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12 Mar 2012 - 11 Aug 2012

The (Hi)story of the Brave Czech Nation (exhibition and competition)

The award winning and bestselling comic book by Czech artist Lucie Seifertova, telling the story of Czech history and its legends, recreated as wallpaper murals, will be on display at selected schools and community centres.

Various periods of Czech history, highlighting everyday life, culture, myths and legends are accompanied by cartoon-style texts and characters. They provide a unique insight into Czech politics, art, architecture and science, while at the same time relating British history to that of Europe. Children will be invited to submit their own pictorial take on historical events and dozens of books of these and similar stories by Seifertova will be donated to schools and libraries across Islington.

White Lion Centre, 97 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF
City of London Academy, Prebend Street, Islington, London N1 8PQ
St Mary Magdalene Church, Holloway Rd, Islington, London N7 8LT


This event was part of Czech Open 2012, the accompanying cultural programme of the London Olympic Games 2012 organised by the Czech Centre London in collaboration with the Czech Olympic Committee, the City of Prague, the Islington City Council, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in the UK and other partners.

The Czech Open season presented dozens of Czech artists, designers, musicians and many more who, in collaboration with their British counterparts, created projects for London-based galleries, cinemas, festivals and community spaces between March and August 2012.

Czech Open 2012 was the largest and most visible presentation of Czech culture in the UK in the last decade.



White Lion Centre, City of London Academy and St Mary Magdalene Church


From: 12 Mar 2012
To: 11 Aug 2012


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