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The Written World

Scottish Poetry Library in collaboration with the BBC present an Olympic-related project The Written World which honours the spirit of London 2012, bringing together 204 poems representing each...

Czech and Slovak Hip Hop Show

Cesi a Slovaci in the UK present the Czech and Slovak Hip Hop party of the year with Slovak rapper Majk Spririt and DJ Grimaso. The Czech Republic will be represented by DJ Tafrob, DJ Jay Diesel and...

Solu Boat Party with DJ Ladida

The facebook page Cesi a Slovaci in the UK organise their third Solu Boat Party (formerly known as Metropolis Boat Party) which will take place on the Golden Flame boat on the river Thames. A special...

The Villa Tugendhat in Context (exhibition)

This exhibition of material drawn from the British Architectural Library's collections celebrates the completion of the two-year restoration of Mies van der Roha's Villa Tugendhat by placing his...

Sonnet Sunday

On Sunday 22 April, the Globe Theatre are opening their doors to the public in celebration of the opening of the Globe to Globe festival which will present 37 plays in 37 different languages. A part...

Tereza Buskova: Matriarchy

Series of lifelike tableaux from the period of 2007-2010 by Czech artist Tereza Buskova will be shown at Little Paris together with Buskova's new affordable print edition called the 'Caroler's wife'....

Mies van der Rohe and the Villa Tugendhat: A Seminar for Students

Join exhibition curators for this guided tour of Mies van der Rohe’s work featured in the exhibition The Villa Tugendhat in Context. This seminar is aimed at undergraduate students of architecture,...

Coal and Steel and Disorient Express London - Prague: Exhibition Opening

The Czech Centre London invites you to the opening of Coal and Steel, the exhibition presenting early 20th century Modernism revisited by 15 contemporary Czech and British artists who work in a...

Under a Cruel Star by Heda Margolius Kovaly

The London Jewish Cultural Centre and the Czech Centre will launch the powerful and moving memoir by the late Heda Margolius Kovaly describing her imprisonment by the Nazis during WWII and her...

Beyond The Glass Room: The many lives of the Villa Tugendhat (debate)

The Villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1928 - 1930 is one of the finest examples of modernism in Europe, a UNESCO Heritage Site and the inspiration for the Man Booker Prize-nominated...

Czech Easter Celebration

A voluntary organisation Czech Window (České okénko) prepares Easter activities for children, including painting eggs, icing gingerbread biscuits, making decorations and Easter egg hunt. There will...

Prague Past and Present: A talk by Ivan Plicka

A member of the team charged with preparing city development plans from the 1950s to the 1990s, Ivan Plicka has spent virtually all his working life in Prague’s City Development Authority. His...

Jiri Weil: Life with a Star

Weil’s remarkable autobiographical novel tells the story through Josef Roubicek who becomes increasingly alienated as the Nazis tighten their grip on the Jewish population of Prague. Every day the...

Jiri Trnka's Retrospective

Throughout April and May the Czech Centre London celebrates the work of the Czech animation pioneer Jiří Trnka (1912-69) with a retrospective season in the centenary of his birth. The so called Walt...

Dr Eduard Stehlik: Lidice – the story of a Czech village

Eduard Stehlik is the author of ‘Lidice - the story of a Czech village’, which recounts one of the most barbaric acts of the Second World War from the point of view of the lives of the ordinary...

Trnka Shorts for Children

Despite his 'Disney of the East' nickname, Trnka was never primarily a children's animator, though there are several delightful exceptions. Czech folktales fuel his cartoon debut Grandpa Planted a...

Prince Bayaya

Adapted from two fables by Božena Němcová, this was Trnka's first attempt at a full-scale ballad-driven epic, in which a tale of a poor country boy's heroic exploits (defeating dragons and rivals...

Trnka Shorts for Adults

Five shorts spanning almost Trnka's entire filmmaking career, from the anti-Nazi proto-Spiderman hero of Springman and the SS to his last masterpiece The Hand, a powerful allegory of the artist...

The Czech Year

The most ambitious and original animated project since Disney's Fantasia, Trnka's first feature grew out of a concept-testing puppet short, Bethlehem, which became the final segment of this six-part...

The Emperor's Nightingale

A childhood fan of Hans Christian Andersen, Jiri Trnka drew on him for his second feature, which combined live action and animation. A lonely convalescent boy dreams up a fantastical world based...

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