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Velvet Exhibition

The Red Gallery presents ‘Velvet’, a group show by artists from the Czech and Slovak Republics living in London. Sharing a collective history and memory of Czechoslovakia, young artists respond...

The Birmingham Mahler Cycle: Das Lied von der Erde with Magdalena Kozena

Sir Simon Rattle will conduct Das Lied von der Erde performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and featuring mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena. Part of a concert series commemorating great...

Launch of a Book by 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...

Launch of a Book by Michal Mares: 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...

Directorspective: Jan Svankmajer; Surviving Life & Dimensions of Dialogue

Surviving Life, a psychoanalytical comedy, is a dazzlingly inventive mix of animation and live action wowed at Venice 2010 which features a delightful cameo by the great director himself. Dimensions...

Directorspective: Jan Svankmajer; Little Otik & Darkness-Light- Darkness

Little Otik is a tale about a childless couple longing for a baby and a little girl in need of a friend who get more than they wished for when an inanimate stump of wood takes on a disturbing life of...

Bretislav Pojar: The Master of Puppet Animation; Screentalk + Selection of Animation

Czech director and animator Bretislav Pojar will introduce a selection of his award winning animated films and after the screening will discuss his unique vision and various animation styles with...

Winton's Trains

An exhibition of photographs and documents relating to the children who were saved from the imminent Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1939 and whose history, sadly, is still present... The...

Watch Me Move: Little by Little! (Family Film Club)

Family Film Club presents a short film programme made up of the most wonderful examples of stop motion animation ever created. Featuring delightful The Apple Tree Maiden and Dog’s History by Czech...

Alice: DVD and Blue-ray Release

The legendary Czech surrealist’s award-winning 1988 feature film is a distinctly disturbing interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s classic, combining a live action Alice with a stop-motion Wonderland...

Watch Me Move: The Animation Show

A last chance to see this unique exhibition which traces the history of animation over the last 150 years. The exhibition brings together for the first time contemporary artists, cut-out, collage,...

Directorspective: Jan Svankmajer; Screen Talk + Screening of Alice & Et Cetera

Regarded as one of the world's foremost avant garde filmmakers, Jan Svankmajer is renowned for his unique vision and limitless imagination. From his first film in 1964, his singularly surreal,...

The National Black Light Theatre of Prague: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Direct from a world tour, the award winning National Black Light Theatre of Prague brings their multivisual comedy show to the UK stage for the first time. The show offering a truly unique...

Alice - DVD and Blu-ray Press Release

The BFI presents the legendary Czech surrealist’s award-winning 1988 feature film Alice in a Dual Format Edition with a host of bonus extras. Presented here fully uncut and in its original...

Czechoslovakia - Two Recent Publications

Members of the public are welcome to attend the following event organised in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic: CZECHOSLOVAKIA - TWO RECENT PUBLICATIONS. A book launch at the Czech...

Protektor + Q&A with lead actress Jana Plodkova

Marek Najbrt’s stylish, intriguing and visually striking drama set in the German-occupied Prague in the late 1930's. A dark tale of love, fear and betrayal. The lead actress Jana Plodkova will...

Otherness and the Exile

Based around the theme of 'Otherness and The Exile', the second part of a double exhibition by students from Goldsmiths, University of London and VSUP Academy of Art and Design, Prague, will take...

Out of this World: Science Fiction but not as you know it

Karel Capek is listed as a pioneer of modern sci-fi literature and the exhibtion features a unique original of Capek’s Robot, a metal figurine with a clay Capek´s head. A limited number of these...

Michal Skoda: Everybody looks for a place to dance

Concerned with (quite literally) defining space, Michal Skoda’s work has been widely seen both in his native Czech Republic and in continental Europe. Studio1.1 gallery presents its very first...

Smetana: The Bartered Bride

Jiří Belohlávek turns to one of the great keystones of Czech opera for his final festive celebration of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s 80th season. Smetana’s comic opera, with its potent blend...

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