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Materialism, sex, the treatment of the old, violence and corruption are just some of themes in Chytilová’s uncompromising portrait of contemporary morality.

Close Up! November 1989 + Making History (screening + discussion)

Marking the 20th anniversary of Velvet Revolution this evening comprises of a screening of three newsreels from November 1989 followed by a panel discussion.

Heroes Like Us

Klaus Uhltzscht, the son of a secret police officer, he has never been expected to make a significant contribution to the fall of socialism. He has never done anything his teachers or television...

Down with the Wall

In 1989 totalitarian regimes in Central and Eastern Europe began to crumble. This selection of the most interesting posters from 1989-1990 serves as a guide to those democratic changes and provides a...

Gala Screening: The Karamazovs

Director Petr Zelenka will introduce The Karamazovs, a contemporary take on Dostoyevsky´s story voted the best Czech film of 2008 by the Czech Film Academy, and will answer questions after the...

Peter Sís: The Wall; Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain

An exhibition of illustrations from an award-winning book by Peter Sís, a Czech illustrator based in New York, providing a highly personal and imaginative account of life behind the Iron Curtain...

Nick Thorpe - 89: The Unfinished Revolution, Power and Powerlessnes in Eastern Europe

The inside story of the revolutions of 89 by the BBC’s Central Europe correspondent. Published on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Martinu, Kapralova and the Czech Tradition

The Helios Chamber Orchestra presents an evening of Czech music to mark the 50th anniversary of Bohuslav Martinů’s death, including the first British performance of Vítězslava Kaprálová’s...

Mary Heimann : Czechoslovakia; The State That Failed

Czechoslovakia: The State that Failed tells the story of the country from its founding in 1918 to partition in 1992 – from fledgling democracy through Nazi occupation, invasion by the Soviet Union...

Velvet ®Evolution – The Best of Czech Cinema 1989–2009

The 13th annual Czech film festival will present an overview of the last 20 years of Czech Cinematography cherry-picking the best films. Director Bohdan Sláma will open the festival with the UK...

Czech and Slovak films at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival

The UK premieres of Who's Afraid of the Wolf?, Protektor, The Ferrari Dino Girl and Osadné will be the highlights of the Cinema Europa section at the 53rd year of the Times BFI London Film Festival.

Music and Minstrels of the Middle Ages

A lecture and music recital with a particular reference to Bohemia by Dr Mary Remnant FSA, an authority on mediaeval music. Organised by The UK Friends of Czech Historic Buildings, Gardens and Parks.

BBC Symphony Orchestra - Martinů The Symphonies

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Jiri Belohlavek perform the six symphonies of Bohuslav Martinu to commemorate the 50th year since the death of the great Czech composer.

Yellow Eyes Brown Lips by Vladimír Skrepl

Since the 1980s Skrepl (b.1955) has been one of the most influential and important figures on the Czech art scene. A self-taught artist who takes a passionate interest in developments in the art...

Generosity is the New Political: It Doesn’t Matter by Kateřina Šedá

A group exhibition exploring the concept of generosity in visual art features Kateřina Šedá, whose social experiments and insights into communities have won her increasing international...

FruFru at The Mayor’s Thames Festival

The massively popular open-air festival introducing European rock music at the New European Village stage presents FruFru, a Czech band loved by dedicated followers for their straightforward yet...

In Praise Of Shadows - An exhibition of new European sustainable lighting design

Part of the London Design Festival, In Praise Of Shadows brings together work by 20 European designers exploring not only the potential of low energy lighting and alternative energy sources but also...

Czech Selection at 100 % Design

The first ever-official design presentation by leading Czech producers and manufacturers at London’s 100 % Design. Award winning designers such as Eva Jiřičná, Maxim Velčovský, Daniel Piršč,...

Hana Jakrlová, Josef Koudelka, Markéta Luskačová and Jindřich Štreit

This exhibition brings together work by four Czech photographers who’s subject matter includes deserted landscapes, pilgrimages, Gypsies, destitute individuals on the fringes of society, the...

Bohemians - Videos by Bolf, Bušková & Šedá

An evening celebrating the Czech visual artists featured at the Frieze Art Fair 2009. Presenting three short videos introduced by the authors followed by a party with live DJ. Josef Bolf´s Living...

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