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Culture, Education and the Czech-British organisations

The Czech Embassy team is committed to promoting the very best of the Czech culture in the UK. Our mission is to attract the interest of the British public not only to the contemporary Czech culture but also to its history and traditions. Therefore we organize cultural and social events, concerts of both classical and contemporary music, lectures, author readings, and film projections. The Czech Centre in London is our most important partner in promoting the Czech civilisation in the UK.

Major part of our mission in education is encouraging relations among Czech and British universities and other types of schools. Special attention is paid to the promotion of the Czech language, literature and history at British universities (please see Czech Studies). We also provide British students with information about the possibilities of the Czech courses in Czechia, such as Summer School of Slavonic Studies.

The Czech Embassy is in daily contact with the Czech organisations in the UK as well as with the British organisations focusing on Czechia. We are happy to be helpful with organising some of their activities, often at our Embassy in London.

Links to some of the expatriates organisations in the United Kingdom:


Cultural institutions in Czechia:


International Roma Day Celebration at the Embassy


On Friday 10 May, Ambassador Marie Chatardová, together with Slovak Ambassador Róbert Ondrejcsák and Compass Charity, hosted the second year of International Roma Day celebration at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. more ►

Screening of "The Ballad of Piargy" to commemorate the death of writer František Švantner


On 13 October 2023, a screening of Czech-Slovak co-production film 'The Balad of Piargy' was held at the Czech Embassy to commemorate the death of Slovak writer František Švantner. more ►

Exhibition "Identity" by painter Zuzana Dvorská Šípová


From 5 October to 9 November, the Embassy building will host the exhibition "Identity" by leading Czech painter Zuzana Dvorská Šípová. more ►

Invitation to film screening: 'The Balad of Piargy"


The Embassy of the Czech Republic, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, and the Czech Centre would like to invite you to the screening of the film The Ballad of Piargy on 13 October 2023 at 6 pm at the Czech Embassy Cinema. more ►

The Embassy welcomed young Czech scientists living in the United Kingdom


On Friday 15 September at the Embassy, Ambassador Marie Chatardová hosted a meeting of young Czech scientists working in the United Kingdom called "London Calling!". more ►

Awards ceremony for pupils of the Czech School Warwick


On the last day of classes on July 2, 2023, Czech and Slovak School Warwick hosted an awards ceremony for their pupils. more ►

Peter Williams' new documentary "Lidice: The Village That Refused to Die"


On Thursday 15th, to commemorate the 81st anniversary of the annihilation of Lidice, the Embassy hosted a premier of Peter Williams’ documentary “Lidice: The Village That Refused to Die“. more ►

Invitation to the 26th MADE IN PRAGUE festival


The Embassy of Czech Republic in London and Czech Centre London would like to invite you to the 26th multi-genre festival MADE IN PRAGUE, which will take place from 1st November to 4th December 2022. more ►

Former chief conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool Libor Pešek passed away


On Sunday, October 23, the renowned Czech conductor Libor Pešek passed away at the age of 89. From 1987 to 1997, Maestro Pešek was the artistic director and chief conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool, and in England, he… more ►

New memorial plaque unveiled at former Scottish-Czechoslovak house in Edinburgh


A blue plaque was unveiled at the former Scottish-Czechoslovak house by Honorary Consul Veronika Macleod and Ms Alenka Soukup, daughter of Dr and Mrs Soukup, who founded the house in 1940, which was officially opened by President Beneš in 1941. more ►

Invitation to a talk with composer Julian Anderson- Prague, Panoramas and Bells: around and about my 2nd Symphony


On Firday August 5th, British composer Julian Anderson will explain the audience the Czech cultural influences on his new 2nd Symphony Prague Panoramas, inspired by Josef Sudek’s famous panoramic photographs of Prague. more ►

Invitation to participate in the 49th international children’s exhibition of fine art lidice 2021


The 49th International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice features the following theme: ROBOT AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. Closing date for the registration and the last acceptable date on the postmark on the consignment of entries is on… more ►

Czech Centre in London presents: Festival MADE IN PRAGUE 2020 ON/OFF


"The Made in Prague On/Off Festival presents for its 24th edition a hybrid festival moving between an online and offline presence, delivering both virtual and physical events and bringing Czech films, visual arts, music and debates to the UK… more ►

Introducing the new Exhibition by Krištof Kintera in Birmingham - "The End of Fun!"


An exhibition by the Czech artist Krištof Kintera entitled "The End of Fun!" will open tomorrow in the significant Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. Internationally acclaimed for his sculptural, often kinetic works imbued with a characteristic energy… more ►

Honouring the Czech Poet Ivan Blatný in Ipswich


The town of Ipswich recently named one of its new streets after the Czech poet Ivan Blatný. The new street “Ivan Blatný Close” is located in the area of ​​the former psychiatric hospital, where Blatný was treated for many years and… more ►

Invitation to an Exhibition – Kings of the Sun in the National Museum


An exceptional international exhibition that documents the greatest archaeological discoveries of Czech Egyptologists connected with the research of the Egyptian Abusir takes place from 1st September 2020 until 7th February 2021 in the National… more ►

New Year´s concert by Trio Incendio


On Friday 17th January we welcomed Trio Incendio (https://www.trioincendio.com/) for a New Year´s concert at our Embassy. The concert started with a welcoming speech by Ambassador Libor Sečka, who introduced the young artists, Karolína… more ►