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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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Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra…

The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, one of the Czech Republic’s finest ensembles, is currently touring Japan on what…

 
 
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Metronome festival promises top…

The two-day Metronome music festival kicks off on Friday evening at the Výstaviště exhibition grounds in Prague. Among…

 
 
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Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra embarks…

The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, one of the leading ensembles in the country, has embarked on their 12th tour of…

 
 
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Diamond Jubilee of eclectic "Smetana’s…

An annual international opera festival celebrating the works of Bedřich Smetana – perhaps the most famous Czech…

 
 
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Lou Reed, Havel, Půlnoc – and the first…

The first reunion of the classic lineup of The Velvet Underground took place in Paris in 1990, at a show also featuring…

 
 
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Brno festival marks centenary of modern…

For the third year now, the Moravian capital Brno is hosting an international event that brings together…

 
 
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Czech highlights at Karlovy Vary 2018…

The just-announced main competition at this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will feature two Czech…

 
 
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Multiple criminal complaints filed over…

A group of right-wing protestors who over the weekend disrupted a theatre performance of the controversial play by…

 
 
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More than 1,300 sites take part in 10th…

The 10th annual Church Night gets underway in the Czech Republic on Friday and it’s bigger than ever before. The event,…

 
 
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Philip Roth’s crusade to help…

Towering Jewish-American author Philip Roth has died at the age of 85. And while most of the tributes will rightly…

 
 
 
 
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