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September 2021

Antonín Kratochvíl: Testimonies

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 7:30 pm
Czech Centre, 30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom
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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…

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Folkový recitál

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bohemia House, 74 West End Lane
London, NW6 2LX United Kingdom
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Music recital by Czech songwriter Slávek Janoušek. tickets £10 via Eventbrite link below https://bohemiahouse.london/      

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TON Bentwood Furniture

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

TON, the renowned Czech furniture maker, celebrates 160 years of bentwood production. Join this free online panel discussion on Zoom with designer Florian Kallus from Kaschkasch Studio, Adam Štěch, the author of the publication +-160 Years, and Alex Gufler, designer and Artistic Director of TON, and explore the story of bentwood furniture from the radical invention of Michael Thonet to the present day. Discussing their personal stories with TON and the role of designers and master craftsmen in building a sustainable brand identity, the panellists will…

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Largo desolato

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - September 26 @ 6:00 pm
Velehrad London, 39 Lonsdale Road
London, SW13 9JP United Kingdom
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The Barnes Community Players will perform rehearsed readings of this extraordinary play.  Largo Desolato was written by Václav Havel and translated by Czech-born Tom Stoppard. The play speaks to our present obsession with “fake news” and our constant fear for our privacy. Havel struggled to accept the importance his words held for those who leaned on them during the troubled times of the Cold War; it might startle him to learn that they have transcended time and are still relevant. …

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October 2021

My Seven Lives and More

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This Zoom event will introduce Agneša Kalinová (1924-2014) - a Slovak-Jewish journalist, film critic and translator. Agneša's fascinating story has been captured in Mojich sedem životov, a book-length conversation conducted by the Slovak playwright, writer and social activist Jana Juránová, which was published by the feminist publishing house ASPEKT in 2012. Translated into Czech, German and Hungarian, this captivating narrative will  be published by Purdue University Press as My Seven Lives on 15 October 2021. Agneša's daughter, Julia Sherwood (who has…

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“Get to know you” social evening

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bohemia House, 74 West End Lane
London, NW6 2LX United Kingdom
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This is an opportunity for anyone interested in the British Czech and Slovak Association (members, supporters and friends) to meet, eat, drink, chat (maybe practise your Czech or Slovak) and get to know each other in a relaxed and informal setting. Everybody with Czech or Slovak connections or interests is welcome. Join us and have a fun evening meeting friendly people. Food and drinks are available for purchase. West Hampstead has three stations served by the Jubilee line, Overground and…

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Lakes International Comic Art Festival

October 15 @ 10:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
Lakes International Comic Art Festival Kendal, United Kingdom

Working in partnership with the Czech Literary Centre, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced the addition of five Czech comic creators to the Festival’s line-up in October, including award-winning Kateřina Čupová and Václav Šlajch. The Czech Literary Centre is also supporting two international artists’ residencies in association with LICAF. Kateřina Čupová and Štěpánka Jislová will be working in Kendal before this year’s weekend-long Festival, and a similar exchange enabled graphic novelist Sayra Begum to work in Prague this summer, and Rachael Smith, the creator of Quarantine Comix,…

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November 2021

Vilém Tauský Coventry: a meditation

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade
Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA United Kingdom

A programme by the Jubilee Quartet based on the moving work that Vilém Tauský wrote in November 1940 after going into Coventry with a Czech Free Army ambulance and seeing the smouldering ruins of the cathedral. Tauský was stationed in Leamington with the Czech Free Army . 2021 Leamington Music Autumn Season Tauský   Coventry: A Meditation Mendelssohn  Quartet in A minor Op 13 Schubert   Quartet in D minor D810 'Death and the Maiden' Tereza Privratska and Julia Loucks violins Lorena…

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Emmy Destinn Young Singers Awards 2021

November 26 @ 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Velehrad London, 39 Lonsdale Road
London, SW13 9JP United Kingdom
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12th Competition London closing date 6th October 2021 The Emmy Destinn Young Singers Awards competition was established in 2000 in London and takes place every two years.   For entry form and rules see Emmy Destinn Foundation | Entry       Preliminary rounds: 9th and 10th November 2021    Final: 26th November 2021 before a public audience.   First Prize                        £2,000 Czech Song Prize            £500…

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