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November 2019

Solo Lamentoso – Sláva Daubnerová

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA
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Inspired by the real-life story of a woman in the small town of Štúrovo in southern Slovakia. A portrait of a woman compelled to listen to music known for pushing boundaries and conventions in contemporary Slovak theatre. Author, director, actor and conceptual artist Sláva Daubnerová blends authenticity and documentary techniques with fiction to pose fundamental questions about the limits of humanity and the position of an outsider. Daubnerová’s monodrama Solo Lamentoso, premiered in December 2015, has been inspired by the…

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Emperor Rudolf II – Collector & Patron of the Arts & Sciences

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Czech Embassy, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY
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Under Rudolf II Prague again became the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Following the example of his Habsburg ancestors, he assembled an exceptional collection of works of art for which the imperial palace on the Hradcany was adapted. He patronised painters, sculptors, goldsmiths who flocked to Prague, and also men of learning including Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler. For a brief period Prague became the most important cultural centre in Europe. Caroline Cannon-Brookes, art historian, was trained at the…

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Wihan Quartet

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street
London, W1U 2BP United Kingdom
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Currently in residence at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, the Czech ensemble took its name from that of a compatriot cellist who himself founded the historic Czech String Quartet. Here it champions works from its country, including one by Gideon Klein, who died in a Nazi labour camp. Gideon Klein (1919-1945) String Trio Josef Suk (1874-1935) String Quartet No. 1 in B flat Op. 11 Leos Janacek (1854-1928) String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters'

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Theatre on the Balustrade: Velvet Havel

November 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London, E1 6LA
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Václav Havel - the dramatic genius, the persecuted dissident, the man of truth and ideals but also a lover of good beer and pretty women. A portrait of the first post-1989 Czech president presented as a modern-day musical, Velvet Havel is a multi-award-winning production from the cult Prague Theatre on the Balustrade. The title refers to the memorable Velvet Revolution that took place in Autumn 1989 in then Czechoslovakia, and this unique cabaret-style musical, in repertoire since 2014, presents the…

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Europe and the Velvet Revolution – 30 Years On

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dash Cafe, Unit 22, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB United Kingdom
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In November the Dash Café will explore the impact of the 1989 revolution that caused the collapse of the Soviet Union, 30 years on. Through the prism of artists, filmmakers and writers from across Czech Republic and Slovakia, we explore whether that extraordinary spirit of activism still exists today. Speakers including actress and director Tereza Nvotova and writers Zuzana Kepplova and Marek Sindelka will discuss the impact of this legacy on their work and whether it continues to have an…

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Everywhen – Sona Feriencikova

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London, E1 6LA
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Everywhen orbits around two sides of life – the personal and the political. An often caring, gentle and well-meaning personal life is contrasted here with the reality of the social individual, who can often be sinister, vengeful and hateful. But how can we be critical to our own worldviews when they are created by those closest to us? This international collective whirls together new music, movement and imagery in an intermedial performance on history’s endless rotation. Performer, concept: Sona Feriencikova…

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BCSA 28th annual dinner

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street
London, WC1B 3QD United Kingdom
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Our twenty eighth annual dinner will be held on Friday 29 November in the heart of Bloomsbury. 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 ones. Members and non-members alike will be made welcome at a drinks reception, enjoy a three-course dinner with wine and hear the results of our annual writing competition. Nick Archer, British Ambassador to the Czech…

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December 2019

From the village to the city: urbanisation in Slovakia, 1896-1972

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Czech Embassy, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY
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In his talk, Dr Lorman will explore how Slovak culture was initially characterised by its rural quality and alienation from the beginnings of mass industrialisation and urbanisation in Hungary (exemplified by the 1896 millennial celebrations in Budapest). He will examine how Slovak national identity was then substantially (but not entirely) transformed by similar processes of induustrialisation and urbanisation in Czechoslovakia, symbolised by the post-war rebuilding of Bratislava and the opening of the new SNP Bridge in 1972.      …

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March 2020

Rusalka

28th March 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 15th April 2020 @ 7:00 pm
London Colisuem, St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES United Kingdom
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Dvorak's best-loved opera, Rusalka is inspired by myths and folk-tales about a water-nymph that chooses to become human to win her Prince. The opera displays Dvorak’s exceptional gift for melody and orchestration and features the beautiful aria ‘Song to the Moon’. This new production is directed by Tatjana Gürbaca (Opernwelt Director of the Year 2013) and conducted by Antony Hermus. Both are making their ENO debuts. Leading the cast is Corinne Winters in the title role. She returns to ENO…

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