See 'What's On' for more information about the following events:
Havel, A Life - Michael Žantovský, the current Czech Ambassador to the UK, will talk about his latest book, the biography of his lifelong friend, President Václav Havel on Thursday 5th March at 6.30pm in the Slovak Embassy, London. Drinks sponsored by Krušovice
The Friends’ Working Holidays 2015 - The Fifth Year of Restoration at Cervený Dvůr, Czech Republic
Issue 12 of The Newsletter is out now
including The Friends' Work at Karlštejn - Nelahozeves and the Princely Lobkowicz Family - The Monastery of Broumov
The Friends' conservation of the medieval gate from Karlštejn Castle - The gate forms a prominent part of the exhibition 'Castles and Châteaux Rediscovered and Celebrated' at Prague Castle until 15th March 2015
Please buy 'Czechbook' to support The Friends
A charity campaigning to raise funds for the repair and conservation of the substantial legacy of historic buildings and their contents, artefacts, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic. The Friends also campaigned successfully for the establishment of the Czech National Trust in the Czech Republic.
Patrons EVA JIŘIČNÁ CBE RA and GREG HANDS MP
Registered charity number 1127919 Above image: View across Prague, courtesy of © Aktro; images below: Buchlovice © Bezdek
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.
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Many thanks to our sponsors Vinovitaj Ltd for the delicious Moravian wines that they have supplied for our lectures and events these past years. Vinovitaj specialises in top quality wines from the South Moravia region of Czech Republic. They work with many of the best Czech winemakers and offer carefully selected wines to customers in the UK. www.vinovitaj.com
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