See what’s coming up on on the BCSA’s Events Calendar.
This Prague exhibition in the Tancici dum (Dancing House) gallery commemorates 130 years since the birth of the Czech artist, Josef Lada, and 60 years since his death. About 400 of his works are on display, some for the first time since 1957.Find out more »
Another Prague exhibition covers the history of selected residential complexes in the Czech Republic and the circumstances around their construction. There is also a brief summary of later attempts at 'humanising' prefabricated buildings and reflections by current architects and historians on these estates today. The museum is closed on MondaysFind out more »
Five new exhibits have opened at Prague's National Gallery modern art venue including works by Austrian artist Maria Lassnig. Featuring over 50 large-format paintings, drawings and watercolour series, as well as sculptures and films that reveal Lassnig’s long standing exploration of the body and self-representation, the exhibition spans the artist’s entire, over seven-decades long, career; from abstract works made during the 1940s in Vienna, to experimental periods spent in Paris and New York, including cutting-edge cinematic work, down to the…Find out more »
Twelve doll's houses from the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood in London are on display in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. They include country mansions, a Georgian town house, suburban villas, newly-built council estates and high rise apartments. The museum is closed on Mondays.Find out more »
A series of small exhibitions in the atrium for the anniversaries of the eights: February 1948, August 1968 and October 1918. The basis of the exhibition is a 3-metre high wall or "gallery noticeboard" on which collages will be rotated according to the anniversary. The collages will consist of various types of artistic materials (paintings, photographs, documents), primarily from the collections of the Slovak National Gallery. The February board commemorates the anniversary of the 1948 communist coup in Czechoslovakia. In…Find out more »
A Prague exhibition of rare Czech historical documents, including Vladislav's privilege of 1158, the oldest preserved document proving the existence of the Czech state. Visitors go back in time from modern history until the very beginning of the Czech history. Various media evoke the atmosphere of particular periods, such as video recordings of television news from the communist era or contemporary documentaries from the occupation of the country by Nazi Germany. Throughout the exhibition, authentic audio recordings are played and…Find out more »
A retrospective cross-section of the photographer's work to mark his 80th birthday. This Prague exhibition displays 350 photographs selected from a large collection donated by Josef Koudelka and managed by the Museum of Decorative Arts. It includes examples from all of his well-known series: Beginnings, Experiments, Theatre, Gypsies, Invasion 68, Exiles and Panoramas. Prague's National Gallery (Veletrzni Palac) is exhibiting a series of 18 photographs taken by Koudelka in 2013 for the Vatican's first presentation at the Venice Biennale on…Find out more »
Although Dvorak is unarguably the best-known composer from the Czech lands, his fame rests largely on music from his later years. His early path to recognition, however, throws fascinating light on the friendships and support he received from the leaders of Prague’s developing cultural community. Jan Smaczny’s talk looks at how Dvorak became recognised in the salons of Prague in the 1870s and also focuses on his quest to establish himself as a composer of opera in the Provisional and…Find out more »
Our summer social will be held in the gardens of the Czech and Slovak Embassies. All are welcome – not just BCSA members. Bring your friends, bring your family! Enjoy an afternoon relaxing among Slovak, Czech and British people. As always, there will be barbecued spekacky (sausages), a continental buffet from the Czech and Slovak National House plus cakes and desserts and a cash bar serving Czech beer and wine. Live entertainment from Pieter Magusin playing his accordion and popular…Find out more »
Our twenty seventh annual dinner will be held on Friday 23 November in the heart of Bloomsbury. This highlight in the BCSA calendar is a wonderful opportunity for Slovaks, Czechs and Britons to mingle in a convivial atmosphere, to met old friends and make new ones. Members and non-members alike will be made welcome at a drinks reception, enjoy a three-course dinner (with wine) and hear the results of our annual writing competition. 18.30-19.30 drinks reception 19.30-22.30 dinner dress code:…Find out more »
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