26. 2. Posts
No Night So Dark

No Night So Dark

A new podcast series No Night So Dark by Radio Prague International starts broadcasting on Saturday 27 February. In seven episodes it will tell the story of five generations of a remarkable Czech Jewish Wels family with a great creative energy.

23. 2. In media
The AI’s the thing: How a robot wrote a play about joy and suffering

The AI’s the thing: How a robot wrote a play about joy and suffering

An interview with Czech artists and scientists, who collaborated on the first theatre play written by artificial intelligence by Fergus Morgan from The Stage

18. 2. Podcasts
Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 8 - KATEŘINA TUČKOVÁ

Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 8 - KATEŘINA TUČKOVÁ

Kateřina Tučková is one of the most successful young Czech novelists. Her powerful novel Gerta – focused on the cruel treatment of ethnic Germans in the immediate aftermath of the war – has just been published in English. Another of her works based on extensive historical research is The Žítková ...

5. 2. Events
The Boy from Boskovice: A Father’s Secret Life

The Boy from Boskovice: A Father’s Secret Life

Join The Wiener Holocaust Library on 16 February for this online event to mark the publication of Vicky Unwin’s memoir about her father.

4. 2. Posts
Czech Centre Newsletter - February 2021

Czech Centre Newsletter - February 2021

World premiere of the first play ever written by AI, amazing interactive science text books or a film retrospective of one of the most important Czechoslovak New Wave directors - our February newsletter packed with exciting events is out now - check it out!

4. 2. Videos
The Best of 2020

The Best of 2020

We would like to invite you to pause for a moment and flash back with us to the previous twelve months. Despite numerous challenges arising out of the pandemic, we have been committed to delivering a variety of programmes from art exhibitions, films and music to inspirational discussions on theme...

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World premiere of the first play ever written by AI will be available to watch in the UK

World premiere of the first play ever written by AI will be available to watch in the UK

The Czech Centre London has partnered with Prague’s Švanda Theatre and theaitre.com to present to the UK public an innovate project entitled ‘AI: When a robot writes a play’ created by a team of computer scientists and drama experts led by a computational linguist. The play, telling a story of jo...

1. 2. Videos
No Night So Dark; One family's story of memory stolen and regained

No Night So Dark; One family's story of memory stolen and regained

Video recording of an event streamed live on the Czech Centre London Facebook page on 25 January 2021 to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day 2021.

27. 1. Posts
Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children he Rescued

Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children he Rescued

To coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day W.W. Norton publishes Nicky & Vera by Peter Sís, a Czech-born author/illustrator and Caldecott Honoree and Sibert Medalist.

14. 1. Posts
Přemysl Pela part of EUNIC London Presidency team

Přemysl Pela part of EUNIC London Presidency team

We’re pleased to announce that the Czech Centre London director Přemysl Pela is part of the current EUNIC London Presidency team, together with Katrin Sohns of the Goethe-Institut London and Claudia Ott of Austrian Cultural Forum London.

6. 1. Posts
Czech language beginners course - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Czech language beginners course - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Last chance to sign up for our online CZECH LANGUAGE COURSES starting in January. We're opening courses of all levels, including a Complete Beginners course.

4. 1. Posts
Pavel Büchler a Eva Koťátková v galerii Flat Time House

Pavel Büchler a Eva Koťátková v galerii Flat Time House

Čeští umělci Pavel Büchler a Eva Koťátková představí svá díla veřejnosti v rámci výstavy Ants and Grasshoppers: Reflections on the Anxious Objects v londýnské galerii Flat Time House.

22. 12. Posts
End of Year Message from Czech Centre Director Přemysl Pela

End of Year Message from Czech Centre Director Přemysl Pela

PF 2020/2021

14. 12. Posts
Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea / Blu-ray and DVD release

Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea / Blu-ray and DVD release

From Jindřich Polák, director of the 1963 Czech sci-fi classic Ikarie XB-1, comes another foray into science-fiction with this lesser known but equally impressive feature Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea. But unlike the serious ‘hard’ sci-fi approach of Ikarie, this film is a delic...

1. 12. Posts
Made in Prague Festival 2020 ON/OFF - THANK YOU!

Made in Prague Festival 2020 ON/OFF - THANK YOU!

We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to you, our audience, but also to filmmakers, panelists, partners and everyone who supported us and helped us make this year's festival happen. You have all been fantastic! In case you missed it, you can now watch all the film interviews on YouTube.

27. 11. Events
Czech films at The London International Animation Festival

Czech films at The London International Animation Festival

The London International Animation Festival, the UK’s largest, longest-running and most eclectic animation festival returns for its 17th year with a mammoth 10-day celebratory feast of forums, screen talks and 205 of the best recent, historical and retrospective animated shorts and features from ...

16. 11. Events
The Painted Bird (Blu-ray)

The Painted Bird (Blu-ray)

Featuring a staggering central performance from the young Petr Kotlár alongside a star-studded international ensemble including Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands and Barry Pepper. The Painted Bird has won ecstatic acclaim, with The Guardian’s Xan Brooks describing the film ...

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Hungry Bear Tales by Alexandra Májová and Kateřina Karhánková

Hungry Bear Tales by Alexandra Májová and Kateřina Karhánková

'This is an ultimately charming (and not corny) episodes series, both in its closely knit narrative and its vibrant aesthetics. Shying away from pop culture cliches, it attempts to capture the spirit of the natural surroundings and our communities. Based on the books by Czech author Zbyněk Černík...

9. 11. In media
Comedy, cartoons, and biopics: Made in Prague Festival opens online

Comedy, cartoons, and biopics: Made in Prague Festival opens online

' Arts festival Made in Prague has opened online with an array of documentaries, feature films, and electronic music to celebrate contemporary Czech and Eastern European culture.

30. 10. Events
The Painter and the Thief

The Painter and the Thief

Desperate for answers about the theft of her 2 paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

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24th MADE IN PRAGUE FILM FESTIVAL is ON/OFF line for 2020

24th MADE IN PRAGUE FILM FESTIVAL is ON/OFF line for 2020

The Made in Prague On/Off Festival presents for its 24th edition a hybrid film festival showcasing diverse cinematic talent while bringing to the UK audience a mixture of fiction and documentary films both on line and in venues.