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Jaroslav Hašek and his fortunes in the World War

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Date: 12 June 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy 26 Kensington Palace Gardens W84QY London

The Czech writer Arnošt Lustig said that Joseph Heller once told him that he could not have written Catch-22 without first reading Hašek’s Švejk. In Hašek’s bitterly funny tale, a crazy state bureaucracy… more ►

Minister of Foreign Affairs Lubomír Zaorálek visited London on 29 - 30 May

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Mr Lubomír Zaorálek visited London on 29-30 May during which he had a working lunch with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague. Minister Zaorálek also met with Gareth Thomas MP, Shadow Minister… more ►

Nicky's Birthday Party

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On May 19, Sir Nicholas Winton celebrated his 105th birthday at the Czech Embassy in London with his family, friends and some of his “children” and their families. more ►

The Life and Times of Franz Kafka

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Date: 05 June 2014  Venue: Czech Embassy 26 Kensington Palace Gardens W84QY

Peter Zusi (UCL), Susan Reynolds (British Library), Věra Koubová (Goethe Institute Prague) and Carolin Duttlinger (Oxford University) will talk about Franz Kafka, his work and his times. more ►

Happy Birthday Sir Nicholas

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On May 19, Sir Nicholas Winton is celebrating his 105th birthday. He saved 669 children, most of them Jews, from the Nazis by organising a total of eight trains from Prague to London. He also helped to find foster families for the refugees.… more ►

Remembering Karel Čapek

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90 years ago, Karel Čapek, one of the best known and loved figures of Czech and European literature, described his amazing experience of travelling through the United Kingdom of 1924 in his enchanting book “Letters from England”. His journey is… more ►

Czechoslovak soldiers honoured in Westminster Abbey

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On the occasion of their visit in London, Mr. Daniel Herman, the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, and Mrs Miluše Horská, Vice President of the Czech Senate, together with H.E. Michael Žantovský, the Czech Ambassador, honoured the… more ►

Czech Embassy for charity

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On May 13 – 14, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea organised 55th international charity fair. Under the auspices of Ms Jana Žantovská, Ambassador’s wife, the Czech Embassy in London was among 75 embassies offering their traditional products… more ►

Brookwood 2014

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On 11th May, families and friends of Czech and Slovak soldiers and airmen fighting in the Second World War met at Brookwood Memorial Cemetery to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day. more ►

Future Forces Exhibition in Prague

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The FUTURE FORCES Exhibition & Conference 2014 (FF14) is a follow-on event of the Future Soldier exhibition project that has been successful for many years. Held for the eleventh time in 2014, it will host the largest-ever meeting of… more ►