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Tomáš Jamník - Dvořák with Love

It was love that led Antonín Dvořák to compose one of the most famous pieces in classical music: his cello concerto in B minor. Thirty years earlier, the same love inspired him to write his first...

Reuniting 14th-century Prague: Charles IV and his Gothic Bridge

A lecture by the architectural historian Dr Jana Gajdošová, Affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, examining the rebuilding of Prague during the reign of Emperor Charles IV. It will...

Close-Up on Jan Švankmajer

This programme presents a selection of 22 short films – exploring Czech Surrealist filmmaker-animator Jan Švankmajer diversity of methods and styles – and his unique adaptation of Alice in...

The Ear

Although made in 1970, The Ear was immediately banned by the Czech authorities and remained unseen for twenty years, finally being released only after the Velvet Revolution took place in...

New European Documentary: Barzakh

In a Chechen city recovering after the war, a man disappears. As daily life goes on, those in search are drawn into a world where encounters with diviners and legal advisors, with the torturers and...

I served the King of England

Delfina’s curatorial resident Michal Novotný (Czech Republic) hosts an event with live artist interventions. Drawing on ideas of character and role-play within artistic practice, the event acts as...

Something Different / A Bagful of Fleas - Two films by Věra Chytilová on DVD

Something Different follows the lives of two women – a gymnast in gruelling training (real life Olympic gold-medallist Eva Bosáková), and a dissatisfied housewife (Věra Uzelacová). The two...

Ivars Gravlejs at Tate Modern

Works by Latvian photographer based in Prague Ivan Gravlejs will be on display at Tate Modern's new exhibition “Performing for the Camera”. The exhibition explores the relationship between...

Pavel Ivančic at Fashion Utopias: Then & Now Symposium

Award-winning Czech fashion designer and Last Fata Morgana curator Pavel Ivančic will talk about his work in Post-Soviet Czech Republic, discuss his personal journey as a designer and explore the...

Shared Structure: Contemporary Embroidery and Weaving Workshop with Czech and Slovak Designers

This is a practical workshop suitable for all ages. The topic is contemporary embroidery and weaving used by young designers. Participants will be working with various materials and techniques, some...

Pavel Haas Quartet visits the UK

The successful Czech Pavel Haas Quartet, whose recording last year of Bedřich Smetana's String quartets No. 1 & No. 2 is one of three nominated in the Chamber category for the BBC Music Magazine...

Barbora Kleinhamplová at Gasworks

Czech artist Barbora Kleinhamplová has been selected for Czech Centre London Residency at Gasworks. The resiedency will take place form 11 April to 27 June 2016 and it is organised by Gasworks and...

New European Documentary: Drifter

It’s not easy being an 18-year-old in poverty-stricken rural Hungary. Ricsi dreams of becoming a professional racecar driver but all he’s getting is fines for driving without a licence. As he...

MIKYTA EXPORT IMPORT | commodification

Commodification is the transformation of goods and services, as well as ideas or other entities that normally may not be considered goods, into a commodity.

New European Documentary: Ash and Money

If a theatre group ran for office, would you believe in its vision? NO99, fronted by artistic director Tiit Ojasoo does just that, exposing corruption, playing with what we think of as real, as spin,...

Loves of a Blonde at Overnight Film Festival in Eastbourne

Milos Forman’s rarely shown second feature will be shown at Overnight Film Festival, a new communal cinema experience where your ticket includes accommodation at the legendary Queens Hotel in...

Czech Language Courses - Winter Term 2016

The new winter term of the popular Czech language courses at the Czech Centre starts on 4 January 2016. This term's courses will run for 12 weeks with one two-hour lesson a week (Monday to Friday,...

Bonus and Mary C + DJ Gadjo and Mario Bihari

Hip hop artists Bonus and Mary C and DJ Gadjo.cz with Mario Bihári are well established acts on the Czech music scene. Join them for a night of music, following the Euros match.

MAK! – Mobile Architecture Studio Tour in Scotland

MAK! is a caravan transformed into a mobile architecture studio. Every year it embarks on a journey across the Czech landscape, towns and villages offering its services when invited. From small scale...

Czech Curators at Glasgow Art Biennial

Glasgow International in partnership with The Czech Centre London are delighted to host 3 curators form Czech Republic (Tereza Stejskalová, Edith Jeřábková and Ivan Mečl) on a curatorial trip to...

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