See what’s coming up on on the BCSA’s Events Calendar.
And how does the very recent Slovak election of the country’s first female president, liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputová, contrast with the outcome of the Czech presidential elections? These provocative questions are going to be tackled by Dr Karen Henderson, former Senior lecturer in Politics at the University of Leicester, who will travel specially from Slovakia (where she now lives and lectures at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava and Comenius University in Bratislava) and Dr Sean Hanley…Find out more »
Multidisciplinary contemporary artists Tereza Busková and Mila Fürstová discuss their fascinating and varied practices in conversation with former Director of the Czech Centre in London, Dr Tereza Porybná using examples on display at Ben Uri as part of current exhibition, Czech Routes. Doors open from 6.30pm for exhibition viewing General Admission- £10 plus VAT/ Concessions- £7 plus VAT To book go to Eventbrite link below. Image: Jacob Bornfriend, Blue Grey Fishes, Ben Uri Collection, © Jacob Bornfriend Estate PaintingFind out more »
Over the past decade a consensus has emerged that democracy in CEE is sharply deteriorating, perhaps even ‘backsliding’ into new forms of authoritarianism. Debate has, however, so far focused disproportionately on the two most dramatic and surprising cases: Hungary and Poland. In this event contributors to a newly published edited collection seeks to inject fresh thinking into the debate on democratic deterioration in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), viewing ‘democratic backsliding’ through the prism of a range of cases beyond…Find out more »
Art historian and Consultant Curator for The Franta Belsky and Irena Sedlecka Studios, Dr Peter Cannon-Brookes leads an informal discussion on the subject of Czechoslovak figurative sculpture focussing on key examples by Franta Belsky, Irena Sedlecká and Anita Mandl on the display at Ben Uri as part of current exhibition, Czech Routes. Doors open from 6.30pm for exhibition viewing General Admission- £10 plus VAT/ Concessions- £7 plus VAT To book go to Eventbrite link below.Find out more »
Czech and Slovak stands will present a range of honey-based products. Free admission but tickets must be booked in advance.Find out more »
A staging of Janacek's song cycle in the Linbury Theatre. Sung in Czech with English surtitles. Three performances on 5, 6, and 8 JuneFind out more »
Arias and songs by Dvorak, Janacek and Smetana introduced by Veronika Hyks and performed by finalists of the 2017 Emmy Destinn Foundation Young Singers Awards. Zita Syme soprano (1st Prize) Erika Madi Jones soprano (Dvorak Society for Czech and Slovak Music Prize) Samuel Lom bass (Finalist) Panaretos Kyriatzidis pianist (Lady Grenfell-Baines Accompanist’s Prize) An evening of Czech music at the beautiful salon of arts philanthropists Bob and Elisabeth Boas. They host musical evenings which provide performance opportunities to young artists…Find out more »
Our summer social will be held in the gardens of the Czech and Slovak Embassies, with their kind permission. All are welcome – not just BCSA members. Bring your friends, bring your family! Enjoy an afternoon relaxing among Slovak, Czech and British people. Live entertainment will come from the popular Morena Slovak Dance Group and Pieter Magusin playing his accordion. Children will be able to take part in a fancy dress competition on a theme of your choice (further details…Find out more »
The classical guitarist spans the Atlantic with a programme of masterworks from Central Europe to Argentina, including Joseph Kaspar Mertz and Astor Piazzolla. In his Southbank Centre debut, Karol Samuelcik performs works by contemporary Slovak composers, Lukas Borzik and Jevgenij Irsai, ending the first part of the concert with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The second part of the programme includes South American rhythms from Piazzolla, creator of New Tango, and Brazilian revelation Sergio Assad, virtuoso performer and grand composer of vivid Brazilian…Find out more »
The British writer Simon Mawer will talk about his latest book Prague Spring, a complex love story set amid the drama of 1968, and his fascination with Czech history. Mawer's novel Mendel´s Dwarf, inspired by Gregor Mendel, one of the fathers of genetics and the abbot of a Brno monastery, was followed by another Brno story, the Man Booker Prize shortlisted The Glass Room revolving around Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's famous Villa Tugendhat. With Prague Spring Mawer transfers his…Find out more »
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