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Tomáš Zmeškal: Love Letter in Cuneiform

Acclaimed Czech author Tomáš Zmeškal will be visiting Sheffield for what promises to be a rewarding evening. The reading will be in Czech and English, with a Q&A afterwards.

The Poetry Periscope Launch

A free event hosted by poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan, with dynamic live readings of poems from across Europe, read by UK poets Richard Scott, Gabriel Akamo and Charlotte Higgins with special...

The Story Behind The Poetry Periscope Project

Go behind the scenes of the Poetry Periscope project and hear how 30 poems were selected from the vast and diverse canon of European poetry. Chaired by the Poetry Society’s Ed Doeger, and including...

Tomáš Zmeškal & Hamid Ismailov in conversation with Misha Glenny

Tomáš Zmeškal’s debut novel Love Letter in Cuneiform is a family saga - a story of marriage, love and destiny set in Czechoslovakia between the 1940s and 1990s. Josef meets his wife, Květa,...

Burning Bush (Hořící keř)

In January 1969 student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Prague in protest against the Soviet occupation. This TV drama follows the repercussions of that act of protest, capturing the subtle detail...

Tiburtina Ensamble

A concert of Tiburtina Ensamble on the occassion of the 71st anniversary of the Prague Spring International Music Festival. Tiburtina is a female vocal ensamble interpreting western plainchant,...

New European Documentary: Bugarach

No one took much notice of Bugarach until the world was coming to an end. In early 2012, the citizens of this tiny village in the south of France are going to church, swimming in lakes and voting in...

Leamington Music Festival Weekend

In October, Leamington Music will celebrate ten years of providing its winter concert series, the annual Leamington Music Festival Weekend and the Education Programme. This Festival Weekend marks the...

The Poetry Periscope Project

For four weeks the British Library Piazza will be home to the Poetry Periscope, a new sound installation for the public from Prague which contains a curated selection of poems from 30 European...

Jenůfa with Karita Mattila and Czech Philharmonic

Hear one of the leading dramatic sopranos of her generation, Karita Mattila, perform in Janáčeks powerful music drama. Jirí Belohlávek conducts the Czech Philharmonic in this tragedy about...

Janáček In Depth - What You Need to Know About Jenůfa

Explore in depth this opera about passion, jealousy, religious hypocrisy and redemption. Janáček’s gorgeous score accompanies voices who realistically follow the melodies of the Czech language....

New European Documentary: N-Capace

It all started with a refusal to suffer from her mother’s death. Anima in Pena (“tormented soul”), is at odds with her father and the places where she grew up. As she journeys from Terracina to...

Střešovická kramle at New River Studios

After successful concerts in London, Prague and Ostrava last year, and a collaboration with Sian Dorrer and Střešovická Kramle in Prague, bands Ravioli Me Away and WE will join Figs in Wigs for a...

Last Fata Morgana | Prague Edition

In February 2016 Czech Centre London and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM) presented a fashion exhibition of emerging Czech designers as part of International Fashion...

reSITE 2016: Fifth international conference on “Cities in Migration”

On June 16-17, 2016, for the fifth consecutive year, Prague will be hosting the largest concentration of the world’s top architects, urbanists, urban planners and landscape architects and...

Josef Jedlička: Midway Upon the Journey of Our Life

Official launch of the first English-language translation of Midway Upon the Journey of Our Life, a darkly comic and long-banned novel from one of Czech literature’s voices rediscovered after the...

Boys Who Like To Play With Dolls at Trip The Light | Intercontinental Drifts #5

A choreography by Tereza Ondrová and Peter Šavel Boys Who Like To Play With Dolls will be featured at The Light | Intercontinental Drifts, a monthly platform (February-July 2016) where cutting edge...

Amanita Design at The Games Europe Plays

An interactive and playful exhibition, The Games Europe Plays at the Finnish Institute showcases independent and exceptional digital games for young people and families. The exhibition features games...

Tomáš Jamník in Bedford

The Philharmonia Orchestra performs three wonderful German pieces in this concert, beginning with Mendelssohn. The orchestra is joined by Tomáš Jamník for Schumann’s Cello Concerto, and the...

Czech and Slovak Stories: Želary

Želary is a 2003 Czech/Slovak film directed by Ondřej Trojan, starring Anna Geislerová. The movie received a 2004 Academy Award nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category. It was...

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