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Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.

Weekly sessions every Monday (except 18 March) from 7-8.30pm at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY

The class consists of warm up, stretching, learning Slovak steps and little routine. All levels are welcome and you are advised to bring a change of clothes.
Tickets £5 pay on the door

SUSANNA ROTH TRANSLATORS AWARD 2019 – call for entries

This competition is open to young translators up to the age of 40 (excluding previous winners).

The text to be translated is from Probudím se na Šibuji by Anna Cima (Paseka, 2018) chapters 16-19, pages 83-95.

The prize is a trip to the Czech Republic including specialist seminars. It is named after a Swiss translator who made a significant contribution to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad.

Closing date 31 March 2019

Click here for further details, contacts, downloads of the text to be translated with terms and conditions.


Each year the Czech Ministry of Education offers 20 scholarships to foreign nationals. The closing date for applications is 10 March 2019.

Czech language courses for UK applicants are available in the following summer schools of Slavonic studies:

Podebrady Institute for Language Studies (6-26 July)

Pilsen University of West Bohemia (8-26 July)

Brno Masaryk University (20 July-17 Aug)

Olomouc Palacky University (20 July-18 Aug)

Prague Charles University (26 July-23 Aug)

Ceske Budejovice University of South Bohemia (18 August- 9 Sept)

The courses are designed for students, professionals (teachers, translators, interpreters) and academics in the field of Czech and Slavic studies.

Each scholarship consists of free board and lodging, coverage of course fees and free access to cultural events which are part of the course programme.

Scholarships conditions and an application form are available in English on the Ministry website

To apply please print and fill out the application form (handwritten/typed) sign it and send together with your CV in Czech or English to the following address by 10 March 2019 at the latest:

Mr Ondrej Hovadek
Embassy of the Czech Republic in London
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London W8 4QY

Further details are available on the Czech Embassy website


Visiting Czech priests celebrate mass monthly on Sunday at 2pm
Dates for 2019
10 March, 7 April, 5 May, 9 June
for more details see

7.30pm Monday and first Friday of month (mass in Slovak)
1pm Sunday (Slovak and Czech)
7.30pm Sunday (Slovak) except July, August and September
for more details click here

The UK government has reached an agreement with the European Union on citizens’ rights. This agreement will protect your rights after the UK leaves the EU and enable you to continue to live your life as you do now. It also covers your family members.
In order to secure your rights, you will need to apply for settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme. The scheme will open fully by 30 March 2019.
Your rights will not change until 2021 so there is no need for you to apply for status as soon as the scheme opens.

For further details click on the link below.

A guide to the EU Settlement Scheme for EU citizens and their families

The Bouda Gallery Project

Initiated by the Czech Centre London, this project aims to provide a space for exhibitions, book readings and design pop-up shops as well as a base for the Czech School Without Borders in London. The vast majority of the cost will be covered by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However 10% of the remaining finance needs to be raised for purchasing and installing technical equipment and furniture.

For further details and to make a donation go to