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

BCSA 2023 Annual General Meeting

Czech Embassy 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

The formal AGM is open to all BCSA subscription members. Entertainment, open to everyone, will be provided following its conclusion. The AGM will elect the three Honorary Officers of the Association - the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Honorary Secretary. These posts are held for one year and are subject to election at every AGM. The current... Read more »

Folklore in the postmodern world

Czech Embassy 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

Tereza Bušková in discussion with Dr Nicola Baird followed by a video screening of Clipping the Church (2016), Hidden Mothers (2021) and Little Queens (2022). Tereza Bušková is a Czech artist who lives in Birmingham. She celebrates and reinterprets long established customs, particularly ritual, tradition and craft, as carriers of identity and belonging. Tereza works... Read more »

Edita Gruberová, Slovak opera singer

Czech Embassy cinema 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

Edita Gruberová (1946-2021) was born and subsequently trained in Bratislava, Slovakia, then part of the former Czechoslovakia. This illustrated talk by Ross Alley will trace her development as a singer from her Bratislava operatic debut as Rosina in The Barber of Seville and discuss the roles she undertook, ranging from the humorous to the dramatic... Read more »

Two on a motorbike – Lidice remembered

Czech Embassy cinema 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

Follow an English husband and Czech wife on their route from Cholmondeley Castle to Stoke-on-Trent, then on to Lidice and Prague. Hear about their encounters on the way and retrace some of the steps by Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík in Operation Anthropoid which resulted in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich but also the tragedy... Read more »

BCSA/CBCC summer party

Bohemia House 74 West End Lane, London, United Kingdom

An informal social event in the same venue as last year, held jointly with the Czech British Chamber of Commerce. Come and join us at Bohemia House and enjoy an afternoon relaxing with Czech, Slovak and British people. Bring your friends and family, all are welcome. The ticket price includes traditional chlebíčky, chicken řízek (schnitzel)... Read more »

Yes we can!

Czech Embassy cinema 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

Petr Torák's account of advancing the cause of the Roma people, his community work and the Obama Leadership Programme. In 1999 Petr arrived in the UK as an asylum seeker from the Czech Republic. He volunteered in a law firm before obtaining a work permit then he worked in fast food, agriculture and the security... Read more »

A change of direction? Slovakia’s parliamentary elections

UCL SSEES 16 Taviton St, London, United Kingdom

A  roundtable discussion co-organised by the UCL SSEES Study of Central Europe seminar series and the British Czech and Slovak Association. Leading academic specialists assess the election results and consider their likely implications for Slovakia’s democracy, foreign policy and position in Europe. This free event will take place in person and will also be livestreamed... Read more »

‘Son of an enemy of the state’ (Syn nepřitele státu)

Czech Embassy cinema 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

This film, made in 2022, marked the 70th anniversary of one of the most extensive, infamous trials in post-war Czechoslovakia. Fourteen accused communist functionaries stood before the Supreme Court in Prague. The court sentenced eleven to death plus forfeiture of their property and loss of civil rights. All defendants waived their right to appeal. After President... Read more »

International Students’ Day: why is 17 November important?

Czech Embassy cinema 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

Do you know why and how it was decided that International Students' Day would fall on 17 November? Come and find out about the role Czech students played in establishing International Students' Day, the importance of 17 November for Czechs and the world in the past and today. The debate will start with a short... Read more »

BCSA/CBCC annual dinner

The May Fair Hotel Stratton Street, London, United Kingdom

Join us for our second annual dinner held with the Czech British Chamber of Commerce at the May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, London (nearest underground Green Park). This highlight in the BCSA calendar is a wonderful opportunity for Slovaks, Czechs and Britons to mingle in a convivial atmosphere, to meet old friends and make new... Read more »

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