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Otherness and the Exile

Based around the theme of 'Otherness and The Exile', the second part of a double exhibition by students from Goldsmiths, University of London and VSUP Academy of Art and Design, Prague, will take...

Out of this World: Science Fiction but not as you know it

Karel Capek is listed as a pioneer of modern sci-fi literature and the exhibtion features a unique original of Capek’s Robot, a metal figurine with a clay Capek´s head. A limited number of these...

Michal Skoda: Everybody looks for a place to dance

Concerned with (quite literally) defining space, Michal Skoda’s work has been widely seen both in his native Czech Republic and in continental Europe. Studio1.1 gallery presents its very first...

Smetana: The Bartered Bride

Jiří Belohlávek turns to one of the great keystones of Czech opera for his final festive celebration of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s 80th season. Smetana’s comic opera, with its potent blend...

Pulse Festival

A celebration of the growing presence and blossoming cultural influence of eastern and central european communities in the UK.

Wihan Quartet

Since winning the London International String Quartet Competition in 1991, the Wihan Quartet has developed an impressive international career and is ‘Visiting Quartet in Residence’ at Trinity...

Jesse Ballard Trio

Jesse Ballard Trio, featuring Californian singer Jesse Ballard, sensational ´Saxophone Joe´ Kucera from the Czech Republic and Hans Hartmann from Switzerland, is at home in jazz, blues, rock, and...

Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 2011: From Bohemia's Courts and Chapels

A first Festival visit from one of the Czech Republic's leading Baroque ensembles sees them introduce us to music by Jan Dismas Zelenka (who, despite being a leading musician at the Dresden court and...

Life as a Jew Under Two Dictatorships

In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, we are delighted to welcome Gerta Vrbova, who will tell her remarkable story of survival as a Jew under both Nazi and Communist dictatorships.

Emily Howard: Composition and Collaboration

Second Movement is delighted to be working with leading young composer Emily Howard on *Zatopek!* a new 12 minute opera inspired by the extraordinary life and times of legendary Czech Olympian Emil...

Our feasts Acropolis: The Transformation of the Prague Castle Under Masaryk

Dr. Irena Murray-Žantovská will talk about the work of the Slovene architect Jože Plečnik, active in Prague in the 1930s.

Lada Valesova (piano)

The Czech pianist Lada Valesova is a graduate of the Prague Conservatoire and the Prague Music Academy, and the Guildhall School of Music, where she is now a professor. Her playing won praise from...

Just Below the Surface!

Unique exhibition for a unique gallery space, exploring the possibilities of an art that is keenly aware of the senses, especially touch. A project by Czech artist Tereza Stehlikova.

Celluloid curtain: Europe’s Cold War movie

A series of European spy films from both sides of the Iron Curtain, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall. These remarkable, mainly 1960s films shed light on the popular...

European Literature Night III

The annual European Literature Night is back for its third year, taking over 18 capital cities of Europe for a whole evening in a marathon celebration of the best of European literature.

'Made in Prague' in London

Made in Prague, a showcase of the best of contemporary Czech films currently on tour in the UK will stop at the Greenwich Picturehouse London in April. Come to see Protektor, WWII drama, introduced...


Three concerts of Czech vocal acappella group singing African-American Spirituals, Hebrew songs and Taizé chants in the most popular acappella way.

Czech books at the London Book Fair 2011

Children books, fiction and poetry including The most beautiful books of the year 2009, Magnesia Litera 2010 nominations and Czech Literature in Translation will be presented by a selection of Czech...


Party with double concert of two great guitar bands from Czech Republic and Slovakia. 6 hours of live bands & dj music, dance, drinks and fun. That's CS PARTY with very special guests IMT SMILE &...

Milos Forman Double Bill

Milos Forman’s debut film Audition/Talent Competition and a bittersweet romance Blonde in Love nominated for Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film in 1960 will be screened as a double bill in...

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