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4 May 2008 00:00 - 6 Jun 2008 00:00

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 confrontation of people and police during the 1988/9 peaceful demonstrations, which commemorated the 20th anniversaries, to illustrate their symmetry of the events. The story came full circle when the people achieved their 1968 dream of a free democratic society in the peaceful revolution of November 1989. The testimony of various Czech photographers risking their lives and freedom while capturing images which have become iconic today.

4 May – 31 May

Curzon Soho

Bar area

99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY

Admission free

Info: 0871 7033 988, www.curzoncinemas.com 


12 May – 6 June 2008

Barbican Centre
Foyer, Balcony level 1

Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Admission free

Info: 020 7638 8891, www.barbican.org.uk



Vldimir Lammer, Wenceslas Square, Prague, 1968

A student march towards Wenceslas Square was stopped by the police in Národní třída and then brutally dispersed, Prague – 17 November 1989, © Jan Šilpoch



“All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and Its Legacies” marks the creative resistance of a remarkable year, while placing its lessons in the context of our own times. From April to June and across London, this major season explores 1968 culture, politics and thought and their manifestations in cinema, visual art, literature, music and activism. www.1968.org.uk



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From: 4 May 2008 00:00
To: 6 Jun 2008 00:00


Czech Centre, Barbican Centre, Curzon Soho

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