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Dagmar Dost-Nolden at the Parallax AF Exhibition

Czech born artist Dagmar Dost-Nolden will participate at the Parallax AF Exhibition in London. Dost-Nolden is fascinated by different forms of energy. Nearly all her paintings, sculptures, objects,...

The Kreutzer Sonata

Gazelleship Collective invites you to become fellow passengers on a train journey through Tolstoy’s Kreutzer Sonata. Inspired by Tolstoy’s novella, Janacek's first string quartet captures the...

Alois Nebel at the BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival presents a new Czech film Alois Nebel - a sophisticated and technically stunning animated reflection on recent history.

Vlak Magazine at the London Small Publishers Fair & London Launch of VLAK2

Prague-based Vlak Magazine, in conjunction with Equus Press and Litteraria Pragensia Books, will be represented at this year's London Small Publishers Fair, the international fair celebrating books...

The Emmy Destinn Young Singers Awards 2011

This biennial international competition was established in 2000 in London to promote Czech opera and provide a platform to showcase young talent. This year a new award called Czech Song Prize has...

Hentai Corporation at the Noise of Art Festival

Prague-based progressive rock band Hentai Corporation will perform at the Noise of Art Festival in London together with a number of international bands including Acid Washed (France), Hyena Stomp aka...

Brothers in Arms

During the Battle of Britain one fifth of Fighter Command’s aircrew came from overseas with 16 nations represented in its squadrons. Arguably the RAF’s most prolific and successful pilots of this...

Contemporary Slovak Fiction: An Illustrated talk at the Slovak Embassy

Charles University lecturer Clarice Cloutier will present her translations of more than a dozen contemporary Slovak works, by authors such as Ladislav Ballek and Pavel Vilikovsky, as published in...

Made in Prague: Film & Literature

The 15th annual festival of Czech cinema in the UK explores a rich history of literary adaptations for screen. Focusing on the best examples of strong literary sources matched with visionary film...

Habermann + Q&A with director Juraj Herz

Wealthy mill owner August Habermann is a well respected German entrepreneur with no interest in politics or the growing nationalism. However when the German army invades his town in Sudetenland, he...

Capricious Summer

Swift, funny, and very Czech, this is a delightful comedy based on Vladislav Vančura’s novel. Three middle-aged friends meet at the height of an uninspiring overcast summer to philosophize on the...

The Cremator + Q&A with director Juraj Herz

Karl Kopfrkingl works at a crematorium in Prague. Obsessed with his duties, he quotes from The Tibetan Book of the Dead and believes that he is liberating the souls of the departed. The Nazi...

Good Soldier Svejk

The most famous of Czech novels, written by Jaroslav Hašek, comes to life with Rudolf Hrušínský’s embodiment of Svejk, „a certified idiot“ and compulsive teller of banal anecdotes caught up...

No Laughing Matter

Based on the short story by Milan Kundera (Laughable Loves) this is the tragicomic story of a young university lecturer who wants to avoid telling unpleasant truths at all costs. Postponing writing a...

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,...

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