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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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Photogallery of the Karlovy Vary…

Photogallery of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

 
 
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Czechs celebrate legacy of Saints Cyril…

June 5th is a public holiday in the Czech Republic honouring the legacy of Saints Cyril and Methodius who came to Great…

 
 
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The Rolling Stones rock Prague again

The Czech capital is in the grip of rock fever. The legendary Rolling Stones are back in Prague for a long-anticipated…

 
 
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Karlovy Vary: Offering essential…

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival prides itself on helping films from the former Eastern Bloc reach…

 
 
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Yale Strom: you can’t play Klezmer…

Yale Strom, a professor and artist-in-residence in the Jewish studies programme at San Diego State University, is…

 
 
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Turning grenades into wheels: ‘80s…

One of the most anticipated Czech documentaries at the 2018 Karlovy Vary international film festival had its world…

 
 
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Ostrava and its Jews: 'Now No-One Sings…

David Lawson had never heard of Ostrava when, fifteen years ago, his London synagogue received a Sefer Torah that had…

 
 
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Tim Robbins: Festivals like Karlovy…

The biggest star at the opening of the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival was Hollywood actor Tim Robbins…

 
 
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2018 Karlovy Vary gets underway with…

The 53rd edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will kick off with a glitzy opening ceremony on Friday…

 
 
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Programme chief Och shares tips for…

The Czech Republic’s top film event, the Karlovy Vary festival, gets underway on Friday. As every year, it promises…

 
 
 
 
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