Czech Language Summer Schools

Summer is fast approaching and that means it is almost time for the annual Czech summer schools and intensive Czech language courses. Organised by universities and language schools in the Czech...

Bedřich Smetana: Dalibor

Jiří Bělohlávek conducts a rare concert-staged performance of Smetana’s opera Dalibor sung by a largely Czech cast. Discover a tragic tale of chivalry, love and betrayal. This event follows a...

Master Jan Hus Familiar and Unfamiliar - A song recital by Daniel Dobiáš

To mark the 600th anniversary of the martyrdom of John Huss at Constance in 1415, the singer and composer Daniel Dobiás has set to music a number of late medieval and Renaissance poems which he will...

Clarinet Factory at Hidden Orchestra Live AV set

We are pleased to welcome exceptional Czech clarinet quartet Clarinet Factory who will perform as special guests at the Hidden Orchestra Live A/V show in St. John’s Hackney. Clarinet Factory is...

Czech Houses

Focused on family housing, the highlight of contemporary Czech architecture, the exhibition presents 33 exceptional designs by 33 architectural studios offering an insight into contemporary Czech...

Arnošt Goldflam's Obsession at Theatre Café Festival

Theatre play Obsession by Czech playwright and director Arnošt Goldflam will be part of this year’s Theatre Café Festival in Woolwich. Goldflam, who is widely known in his homeland as playwright...

Celebrating Homage to Pavel Haas

A unique concert will take place at the outstanding new London concert venue Milton Court Hall Concert Hall. Hosted by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and directed and organised by pianist...

Honeymoon (Líbánky)

Jan Hřebejk (INNOCENCE, DIVIDED WE FALL) directs this gripping drama about a rich society wedding thrown into chaos by the arrival of a stranger with a horrifying accusation to make; one which...

S.d.Ch.: A Makeshift Imitatio Christi

An exhibition of collages and comics created by the artist, playwright and musician Miloslav Vojtíšek, aka S.d.Ch. Through cutting and pasting S.d.Ch. whimsically grasps the idiosyncrasies of...

SSEES 100: Historical Parallels, Contemporary Perspectives - Central Europe 100 Years On

The Third Central Europe Symposium will reflect on the parallels and contrasts between the momentous changes during and immediately following the First World War and the dramatic challenges the...

ELN VII: The Lunchtime Launch

A slice of European literature and translation. Buy yourself some lunch and get a taste of Europe. Spain’s Jesús Carrasco will treat audiences to a bite- sized reading of his new book Out in the...

ELN VII: The Emerging Translators’ Network - Translation Clinic

Are you interested in the world of literary translation? Do you have burning questions about how to get involved, how to approach publishers, how much to charge and just how long it takes...

ELN VII: Bridging the Gap – Stories and histories in translation

If writing attempts to create links between past and present, the foreign and the familiar, dreams and reality, then arguably translation is another kind of bridge between worlds. This panel of...

ELN VII: The Choreography of Translation

How does literature from smaller European nations, written in less well- known languages or from less familiar traditions, reach wider European audiences? Explore the roles played by translators,...

European Literature Night VII: When Home Is Far Away

Living away from home, being away from family nowhere near the touchstones of childhood memories is something many of us choose to do. But what if you haven’t chosen such a life and it has simply...

The Žítková Goddesses (Žítkovské bohyně) by Kateřina Tučková at Liars’ League

Writers write, actors read, audience listens, everybody wins. That’s the motto of Liars’ League, the award-winning, globe-straddling short story night which has been running in London since 2007....

ELN VII: In Spoken Word with Xavier Baumaxa

Telling the stories of the continent through the universal rhythm of poetry, a host of Europe’s most vibrant poets and spoken word artists gather together for one night only to share their...

ELN VII: The Writers

European Literature Night’s seventh appearance in the UK takes us on an engaging literary tour of the continent, travelling from the northerly reaches of Denmark, east to Poland and Slovenia, to...

Jan Poupě in London for Czech Centre Artist Residency

The Czech Centre London is proud to welcome artist Jan Poupě to the United Kingdom in April 2015 for a week-long visual arts residency. Jan Poupě is a Czech painter, a student of the Academy of...

Wihan Quartet - 30th anniversary

Over the past three decades, the Wihan Quartet has flourished on the world stage thanks to performances shot through with rhythmic élan and gripping commitment. The ensemble celebrates its 30th...

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