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Art Beat Exhibition

Contemporary art exhibition featuring a group of selected Czech and Slovak artists.

Art Beat Festival

The first year of a new festival presenting Czech and Slovak art, theatre and music. The highlight of the festival will be a concert featuring Czech music: Mnaga and Zdorp, Tata Bojs and Buty. For...

Josef Koudelka Invasion Prague 68

The Czech photographer Josef Koudelka was center stage with his camera when the Soviet tanks rolled into Prague in 1968, photographing mass demonstrations and the confrontations between protestors...

Czech Music Festival Weekend

A very special opportunity to discover Czech chamber music by Martinu, Pohadka, Suk, Dvorak, Janacek, Novak, Smetana and Rejha performed by leading Czech and British soloists and chamber ensembles...

Emil Viklicky Trio

A short concert tour by the darling of the Prague jazz scene, the lyrical pianist and composer Emil Viklicky. A graduate of the renowned US music college Berkley, he has gained critical acclaim for...

Yvonne Sanchez

Yvonne Sanchez, ‘A Diva in the Wings’, returns to the UK for a short tour. Catch her unique vocal talent - live at her only London appearance or at Cheltenham or Brighton with her new CD...

Tereza Severova @ VIVID

Young award winning Czech visual artist Tereza Severova will open her exhibition in the multimedia lab and experimental exhibition space VIVID Birmingham following her residency with VIVID in March...

Fashion in Film - Taking Stock: Cinema’s Reservoir of Criminal Looks and Gestures

‘Taking Stock’ is a discussion day at the ICA where art, film design and visual culture theoreticians will delve into cinema’s reservoir of criminal looks and gestures. Key speakers include...

Fashion in Film: Kidnapping of Mr Fux, Banker

UK Premiere of a vintage Czech detective comedy which satirises 1920s society and its obsession with fashion and women’s liberation. Made during the time of Czech cinema’s deepening crisis, the...

Little Otik

A theatre adaptation of Jan Svakmajer’s screenplay of Little Otik (Otesanek, 2002), in which a couple, desperate but unable to start a family, develop an intense relationship with a tree stump...

Wandering Between August 1968 and November 1989

Photographs of the Czech people facing the invading Soviet tanks in August 1968 and mass demonstrations of 1969 following the self-immolation of two students combine with photographs of the...

Prague Spring and Invasion of Czechoslovakia 1968

Any hopes of creating ‘communism with human face’ out of the Prague Spring revolt were brutally crushed by the Soviet invasion of August 1968. Newsreels revealing tanks rolling into Prague, and...

Invasion

Drawing on the eyewitness testimony of senior Party official Zdenek Mlynar (A Frost Comes from the Kremlin, 1978) and two years of journalistic research, this is a dramatised version of events from...

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...

Peace with Seals

A documentary about the changing concept of human nature and the domestication of animals and humans. The films follows the story of several seals, including one named Gaston who tried to escape from...

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...

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