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Bretislav Pojar: The Master of Puppet Animation; Screentalk + Selection of Animation

Czech director and animator Bretislav Pojar will introduce a selection of his award winning animated films and after the screening will discuss his unique vision and various animation styles with...

Winton's Trains

An exhibition of photographs and documents relating to the children who were saved from the imminent Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1939 and whose history, sadly, is still present... The...

Watch Me Move: Little by Little! (Family Film Club)

Family Film Club presents a short film programme made up of the most wonderful examples of stop motion animation ever created. Featuring delightful The Apple Tree Maiden and Dog’s History by Czech...

Alice: DVD and Blue-ray Release

The legendary Czech surrealist’s award-winning 1988 feature film is a distinctly disturbing interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s classic, combining a live action Alice with a stop-motion Wonderland...

Watch Me Move: The Animation Show

A last chance to see this unique exhibition which traces the history of animation over the last 150 years. The exhibition brings together for the first time contemporary artists, cut-out, collage,...

Directorspective: Jan Svankmajer; Screen Talk + Screening of Alice & Et Cetera

Regarded as one of the world's foremost avant garde filmmakers, Jan Svankmajer is renowned for his unique vision and limitless imagination. From his first film in 1964, his singularly surreal,...

The National Black Light Theatre of Prague: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Direct from a world tour, the award winning National Black Light Theatre of Prague brings their multivisual comedy show to the UK stage for the first time. The show offering a truly unique...

Alice - DVD and Blu-ray Press Release

The BFI presents the legendary Czech surrealist’s award-winning 1988 feature film Alice in a Dual Format Edition with a host of bonus extras. Presented here fully uncut and in its original...

Czechoslovakia - Two Recent Publications

Members of the public are welcome to attend the following event organised in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic: CZECHOSLOVAKIA - TWO RECENT PUBLICATIONS. A book launch at the Czech...

Protektor + Q&A with lead actress Jana Plodkova

Marek Najbrt’s stylish, intriguing and visually striking drama set in the German-occupied Prague in the late 1930's. A dark tale of love, fear and betrayal. The lead actress Jana Plodkova will...

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...

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