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Roundtable discussion in memory of Vaclav Havel

A roundtable discussion in memory of Vaclav Havel will take place at University College London. Speakers include HE Michael Zantovsky, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in the UK and Havel's close...

The Smetana Trio

The Smetana Trio perform throughout the Czech Republic with regular tours abroad to countries including Japan, Britain, France, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. Their three February concerts in...

A Twentieth Century Moravian Village Diary

A limited edition of a diary depicting south Moravian countryside during the first three-quarters of the twentieth century is available free of charge from the Czech Centre. A Twentieth Century...

Panenka Against the Rest of the World

Czech footballer Antonin Panenka captivated the crowds with his unpredictable and attractive charismatic style in the 70s and 80s. Not only an extremely original player, Panenka was also a very...

Teresa Buskova for Double Take: The Art of Printmaking

Czech artist Tereza Buskova takes part in Double Take exhibition organised by University of Kent in collaboration with the Royal College of Art. The exhibition features artworks in printmaking and...

ARTitectural Production: Discussion with the Artists

A roundtable discussion with exhibiting artists Hynek Marinec, Anne Hardy, Joringe Voight and journalist Lavinia Neff about the links between the arts and architecture. The title of the accompanying...

Czech School Manchester

From February 2012 a new voluntary organisation Czech School Manchester provides Czech language lessons to children of Czech origins aged from 18 months to 11 years. Children learn the Czech language...

The Prague Trial on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 will broadcast the show trial of Vaclav Havel and others in the former Czechoslovakia in 1979. The trial is explored using dramatic reconstruction, testimonies and expert analysis,...

The Smetana Trio

The Smetana Trio perform regularly throughout the Czech Republic with regular tours abroad to countries including Japan, Britain, France, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. The two January concerts...

Double Bill: Intimate Lighting + The Party and the Guests

A specially curated double-bill featuring Ivan Passer’s comic gem and one of the finest works of the Czech New Wave Intimate Lighting, and Jan Nemec's masterpiece of barbed and darkly sinister wit...

The Jacobin

Antonin Dvorak's neglected masterpiece is a captivating blend of high comedy and drama. Ingredients include a couple in disguise, thwarted desire and a spoonful of suspicion and intrigue, all served...

Heda Margolius Kovaly: Under a Cruel Star

The daughter of prosperous Jews, Heda Kovaly found her world turned upside down with the German annexation of Czechoslovakia. Deported to Lodz Ghetto in 1941 and then to Auschwitz, where her parents...

Vaclav Havel, Prague - Castle: two screenings added

Director Petr Jancarek’s documentary explores the earliest days of Vaclav Havel’s presidency as told by members of Havel’s inner circle and the playwright himself, including the arrival of his...

Czech Design - Independent, Free and Democratic? The Pelcl Symposium

Drawing on original contributions from design professionals, design critics, theorists and historians from the Czech Republic and the UK, the symposium will consider the ways in which Czech design...

Leos Cepicky and Michael Dussek Concert

The duo of Leos Cepicky and Michael Dussek have performed in many of the world’s major concert halls. Here they play three masterworks of the violin and piano repertory, by Mozart, Schumann and...

Hynek Martinec for ARTitectural Production

The subject ARTitecture reminds us of the close connections between fine art and architecture from the medieval till today. Both disciplines are linked and a reciprocal source of inspiration for each...

Surviving Life

Jan Svankmajer's latest movie which is considered one of the warmest and funniest of his career. Eugene, seemingly content in his marriage and mundane career, finds himself repeatedly dreaming of a...

Polaris

Polaris tells a story of two men on an Antartic pilgrimage in a trademark performance based on subtle, precise expression. The production is inspired by adventure novels, young men's fantasies and...

The Little Mermaid

Karel Kachyna's masterpiece based on Hans Christian Anderson's story is a magical movie that appeals to both children and adults. The little mermaid rescues a prince from drowning and falls in love...

Robotville EU

Imagine a world where robots are part of everyday life. Do you wish you had domestic help from a robot? Would you play with a pet robot? Could a robot talk to you and share your feelings? Fancy...

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