See what’s coming up on on the BCSA’s Events Calendar.

Padesátá léta (1950s)

National Museum Prague Václavské náměstí 68, Prague, Czech Republic

A new exhibition in the Historical Building of Prague's National Museum introduces visitors to a dark decade of Czechoslovak history when the country was decimated by totalitarianism and controlled by the party apparatus. At the same time, there was an era of post-war optimism and the vain hope among some people that they were building... Read more »

New Realisms: the Czechoslovak Scene 1918–1945

Městská knihovna Mariánské námestí 98, Praha 1, Czech Republic

The exhibition features more than 300 works of art depicting a simple yet modern lifestyle driven by technological advancements, travel, communication, and entertainment. The works in New Realisms, featuring well-known artists such as Karel Čapek, Josef Sudek, and Otto Gutfreund, as well as works by lesser-known painters such as Ilona Singer, depict both the joys and... Read more »

Get on the ice! Ice Hockey and Skating in Art

Kinsky Palace Staroměstské náměstí 1/3, Prague, Czech Republic

On the occasion of the 2024 Ice Hockey World Championship, Prague National Gallery presents an exhibition that opens up the theme of skating and hockey in visual art. Skating on frozen canals, lakes, and rivers was popular in 17th- and 18th-century Holland, and it soon spread to the Czech lands and Prague and became a... Read more »

BCSA children’s art & literary competition

Calling all young artists and writers. The BCSA competition is back!    This year you can express yourself in LITERARY or ART form. Literary entries should be in English.   What does it mean for you to be for the first time in a new country? What strikes you, what do you want to explore? How... Read more »


Slovak Embassy 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, United Kingdom

Our summer social will once again be held in the gardens of the Slovak and Czech Embassies, with their kind permission. All are welcome – not just BCSA members. Bring your friends, bring your family! Enjoy an afternoon relaxing among Slovak, Czech and British people. The ticket price includes traditional chlebíčky (open-faced sandwiches), chicken řízek... Read more »

Pavel Haas Quartet

Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore Street, London, United Kingdom

Two of the most popular works in the entire quartet repertoire brought together in a celebration of Czech music by a Czech ensemble. Smetana’s autobiographical example heard alongside Janáček's second quartet inspired by his long and spiritual friendship with Kamila Stösslová. Bedřich Smetana String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 'From my life' Leoš Janáček... Read more »

Trio Bohémo

Britten Studio Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Trio Bohémo, Britten Pears Young Artist Programme alumni praised for “precision, dedication and a spark of magic”, makes its Festival debut with four attractive and contrasting works. Judith Weir: O Viridissima Vítězslav Novák: Piano Trio No.2 in D minor, Op.27, “Quasi una ballata” Judith Weir: Piano Trio Brahms: Piano Trio No.1 in B, Op.8 (... Read more »

Czech functionalism 1918-1938

Czech Embassy cinema 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

A talk by Prof. Vladimír Šlapeta. Under the motto "catch up and overtake Europe" after the end of WWI, the newly created state - Czechoslovakia - began to build its existence. In architecture, it meant the creation of a new identity based on the tradition of pre-war Czech Cubism and inspired by Bauhaus, Le Corbusier... Read more »

Wihan Quartet

Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore Street, London, United Kingdom

Founded in 1985, the ensemble has ever since represented an authentic voice in its interpretations of Czech music. Of a CD containing two of the three works in this programme, The Strad wrote that, ‘It’s always good to hear an authentic voice in this music, especially in performances as clean as these.’ Bedřich Smetana   String Quartet No.... Read more »

Talich Quartet

Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore Street, London, United Kingdom

The Czech ensemble founded in 1964 has received many awards over the decades. Of a recording including both the Janáček quartets, International Record Review wrote, ‘The current line up… rigour and technical brilliance to these arresting and sharply contoured accounts … which seem exemplary and rank alongside many of the finest ever recorded … the playing is... Read more »

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