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Ladislav Feierabend managed the impossible: he was a member of the war-time Protectorate government and at the same time head of a resistance group in contact with Edvard Beneš in London. So when a messenger was captured and forced to reveal everything, in January 1940 Feierabend embarked on an escape worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster. He eventually joined Beneš’s government-in-exile as finance minister before returning to Prague in 1945. After the communist coup in February 1948, Feierabend went into hiding…Find out more »
An evening dedicated to women active in the Czech dissent movement and Charter 77 during the Czechoslovak communist regime of the 1970s and 1980s. Sociologist and gender scholar Marcela Linková and journalist Nada Straková will be joined by former dissident Kamila Bendová and DJ and writer Tobiáš Jirous to talk about the recent publication Revolution Begins at Home: The Women of Czech Dissent (eds. Linková & Straková, 2017) and the ways in which women engaged in the different currents of…Find out more »
PROGRAMME Sergey Rachmaninoff: Trio elegico in G minor, No. 1 Bohuslav Martinu: Piano Trio Bergerettes H. 275 Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trio in F-Minor op. 65 Jitka Cechova – piano Radim Kresta - violin Jan Palenicek – cello Tickets £10 to pay at the door. Places are limited, please reserve tickets soon at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07468 570551Find out more »
Czech tenor, Pavel Cernoch makes his Royal Opera debut as Boris Grigorjevic. Born in Brno, Cernoch began singing as a child in the Cantilena Chamber Choir. He studied singing at the Janacek Academy in Brno and with Paolo de Napoli (his current teacher) in Italy. He made his debut at the Bavarian State Opera in 2009 as Steva in Jenufa. Six performances on 4, 6 9, 18, 21 and 26 February Sung in Czech with English surtitles.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 »
Susan Jenkinson will describe work at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in the team concerned with Prisoners of Conscience in Czechoslovakia (CSSR) in the 1980s. Julia Sherwood, who was also at the International Secretariat at that time, but in another team, will outline the case of her father, Prisoner of Conscience, Jan Ladislav Kalina, imprisoned in Slovakia 1972-73. Free admission for members of the BCSA, £10 for non-members, full-time students £5. Registration is necessary for all on Eventbrite (see…Find out more »
A talk by Dr Mark Whelan, an historian of late medieval and early modern Germany and Central Europe. He has held fellowships in Berlin, Munich, and Vienna, and teaching posts at Royal Holloway, University of London, and the University of Manchester. He currently works at King's College, London, as the German language and archives expert on the project 'Bees in the Medieval World, c.1200-1600'. The kingdom of Bohemia obsessed contemporariess across Europe in the fifteenth century. Beginning in 1415, when…Find out more »
Two live recordings of the Czech TV Prima chat show. 9pm tickets £30, £25 online from www.pishter.com £35 at the door 6pm show sold out This event is strictly for over 18 year olds with a valid IDFind out more »
Anna Hajkova, Martin Smok, Rose Holmes & Alex Maws Most have heard the name of Sir Nicholas Winton, a young British stockbroker who volunteered with the British Committee for Refugees from Czechoslovakia in 1938. But humanitarian rescue of thousands of refugees, from Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia, was a collective effort. And more often then not, it was led by women. Marie Schmolka, a Prague Zionist who was one of the main figures of European refugee assistance on the eve of…Find out more »
Born in Slovakia, Andrea Kmecova is a versatile pianist who entered the National Conservatoire of Music in Košice at the age of fourteen. She continued her musical studies at the Bratislava Academy of Music and Drama (VSMU) and then at Trinity College in London. Free admission for members of the BCSA, £10 for non-members, full-time students £5. Registration is necessary for all on Eventbrite (see link below) or by e-mail to email@example.comFind out more »
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