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Upcoming Events

September 2018
Free

Mini Wonders – Czech Toys Past and Present

September 16 | 10:00 am - October 17 | 6:00 pm
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Opening hours during London Design Festival (15 -23 Sep): Mon – Sun: 10 am – 6pm Opening hours from 24 Sep - 16 Oct: Mon-Fri: 10 am – 6 pm
Vitrínka Gallery – Czech Centre,
30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W84QY United Kingdom

From Fatra to Merkur, Czech toys have a long and successful history both in their homeland and abroad. The early 20th century saw their story begin, and it has been intensively explored and developed since then. Drawing attention to unique Czech craftmanship, the “Mini Wonders” exhibition presents modern toy design as well as designs dating back almost a hundred years. Since the first design was born in 1920, Czech toys have made a name for themselves internationally. They saw an…

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October 2018
Free

BoysPlayNice for Rückl

October 22 | 6:30 pm - November 23 | 6:00 pm
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Mon–Fri 10 am – 6 pm
Vitrínka Gallery – Czech Centre,
30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W84QY United Kingdom
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Award-winning Czech photography studio BoysPlayNice present stunning glass design created by Rony Plesl for Czech glassworks Rückl through a bespoke exhibition combining photography and glass objects. The Rückl family glassworks is renowned for top-quality cut crystal since 1846. They recently received the Czech Grand Design Award for their new collection created under the artistic directorship of Rony Plesl, himself one of the most acclaimed Czech product designers, known mainly in the field of glass design and for his original glass…

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£12 - £50

St.Wenceslas and live musical accompaniment by Cappella Mariana

October 28 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Barbican,
Silk Street
London, ECY 8DS United Kingdom
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A landmark in Czech cinema, this historical epic is the only film to attempt to reveal the life of the country’s patron saint. A milestone in Czech cinema history, this silent epic was the most expensive Czech film to date, with the largest set constructed in Europe to accommodate an all-star cast of over a hundred, together with 1,000 extras for the lavish battle scenes. Its team of cinematographers included Jan Stallich (Ecstasy) and Otto Heller, who later worked with Max Ophuls and Laurence Olivier, as…

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£7

The Birth of Czechoslovakia: Myth and Reality

October 30 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Czech Embassy Cinema,
26 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom

Exactly 100 years ago, at the end of the First World War, a new state of Czechoslovakia was created in central Europe. For many this ‘national state’ of Czechs and Slovaks was a dream come true: it gave rise to the myth that the next twenty years were a golden age of Czech history. But how true was this? How stable or viable was the first Czechoslovak state? Did problems lie in the very way it was created out of…

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