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Generation Singles

They are unmarried, flexible, financially independent...and single. Are long-term relationships an anachronism or an unattainable ideal? Who are the singles and why do they live without a partner?...

Opening Gala Screening: Alois Nebel

Summer 1989. Alois Nebel works as a stationmaster in a small village in the Jeseník mountains, close to the Polish border. Preferring old timetables to people, Nebel lives through his memories,...

The UK - Czech Jazz Night: Najponk Trio

The opening night of the New Czech Jazz series will feature the Najponk Trio as they launch their new CD The Real Deal, bringing delicate and subtle touches to well known jazz standards. Leading...

The Organist of St Vitus’ Cathedral + live music accompaniment by Najponk

Love, blackmail and betrayal are the subjects of this successful melodrama, adapted for the screen by poet Vítězslav Nezval and directed by Martin Frič later known for his satirical comedies with...

Church 365 exhibition

CHURCH 365, organised with the blessing of His Eminence Dominik Cardinal Duka, Archbishop of Prague, is a Czech exhibition of large black and white photographs documenting the restoration of several...

Splendour and Spectacle: Great Buildings and Gardens of Moravia

A lecture by Barbara Peacock on Moravia's magnificent architectural heritage. While mediaeval castles and Renaissance chateaux abound, the area is particularly noted for its splendid Baroque...

Svit Gallery at Frieze Frame

Czech gallery Svit will be representing the Czech Republic at this year's Frieze Art Fair with photographs by Lukáš Jasanský and Martin Polák. The project for Frame is based on a confrontation...

Tereza Buskova for IMPRINT - Experimental Feminist Arts Festival

Czech artist Tereza Buskova will give a collaborative live performance as a part of IMPRINT 2012, the UK's only festival dedicated to supporting women artists whose work centres around improvisation...

Divokej Bill: Staropramen UK Tour

An eight-piece folk-rock band from the Czech Republic, Divokej Bill is best known as a band whose catchy and accessible music helped them become one of Eastern Europe's best-selling and best-loved...

Closely Observed Trains

A young man follows his father into the railway company, carrying supplies to the German army through occupied Czechoslovakia. His hope to explore love and sexuality for the first time is repeatedly...

President Vaclav Havel: Photographs 1988 - 2011

An exhibition of photographs of late Czech president Vaclav Havel by the Czech News Agency photo reporters opens at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London on 5 October. The exhibition presents...

Jan Culik: A Society in Distress - book launch

Jan Culik’s book analyses the value system constructed by Czech feature films produced since the fall of communism in 1989 and provides an overview of some three hundred Czech feature films made...

Czech Films at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

At this year’s BFI London Film Festival Czech cinema is represented by a satirical road movie Long Live the Family!, drama about a young Roma girl Made in Ash, documentaries Solar Eclipse and Love...

Non-Swimmers at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Short film by Jakub Smid Non-swimmers is part of a short film programme called In Limbo at the 56th BFI London Film Festival. The film is about Wendy, who finds herself spending the summer holidays...

The First Stuckist Tarot Exhibition

International Group Show featuring paintings by Czech artist Markéta Urbanová. Other artists include: Ella Guru, Jasmine Maddock, Peter Murphy, Joe Machine, Jonathon Coudrille, Odysseus Yakoumakis,...

Prague - Vienna: A Solo Bike Ride on the Greenways Route

The BCSA in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in the UK invite you to an illustrated talk by Julian Wilde. Admission is free, but registration is necessary by e-mail to...

English Day Menu: Come enjoy the Czech cuisine

On Thursday October 11th The Lock Stock and Barrel in Newbury are having a Czech Day with a one-off Czech inspired menu. If you are local or would simply like to take a trip to Newbury and taste the...

Long Live the Family! at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Long Live the Family (Rodina je základ státu) is a satirical road movie by Robert Sedláček in which a banker goes on the run from justice and discovers the values of family life.

Love in the Grave at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

This documentary by David Vondráček is an account of the life and love of a homeless couple who live in a cemetery and their resilience in the face of social indifference.

Made in Ash at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Dorota, a young Roma girl, finds work in a town in Western Bohemia but soon faces redundancy in Iveta Grofová’s original take on a social realist theme.

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