S.d.Ch.: Spiritual Death in Venice

An experimental staged reading of A Spiritual Death in Venice, a dramatic metaphor of the end of masculinity, for which the author Miloslav Vojtíšek / S.d.Ch. received his second Alfréd Radok...

The Lovers of an Old Criminal (An Old Gangster’s Molls)

A crazy slapstick comedy about the factory owner Mr Pardon and his uncle Mr Monday who swap their identities and invent incredible stories to escape marriage and be with their beloveds. Starring one...

Yellow Sisters at London A Capella Festival

Yellow Sisters, an all-female Czech a cappella group, will perform at the London A Capella Festival on Saturday 31 January 2015. The concert will be accompanied by a few smaller events including...

Czech Language Courses - Winter Term 2015

The new winter term of the popular Czech language courses at the Czech Centre starts on 5 January 2015. This term's courses will run for 12 weeks with one two-hour lesson a week (Monday to Thursday,...

Talk to Otto Placht

Images, memories, stories, hallucinations. Enter in a conversation with Otto Placht and connect with the rampant world of his art. Otto will walk you through his exhibition at Divus London,...

Běla Kolářová at Whitechapel Gallery

A major new exhibition tracing a century of Abstract art from 1915 to today will open at the Whitechapel Gallery in January and will feature 2 works by Czech artist Běla Kolářová. The exhibition...

Lenka Dusilová and Baromantika

Following last year's success, Czech award-winning singer and song writer Lenka Dusilová returns to London, this time performing with her band Baromantika.

Zemlinsky Quartet

To celebrate its 20th anniversary and in keeping with a fine national tradition, the Zemlinsky Quartet is embracing 2014 as the Year of Czech Music. The quartet recalls Janáček’s birth in 1854...

The Velvet Revolution 25 Years on: An Émigré Perspective

Dr Katya Kocourek will discuss the British (including émigré) perspectives on the changes in Czechoslovakia in the autumn of 1989, which saw the demise of the one-party state and the Communist...

A Boy Was Born: Britten and New Europe!

The CC21 Christmas concert – held regularly at Holy Trinity Sloane Square – is always a combination of the traditional with the unusual. This year’s is an alluring programme in which Benjamin...

Great Lives: Arthur Smith on Emil Zátopek

Ex-runner and comedian Arthur Smith chooses Czech athlete Emil Zátopek as his life inspiration in BBC Radio 4 biographical series Great Lives presented by Matthew Parris. Zátopek’s life will be...

Jaromír 99 & Band

Czech singer, songwriter and visual artist Jaromír 99 together with guitarist a.m.almela and the trumpet player Lukáš Morávek will launch K:Kafka in Komiks exhibition at Goethe Institut London....

Energia Prima: paintings and drawings by Otto Placht

A free spirit spontaneously wandering from Prague to Amazonia and back, Otto Placht is often referred to as a painter of the jungle or a painter of ayahuasca. But he is first and foremost a seeker...

Tomáš Zmeškal at The Inspiration of ‘Exile’: Europe Meets Africa

Czech writer Tomáš Zmeškal will be one of three writers who take part in this literary evening bringing together stories of Europeans in Africa and Africans in Europe. The event is part of Europe...

2014 Soundings: New Collaborations

The ACF’s contemporary music platform brings together composers from Austria and the UK for a week of events including concerts, talks, and open rehearsals. Now in its 11th year, the project will...

Made in Prague Bonus film: The Good Driver Smetana (Dobrý řidič Smetana)

As a special bonus of the Made in Prague festival the Czech Centre is offering to all the visitors of its website free streaming of The Good Driver Smetana (Dobrý řidič Smetana). The bizarre case...

How to Find a Meteorite

The outer space and everything associated with it has fascinated the mankind ever since the ancient times. Czech geologist and geophysicist Günther Kletetschka, who investigated the fallen meteorite...

Velvet Terrorists (Sametoví teroristé)

Blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality, heroism and stupidity, past and present, Velvet Terrorist portrays three men who took up arms against communism and were jailed for it; Stano...

Lucky Loser (Šťastný smolař)

A comic fairy-tale about bad luck, good luck and a long journey towards love. Destined to have bad luck, Filip ruins everything he lays his hands on. Fed up with his predicament he sets out to look...

Nowhere in Moravia (Díra u Hanušovic) + Q&A with Miroslav Krobot

Thirtysomething Maruna runs the local pub and lives with her sister and domineering mother in this deadpan portrait of village life. With few eligible men around she sleeps with the blundering mayor...

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