A new exhibition in the Historical Building of Prague's National Museum introduces visitors to a dark decade of Czechoslovak history when the country was decimated by totalitarianism and controlled by the party apparatus. At the same time, there was an era of post-war optimism and the vain hope among some people that they were building... Read more »
A talk by Mark Le Fanu about some of the most beautiful films in modern history. Throughout the decade of the 1960s, Czechoslovakia released (and occasionally held back for political reasons) some of the most beautiful films in modern cinema history. Movies such as 'Closely Observed Trains' (Jiri Menzel), 'Intimate Lighting' (Ivan Passer), 'A Blonde... Read more »
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942) Divertissement for oboe, clarinet and bassoon Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) Sextet for piano and wind instruments Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) Mládí (Youth) for wind sextet This lively programme explores Czech music of the 1920s: Erwin Schulhoff’s wind Divertissement and Martinů’s sunny Sextet are infused with edgy jazz harmonies and dance rhythms. Janáček, four decades their senior,... Read more »
Josef Suk (1874-1935) Piano Quartet in A minor Op. 1 Johannes Brahms (1833-97) Six songs arranged by David Matthew for baritone & ensemble Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) Intermezzo in B for strings Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) String Quintet in G Op. 111 Roderick Williams joins the Nash Ensemble in this programme of music by close friends. Dvořák’s... Read more »
A selection of Christmas classics, traditional carols and musical hits in Czech, Slovak and English. Tomáš will be joined by a specially formed children’s choir featuring students from Czech and English schools across London and nearby counties. Plus performances of traditional Slovak folk dances by the children’s folklore ensemble Sovička. The children’s choir highlights partnerships with... Read more »
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.
The 27th Made in Prague Festival Closing Gala is a preview screening of the upcoming highly anticipated 2023 biographical drama One Life plus Q&A with director James Hawes (tbc) Directed by James Hawes, the film tells the true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker played by Johnny Flynn, who, along with... Read more »
An exhibition to mark 300 years since the death of Jan Blažej Santini Aichel. The Prague-born architect of Italian origin is known for his Baroque Gothic style. Among his most famous works is the church of St John of Nepomuk on Zelená Hora which has UNESCO World Heritage status. He died in Prague on 7... Read more »
Join us for some Christmas cheer, sampling Czech and Slovak Christmas biscuits and exchanging stories and customs surrounding Christmas. 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... Read more »
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