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Alois Nebel + Screen Talk with Tomáš Luňák

1989 in the Sudetenland near the Czech-Polish border. Alois Nebel is a solitary train dispatcher who becomes haunted by the ghosts from his and the region’s violent history whenever the fog crawls...

Alois Nebel + Screen Talk with Tomáš Luňák (Sheffield)

It's 1989, in a small train station in the Sudetenland near the Czech-Polish border. A chance encounter with a sanatorium patient propels loner Alois Nebel on a journey into Central Europe’s dark...

Milena Grenfell-Baines: Lady Remoska

This book is a short tale about big things and includes a number of wonderful recipes from two figures of the food world: Remoska, an integral part of Czech culinary culture for more than half a...

There Is Only You - Czech Fashion at IFS 2017

“The map is not the territory. There’s no organisation. There’s only you.“ – These words describe the main theme of the exhibition of emerging young Czech designers who are coming to London...

Love, sex and marriage…with a robot?

Designers are producing robots that are increasingly human-like in appearance and actions. From sophisticated machines we can chat to, through to lifelike sex robots, these creations have the...

Karolinum Press presents new additions to the Modern Czech Classics series

An English translation of Ladislav Fuks’s novel, The Cremator, has just been published as a new addition to the Modern Czech Classics series, which presents quintessential modern and historical...

The never ending Czech film festival on iTunes

They say that drinking a chilled bottle of Pilsner or watching a Czech film can reveal the Czech DNA. Nobody really knows why but film production became deeply rooted in the Czech region already...

Susanna Roth 2017 Translators' Competition - Call for Entries

Czech Centres and the Literary Section of the Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI), Prague, announce the 4th year of the International Competition for Young Translators – The Susanna Roth Prize, named...

Three Wishes for Cinderella

One of the most beloved films in all Eastern European cinema, Václav Vorlíček's reworking of the classic Cinderella tale is both delightful and unconventional. Deviating from the original story,...

Bohumír Matal: Presence of Men; Banned Painter from the Heart of Europe

The ”Association of Friends of Fine Arts” presents the exhibition of works of Moravian avant-garde painter & artist, Bohumír Matal. Bohumír Matal (1922 - 1988) is one of the most striking...

Jan Kaplický Drawings

This exhibition commemorates Jan Kaplický, who was one of the most gifted and visionary architects working at the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. His death in 2009 at the age...

Helena Eflerová: Transformation

A survey based show featuring a retrospective collection of artworks by multidisciplinary artist Helena Eflerová integrated with work by disabled artists. The artworks draw focus to the resemblances...

Launch of Antonín Bajaja’s novel “Burying The Season”

An evening of conversation with the author, his translator David Short and Dr Rajendra Chitnis, Senior Lecturer in Czech literature at the University of Bristol.

Petr Kolečko: Poker Face

2011. Poker player Jana is living in a luxury apartment in Prague, struggling to get on with her idealistic daughter Pavlína. However, in 1989, Jana experienced the Velvet Revolution with all the...

AutopsiA Thanatopolis

The mysterious project AutopsiA had its genesis in the alternative London culture of the late 1970s. At the start of the 1980s these London influences (Punk, early Industrial, radical conceptual art...

Pavel Sterec: Performance

A performative lecture with Pavel Sterec, a Czech visual artist and researcher interested in science, social structures and our dependency on tangible or symbolic capital. Or, as he himself writes:...

Made in Prague Festival Closing Night Party with Ventolin

The jubilee Made in Prague festival closing party takes place at the stylish Grade II listed building of The Tabernacle. Adding to the quirky vibe will be Ventolin (David Doubek) with his hilarious...

The Snake Brothers + Q&A with director Jan Prušinovský and actor Kryštof Hádek

The concept of brotherly love takes a mighty beating in this story of two thirty-something siblings (played by the real-life Hádek brothers) making ends meet in a small industrial town. Grass Snake,...

The Seven Ravens & Workshop for children

A beautiful fairy-tale based on Božena Němcová and the Brothers Grimms’ story about a young girl who saves her brothers from a horrible curse placed on them by their mother. Bohdanka embarks on...

We Are Never Alone + Q&A with director Petr Václav

In a small Czech town, a handful of people come together: a paranoid and rage-filled prison guard; his hypochondriac neighbour and the latter’s silent, despairing wife; a lovesick nightclub manager...

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