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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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©Dominik Tyl

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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© 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.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.

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The most beautiful Czech books are reaping success in Austria.

The most beautiful Czech books are reaping success in Austria.

The most beautiful Czech books will be represented at the international exhibition of the most beautiful books in Vienna.

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© Uyanga Undarmaa

National Student Design Award 2020

Last week, the winners of the National Student Design Award 2020 were announced. The Czech Centers have been a partner of the event since 2008. The winner of the category *GRAND 2020 was Jan Buble (VŠUP). One of the prizes that Jan received is a week-long stay in one of the Czech Centers in Europ...

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© Petra Šestáková

The Heroine of the Week Is Grete Tugendhat

A native of the Moravian metropolis of Brno from a German-Jewish family, she commissioned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to design the famous functionalist Villa Tugendhat, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001.

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© Tomáš Staněk

The Heroine of the Week Is Zdenka Braunerová

Painter and book graphics pioneer, tireless organizer of Czech art life. She frequently stayed in France, where she was inspired by and made contact with certain artists. As an independent creative woman, her lifestyle deviated significantly from the standards of the day and as an artist, she suc...

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The Czech Centers Invite You to an Online Discussion about the Development of Narrative Computer Games

The Czech Centers Invite You to an Online Discussion about the Development of Narrative Computer Games

As the fourth part of the Global Science Café series, we bring you a discussion with Jakub Gemrot and Vít Šisler from the Charles Games studio. This time we will address the issue of developing narrative games which offer innovative ways to explore serious themes.

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© Lukáš Komárek

The Heroine of the Week Is Maria Theresa

Czech and Hungarian Queen and Austrian Archduchess, who became the only woman in history to rule the Habsburg monarchy. Her enlightenment reforms, which included the introduction of compulsory schooling, permanent surnames, and the unification of measures and weights, contributed significantly to...

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© Aksana Pratskevich

The Heroine of the Week Is Charlotte Garrigue-Masaryková

An American from New York, she was the wife of the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Her tireless work on behalf of the women's movement significantly influenced the decisions of her husband.

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Newsletter of the Czech Centres

Another edition of our newsletter [in Czech] in which you can find information about our current activities, long-term projects but also interesting programmes and media reception.

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© Eva Bartošová

Hrdinkou týdne je Eliška Junková

The first Czech female racer who in 1928 drove her Bugatti in one of the most demanding car races in the world, the Sicilian Targa Florio, where she finished fifth. After the tragic death of her husband, car racer Čeněk Junek, she no longer actively raced but participated in organizing motor spor...

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Looking Back on Literature Night 2020: A Documentary by FAMU Students

Looking Back on Literature Night 2020: A Documentary by FAMU Students

During the preparations for the Literature Night, the Czech Centres entered into partnership with FAMU. The students recorded all the readings and perfectly captured the atmosphere of the whole Night.

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Special Edition of Taneční aktuality 2020: Dance and Audience

Special Edition of Taneční aktuality 2020: Dance and Audience

Once again after a year, the specialised online magazine Taneční aktuality publishes its printed issue - a special edition on the topic of Dance and Audience.

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Anežka Česká © Veronika Bílková

The Heroine of the Week Is Agnes of Bohemia

A royal daughter of the Přemyslid dynasty who brought the Franciscan movement to Bohemia. In Prague she founded a monastery, hospital and the order of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star, the only male order of the Church founded by a woman. In 1989 she was canonized.

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© Helena Lasovská

Hrdinkou týdne je Toyen

Czech painter, draftswoman and graphic artist, representative of the Czechoslovak interwar avant-garde, who together with artist Jindřich Štyrský founded their own artistic movement of Artificialism and later became the most prominent representative of Czech surrealist art. Shortly after World Wa...

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© Veronika Bílková

The Heroine of the Week Is Martina Navrátilová

One of the most successful female tennis players of all time, who emigrated from Communist Czechoslovakia to the USA in the 1970s. For many years she was the world number one in women's singles and doubles, winning 59 Grand Slam tournaments. She speaks openly about her lesbian sexual orientation.

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Václav Havel Square in Sofia

Václav Havel Square in Sofia

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia, the leadership of the Bulgarian capital decided to name the public space after one of the most important personalities of our state, Václav Havel. After Haifa in Israel and W...

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© Petra Horáková

The Heroine of the Week Is Věra Čáslavská

Gymnast, trainer and sports emissary, who is still the most successful gymnast of all time. She won three gold medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Four years later, at the Olympics in Mexico City, she added four more gold and two silver medals. At the awards ceremony she voiced her conde...

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FameLab 2020 © Tomáš Belloň

FameLab 2020: vote by 18 October 2020 for the e-Audience Award!

The Czech centers have long supported the international FameLab competition, which is today one of the most important competitions in the popularization of science in the world.In the Czech Republic, the competition is provided by the local representation of the British Council, the competition h...

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Call for Papers: Comeniology Conference in Naarden 2021

Call for Papers: Comeniology Conference in Naarden 2021

The conference planned for this autumn on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the death of Jan Amos Comenius is postponed to 21-23 March 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, you can submit your entry until 20 November 2020.

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© Gabriela Mangerová

The Heroine of the Week Is Princess Ludmila

The first historically documented Czech princess, wife of Prince Bořivoj I, probably also reigned in Bohemia for some time and was renowned for her piety and care for the poor. She raised her grandson Wenceslas, who later became Czech patron saint. After being murdered at the order of her daughte...

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Contemporary Czech Animation: The Best of Tomas Bata University Animation Studio

Contemporary Czech Animation: The Best of Tomas Bata University Animation Studio

The Czech Centres, in cooperation with selected universities and film festivals, present a special programme of animated films in order to pay tribute to contemporary Czech animation which has always belonged to the showpieces of Czech(oslovak) cinematography. The Tomas Bata University Animation...

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© Michal Řezníček

The Heroine of the Week Is Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

One of the most important German writers of the 19th century. Her work drew attention to contemporary social problems and was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910 and 1911 for her exceptionally impressive literary work and contribution to society. She lived most of her life in Vie...

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© Alina Pylaeva

The Heroine of the Week Is Martina Sáblíková

Speed skater, three-time winner of the Winter Olympics in 2010 (Vancouver) and 2014 (Sochi), multiple world champion in the 3000 m, 5000 m and combined. She began her professional sports career on a frozen pond due to a lack of athletic facilities.

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© Alina Pylaeva

The Heroine of the Week Is Meda Mládková

Art collector, patron and founder of the Museum Kampa in Prague, which exhibits her wide collection of modern Central European art. After the Communist takeover in 1948, she remained abroad, where she met exiles of the Czech intellectual and artistic elite. Since the 1950s, she has been intensive...

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© Lucie Šťastná

The Heroine of the Week Is Sidonie Nádherná

Czech noblewoman, patron, muse and inspiration for many artists, including Rainer Maria Rilke, Max Švabinský and Karl Kraus. She helped develop cultural life in Bohemia and over her lifetime amassed a significant art collection. Shortly after the Communist coup in 1948 she emigrated to Great Brit...

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Ideas Yard: The future of sustainable farming and food consumption

Ideas Yard: The future of sustainable farming and food consumption

Panel discussion about the future of sustainable farming and food consumption.

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Competition: Create a 3D Card of an Adolf Loos Villa and Win a Prize

Competition: Create a 3D Card of an Adolf Loos Villa and Win a Prize

As part of the series: Adolf Loos / Pioneer of Modern Living you can become creators and win a prize at the same time! Úvodní strana › Novinky › Soutěž: dotvoř 3D pohlednici vily Adolfa Loose a vyhraj! (7. 9.–7. 10. 2020) NOVINKY Soutěž: dotvoř 3D pohlednici vily Adolfa Loose a vyhraj! (7. 9.–7....