Stories in Translation: Translating the Untranslatable

Following on from last year’s packed event, European Literature Night hosts again a panel discussion with a group of writers and translators, featuring writers Diego Mariani and Witold Szablowski,...

Jáchym Topol: Nightwork

On the eve of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, two young brothers are set to escape in a remote village but it soon turns out that they have arrived in a place with perils of its...

Ivan Klíma: My Crazy Century

More than a memoir, My Crazy Century explores the ways in which the epoch and its dominating totalitarian ideologies impacted the lives, character, and morality of Ivan Klíma’s generation....

Dance of the Magnetic Ballerina

Rooted to the spot on a platform surrounded by light, the magnetic ballerina flutters, shivers and shimmers for her audience. Stark and intensely beautiful, this is the UK premiere of Czech artist...

Tribute to Věra Chytilová

The Czech Centre, Dazed & Confused, Picturehouse and Second Run DVD present a double bill of Chytilová’s anarchic and wildly satirical masterpiece Daisies and Martin Šulík’s documentary...

Open Call: Architectonic Residency

The Czech Centre London and the British Council invite architects from the Czech Republic with a minimum of two-year experience to apply for the architectonic residency offering collaboration with...

Rambling On: About Bohumil Hrabal

To celebrate the publication of David Short's translation of Rambling On: An Apprentice's Guide to the Gift of the Gab by the famous Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal (1914-1997), Dr. Peter Zusi, Lecturer...

Transport from Paradise on DVD

Zbyněk Brynych's 1962 award-winning film has been released for the first time in the UK by Second Run DVD. The film presents a vivid and realistic picture of the infamous Terezín Ghetto under Nazi...

Czech Centre Is Relocating!

We would like to inform our subscribers, fans and followers that the Czech Centre office will be closed between 18 March and 7 April 2014 due to relocation. After almost ten productive years at...

Bohemian Legends Series: Dvořák’s Violin Concerto and Janáček’s Sinfonietta

Arabella Steinbacher performs Dvořák’s much-loved gem, followed by Janáček’s best-known work, the Sinfonietta. There is also a performance of Suk’s rarely performed homage to the Czech...

Bohemian Legends Series: Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass

A stellar line-up of soloists is assembled for this mighty choral work, joined by two of the UK’s best choral societies. Before this, Lukáš Vondráček performs Dvořák’s Piano Concerto....

Bohemian Legends Series: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Suk’s Asrael Symphony

A rare opportunity to hear one of the large-scale masterpieces of the repertoire. Suk’s Asrael Symphony is a vast eulogy to his mentor Antonín Dvořák, and his own wife (Dvořák’s daughter)....

HE Michael Žantovský: What is the Meaning of Europe?

As the continent prepares to elect a new European Parliament and the UK considers its future within the European Union, a glaring question remains: What is the meaning of Europe? Czech writer, former...

Journey to Bohemia with Orpheus Sinfonia

For one exclusive night only Orpheus Sinfonia welcomes the celebrated musician Heinrich Schiff on a rare visit to London to conduct Dvořák’s Cello Concerto and Mahler’s Symphony No 1, with...

Literary Pax Sovietica: Late Stalinism and East European Literatures

The foundations of the new political and social order in post-WW II Eastern Europe were shaped not only after the radical political and diplomatic changes but also as a result of transformations in...

HaKLiáDa in Sheffield

After their London performance on 13 March, Czech theatre ensemble LiStOVáNí will bring their staged reading based on Emil Hakl’s debut novel Sabrina Black’s Intimate Box to Sheffield. With...

Erben's KYTICE: an acclaimed new translation by Susan Reynolds

Along with Mácha’s Máj and Nĕmcová’s Babička, the poetic cycle Kytice by Karel Jaromír Erben is one of the best-loved and indeed most important creations of Czech literature. Curator of the...

Martinů String Quartet in Leamington

Martinů String Quartet belongs to long-established Czech quartets with an extraordinary homogeneity of sound and technical ease. At their Leamington concert they will perform together with Gemma...

Fashion East: Fashion and Post-Socialism

Czech designers Petra Ptáčková and Pavel Ivančic will take part in a panel discussion led by Dr Djurdja Bartlett (author of Fashion East: The Spectre That Haunted Socialism), London College of...

Jakub Polanka: FASHION ART LAB

Freedom is the new black! The most celebrated award-winning Czech fashion designer Jakub Polanka will present his new collection JESUS GANG through a multidisciplinary performance FASHION ART LAB....

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