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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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Uherské Hradiště summer film school…

The 44th annual Summer Film School and festival in Uherské Hradiště gets underway on Friday. Over the coming week, it…

 
 
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Despite the heat, ukulele enthusiasts…

The sixth-annual Czech Ukulele Festival took place this past weekend at Únětice Brewery, bringing musicians and…

 
 
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Despite the heat, ukulele enthusiasts…

The sixth-annual Czech Ukulele Festival took place this past weekend at Únětice Brewery, bringing musicians and…

 
 
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Uherské Hradiště summer film school…

The 44th annual Summer Film School and festival in Uherské Hradiště gets underway on Friday. Over the coming week, it…

 
 
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“Hex” author Thomas Olde Heuvelt wraps…

Dutch author Thomas Olde Heuvelt, a speaker at the Melting Pot forum at this year’s eclectic Colours of Ostrava…

 
 
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Melting Pot discussion forum brings…

With the huge Colours music festival, Ostrava is currently the focus of the arts scene in the Czech Republic. But it’s…

 
 
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Thousands throng Ostrava post…

This year’s edition of the Colours of Ostrava music festival is now underway. The four-day extravaganza is bringing pop…

 
 
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Filmed in Prague: the Instagram…

Prague’s old-world beauty and relatively low production costs have made it a popular destination for filmmakers…

 
 
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Romania’s “Barbarians” takes top prize…

The Romanian film “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” took the top prize at this year’s Karlovy Vary…

 
 
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The songs Czechs grew up on

We can safely say that the songs you will hear today are well-known to generations of Czechs since their childhood…

 
 
 
 
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