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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...

Open City London Film Festival

The inaugural Open City London Documentary Festival launches 16 - 19 June at University College London venues and the Prince Charles cinema, as a public-minded celebration of the best in documentary...

Katerina Seda: That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles

Czech artist Katerina Seda will show the fourth step of her ongoing project Neda se svitit at Cubitt Gallery. Seda's work takes the form of imaginative yet strangely pragmatic solutions to the social...

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...

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