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Drahomíra Vihanová Retrospective @ Barbican

Alongside Miloš Forman, Ivan Passer, and Jiří Menzel, Drahomíra Vihanová was a prominent member of the Czechoslovak New Wave, but unlike some of her contemporaries, she remained in her country...

Girl Power

A Czech documentary 'Girl Power' presents female graffiti writers from around the world. The graffiti community being predominantly a man's world, the film shows how women became emancipated in this...

VerTeDance, Jiří Havelka, Clarinet Factory: CORRECTION – UK Tour

Imagine a world where you can’t progress despite your best efforts to push forward. Award winning contemporary dance company VerTeDance have created a beautifully poignant piece about our lack of...

Sir Nicholas Winton - A Celebration

Memorial Concert for Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 Czech children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, will be held on Friday 20th May 2016 at the St John’s Smith Square in London. The concert...

KEY FRAMES – Alice

Něco z Alenky or Alice is a memorably bizarre and disturbing screen version of Lewis Carroll's novel 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' by master stop-motion surrealist Jan Svankmajer. Disappointed...

Identity Card

Identity Card, a bittersweet comedy directed by Ondřej Trojan and based on the novel by Petr Šabach, maps the lives of four boys – their friends, first loves and conflicts with their parents –...

Trio Soane, Chamber Music Recital

Music by Beethoven, Dvořák, Suk and Martinů played by an international group of professional musicians in aid of conservation heritage projects in the Czech Republic.

European Literature Night 2016: The Writers’ Showcase

The centrepiece of the 2016 European Literature Festival, the Writers Showcase follows a day of talks and translation clinics at the British Library, with novelist and playwright Kate Mosse to...

Criminal Worlds: Detective Fiction From Europe

It’s Friday the 13th and there are dark goings on as we lift the lid on a strange and disturbing world of crime and intrigue in Europe. Hosted by broadcaster and writer Barry Forshaw and with...

Translation Pitch - New Literary Voices with PEN Presents

Six translators go head-to-head, pitching their ‘must-acquire’ European books to a live audience and a jury of top publishing experts: Max Porter (Granta/Portobello),Meike Ziervogel (Peirene...

Czech photographers at Photographers' Gallery

Double Take: Drawing and Photography is a two-venue exhibition exploring the relationship between drawing and photography, taking place at Drawing Room and The Photographer’s Gallery, London. It...

Diamonds of the Night

Following the recent passing away of Czech New Wave director Jan Němec, we pay tribute to one of Czech cinema’s most uncompromising nonconformists with a special screening of his debut feature...

Tomáš Zmeškal: Love Letter in Cuneiform

Acclaimed Czech author Tomáš Zmeškal will be visiting Sheffield for what promises to be a rewarding evening. The reading will be in Czech and English, with a Q&A afterwards.

The Poetry Periscope Launch

A free event hosted by poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan, with dynamic live readings of poems from across Europe, read by UK poets Richard Scott, Gabriel Akamo and Charlotte Higgins with special...

The Story Behind The Poetry Periscope Project

Go behind the scenes of the Poetry Periscope project and hear how 30 poems were selected from the vast and diverse canon of European poetry. Chaired by the Poetry Society’s Ed Doeger, and including...

Tomáš Zmeškal & Hamid Ismailov in conversation with Misha Glenny

Tomáš Zmeškal’s debut novel Love Letter in Cuneiform is a family saga - a story of marriage, love and destiny set in Czechoslovakia between the 1940s and 1990s. Josef meets his wife, Květa,...

Collective Loss of Memory by DOT504 @ Be Festival

Place five men in a confined space, where masculinity is championed and a virulent type of group phenomena can take hold, in this case with a brutal outcome.The influence on each other when in a...

Burning Bush (Hořící keř)

In January 1969 student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Prague in protest against the Soviet occupation. This TV drama follows the repercussions of that act of protest, capturing the subtle detail...

Tiburtina Ensamble

A concert of Tiburtina Ensamble on the occassion of the 71st anniversary of the Prague Spring International Music Festival. Tiburtina is a female vocal ensamble interpreting western plainchant,...

New European Documentary: Bugarach

No one took much notice of Bugarach until the world was coming to an end. In early 2012, the citizens of this tiny village in the south of France are going to church, swimming in lakes and voting in...

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