The English Language Discourse Surrounding the Transfer/Expulsion of the Sudeten Germans

Dr Martin D. Brown, Associate Professor in International History at Richmond, the American International University in London, will analyse and discuss the English language historiography of the...

Jan Švankmajer: Touching and Imaging

Jan Švankmajer’s remarkable book on tactile art is now available for the first time in English. Best known for his extraordinary animated films (Alice, Faust, Little Otik), Švankmajer wrote and...

Karel Novotný: Europe and Post-Europe in the Philosophical Reflection of Jan Patočka

One cannot escape today the refrain that Europe is in crisis: economic, social, political, and environmental. Yet there is no consensus on what defines this crisis. Even the meaning of the subject,...

Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK

Comics Unmasked is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of mainstream and underground comics, showcasing works that uncompromisingly address politics, gender, violence, sexuality and altered...

European Literature Night: The Writers

In its sixth year, we’re celebrating European Literature Night with six of the best writers from around the continent. Superb reportage, humorous explorations of the nature of power, chilling...

Stories in Translation: Translating the Untranslatable

Following on from last year’s packed event, European Literature Night hosts again a panel discussion with a group of writers and translators, featuring writers Diego Mariani and Witold Szablowski,...

Jáchym Topol: Nightwork

On the eve of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, two young brothers are set to escape in a remote village but it soon turns out that they have arrived in a place with perils of its...

Ivan Klíma: My Crazy Century

More than a memoir, My Crazy Century explores the ways in which the epoch and its dominating totalitarian ideologies impacted the lives, character, and morality of Ivan Klíma’s generation....

Dance of the Magnetic Ballerina

Rooted to the spot on a platform surrounded by light, the magnetic ballerina flutters, shivers and shimmers for her audience. Stark and intensely beautiful, this is the UK premiere of Czech artist...

Tribute to Věra Chytilová

The Czech Centre, Dazed & Confused, Picturehouse and Second Run DVD present a double bill of Chytilová’s anarchic and wildly satirical masterpiece Daisies and Martin Šulík’s documentary...

Open Call: Architectonic Residency

The Czech Centre London and the British Council invite architects from the Czech Republic with a minimum of two-year experience to apply for the architectonic residency offering collaboration with...

Rambling On: About Bohumil Hrabal

To celebrate the publication of David Short's translation of Rambling On: An Apprentice's Guide to the Gift of the Gab by the famous Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal (1914-1997), Dr. Peter Zusi, Lecturer...

Transport from Paradise on DVD

Zbyněk Brynych's 1962 award-winning film has been released for the first time in the UK by Second Run DVD. The film presents a vivid and realistic picture of the infamous Terezín Ghetto under Nazi...

Czech Centre Is Relocating!

We would like to inform our subscribers, fans and followers that the Czech Centre office will be closed between 18 March and 7 April 2014 due to relocation. After almost ten productive years at...

Bohemian Legends Series: Dvořák’s Violin Concerto and Janáček’s Sinfonietta

Arabella Steinbacher performs Dvořák’s much-loved gem, followed by Janáček’s best-known work, the Sinfonietta. There is also a performance of Suk’s rarely performed homage to the Czech...

Bohemian Legends Series: Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass

A stellar line-up of soloists is assembled for this mighty choral work, joined by two of the UK’s best choral societies. Before this, Lukáš Vondráček performs Dvořák’s Piano Concerto....

Bohemian Legends Series: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Suk’s Asrael Symphony

A rare opportunity to hear one of the large-scale masterpieces of the repertoire. Suk’s Asrael Symphony is a vast eulogy to his mentor Antonín Dvořák, and his own wife (Dvořák’s daughter)....

HE Michael Žantovský: What is the Meaning of Europe?

As the continent prepares to elect a new European Parliament and the UK considers its future within the European Union, a glaring question remains: What is the meaning of Europe? Czech writer, former...

Journey to Bohemia with Orpheus Sinfonia

For one exclusive night only Orpheus Sinfonia welcomes the celebrated musician Heinrich Schiff on a rare visit to London to conduct Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Mahler’s Symphony No 1, with...

Literary Pax Sovietica: Late Stalinism and East European Literatures

The foundations of the new political and social order in post-WW II Eastern Europe were shaped not only after the radical political and diplomatic changes but also as a result of transformations in...

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