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Jan Švankmajer: Insects

Celebrated surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer presents the UK premiere of his final film.

Lukáš Novotný: Modern London

An illustrated cityscape from the 1920s to the present day by Lukas Novotny ***

Artist Talk: Lukáš Hofmann

Lukáš Hofmann will present his work in an artist talk with performative elements, in the Brutalist Cinema of the Czech Embassy.

Totál Vokál: Unplugged in London

Czech female a cappella group Totál Vokál are taking their brand new music video Medley to London Short Film Festival and on this occasion they will stop at the Czechoslovak Restaurant in Hamstead...

Diamonds of the Night on Blu-ray

Presented from the new 4K restoration of the film which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Second Run present a new Blu-ray Special Edition of Jan Němec's masterful and harrowing Diamonds of...

Miroslav Srnka: Triggering

Triggering, a piece by Czech contemporary music composer Miroslav Srnka will be performed by world-class harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani as part of his contemporary recital at Milton Court.

Film Jan Palach in Sheffield

This fascinating biopic details the last six months of the life of the political activist Jan Palach, the Czech student who self-immolated in protest against the invasion of Czechoslovakia which...

Panel Discussion: Marie Schmolka, the Forgotten Heroine Who Saved Thousands from the Holocaust

Most have heard the name of Sir Nicholas Winton, a young British stockbroker who volunteered with the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia in 1938. But humanitarian rescue of thousands...

Revolution Begins at Home: The Women of Czech Dissent

An evening dedicated to women active in the Czech dissent movement and Charter 77 during the Czechoslovak communist regime of the 1970s and 1980s and the ways in which women engaged in the different...

Susanna Roth Translators Award 2019 - Call for Entries

Czech Centres and the Literary Section of the Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI), Prague, announce the 5th year of the International Competition for Young Translators – The Susanna Roth Prize, named...

A Czechoslovak minister in exile

Ladislav Feierabend managed the impossible: he was a member of the war-time Protectorate government and at the same time head of a resistance group in contact with Edvard Beneš in London. So when a...

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...

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