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....

GOLDEN YARN WORKSHOP at International Fashion Showcase

Create your own accessory with young Czech fashion designers! Visitors will be able to make their own fashion accessory, using traditional methods of processing yarns and textiles while allowing for...

Strahov Monastery: lecture by Irena Murray-Žantovská

Dr Irena Murray-Žantovská, an eminent architectural historian, will give a lecture on the Strahov Monastery. The Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov is one of the oldest monasteries of...

Drawing Life with Zdenka Fantlová at Jewish Book Week

Poems and drawings made by children imprisoned in the concentration camp Terezín became an inspiration for composer Jocelyn Pook who will present the preview of her powerful new work as part of...

“Ostalgia” in the Czech Republic: a talk by Jan Čulík of Glasgow University

Following a 2010 opinion poll showing that a majority of Czechs believed their politicians to be of “a lower moral order” than their Communist predecessors, Jan Čulík and colleagues were...

Survivor speaks: The Last Train to Tomorrow with Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines

A rare talk by Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines who was born in Prague in 1929 and came to the UK as a child on the last train of Sir Nicholas Winton’s Kindertransport in 1939. Lady Milena will share...

Jan Palach: Charles University multi-media project

The Charles University in Prague presents a multi-media project ‘Jan Palach’, a website mapping a life story of the university student who set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square on 16 January...

Please The Trees in London

Czech indie rock band Please The Trees has built its reputation on memorable live performances around Europe and elsewhere. They are now coming to London to give a live gig at the Windmill Brixton...

Young Translators´ competition: How to translate Bohumil Hrabal

Call for Submissions: The Czech Centre London in collaboration with the Arts Institute in Prague is organising a competition for young translators up to 35 years of age living in the UK in honour of...

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