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‘Insiders/Outsiders’ Festival – free illustrated talk by Dr Jana Barbora Buresova Although Czechoslovakia was headline news in 1938/39, little was known about its cultural heritage. Patriotic exiles in Britain therefore determined to preserve their cultural identity, and to host multi-faceted events at the Czechoslovak Institute and elsewhere. The Communist-inspired Czechoslovak-British Friendship Club, the Czechoslovak army’s SOKOL branch, and regional clubs also played key roles within the Anglo-Czechoslovak community. Dr Buresova is a committee member of the Research Centre for German…Find out more »
The Munich Agreement doomed the first Czechoslovak Republic, paving the way for its March 1939 invasion by Nazi Germany eighty years ago. Chamberlain famously proclaimed ‘peace for our time’ on his return from the Munich conference, while Daladier muttered: ‘the fools, if only they knew what they are cheering’. The Czechoslovaks knew all along. As for the Germans, they were not as united behind Hitler as is sometimes believed. P.E. Caquet, author of the recently-published The Bell of Treason: the…Find out more »
The AGM is open to current BCSA members only. The agenda will include the chairman and treasurer’s reports for 2018, the election of officers and members of the executive committee and proposed amendments to the constitution. Please register your attendance by email to email@example.com by 4 AprilFind out more »
Representatives of the younger generation will share how they built a life and career in their new home. Zdenek Kudr is a co-founder of Bohem Brewery which brews traditional Bohemian lagers in north London where he has lived for more than eight years. Before that he drove trucks across Europe and played guitar as a hobby which led to the formation of a band. Peter Krajnak is UK country director at Slido, a Slovak technology company that built an interaction…Find out more »
Join us and have a fun evening chatting to friendly people. Czech and Slovak food and drinks are available from the restaurant and bar. Anybody with Czech or Slovak connections or interests is welcome to our monthly socials to meet, chat and get to know each other a little better in a relaxed and informal gathering. We usually have about a dozen people there at various times during the evening but, whatever the number, there will be good conversations for…Find out more »
The Fourth Central European Symposium entitled ‘1989 & Beyond: The New Shape of Europe’ will focus on three consequential periods, looking at 1989 as a catalyst of change, analysing the view from 2019 as a part of the European Union and further debating the future of Europe and its new perspectives. The symposium will gather academic speakers, practitioners and experts from Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and the United Kingdom. Thirty years after the events, it is now possible…Find out more »
Czech National Symphony Orchestra UK tour 12-21 April Saturday 13 April London Royal Festival Hall 1.30pm & 7pm Tuesday 16 April Birmingham Symphony Hall 7pm Wednesday 17 April Nottingham Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall 7pm Thursday 18 April Manchester Bridgewater Hall 7pm Friday 19 April Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 7pm Saturday 21 April Gateshead Sage 7pm Tickets available from link belowFind out more »
The Memorial Association for Free Czechoslovak Veterans would like to invite family, friends and enthusiasts to join us to remember the Czech and Slovak Veterans of WWII. We will be joined by representatives from the Czech and Slovak Embassies, local dignitaries, and Forces Associations to lay wreaths at the Czechoslovak monument. Refreshments after at the Trench Experience behind. We welcome children and ask you to bring photos and memorabilia so we can share your family stories to help keep their…Find out more »
A talk by Sir Jonathan Marsden, which will present some of the lessons learned from working on a catalogue raisonné of European sculpture in the Royal Collection to be published by Royal Collection Trust in 2020. The catalogue will embrace some 1500 works, ranging in date from around 1500 to the present day, in marble, bronze, terracotta, plaster and other materials. The collection contains great masterpieces by Cellini, Adriaen de Vries, Canova and others, but although it is extremely well…Find out more »
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