Central Europe Review: politics, society and culture in Central and Eastern Europe
Vol 1, No 10, 30 August 1999

E V E N T S:
Coming Up in the UK

Andrew J Horton

Details of selected Central and East European cultural events in the UK over the next few weeks, a Polish actor's list of adultresses, a Czech composer remembered and a Romanian history of pandas.

It is, admittedly, a bit of a lean time for Central European culture in the UK. The summer festivals are dying down and the autumn cultural programmes have yet to kick into gear. However, the early indications are that it will be a good autumn, with plenty of diverse and intruiging events across the country. More details of these exciting developments will be revealed next week.

In this week's Coming Up section we have:

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Czech Events


Hommage a Jiri: Czech Collage of the 80s and 90s
24 June - 2 Sept 1999
The Czech Centre, 95 Great Portland Street, London, W1N 5RA
Phone: 0171 291 9929

Picture poet Kolar's latest work presented in the context of other prominent collage artists.


Hommage to Bohuslav Martinu
1 September 1999, 6.30pm
The Czech Centre, 95 Great Portland Street, London W1N 5RA
Tel: 0171 291 9920 or e-mail

Martinu remembered through a documentary film, a talk on his Greek Passion and through personal reminiscenses by guest of the evening Vilem Tausky. Admission free.

...And More Czech Culture in London

The Czech Cultural Centre in London has just gone electronic! Look here if you want to see a full calendar of Czech related events in London.

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Hungarian Events

Hungarian Culture in the UK

Check out the website of the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London. As well as listing events of international importance, the site also carries details of their support network for Hungarian au pairs working in the UK and Catholic mass in Hungarian.

Look here if you want to see a full calendar of Hungarian events in the UK.

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Polish Events


Spis cudzoloznic (The List of Adultresses, 1994) by Jerzy Stuhr
7 September 1999, 6.30pm
Polish Cultural Insitute, 34 Portland Place, London W1N 4HQ
Tel: 0171 636 6032 or e-mail.

Stuhr is one of Poland's most famous actors and is a star of both screen and stage. Here, he leads in his film directorial debut, playing a bitter and disillusioned academic who is forced into showing a visiting Swedish colleague round the city of Krakow.


Perfect Wedding by Robin Howdon
10-12 September 1999
POSK Theatre, 238-246 King Street, London W6 0RF
Tel: 0181 741 0398

A production by the award winning Teatr Ludowy of Krakow.

...And More Polish Culture in the UK

Check out the website of the Polish Cultural Institute in London.

Look here if you want to see a full calendar of Polish events in the UK.

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Romanian Events


The History of Pandas Told by a Saxophonist with a Girlfriend in Frankfurt
17 August - 12 September 1999, Tues - Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm
Baron's Court Theatre, The Curtain's Up, 28a Comeragh Road, London W14
Tel:0181 932 4747

Matei Visniec's award-winning play, given its UK premiere by the Blue Orange Theatre Company, is a taste of the poetically absurd. The performance of Mon 6 Sept 1999 will be in aid of Art-Inter Romania, which supports an orphanage for HIV positive children near Bucharest.

...And More Romanian Culture in the UK

There is the website of the Romanian Cultural Centre based in London. Click here if you want to see a their diary page.

If you are a Romanian academic or student working in the UK or have links to Romanian studies you might be interested Romanul's site. It aims to give wider support to educational, scientific and cultural issues and has pages devoted to the Romanian community's acitivities in the UK. Click here to have a look.

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Compiled by Andrew J Horton





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