Culture, the CZ-UK Community and Education
The Czech Embassy team is committed to promoting the very best of the Czech culture in UK. Our mission is to attract the interest of the British public not only in the contemporary Czech culture but also in 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 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 (see Czech Studies). We also provide British students with information about the possibilities of the Czech courses in the Czech Republic, such as Summer School of Slavonic Studies.
The Czech Embassy is in daily contact with the Czech organisations in UK as well as with the British organisations focusing on the Czech Republic. We are happy to be helpful with organising some of their activities, often at the Embassy in London. We also facilitate their communication with the official bodies in the Czech Republic.
Links to some of the British and Czech organisations:
- British Czech and Slovak Association
- The Dvorák Society for Czech and Slovak Music
- The Emmy Destinn Foundation
- Anglo-Czechoslovak Trust
- The Czechoslovak Philatelic Society of Great Britain
- Bridgewater Czech and Slovak Friendship Society
- Czech & Slovak Railways Group
- The Frantisek Kmoch Czech Bands Society
- UK Friends of Czech Historic Buildings, Gardens and Parks
- Free Czechoslovak Air Force Association
- Association of Czechoslovak Legionaries
- The Association of Czechoslovak Exiles
Cultural institutions in the Czech Republic: