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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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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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Tys tam nebyls?

Tys tam nebyls?

A webinar about the Czech language given by Mgr. Lucie Benešová.

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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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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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Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 4 - MAREK ŠINDELKA

Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 4 - MAREK ŠINDELKA

Marek Šindelka is one of the Czech Republic’s leading young authors. Known for acclaimed novels such as The Mistake and Material Fatigue, the 36-year-old has also won top domestic prizes for his poetry and short stories. His broad oeuvre also includes graphic novels, while movie scripts he has pe...

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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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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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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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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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Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 3 - TEREZA ROSALIE KLADOŠOVÁ

Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 3 - TEREZA ROSALIE KLADOŠOVÁ

Tereza Rosalie Kladošová is one of the Czech Republic’s top young fashion designers. Known for eye-catching bright colours and bold, fun cuts, she frequently uses her own materials – including from the waste products of wool manufacturing – to conjure up genuinely one-of-a-kind pieces. She also m...

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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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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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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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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...

22. 10. Events
The World of Leoš Janáček: A Performance by Mannes School of Music’s Young Artists

The World of Leoš Janáček: A Performance by Mannes School of Music’s Young Artists

Please join us for an evening of music by famed Czech composer Leoš Janáček with readings of select Czech poetry. This event is presented as part of the Mannes Sounds Festival in partnership with the Czech Center New York.

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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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Festival of reading in the State Children's Library

Festival of reading in the State Children's Library

From 30 October until 1 November 2020 the first all-Russian online festival of family reading ČitajFest will take place. A special program dedicated to Karel Čapek prepared by the Czech Center Moscow will be presented as part of the festival. The festival is organized by the Russian State Childre...

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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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Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 2 - RNDr. MICHAL ŠIMÍČEK

Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 2 - RNDr. MICHAL ŠIMÍČEK

Despite being only 35, Michal Šimíček heads the Blood Cancer Research Group in Ostrava, a team doing very exciting work in the field of cell therapy. This ground-breaking treatment involves using live immune system cells to target certain kinds of tumors and Šimíček’s aim is to create universal c...

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Opening of This Year's Literature Night in Čapek's Villa

This year's Literature Night was opened on Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 12:00 in Čapek's Villa. The opening took place in the presence of the mayor of Prague 10 Renata Chmelová and the representatives of the project partners.

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Literature Night No. Fourteen

Literature Night No. Fourteen

The 14th year of the Literature Night is starting on Wednesday 7 October 2020 v 18:00.

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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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Nedělej Zagorku!

Nedělej Zagorku!

A webinar about phrasal idioms in Czech with Mgr. Marie Kopřivové, Ph.D.

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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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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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Czech Next Wave

Czech Next Wave

Czech Next Wave, a podcast produced jointly by the Czech Centres network and Radio Prague International, introduces listeners around the world to emerging, exciting and highly talented young Czechs in various areas of the arts and beyond.

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Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 1 - ALBERT ČERNÝ

Czech Next Wave: Episode No. 1 - ALBERT ČERNÝ

Albert Černý found fame at a young age when his first band Charlie Straight won three Czech national Anděl music awards following the release of their debut LP. The vibrant singer-songwriter later formed Lake Malawi; the group’s biggest moment to date was representing the Czech Republic in last y...