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

Baroque in Bavaria and Bohemia

National Museum Prague Václavské náměstí 68, Prague, Czech Republic

This exhibition focuses on the period from 1720-1820 with 218 items on loan from 54 Czech and 33 foreign institutions. It explores a shared culture despite political conflicts and is divided into six sections covering art, architecture, music and science. Previously hosted by the House of Bavarian History in Regensburg.

Srdce napůl (Heart in half) book launch

Institute of Directors 116 Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom

The UK launch of the book Srdce napůl (Heart in half) written by Professor Jan Marek, MD, PhD, FESC, Consultant Paediatric and Prenatal Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for Echocardiography, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. This follows the Czech British Chamber of Commerce AGM. The launch aims to support Czech children and their families born with... Read more »

Czech and Slovak émigré architects in Britain

Czech Embassy 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

The talk is being given by John East, an expert in the field and the 20th Century Society photographer. In 2021 he gave The Friends a sweeping review of Czech architecture in the modern era. To complement the talk, The Friends are also organising a tour of some of the buildings in London, with which... Read more »

Kukal Quartet

Czech Embassy 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

To celebrate the Year of Czech Music, the Czech Centre presents the UK debut of the Kukal Quartet, with a repertoire centred around Smetana's last chamber music work, premiered in 1884. Founded in 2020 by four exceptionally talented young musicians and named after the celebrated Czech composer Ondřej Kukal, the quartet quickly gained recognition, winning... Read more »

Kukal String Quartet

Royal Pump Rooms The Parade, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

The Kukal String Quartet is making its UK debut on this visit, having been specially chosen by The Czech Centre. Named after a leading Czech composer, Ondřej Kukal, the Quartet, founded in 2020, was winning prizes at the Prague Spring Competition within a year. The Quartet brings a programme that embraces many of the Festival’s... Read more »

Martinů String Quartet

Royal Pump Rooms The Parade, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

The Martinů String Quartet returns to Leamington for three concerts, two of them with the leading Czech oboist Vilém Veverka with whom the Quartet often works. Mozart’s Oboe Quartet is a gem to be followed by the commission from The Dvořák Society of a new work by Sylvie Bodorová. Martin Kasík joins the Quartet after... Read more »

Martinů String Quartet

Royal Pump Rooms The Parade, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Imagine being part of a relaxed Sunday evening in a spacious drawing room in a palace in Prague and enjoy, with the Festival’s Czech musicians in residence, an eclectic mix of works ranging from Dvořák’s ever-popular Humoreske, to some lesser-known Martinů for discovery, and other well-chosen bonbons. Bohemian Pot Pourri Martinů   Quartet for oboe, violin, cello... Read more »

Martinů String Quartet

Holy Trinity Church Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

The Festival’s final concert includes Vilém Tauský’s Coventry, written in 1940 after visiting the recently ruined cathedral. Sylvie Bodorová’s Terezín Ghetto Requiem (premièred in Holy Trinity Church in 1998) will be played here for the fifth time, after numerous performances in England, North America, and on the continent. Simon Wallfisch was the impressive baritone soloist last time, in... Read more »

“Get to know you” social evening

Bohemia House 74 West End Lane, London, United Kingdom

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. Everyone interested in Czech and/or Slovak matters is most welcome to join us. We... Read more »

The lives & works of four Czech/Slovak émigré artists in Britain

Czech Embassy cinema 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

Sarah MacDougall explores the contrasting lives, careers and legacy of four artists of Czech-Jewish heritage - Fred Feigl, Hella Guth, Ernst Neuschul and Freda Salvendy. The majority are represented in the Ben Uri Collection. This event will also be livestreamed. On the eve of the Second World War, fearing Nazi persecution, they fled from Prague to Britain.... Read more »

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