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IS IT ALL ABOUT TIME? Gender Equality in Czech Law and Practice

A talk by Dr Barbara Havelková /// While EU directives on anti-discrimination law have been transposed into Czech law, their implementation has been overwhelmingly ineffective in promoting the cause...

Susanna Roth 2018 Translators' Competition - Call for Entries

Czech Centres and the Czech Literary Centre, announce the 5th year of the International Competition for Young Translators – The Susanna Roth Prize, named after the celebrated Swiss translator Susanna...

Albert Černý / Lake Malawi / Maella / DJ Ben Osborne

Prague’s Move Festival launches a new series of live music events showcasing some of the untapped talent currently bubbling out of the Czech Republic.

Daisies at ICA

There is nothing out there like Daisies, Vera Chytilová’s controversial anarcho-feminist riot from 1966. The film sees two women on a mission to smash up the world before nuclear bombs fall and take...

BCSA Christmas concert

An evening of chamber music performed by Diversions including pieces by the well-known Czech composers Bohuslav Martinů and Antonín Dvořák and Gustav Mahler, born near Jihlava on the border between...

Tomáš Liška: Invisible Faces

Tomáš Liška´s “Invisible World“ from The Czech Republic is a sophisticated blend of New and Old World influences, including Turkish violin, Balkan accordion and a pinch of tango nuevo. “Invisible...

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...

Rage against the machine: a symposium on artists as activists

'Rage against the machine' departs from the 40th anniversary of Charter 77 – an open letter from key signatories from the cultural sphere, which criticized the then communist government of...

Roman Štětina: If you feel unwell seek help at the station

Roman Štětina has long been interested in description as a specific tool for understanding the world, specifically the process and methods involved in creating audiovisual work in cooperation with...

Roman Štětina: DAYS, WEEKS, YEARS

In this talk, LUX Artist in Residence Roman Štětina will discuss his artistic practice and present a number of works that focus on the process of producing moving images and on the gap between sound...

Witchhammer (Kladivo na čarodějnice) - DVD release

Witchhammer (1969) transforms the horrific tale of a notorious 17th Century witch trial into a powerful allegory of life under totalitarian rule. In a small Czech village, an investigation into a...

Ice Mother + Q&A with actor Pavel Nový

Hana carries the groceries, looks after her grandchildren and cooks dinners for her self-centred sons. Never thinking about herself she carries on until she meets light-hearted Broňa, an ice swimmer,...

Zuzana: Music is Life + Q&A with Harriet Getzels and Peter Getzels

90-year-old Zuzana Růžičková survived three concentration camps and decades-long oppression and harassment under the totalitarian regime in her native Czech Republic to become a world famous...

The Sins of Love & live music accompaniment by Ivan Acher

The dramatic story of an actor whose life is destroyed by a theatre engagement in the big city, and by his obsessive love for his beautiful, much younger wife. When Ivan and Sonia leave the...

Petra Hůlová: Three Plastic Rooms

An evening with the award winning Czech writer Petra Hůlová launching the English publication of her novella Three Plastic Rooms in which a foul-mouthed Prague prostitute muses on her profession,...

Ivan Magor Jirous: My Itinerary Has Been Monotonous for Quite a While

BOOK LAUNCH – READING – CONCERT. Imprisoned poet, art historian, band manager of the Plastic People of the Universe, and free-spirit under all circumstances, Ivan Martin Jirous (1944-2011) was...

Supporting London's Growing Population of Night Shift Workers: The Effects of Sleep Disruption and Proven Coping Methods

A roundtable discussion reflecting on the rising demand for night shift work across the UK and drawing awareness to the effects of sleep disruption on an individual’s health and wellbeing. The event...

What's Behind That Wall?

An exhibition of digital black & white photographs taken between 2011—2016 introduces film director Jan Němec also as a keen photographer while providing a wider context to his films. Part of his...

Wasteland + Q&A with HBO Executive Producer Tereza Polachová

A thrilling HBO drama series in the mould of The Killing and The bridge. In a small coal mining village the residents face the difficult choice of whether to sell their homes and land to a powerful...

A Marriage Story (Strnadovi)

This excellent time-lapse documentary follows 35 years of ups and downs of the married life of Václav and Ivana Strnad. From newlywed fresh-faced architectural students living in a cramped...

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