Alison Frank: Reframing Reality: The Aesthetics of the Surrealist Object in French and Czech Cinema

Marcel Duchamp’s urinal re-named ‘fountain’ and placed in an art gallery. The classic image that can be seen as a duck or a rabbit, depending on how you look at it. A random object that grabs...

Literary Residency in Aberystwyth

The Czech Centre London and the Arts Institute in Prague are glad to announce that Czech writer Patrik Linhart was awarded the literary residency in Aberystwyth, Wales.

An English rehearsed-reading of The Stand-in (Záskok) by legendary Jara Cimrman Theatre

For decades it was thought that this popular, intelligent, and witty play was beyond the comprehension of anyone other than Czechs. But now thanks to this considerate and sensitive English...

Ballet Prague Junior in Sadlers Wells

For one night only Ballet Prague Junior is performing at the Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre. With a mixed bill of different pieces, including two celebrating the work of Czech composer Leos Janáček,...

Farewell to the Riverside Studios: Markéta Lazarová

Second Run DVD and Czech Centre London present a very special screening of the great Czech filmmaker František Vláčil’s acknowledged masterpiece – Markéta Lazarová. Presented for the first...

Inner Spaces Scotland at Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Three fantastic young musicians from the burgeoning underground Prague jazz scene combine with Scottish drummer, John Lowrie, and bassist, Mario Caribe, in a band that’s heavily influenced by the...

Czech Dance and Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe: La Loba

Burdened with an unbearable destiny, a woman wanders the wilderness with a bag of bones. An ancient folktale steeped in mystery brought to life through movement and song by two remarkable artists,...

Czech Dance and Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe: Riders

We’re here. We are among you. We are fast. We are strong yet vulnerable. We love to watch you while you seldom know about us. We can’t change your destinies but you often change ours. We share...

Czech Dance and Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe: 6 Billion Suns

Black holes in our memory. Production inspired by Alzheimer’s disease with original music by Pawel Passini, winner of the Total Theatre Award and Herald Angel 2011. Actors were in direct contact...

Farewell to the Riverside Studios: The Firemen’s Ball & Buttoners

Riverside Studios, beloved home to independent cinema, will close down in August to undergo a major three-year redevelopment. Here, at the Riverside Studios in November 1997, the Czech Centre London...

Czech and Slovak Docs at Floating Cinema

This year’s Floating Cinema, a popular London summer project on the Grand Union Canal, features a selection of Czech and Slovak documentary films. A weekend of open air film, music and workshops...

Musical Europe Concert

Award-winning IRMINA TRYNKOS & OLGA JEGUNOVA present “Musical Europe” - a magical journey through the known and hidden musical treasures of the continent.Come and listen to the most celebrated...

Birds, Orphans and Fools - DVD release

Ranked among the five best Slovak films by Slovak and Czech film critics, Jakubisko’s long-repressed tale of love, death and insanity focuses on the unconventional relationship between two men and...

Inspired by Dvořák: Call for Compositions

The Czech Centre London is thrilled to open a call for composers of any age residing in EU countries to submit their compositions inspired by Dvořák. Submissions should be in the form of an...

Cabaret Hrabal

”The world is maddeningly beautiful. Well, it isn’t really, but that is how I see it.” Bohumil Hrabal (uncle Peppin) *** A groundbreaking evening of literary experimentation and innovation...

Czech Jazz Nights at the Spice of Life: Limbo Ensemble

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Czech jazz ensemble Limbo arrives in London to showcase their acclaimed CD Koncert full of engrossing magical music drawing on folk traditions and Eastern...

Robert Balzar Trio in Edinburgh

Following their successful autumn concert in London, the Robert Balzar Trio return to the UK to celebrate the launch of their new CD ‘Discover Who We Are‘ with a concert at the Jazz Bar in...

Jewish Music Institute: Drawing Life

Jewish Music Institute (JMI) celebrates its 30th anniversary with Celebration Gala Performance of Drawing Life, a JMI production composed by Jocelyn Pook and inspired by a collection of poems and...

International Children's Day with Architecture

The Czech Centre London, Czech School without Borders, London, and the civic association KRUH are pleased to present a family-oriented entertaining afternoon with focus on architecture. On the...

Window: Children's Day

A non-profit voluntary organisation Okénko is organising a celebration of the International Children's Day with activities for all ages: bouncy castle, competitions with prizes, arts and crafts,...

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