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Czech Centre’s Window Gallery & Czech Embassy London (outdoor exhibition) An outdoor exhibition of striking black and white photographs by four-time World Press Photo winner Antonín Kratochvíl. Highly expressive, evocative photographs provide a cross section of Kratochvíl’s work featuring show-business celebrities such as David Bowie and Bernardo Bertolucci as well as war and human catastrophes. With his unique style of photography marked by the depth of his understanding of his subjects Kratochvil, one of the leading representatives of social documentary…Find out more »
One of the great pioneers of Modern architecture, Adolf Loos, between 1907 and 1932 enriched the architectural environment of Pilsen for affluent Jewish clients. They had in common not only commercial, social and family ties, but also a desire for lavish, impressive interiors which he unquestionably satisfied. Born in Brno in 1870, he was famous for the 'Raumplan' (spatial design) as well as for writing the 1908 essay 'Ornament and Crime'. His work can be found throughout Europe including the department store Goldman and Salatsch (1910)…Find out more »
Smetana From my Homeland JB 1:118 Martinů Three Madrigals H313 Dvořák ‘Song to the moon’ from Rusalka Op 114 Dvořák Piano Quintet No 2 in A Op 81 Olga Eckert and Mafalda Galante violins Maria João Antunes viola Griff Wadkin cello Beth Haughan piano Tickets: £15 (inc. glass of wine) to book see link below The Sonia & Harry Hyamson concert generously sponsored by BonhamsFind out more »
Eva Cato, née Rotenstein, was born in Czechoslovakia 13 years before the outbreak of World War Two. An only child growing up in a small town in Slovakia with her mother and grandparents, she witnessed the encroachment of anti-Semitic hostilities and regulations on the life of her small Jewish community. Escaping to Hungary in 1942, she and her mother spent the last three years of the war hiding under false identities, in constant fear of discovery. The presentation by Eva’s…Find out more »