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Clothes Maketh The (Prehistoric) Man

An exhibition aiming to change the standard image of prehistoric men covered only by a piece of fur. It offers a new view of Homo Sapiens, dressed and cultured, supported by archaeological finds...

Marketa Lazarova

Voted the best Czech film ever made, Frantisek Vlacil’s film is a powerful and passionate medieval epic set in the mid-13th Century following a doomed love affair and the rivalry between two...

Remembering 1968: Ivan Klima with John Tusa

Writer Ivan Klima had already survived a concentration camp and the Stalinist communist regime when, in 1968, the Soviet tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia and ended the liberal experiment of the...

Czech Animation at the Puppet & Animation Festival

The focus for this year’s contribution towards the Puppet and Animation Festival is Eastern Europe post 1990. The film selection includes two new Czech films, Losers and One Night in One City,...

A Low Level Flight

Set in the 60s and 70s A Low Level Flight tells of the relationship between Tana and Vaclav, an ace fighter pilot in the Czechoslovak army, who after moving with his family to the USSR becomes an...

Censorship as a Creative Force: Literature & History

A one-day long international conference on censorship in Communist-ruled East Central Europe. Speakers include Antonin J. Liehm, Founder of Lettres Internationales, editor of Listy and 150 000 slov,...

Dolls and Beauty in Trouble at East End Film Festival

Two Czech films will be screened at the East End Film Festival showcasing the best international independent film.

1968 on Record: A Year of Revolution

An interactive exhibition surveying the events of 1968 in political, social and cultural terms offers the opportunity to see clips of contemporary film and broadcast coverage of this tumultuous year....

Beauty in Trouble at New Europe Film Festival

Left homeless by a flood, the alluring Marcela (Aña Geislerová) takes her two children to live with her mother. The mother’s boyfriend is a monster, and the kids are unhappy, but Marcela can’t...

The Trial by Franz Kafka

A Graphic Adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Trial by Chantal Montellier and David Zane Mairowitz will be published in April by SelfMadeHero. The Trial, reinvented in this graphic novel, is a chilling...

Breaking the Rules: The Printed Face of the European Avant-Garde, 1900-1937

An unequalled opportunity to see works from the great age of innovation in typography and book design throughout Europe, and much more, featuring unique examples of Suprematism, Constructivism, Dada,...

Kids‘ Art Club: Exhibition of Collages

Collages from Czech children’s images created within Kids’ Art Club’s sessions lead by Zuzana Jungmanova and Lucie Jeer will be on display in Bar Prague in Shoreditch.

Tereza Severova: No Memory & Sing!

Recent works by Czech videoartist Tereza Severova will be shown as a part of Singlescreen – a new strand of the VIVID programme which focuses on presenting seminal moving image work for screen,...

Live and Tragical Death of Jan Masaryk

Czech Ambassador Mr Jan Winkler gives a lecture about life and tragic death of Jan Masaryk, a Czechoslovak diplomat and politician and Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia from 1940 to 1948.

Jan Patocka and the Idea of Europe

A debate on the thought and legacy of Czech dissident Jan Patocka, the most important philosopher to have theorised the idea of Europe after world wars, and founder of Charter 77.

Vilem Precan: Czechoslovakia in a Divided World 1948 –1968 –1989

For Czech history the number 8 has an almost mystical significance as it occurs in so many fateful years - the establishment of Czechoslovakia - 1918; Munich - 1938; the coup d’etat of 1948 and the...

Mlyny

The most successful play performed by favourite Theatre Sklep, loosely adapting a play by Vaclav Havel and Karel Brynda and presenting an eternal conflict of good and evil taking place in a small...

Czech Films at WOW! Wales One World Film Festival

Beauty in Trouble, a story of love and redemption, Empties, a sophisticated and perceptive comedy about a retired schoolteacher’s new job in a supermarket ...

Phil Shoenfelt & Pavel Cingl – live music concert at the 12 Bar Club, London.

Phil Shoenfelt is an English singer/songwriter/guitarist who has lived in Prague since 1995. Together with multi-instrumentalist Pavel Cingl, he will make a rare London appearance at the 12 Bar Club...

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