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February 2019

Katya Kabanova

February 18 @ 8:00 pm - February 26 @ 8:00 pm
Royal Opera House, Bow Street
London, WC2E 9DD United Kingdom
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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. Remaining performances on 18, 21 and 26 February Sung in Czech with English surtitles.

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Amnesty International and Prisoners of Conscience in Czechoslovakia (CSSR)

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Czech Embassy, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY
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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…

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The Dark Side of Prague with writers Markéta Pilátová and Michal Sýkora and editor Pavel Mandys

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Czech Embassy cinema, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY
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Prague, with its secret courtyards and magical atmosphere, is revealed in a multimedia walk through its mysterious streets with leading Czech writers Markéta Pilátová and Michal Sýkora who wrap the beauty and history of the city into the noir genre and bring its shadiest/darkest corners to life. Extracts from the newly published Prague Noir anthology will be read by actors against a backdrop of the visual and musical Prague landscape to create an unmissable experience. Join the book's editor Pavel…

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March 2019

March 3 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 1:00 am
Sheik Zayed Theatre, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Includes four panel discussions: Social inequalities: are we truly equal in Czechia and Slovakia. The rule of law: can law protect liberal democracy? Public healthcare crisis: are private providers the answer? The future of the energy industry: how should it look in Central Europe? For full details and to book see website link below.

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Britain and Bohemia in the 15th century: the English struggle against the Hussite movement

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Czech Embassy, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY
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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…

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Show Jana Krausa

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
229 Venue, 229 Great Portland Street
London, W1W 5PN
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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 ID

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Panel Discussion: Marie Schmolka, the Forgotten Heroine Who Saved Thousands from the Holocaust

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
London, WC1B 5DP United Kingdom
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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…

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March 18 @ 7:30 pm - March 23 @ 7:30 pm
Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AH United Kingdom
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University College Opera is proud to present the British première of Bedrich Smetana’s Libuše. Returning to the newly refurbished Bloomsbury Theatre, the cast and orchestra, composed of both professionals and students, will be led by musical director Charles Peebles and director Cecilia Stinton. Composed in 1871-72, UCO reimagines Smetana's Bohemian queen and her medieval court in the modern-day city, where soaring skyscrapers promise glamour and wealth at a human cost. Born into a celebrated legal dynasty, Libuše, having inherited her…

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An illustrated talk on the history of Slovak music

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Slovak Embassy, 25 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom
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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 bcsa@bcsa.co.uk

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March 22 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Wembley Stadium, Empire Way
London, HA9 0WS United Kingdom
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This will be the first time the Three Lions have faced the Czech Republic since August 2008. Tickets available from the website link below.

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