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Identity Card + Q&A with director Ondrej Trojan, The City of Prague Screening

This retro film from the 70s, based on the novel by Petr Šabach, follows the lives of four boys; their first loves, conflicts with their parents and the authorities from the age of 15 when they...

Stick, start beating! (ONLY IN CZECH)

A fairy tale about a poor but good hearted musician who despite being hungry himself, shares his last piece of bread with an old man. In return he receives three magic gifts; a tablecloth which fills...

A Walk Worthwhile + Q&A with writer and actor Jiri Suchy

A recording of the exquisitely staged, sell out National Theatre show directed by Miloš and Petr Forman which revived a 1965 popular jazz opera by Jiří Suchý and Jiří Šlitr. Suchý reprises...

Marijka the Unfaithful

This ballad-style story of love, betrayal and guilt set in the authentic milieu of Subcarpathian Ruthenia is essentially a love triangle but also a portrayal of everyday life in a remote area, a...

Of Parents and Children

A comic yet poignant dialogue-driven drama about a father and son based on an award-winning novel by Emil Hakl. Once a month, retired biologist and his son Jan meet to spend a day walking around...

Leaving + Q&A with lead actress Dagmar Havlová

Chancellor Rieger is leaving office and also a villa that has become home to his family. While sorting out what is his and what is not, he also takes an inventory of his relationships with people,...

Battalion + live piano accompaniment by Jiří Hradil

A much loved novel and play in its day based on the fortunes of a real-life reluctant hero who took on the legal system. Popular Czech singer Karel Hašler stars as the disillusioned lawyer who swaps...

Martinu Quartet at the Southbank Centre

Martinu Quartet takes part in a fundraising concert for the Raphael Sommer Foundation. The Quartet will perform String Quintet by Bohuslav Martinu and Piano Quintet by Antonin Dvorak. Programme...

Romeo, Juliet and Darkness

A poetic drama based on Jan Otcenasek's novel is set in 1942 during the brutal Nazi occupation of Prague. A young man hides a fugitive Jewish girl in the attic of his apartment building, becoming her...

Komediograf (in Czech only)

Komediograf is a cabaret show consisting of songs, drama and clown performances. Inspired by the French and German cabarets of the 20th century and the cabarets in Czechoslovakia before the Second...

Personal Tempest

An international group show Personal Tempest, curated by Czech-born Tereza Kotyk, is on show in Hertfordshire. This interdisciplinary project drawing on literature, film, music and theatre explores...

Kaderabek, Dvorak, Martinu and Janacek with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Two pieces in this all-Czech programme hark back to ancient myth, one of a Ukrainian Knight who fights against oppression, the other of a Golden Spinning Wheel that mysteriously reveals a treacherous...

Walking Too Fast at the BFI London Film Festival

This year's BFI London Film Festival presents a new Czech film Walking Too Fast (Pouta), a disturbing portrayal of a political system that permeates an everyday life, brilliantly pictured through a...

Gypsy at the BFI London Film Festival

Strongly acted film by a mainly non-professional cast, Gypsy, by the Slovak director Martin Sulik, presents an important social analysis while at the same time transcending a straightforward social...

The House at the BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival presents a new film by Slovak director Zuzana Liova. The House is a realist tale of generational conflict, set in a remote Slovak village. Contemporary drama remarkable...

Czech and Slovak Party with Divokej Bill and Chiki-Liki-Tu-A

This year's biggest party for Czechs and Slovaks in the UK will host two popular bands - Divokej Bill from the Czech Republic and a Slovak experimental band Chiki-Liki-Tu-A.

Life in the Great Houses of Bohemia and Moravia: An illustrated lecture

Nowhere in Europe have so many great houses and castles been built for the conspicuous display of wealth and pleasure as in what is now the Czech Republic. Lucy Abel Smith, an art and architectural...

Cepicky, Rosefield, Dussek Trio in Leamington Hastings

The trio consisting of Leos Cepicky (violin), Gemma Rosefield (cello) and Michael Dussek (piano) will perform Schuman Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op. 63; Dvorak Piano Trio in E minor, Op.90, 'Dumky';...

Wihan Quartet at Rye Festival

Wihan Quartet will be joined by bassoonist Julie Price, foremost in the English Chamber Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra. Together they will perform the World Premiere of a new work by...

Blackheath Sundays: Martin Kasik

Virtuosic Czech pianist, Martin Kasik, will perform in the first Blackheath Sundays recital of the series. Beginning the piano at the age of four, he studied at the Ostrava Conservatoire with Monika...

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