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Prague and Innsbruck: the Cultural Patronage of the Archduke Ferdinand II

A talk by Caroline Cannon-Brookes, art historian, trained at the Courtauld, teacher at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education. She has led many tours to the Czech Republic to...

Open calls for Czech artists and curators

Delfina Foundation is delighted to announce three new open calls for Czech artists and curators in collaboration with Kunsthalle Praha, Arts and Theatre Institute, and Czech Centre London.

Invention for Destruction (Vynález zkázy) on Blu-ray & DVD

Presented from a new 4K restoration of the film, Second Run follow their hugely popular release of the visionary Czech animator and filmmaker Karel Zeman's The Fabulous Baron Munchausen, with his...

Scary Stories For Christmas and Always

How scary are contemporary fictional narratives? Do ‘things still go bump in the night’?

Jan Palach + Q&A with director Robert Sedláček

On 16 January 1969, the Prague philosophy student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square to protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. He died three days later. He was 21...

Three Wishes for Cinderella

This charming and colourful version of the Cinderella story contains all the expected ingredients – and a whole load more besides. Long before the belated absorption of feminism into Hollywood’s...

How to become a Czech in one hour

Keen to learn something about the Czechs but too afraid to ask? This one-man show performed in English by Czech actor Tomáš Vaňek explains some of the cultural pitfalls from the Czech point of...

London Symphony Orchestra plays Dvořák Cello Concerto

*** With François-Xavier Roth & Jean-Guihen Queyras *** Three masterworks by Debussy, Dvořák and Strauss form a panorama of music in Europe in the final throes of the 19th century.

The Martinů Quartet - UK Tour

The Martinů Quartet, originally the Havlák Quartet, was formed in 1976 by students of the Prague Conservatoire, inspired by and modelled on such Czech quartets as the Vlach and the Smetana. As a...

Marek Šindelka in residence at Hawthornden Castle

Czech writer Marek Šindelka has been selected for a four-week residential fellowship at Hathornden Castle in Scotland. Šindelka, winner of 2006 Jiří Orten Award for Strychnine and Other Poems and...

Thom Artway UK tour

The singer, lyricist and guitarist Thom Artway is currently one of the most respected young musicians of the Czech music scene. In his work, he perfectly combines a modern sound with classic...

Electro Swing Bohemia Party

*** A PARTY WITH DJS, LIVE MUSICIANS AND DANCERS INSPIRED BY THE SWING ERA *** This exhilarating party offers the opportunity of immersion in the joyous energy of electro-swing tunes, to take part in...

From Prague with Love: Young Czech Fashion

Can fashion be art? Is there space for true artistic vision and radical new ideas in this glossy business-oriented creative industry? The work of Liběna Rochová's students from the Prague's Academy...

Zuzana Jakalová – Bluecoat Residency Programme

As the UK’s longest running arts centre, Bluecoat has provided space for artists and audiences at the heart of Liverpool for over a century. This year, Bluecoat’s international residency programme...

Power of Identity: Memory Fashion Message II

Inspired by the 100th anniversary of independent Czechoslovakia, the award winning Czech fashion designer Liběna Rochova decided to motivate her students at Prague's Academy of Arts Architecture and...

War with the Newts

The creators of smash-hit Bin Laden: The One Man Show bring you Karel Čapek’s apocalyptic science-fiction satire re-imagined for a Europe of tomorrow, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

A Celebration of Czechoslovak Culture in Wartime Britain

An Illustrated Talk by Jana Buresova *** Czechoslovakia was headline news in 1938/39, yet little was known about its cultural heritage. Patriotic exiles in Britain determined to remedy this through...

T.G. Masaryk: a reflection by his great-granddaughter

Charlotta Kotik will speak about his involvement in the foundation of Czechoslovakia and his attitude towards Slovakia.

Lada Vyvialová at Czech Nano Day

Work by Czech fashion designer Lada Vyvialová will be shown as part of Czech Nano Day, a presentation of Czech companies and research centres from the field of nanotechnology organised by the Embassy...

Spotlights: Markéta Luskačová

The acclaimed Czech photographer Markéta Luskačová presents a concise retrospective of her work at Tate Britain. The first Czech artist to be featured in the gallery´s regularly changing Spotlights...

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