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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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Epic silent-film era biopic “Saint…

Ahead of the Day of Czech Statehood on September 28th, special screenings of the silent film “Svatý Václav” (Saint…

 
 
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Albright to unveil bust during NY…

Rehearsal for Truth is a weeklong theatre festival dedicated to Václav Havel that gets underway in New York on Tuesday.…

 
 
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Sculptor discovers monument by National…

A sculptor tasked with reconstructing the communist era pylon in front of the National Museum’s New Building has…

 
 
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In National Gallery, young fashion…

Fashion initiative We’re Next held their third annual event in Prague on Thursday evening, featuring designs by…

 
 
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Prague exhibition highlights interwar…

Household items produced in Czechoslovakia in the 1920s and ‘30s by some of the country’s top designers and artists…

 
 
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Petr Hájek named Architect of the Year

The Architect of the Year award has been bestowed upon a renowned educator and architect, Petr Hájek, who the judges…

 
 
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Prague author gives ‘Slavic Misery’ a…

Welsh writer John Bills currently resides in Prague, but his fondness for Central and Eastern Europe stretches beyond…

 
 
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Kupka exhibition opens at Prague’s…

An exhibition of work by the major Czech modernist painter František Kupka has just got underway at the National…

 
 
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Police crack down on drug traffic ahead…

Hip Hop Kemp, the largest music festival of the genre in Central and Eastern Europe officially kicks off on Thursday…

 
 
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‘Occupation 1968’ documents invasion…

The omnibus documentary film ‘Occupation 1968’ offers a rare glimpse into the invasion of Czechoslovakia from the…

 
 
 
 
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