This year The Friends of Czech Heritage are involved in a series of events celebrating the 700th anniversary of the birth of Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (1316–1378), in cooperation with the Czech Tourism, Embassy of the Czech Republic London, and Czech Centre London
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RECENT COVERAGE OF OUR WORKING HOLIDAY ON CZECH TV
Autumn Outing: The Arcadian Thames near Richmond, Surrey, on Wednesday 21st September 2016, for details click here.
The Battle of White Mountain (1620) on Tuesday 27th September 2016 in London, for details click here.
The Revitalisation of British Portrait Sculpture: The Role of Franta Bělský and Irena Sedlecka on Thursday 10th November 2016 in London.
Issue 15 out now
The Czech Republic, situated in the heart of Europe, and comprising the historic regions of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia has a cultural legacy of international significance, with twelve UNESCO-listed sites. This small country has the largest concentration of great houses and palaces in Europe, built by Czech Renaissance magnates and the wealthy nobility of the Habsburg Empire, while the castles that are such a dramatic feature of the landscape reflect Bohemia's power and influence in the Middle Ages. Take an aerial tour of some sites by clicking on this video:
What The Friends of Czech Heritage Do
We are able to give small grants to a variety of projects and welcome applications from owners of historic buildings, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic. See the map for our projects to date. These can be privately owned, or may belong to the State or local municipality. Please tell us about the cultural, historical and educational importance of your property, and the extent of public access. Outline what funds you need and what you would wish to do with the help or money. Grants are given subject to certain conditions, which we can be sent on request. The map shows our projects from 2008 to 2016. Map base ©Lencer