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British Embassy remembers Jan Palach with 1969 UK painting

It is not just Czechs who are currently remembering Jan Palach’s radical protest in January 1969 and the impact his sacrifice helped create. The British ambassador to the Czech Republic, Nick Archer, has had a painting by a UK artist – created right after Palach’s death – installed at his country’s historic embassy building in Prague. He explains the background to the acquisition.

 
 
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Food Film Festival gives Prague…

The fourth Food Film Festival brought documentaries from around the world to Prague’s National Technical Library over…

 
 
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Presidential vote and Czechoslovak past…

This year’s edition of the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival gets underway on Thursday. While the country…

 
 
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Comic book tells tale of post-1948…

Historians rarely publish comic books, but Martin Nekola is an exception. In cooperation with illustrator Jakub Dušek…

 
 
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NaFilM: Czech film students’ National…

The Czech film tradition dates to the very beginnings of the medium itself, and the country’s film archive is among the…

 
 
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Valuable Dvořák score comes home to New…

The manuscript of Antonín Dvořák’s famous cello concerto has gone on display at the Czech Centre in New York, launching…

 
 
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New film recreates encounter between…

Little over a week before the centenary of the establishment of Czechoslovakia, a freshly released film brings the…

 
 
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MeetFactory’s ‘Slav Squatting’ Makes…

In one form or another, the stereotype of the “squatting Slav” has likely made its way to your social media feed over…

 
 
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Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ to open Strings of…

The annual international music festival Strings of Autumn kicks off on Tuesday with a concert at Prague’s Vítkov…

 
 
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Tiger Lillies capture two ‘Bohemian…

Self-described “Brechtian punk cabaret” trio Tiger Lillies recorded their upcoming album last week at Prague’s Archa…

 
 
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Czech-American writer Mark Slouka, on…

Novelist and essayist Mark Slouka, a guest author at the ongoing Prague Writers’ Festival, was born in New York to…

 
 
 
 
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