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This October marks the 100th year anniversary since the foundation of Czechoslovakia. To inaugurate this momentous occasion the Czech Centre presents CZECH100 - a festival of art, design, fashion, theatre and film celebrating the country’s cultural achievements. Running from 28 October until 9 December, events are programmed to take place at the Czech Centre in Kensington Gardens and with partner venues across the city, including the Barbican, Design Museum, Regent Street Cinema and others.

More information and full programme
ST. WENCESLAS
+ LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT BY CAPPELLA MARIANA

Sun 28 Oct 2018, 3.30 pm  | Barbican Cinema  | OPENING NIGHT GALA
A landmark in Czech cinema, this historical epic is the only film to attempt to reveal the life of the country's patron saint. More info
ANNA HULAČOVÁ:
GRACEFUL RIDE

29 Sep - 17 Nov 2018 | Kunstraum
After her successful London debut at last year's Frieze Art Fair, the internationally acclaimed Czech artist Anna Hulačová returns for her first UK solo exhibition at Kunstraum. More info
BOYSPLAYNICE FOR RÜCKL
22 Oct - 25 Nov 2018 | Vitrínka - Czech Centre Gallery
Award-winning Czech photography studio BoysPlayNice presents stunning glass design created by Rony Plesl for Czech glassworks Rückl. More info
THE BIRTH OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA:
MYTH AND REALITY

Tue 30 Oct 2018, 7pm
Czech Embassy Cinema

Why Czechoslovakia was created and what are the myths surrounding its creation? Come to participate in a discussion and see rare archival footage. More info
CZECH100: MADE IN PRAGUE FESTIVAL
2 - 4 Nov 2018 | Regent Street Cinema
The 22nd Made in Prague Festival showcases the best of contemporary Czech cinema cherry picked from the international film festivals’ circuit.
More info
SPOTLIGHTS: MARKÉTA LUSKAČOVÁ
5 Nov 2018 - 14 Apr 2019
Tate Britain
Czech photographer Markéta Luskačová takes part in a regularly changing displays in Tate Britain's Spotlights series. More info
THE LIMITS OF WORK
+ Q&A WITH APOLENA RYCHLÍKOVÁ
AND SAŠA UHLOVÁ

Thu 8 Nov 2018, 7 pm
Czech Embassy Cinema

Journalist Saša Uhlová sets off to study the working conditions of the worst paid jobs in the Czech Republic first hand. More info
THE PROTEST, PERFORMATIVITY, POST-TRUTH - THE LEGACY OF 1968  
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 10 am - 5 pm
UCL, 
IAS Forum

With its three main panels - Protest and Performativity, Gender and Dissent and Living in Post-Truth – this symposium will explore the legacy of the 1968 Prague Spring. More info
THE JESTER AND THE SON 
16 & 17 Nov 2018, 7.30 pm
Shaw Theatre

In this follow up to Bolek Polívka's now legendary play The Jester and the Queen, Polívka recreates his most famous role to pass the mantle on to his son Vladimír. Expect  black humour and captivating improvisations. More info
THE VELVET REVOLUTION
+ DISCUSSION WITH PAVEL SEIFTER AND JIŘÍ PŘIBÁŇ
 

Thu 22 Nov 2018, 7 pm
Czech Embassy Cinema
A testimony to the heady days following the 17 November 1989 evoking the atmosphere of the 30 days which paved the way to democracy in Czechoslovakia. More info
JAN KAPLICKÝ: VISIONS OF THE FUTURE 
Tue 27 Nov, 6.30 pm | Design Museum
To coincide with the exhibition Home Futures, a panel of leading designers and curators explore the work and legacy of the late radical Czech architect Jan Kaplický. More info
FROM YOU TO ME: FOUR GENERATIONS OF WOMEN
Fri 30 Nov 2018, 7 pm
Czech Embassy Cinema
Artist Tereza Stehlíková presents a selection of her short films and discusses the reality and myths surrounding the mother-daughter relationship. More info
POWER OF IDENTITY: MEMORY FASHION MESSAGE II
Fri 7 Dec 2018, 7 pm | Ugly Duck
Collections of unique garments drawing inspiration from Czech culture over last 100 years presented in the form of site-specific fashion performance and  accompanied by live music and dance. More info
FROM PRAGUE WITH LOVE: YOUNG CZECH FASHION
9 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019 
Vitrínka - Czech Centre Gallery
An exhibition showcasing new collections by Liběna Rochová's students from the Prague's Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design inspired by Czech cultural heritage. More info
CLOSING NIGHT GALAHow better to end a festival celebrating a hundred years of independence than looking back at the optimistic and glorious 1920s in Prague with their elegant fashion and joyous parties full of swing music. With DJ duo Swing Thing and Papa Django, DJ Sacha Dieu, dancer and DJ Stell the HepCat and a live saxophone player. More info
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