric journey into a hidden culture, one in which she herself participated. Chytilová investigates the...

Sport, Sport, Sport: Screening Programme of Soviet Era Cinema and Artist Moving Image

‘Sport, Sport, Sport’ is a screening programme event of cinema and artist moving image, curated in collaboration with Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and with presentations from artist...

The Art of Craft Workshop

Create your own accessory with Czech designers! No prior experience is needed and all materials and guidance will be provided. The workshop is an accompanying event of the Czech participation at the...

Prefab Story (Panelstory)

Set on a high-rise estate, Chytilová’s film delves into notions of mortality and materialism. Chytilová’s multi-level portrayal of contemporary life is a blunt and aggressive confrontation with...

The Journey + Season´s launch with Michael Bregant, Carmen Gray and Peter Hames

In an intriguing mix of home movies, interviews and film clips, Jasmina Blaževič records the life and views of Věra Chytilová – a director who explored the boundaries of film and once declared...

Ceiling (Strop) + A Bagful of Fleas (Pytel blech)

Chytilová first attracted international attention with these medium-length student films. Ceiling - a sophisticated take on the life of a fashion model which gives unusual perspectives and A Bagful...

Something Different (O něčem jiném) + The World Cafeteria (Automat svět)

Two stylish films that explore the roles of women in society. In her first feature Something Different, Chytilová tells the parallel stories of a woman gymnast, Eva Bosáková (filmed as...

Daisies (Sedmikrásky)

Chytilová’s neo-dadaist farce is full of extravagant visual effects, sensuous décor and fascinating experiments with colour. Two teenage girls stumble through a series of happenings, exploit...

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