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The Kreutzer Sonata with live accompaniment by Pavel Fajt (percussions) and Peter Graham (piano)

A rare adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's story by Gustav Machatý, with live accompaniment by Pavel Fajt (percussions) and Peter Graham (piano). The story tells the tale of a man driven to rage and revenge...

Radim Peško: Informal Meetings

A group of children playing in a schoolyard form a perfect circle, an abandoned tricycle draws an infinity sign and a gathering of Spongebob plastic cups on a dining table - these are some of the...

Eva Jiricna on the Future of Czech Historic Buildings

Eva Jiricna, an internationally acclaimed architect for her work on prestigious retail, commercial and civic projects in the UK and the Czech Republic, will discuss her views on the role of historic...

The Plastic People of the Universe at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

After celebrating 20 years since Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution and their part in it, The Plastics return to London.

The Plastic People of the Universe at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

After celebrating 20 years since Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution and their part in it, The Plastics return to London.

Videos from The Fall of the Wall - European Documentary Workshop

Videos made during The Fall of the Wall - European Documentary Workshop 8-13 Nov 2009 by graduating LFS students and other from Poland, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic are now available online.

Czech Delight - Tomáš Netopil conducts Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

The Liverpool Phil has been called 'the best Czech orchestra outside of Prague' and there’s no question, when the RLPO plays Dvorak with a Czech maestro, something special happens.

Bohemian Rhapsodies 4

What better way to close a celebration of Czech music than Janáček's glorious Sinfonietta, with its huge line-up of brass, including no fewer than 12 trumpets! This spectacular piece is offset by the...

The Bohemians: Pavel Haas Quartet in Recital

This exceptional young quartet takes its name from the inspirational Czech composer Pavel Haas, a pupil of Leos Janácek who was deported from Czechoslovakia and died in Auschwitz.

Czech films in Edinburgh: The Best of Czech Cinema 1999 – 2009

After the fall of Communism in 1989, it took a few years for Czech cinema to adjust to a denationalised film industry and the new demands of the market. But by 2008, Czech films had achieved a...

Hell with the Princess

A brand new fairy tale about beautiful princess Anette and her doting father, clumsy Prince Jeronym to whom Anette is betrothed, and hell full of devils led by Lucifer and his jealous fi ancée...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 16th Bradford Animation Festival

Four years in the making, Jiri Trnka’s delightful and faithful stop-motion puppet adaptation of Shakespeare’s play won a Distinction from the Jury at Cannes. The texture, detail and wit of its...

Czech Dream

A spoof documentary exploring the psychological and manipulative powers of consumerism during an ad campaign for the non-existing hypermarket Czech Dream.

Prefabstory

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.

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