Pictures of the Old World - DVD release

Second Run DVD releases Dušan Hanák’s renowned film (voted ‘the best Slovak film of all time’ by Slovak critics 2000), a poetic visual essay on the forgotten people of remote Slovakian...

Tomáš Míka @ Wales Literature Exchange in Aberystwyth

Wales Literature Exchange welcomed Czech poet and translator Tomáš Míka to Aberystwyth for a residency. During his residency, held between January 10th - 17th 2015, Tomáš Míka not only had the...

Michal Zahálka arrives in London

Last September, Michal Zahálka received the first ever prize awarded by the Association of Czech Theatre Critics to authors of theatre criticism aged under 30. A student of theatre studies at...

Transport from Paradise + The Lighthouse

To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, Second Run and Whitechapel Gallery present a special double-bill of films together with readings by...

Brundibár

40 schoolchildren team up with professional musicians for a brand new production of Brundibár. This melodic, poignant tale was written to entertain adults and children alike. A short opera by Jewish...

Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer (1689-1751) - Architect and Master Builder in 18th-century Bohemia

A Lecture by Caroline Cannon-Brookes, art historian, former lecturer at Leeds University on Thursday 5th February 2015 at 6.30pm in the Czech Embassy, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY....

Sára Saudková @ Photography Now

The Brick Lane Gallery presents its first PHOTOGRAPHY NOW exhibition of 2015. After being one of their most popular exhibitions in 2014, they start this year exhibiting more innovative photographic...

Theatre in the Theresienstadt Ghetto: Newly Discovered Works

The UCL Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the University of York Department of Theatre, Film and Television are proud to present an amateur production of newly discovered works by prisoners...

Yellow Sisters in Richmond

Four hearts, four souls, four voices, four ways to share emotions and create music. Yellow Sisters are sound illusionists. Their music floats lightly between styles: jazz, soul, funk, RnB, reggae and...

RNCM Chamber Music Festival: My Country (Má vlast)

This year´s RNCM Chamber Music Festival is dedicated exclusively to Czech classical music. It will feature music from Dvořák, Janáček, Martinů and Smetana performed by the finest of today´s...

Open City Documentary Festival is open for submissions

Open City Docs Fest, celebrating the best in non-fiction film is accepting submissions. Send your short or feature documentary now for the chance to get your work seen by award-winning judges, and...

Adam Plachetka at Wigmore Hall

In the decade since making his debut, Czech bass-baritone Adam Plachetka has drawn critical acclaim for his interpretations of Mozart’s operatic anti-heroes and villains. For his Wigmore Hall...

NTS Trio and Xavier Baumaxa live at The Forge

On 12th May The Forge plays host to a double bill of Czech musicians whose styles are quite unlike existing genres. Combining punk, jazz, rock and classical music, NTS Trio is a tight group playing...

A History of Light (Dějiny světla) by Jan Němec at ELN Translation Pitch

Eight enthralling books by contemporary European writers which have not yet been translated into English will be pitched live to an audience and expert jury consisting of Max Porter (Granta Books),...

VerTeDance and Clarinet Factory at Be Festival in Birmingham

Award winning contemporary Czech dance company VerTeDance have created a beautifully poignant piece about our lack of freedom, reclusion and our power to make decisions. The cast weave around their...

The Last Days of the Theresienstadt Ghetto: Murmelstein, Slovak Jews, and the End of the War

Theresienstadt was the only ghetto to last until the liberation. Dr Anna Hájková explores the last months of this “advantage ghetto,” explaining the manifold events leading up to the coming of...

StoneCrabs: Haunting Julia

A gentle yet disturbingly profound ghost story written by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Sigvi Johansen (Sarka Lisova) and with Czech actress Barbora Vacková. Part of Gobstoppers Festival, a week-long...

Věra Chytilová and Jaroslav Kučera: The Fruit of Paradise

An exhibition exploring Věra Chytilová’s working process, as illustrated by her most stylized work, the ‘film opera’ The Fruit of Paradise. This special display reveals the individual layers...

The Films of Věra Chytilová – UK Tour

Following the first UK retrospective of Věra Chytilová, one of the key film-makers of the 1960s, at the BFI Southbank in London, her films will tour the UK and will be screened in 10 UK cities. An...

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...

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