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Dec 4, 2018

Christmas “Česká kavárna”

The Czech Centre Seoul and students from the Department of Bohemian and Slovakian Studies at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies have closed the autumn semester on the last “Česká kavárna“ event engaging in the upcoming Christmas. The project “Česká kavárna“ is coorganized by the Department of Bohemian and Slovakian Studies at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and the Czech Centre Seoul from 2013 and its goal is to give the Korean students of Bohemian Studies insight into the Czech culture in an interactive way. The event takes place 4-times a year and the last one is always focused on the Czech Christmas customs. This time the students got acquainted with the celebration of Christmas in the Czech Republic and the Czech Christmas customs through a short presentation. The winners of the Christmas carol singing competition and the quiz show received small presents. Besides that the students had an opportunity to taste traditional Czech Christmas cuisine. At the end they opened exhibitions 1918 and 1968 held on three important anniversaries – 100 years of the foundation of Czechoslovakia, 50 years of the Warsaw Pact Invasion to Czechoslovakia and 30 years since the establishment of the Department of Bohemian and Slovakian Studies at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

Nov 21, 2018    |    Nov 23, 2018

LECTURES „CZECH JEWELLERY – PAST AND PRESENT“

As a follow-up to launching an exhibition of contemporary Czech jewellery „Handmade Dreams“ in Korea this year, the Czech Centre Soul in cooperation with Seoul Jewelry Industry Support Center, Fashion Jewelry Town in Daegu and Iksan Jewelry Museum organized a series of lectures by Petr Nový, the chief curator of the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou. Lectures „Czech Jewellery – Past and Present“ intended for university students and professors of relevant majors, designers and jewellery producers introduced the phenomenon of jewellery in Jablonec including historical development of the glass jewellery production in Czech from 3rd century BC to present-day‘s production of Czech leading companies and designers. Besides the lectures Petr Nový participated in meetings with local artists, specialists and Korean company representatives held in Daegu and Seoul.

Anniversary 2018

Jun 20, 2018    |    Jun 24, 2018

MEANWHILE, ELSEWHERE – The Century of Czech Comics

This exhibition is introducing both mainstream and alternative comics themes and authors in all the respective historical periods up to now, such as most talented comics artist Kája Saudek, Rapid Arrows by Jaroslav Foglar, Lucky Four by Jaroslav Němeček, Ferda the Ant by Ondřej Sekora, Alois Nebel trilogy etc. – to name only a few.

May 28, 2018

Czech Traditional Puppet Theatre

The Czech Centre Seoul, the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Mapo Cultural Foundation cordially invite to the Czech traditional puppet theatre performance «The Wooden Circus», which takes place on May 28, 2018 at 19:30 in Mapo Arts Center in Seoul.

Feb 17, 2018    |    Feb 18, 2018

Czech Winter is coming to Seoul

On the occasion of the opening of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games the Czech Centre Seoul and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Seoul present the Czech Republic in a container in the Gwanghwamun Olympic Zone placed on the square just in front of the main royal palace Gyeongbokgung, which is located in the historical centre of the Korean Capital City of Seoul. The container is open during this weekend from February 17th to 18th from 10 am to 8.30 pm. Through an exhibition of illustrations under the title “Winter in the Czech Republic”, which will be installed there, the visitors become acquainted with the history of winter sports in the Czech Republic, the most outstanding Czech sportsmen and moreover they can admire the beauty of the Czech winter landscape. The exhibition introduces a selection of the best works, which created students in the Atelier of Media and Didactic Illustration at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, under the guidance of a contemporary Czech author of the literature for children Renáta Fučíková to express honour to the Czech sportsmen, whose effort contributes systematically to a good reputation of the Czech Republic abroad. Through real stories of selected Czech sportsmen the authors endeavour to emphasize basic ideas of Winter Olympic Games and the highest human values. The visitors can warm up by traditional Czech hot wine and taste the traditional Czech Honey Cake every afternoon from 2 pm to 8 pm. Period: Sat – Sun, February 17th – 18th, 2018 Opening Hours : 10:00 – 20:30 Venue: Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul Tasting traditional Czech Hot Wine and Honey Cake: 14:00 – 20:00

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06. 12. 2018

Meeting with Czech autors

Three generations of Czech poets and prose writers – Michal Ajvaz, Bianca Bellová and Marek Šindelka were pleased to personally meet with Korean readers and overseas publishers at the Seoul International Book Fair on 22. 6. 2018.

06. 12. 2018

Seoul International Book Fair

The Czech Republic was the guest of honor at the Seoul International Book Fair, which took place from June, 20 to June, 24, 2018.

06. 12. 2018

The Launching of the Book The Other City by Michal Ajvaz

At the Seoul International Book Fair on June 24, 2018 the Czech Centre Seoul and Happy Reading Books launched a Korean translation of a book The Other City with the participance of the author Michal Ajvaz and the Korean translator prof. Kim Kyuchin.

06. 12. 2018

Christmas “Česká kavárna”

The Czech Centre Seoul and students from the Department of Bohemian and Slovakian Studies at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies have closed the autumn semester on the last “Česká kavárna“ event engaging in the upcoming Christmas. The project “Česká kavárna“ is coorganized by the Department of Bohemian and Slovakian Studies at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and the Czech Centre Seoul from 2013 and its goal is to give the Korean students of Bohemian Studies insight into the Czech culture in an interactive way. The event takes place 4-times a year and the last one is always focused on the Czech Christmas customs. This time the students got acquainted with the celebration of Christmas in the Czech Republic and the Czech Christmas customs through a short presentation. The winners of the Christmas carol singing competition and the quiz show received small presents. Besides that the students had an opportunity to taste traditional Czech Christmas cuisine. At the end they opened exhibitions 1918 and 1968 held on three important anniversaries – 100 years of the foundation of Czechoslovakia, 50 years of the Warsaw Pact Invasion to Czechoslovakia and 30 years since the establishment of the Department of Bohemian and Slovakian Studies at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

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