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February 2020

Was a Slovak ever the king of Madagascar?

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Slovak Embassy, 25 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom
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Moric Benovsky was an 18th century adventurer born in Vrbové in what is now Slovakia where he is considered a national hero, as well as in Hungary and Poland. In his Memoirs (published posthumously in 1790 in London) he claims to have been elected king of Madagascar. A street in the capital is still named after him. A Slovak society (Zdruzenie Morica Benovskeho) is dedicated to his memory. It has produced a film (with English subtitles) about this enigmatic figure…

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March 2020

BCSA Annual General Meeting

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Czech Embassy, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY
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The AGM is open to current subscription BCSA members only. The agenda will include the chairman and treasurer’s reports for 2019 and the election of officers and members of the executive committee. Refreshments and entertainment will follow. Please register your attendance (or apologies for absence) by email to secretary@bcsa.co.uk by 26 February.

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The story of Czech beer as told by Zdeněk Kudr

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Czech Embassy, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY
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It is an understatement to say that the Czech Republic has a strong beer culture. Famous for being the birthplace of pilsner, the Czechs drink more beer than anywhere else in the world. Brewing methods remained traditional until the fall of communism after which most of the larger breweries were bought by overseas companies who modernised production methods. In recent years a new breed of microbreweries has sprung up offering a variety of traditional styles. Zdeněk Kudr is a co-founder…

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BCSA “Get to Know You” Social Evening

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Czech and Slovak National 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. Anybody with Czech or Slovak connections or interests is welcome Join us and have a fun evening meeting friendly people. Food and drinks are available from the newly opened Bohemia House. We will be in one of the rooms at the Czech…

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April 2020

Chodník cez Dunaj ( A path across the Danube)

April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Czech Embassy cinema, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY
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A tragic story depicting two young friends (one Slovak, the other Czech) in the period after the wartime Slovak State and Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia came into existence. An employee of the Slovak railway company, Viktor Lesa, a Slovak, regularly delivers post to the railway station in the border town of Ludendorf . With the impulsiveness of youth, he intentionally misdirects an important mail delivery. After the Gestapo shows up in the town, he is forced to flee across…

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