Czech Centre London: Newsletter – September 2016

Czech Centre London.

BREATHLESS: The Essence of Glass
17–25 Sep 2016
1 North Terrace, Kensington, London SW3
Breathless is a live presentation of glassmaking and its fundamental processes and materials. Glass designers Dechem and design collective Okolo will offer an insider’s perspective on the intricacies of glass-making and installing a mobile glass furnace. Designers as well as the public are invited to take part in a series of on-site experiments and workshops. More info

BREATHLESS Free Walking Tour

BREATHLESS: Free Walking Tour of the V&A Collection and Breathless Exhibition
21 Sep 2016, 3pm & 23 Sep 2016, 6 pm
Meeting point at the V&A Museum, London Design Festival desk
Czech curator Adam Štěch will be your guide in this original introduction to glass, its making, history and design consisting of a guided tour of the V&A’s glass collection and a visit to the nearby Breathless site-specific installation where guests can participate in live glass blowing. More info


MAK! Studio in Birmingham

MAK! Studio in Birmingham
10 Sep 2016, 12 noon – 10 pm
Old Print Works, 506 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12
The final stop of MAK! UK Tour will be the Old Print Works in Birmingham. Together with the local community MAK will bring to life this beautiful old industrial space, build cinema rooms and two new bars and transform the space into a one-day film and arts festival. Featuring Czech graffiti artist Sany and her film Girl Power, DJ Bioni Samp and Czech videoartist Tereza Bušková. More info

H3T architekti

H3T architekti @ Soak, Steam, Dream
16 Sep 2016 – 29 Jan 2017
Roca London Gallery, Station Court, Townmead Rd, London SW6
Opening as part of the 2016 London Design Festival, Roca Gallery’s latest exhibition explores a new communal bathing culture through the work of contemporary architects and designers. The exhibition features work by Czech architectural studio H3T known for their ‘pop-up’ saunas, which have been suspended from a bridge and placed in the middle of a lake. More info


Tomáš Uhnák

Tomáš Uhnák: Trip – The Politics of Societal Digestion
8 Sep 2016, 9am – 5pm
Locations across London
Making playful use of the concept of psychogeography – the effect of a geographical location on the emotions and behaviour of individuals – Delfina Foundation resident artist Tomáš Uhnák will deliver a day of meanderings through London, visiting various places that tell the story of London’s relationship to the vital sources of nutrition and taste, suggesting their social and political implications. More info

Roman Štětina

Roman Štětina: Instructions for use of Jiří Kolář
1 Oct 2016 – 18 Dec 2016
Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1, Private view: 30 Sep 2016, 6-9pm
Czech artist Roman Štětina’s work investigates the processes of creating broadcast media including film, television and radio. At Spike Island Štětina presents a new feature length film which traces the process of recording the series of poems Instructions for Use (1969) by the Czech poet, collage-artist and translator Jiří Kolář for radio broadcast. More info


Ivor Diosi

Ivor Diosi at FutureFest
17 – 18 Sep 2016
The Dock, Tobacco Quay, London
The latest in a series of exhibitions within a multidisciplinary project, The Games Europe Plays takes place as part of the prestigious and change-inspiring FutureFest. The Czech Republic is represented by Ivor Diosi, an artist of Slovak origin working in Prague and known as a technological wizard. Diosi works at the intersection of science, new technologies, video games, bio-art and virtual and hybrid entities. More info

Poetry Periscope on tour

Poetry Periscope on tour
till 14 Sep 2016
New Street Station, Birmingham
16 Sep – 16 Oct
Palace Green Library, Durham
This bright yellow ‘poetry jukebox’ first appeared on the Piazza of the British Library in April, and is touring to other venues nationwide. Catch it in Birmingham’s New Street Station or the Palace Green Library, Durham. More info


Mydy Rabycad

Fresh Czech: Mydy Rabycad / Ghost of You
27 Sep 2016, 7pm
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1
Two bands from the Czech Republic, Ghost of You and Mydy Rabycad, are coming all the way to London to give us a taste of the Czech music scene. Both bands have performed successfully in many countries, including Mydy Rabycad’s gig at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Part of Fresh Czech, a project introducing emerging Czech bands abroad. More info

Czech Language

Enrolment for Autumn Term 2016
12 Sep – 17 Dec 2016
Czech Centre London
116 Long Acre, London WC2E
Enrolment for the autumn term of Czechtrans‘s highly popular Czech language courses is now open. The evening courses are available at different levels and take place in our offices near Covent Garden. The tutors are fully qualified, experienced native speakers. Enrolment up to Monday 5 September 2016. More info


Experimental Textiles

Experimental Textiles and Materials
17 – 25 Sep 2016
Brompton Design District, Cromwell Place, 3 Cromwell Place, SW7
Experimental Materials and Textiles is an exhibition by the Studio of Textiles and Design at UMPRUM, the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. The exhibition focuses on textiles made from the unexpected everyday materials that surround us. More info

Visegrad Film Festival

Czech Films at Visegrad Film Festival
19–25 Sep 2016
Cork, Ireland
A great line up of Czech films will be screened in Cork, Ireland, as part of the Visegrad Film Festival showcasing the best cinema from the “heart of Europe”. The programme includes Petr Václav’s drama about anti-gypsy prejudice The Way Out, Helena Třeštíková’s time-lapse documentary Katka and Martin Dušek’s tragicomic film Into the Clouds We Gaze. More info

Czech Art at Start Art Fair

Czech Art at Start Art Fair
15 – 18 Sep 2016
Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3
The Nová Galerie (New Gallery) and DSC Gallery, both from Prague, will this year participate in the Start Art Fair in the Saatchi Gallery in London. Do not miss works by Slovak painter Samuel Paučo, experimental intermedia artist Jiří Černický, master of optical illusion Ašot Haas and glassmaker Václav Cigler. Click here to book your 2FOR1 Start Art Fair tickets.

Petr Stanický

Petr Stanický @ North Lands Creative Glass: A Portrait at 20
16 Sep – 29 Oct 2016
Dovecot Gallery, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1
Works by Czech glassmaker Petr Stanický will be featured at a major exhibition at the Dovecot Gallery in Edinburgh celebrating the 20th birthday of North Lands Creative Glass. Working from a wide knowledge of materials and an extensive skill base, Stanický moves freely between representational and abstract art, traditional and non traditional materials but always with academic rigour. More info


Anthropoid – UK and Irish cinema release
from 9 September 2016
9th September 2016 will see the release of Sean Ellis’s highly anticipated World War II drama Anthropoid. Starring Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, 28 Days Later, Inception), Jamie Dornan (The Fall, 50 Shades Of Grey) and Czech star Anna Geislerová (Fair Play, Honeymoon), Anthropid is based on the extraordinary true story of the operation to assassinate Nazi commanding officer Reinhard Heydrich. More info


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