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Eva Jiřičná © Eva Bartošová

The Heroine of the Week Is Eva Jiřičná

Architect and designer who, after the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact troops in 1968, emigrated to Great Britain. Her notable works include the Canada Water bus terminal and the entrance to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. She is also famous for her original designs of glas...

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ELEVSIS 2023 European Capital of Culture: Open Call for expression of interest for the Artistic Programme ELEVSIS 2023

ELEVSIS 2023 European Capital of Culture: Open Call for expression of interest for the Artistic Programme ELEVSIS 2023

International Open Call for expression of interest for the Artistic Programme of 2023 ELEVSIS, European Capital of Culture (ECoC). Submissions from 11/02/2021 to 31/03/2021.

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Anny Ondra © Zdeňka Kudrnová

The Heroine of the Week Is Anny Ondra

Well known actress on the Czech, German and Austrian silver screens. She gained world renown thanks to two films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Her relationship with German boxer Max Schmeling made the two one of the most popular and closely watched celebrity couples of their day.  

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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 ...

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Global Science Café 5: Vividbooks

Global Science Café: Vividbooks

As the fifth part of the Global Science Café series, we bring you a discussion on the following topic: Vividbooks. Using the latest technology in teaching: the future of education.

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Švandovo divadlo uvede 26. února hru napsanou robotem

První českou divadelní hru, jejíž text vygenerovala umělá inteligence, uvede v on-line premiéře 26. února pražské Švandovo divadlo.

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Alice Masaryková © Aksana Pratskevich

The Heroine of the Week Is Alice Masaryková

Daughter of the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, and one of the first female university graduates in Bohemia, she pushed for numerous innovations in social policy and health care. In 1919 she founded the Czechoslovak Red Cross and become its first President. After the Co...

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Culture, Science and the Image of the State: Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Czech Republic (debate)

Culture, Science and the Image of the State: Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Czech Republic (debate)

Recording of the debate [in Czech]: Culture, Science and the Image of the State: Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Czech Republic.

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The Heroine of the Week Is Abbess Mlada

The Heroine of the Week Is Abbess Mlada

Daughter of Prince Boleslav I from the ruling Přemyslid dynasty. Her diplomatic mission to Rome contributed significantly to the recognition of the Czech state and the establishment of the Prague bishopric. After her return she became the abbess of the first Czech monastery of St. George at Pragu...

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AI: When a Robot Writes a Play

AI: When a Robot Writes a Play

What does the robot think about, how does it feel and can it write a play? Snippets from the life of artificial intelligence in its own words.

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Umění a kultura jako mocná zbraň diplomacie

Umění a kultura jako mocná zbraň diplomacie

Umění a kultura jako mocná zbraň diplomacie. Česká centra spouští unikátní osvětový projekt s názvem Jazzman a špioni, který připomíná opomíjenou ale důležitou roli kultury ve dvacátém století. Hlavně v období studené války.

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Božena Němcová © Lukáš Komárek

The Heroine of the Week Is Božena Němcová

Writer, collector of fairy tales and folk tales, and author of The Grandma, today still considered one of the classic works of Czech literature. She was among the first publicly active women, whose free thinking and independence became role models for subsequent generations. 

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Ministr zahraničních věcí ČR Tomáš Petříček

Meeting of the directors of the Czech Centres with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Tomáš Petříček

On Wednesday 3 February 2021, the directors of the Czech Centres met online with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček. Among the topics discussed were the significance of the new Strategy of the Czech Centres, preparations for the Czech EU Presidency in 2022 as well as the key role of t...

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Czemoji © Soňa Juríková

Czemoji

Czemojis are emojis not only for Czechs but also for fans of all things Czech! They can be used in all situations – when trying to come up with ideas about what to cook on a Sunday or what to take with you when heading out. They can be downloaded for free on Slack, Whatsapp and use them in your I...

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Czech Next Wave: EP7

Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 7. - JIŘÍ MÁDL

Jiří Mádl has been one of the Czech Republic’s most recognisable young film stars since the mid-2000s, when he shot to fame with massive teen movies. But Mádl is also an accomplished writer and director, winning plaudits for the sensitive low-budget drama To See the Sea (made when he was still in...

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Přednáška Lucie Jílkové o češtině: No nevim no

Online Lecture with Lucie Jílková about Discourse Markers in Czech: "No nevim no"

An online lecture with Lucie Jílková about discourse markers in Czech: "No nevim no"

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The Heroine of the Week Is Madeleine Albright

The Heroine of the Week Is Madeleine Albright

The Czech Centres, in cooperation with Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of Western Bohemia in Pilsen and Radio Prague International, present important women of the Czech history and the present. Every week we bring you one portrait of a heroine. The heroine of this week...

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Ema Destinnová © Anna Neumannová

The Heroine of the Week Is Ema Destinnová

World-famous opera singer and soprano who performed on stages in Berlin, London, Vienna and Paris. At the New York Metropolitan Opera she formed an unforgettable duo with the famous tenor Enrico Caruso.  

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Božena Laglerová © Eva Bartošová

The Heroine of the Week Is Božena Laglerová

The first Czech female pilot. After prematurely ending her singing career due to illness, she devoted herself to aviation. In 1911 she passed her pilot's exam and received an International Aviation Federation license.

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Czech Next Wave: Marie Tomanová

Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 6 - MARIE TOMANOVÁ

Based in New York since the early 2010s, Marie Tomanová is one of the most successful young Czech photographers. Her biggest impact to date has been with the portrait series Young American, focused on a new generation for whom old gender stereotypes no longer apply, and last year she brought her ...

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The Heroine of the Week Is Inka Bernášková

Journalist and member of the anti-Nazi resistance.

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The Heroine of the Week Is Bertha von Suttner

The Heroine of the Week Is Bertha von Suttner

German writer born in Prague who contributed significantly to the worldwide pacifist movement with her literary work and lecturing. In 1905, she was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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© Anna Chromá

The Heroine of the Week Is Vítězslava Kaprálová

The first Czech female composer and conductor, author of the Military Sinfonietta performed by the BBC London Orchestra under her conduction at the opening of the International Society for Contemporary Music festival in 1938. She privately studied composition with prominent Czech composer Bohusla...

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Česká mše vánoční | Czech Christmas Mass

Czech Christmas Mass

Czech Christmas Mass by Jakub Jan Ryba

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© Karel Cudlín

The Czech Centers Commemorate "Velvet"

The Czech Centers commemorate the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the fall of communism in November 1989. Look back at the moments 31 years ago and let's commemorate one of the most important milestones in modern Czech and Czechoslovak history together.

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Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 5 - SÁRA VONDRÁŠKOVÁ (NEVER SOL)

Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 5 - SÁRA VONDRÁŠKOVÁ (NEVER SOL)

Musician, composer and producer Sára Vondrášková has been one of most distinctive voices on the Czech music scene for the best part of a decade. Recording and performing as Never Sol, she has to date released two powerful albums of atmospheric, synthesiser-based music and recently returned with t...

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EUNIC Ideas Yard. Education today: What would Comenius say?

EUNIC Ideas Yard. Education today: What would Comenius say?

John Amos Comenius (Jan Amos Komenský), the father of modern education, died 350 years ago. As our education system faces numerous challenges, it might be helpful to rethink the main issues and concepts that Comenius advanced almost four centuries ago. They include equal access to education; in...

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Czech.global Connects Compatriots over the World

Czech.global Connects Compatriots over the World

Czech.global is a new project with a clear objective: to connect Czech compatriots over the globe.

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© Týdeník Rozhlas

A Competition during the Literature Night. Congratulations to the Winners!

During the popular literary happening Literature Night, those interested in literature could not only listen to excerpts from books, but also take part in a competition! The Czech Centers in cooperation with Týdeník Rozhlas / Radioservis announced a competition for an audio book by Jan Němec Možn...

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© Tomáš Němejc

The Heroine of the Week Is Věra Chytilová

An acclaimed film director representing the Czechoslovak New Wave, a generation of films made in the 1960s employing new themes and artistic means. In her films, Chytilová criticized contemporary society, and received a number of international awards after the Velvet Revolution in 1989.