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Cinematherapy by Ivan Vojnar

A commercial aired on Czech Television invited viewers to attend a casting and tell their stories. Later on, eleven of them underwent cinematherapy – provided by the camera as an intermediary...

Jihlava at Open City

As a part of Jihlava at Open City strand the festival also presents within its various programmes the following Czech short documentaries: Alda by Viera Cakanyova; Tomas by Viktorie Dzurenkova; Eggs...

Novella by Czech Writer Wins in English Writing Competition

Hana Sklenkova's novella Cape of Good Hope has won in novella category of the literary competition The New Writer Prose and Poetry Prizes. The novella will be published in a special edition of The...

Silesian Ostrava Choral Ensemble

Silesian Ostrava Choral Ensemble will perform in London between 2nd July and 6th July 2011. Come and hear it all - secular and sacred songs of all musical styles, pieces of old masters as well as...

Czech Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

This year the Czech Republic will be represented at the Edinburgh International Film Festival by a short movie by Milos Tomic and Jakub Felcman, Pigeon's Milk. A confusing story about joy for...

Summer Outing

A visit to Great Coxwell Tithe Barn, which was admired by William Morris, Kelmscott Manor, where he lived, and Buscot Park. The outing is organised by The Friends of Czech Historic Buildings, Gardens...

Directorspective: Jan Svankmajer

A retrospective of one of the world's foremost avant garde filmmakers. Svankmajer‘s surreal, deliciously dark mixes of live action and animation have influenced filmmakers from Terry Gilliam and...

Book Launch: Jantar Publishing

A new publishing house specialising in Central and East European literature in translation, presents its first books: Daniela Hodrova’s Prague, I see a city and Michael Mares’s Andelickarka / The...

Call for Czech related, music based projects for Czech Festival in Newcastle and Edinburgh

Czech Tourism in London is looking for projects by creative Czech musicians and other performing artists to present as a lunch time programme (45 – 60 min. long) of music and/or other performing...

Concert of DVA in Brighton

Another memorable Czech and Slovak party with great extensive program in Brighton. The band 'DVA' is a current sensation, a hugely successful band coming all the way from Czech Republic. Another...

Alena Dostalova: Fragmented Desire Series I

An exhibition of textile artefacts by Alena Dostalova opens on 6 June at Bar Prague. Dostalova’s art work has been exhibited in the Czech Republic and the UK since 2000. Her work has been seen...

Karel Capek: Rossum's Universal Robots

Helena Glory is determined to liberate the highly intelligent robots forged in Rossum’s island factory. Perplexed by the robots’ seeming humanity but absolute lack of sentience, she abandons her...

Jiri Weil: Mendelssohn is on the Roof

Admired by Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller and Philip Roth, Jiri Weil is a remarkable yet neglected chronicler of the Holocaust. Based on his personal experiences of escaping transportation to the camps...

Patrik Ourednik: The Opportune Moment, 1855

At once satirical and philosophical, Ourednik’s book opens with an Italian anarchist’s letter to his noble former mistress, an impassioned rejection of all of Europe’s latest and greatest...

Emil Hakl: On Flying Objects

Emil Hakl, whose latest novel has just been awarded the prestigious Josef Skvorecky Prize for literature, returns in this book to the genre of short stories enriched by new elements prompting...

Michal Mares: Andelickarka / The Angel-maker

First published in Prague in 1922, this dark, concise novel set in Czechoslovakia in the early 20th century explores, with anarchist undertones, the place of women in society. Now published as a...

Daniela Hodrova: Prague, I See a City

Set in the year following the fall of Communism, the novel takes the form of a quest in which the hero abandons the material world of everyday society, perceiving it as false, temporary and...

Tomas Sedlacek: Economics of Good and Evil; The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street

A talk by Tomas Sedlacek, leading Czech economist who is considered to be one of the ‘five hot minds in economics’ by the Yale Economic Review. In his Economics of Good and Evil he provides a...

Gerta Vrbova: Betrayed Generation; Shattered hopes and disillusion in post war Czechoslovakia

Betrayed Generation is an autobiographical account of the author’s life in Czechoslovakia, and later in Denmark and England, and a continuation of her earlier book Trust and Deceit (published by...

Rossum’s Universal Robots (R.U.R.) by Karel Capek on Stage at The British Library

In 1921 playwright and novelist Karel Capek first presented his remarkable play R.U.R, which describes the elimination of humanity by robots. A powerful comment on politics and technological...

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