Image: Prague, view over Malá Strana, with the Church of St Nicholas on the left. Photograph copyright Radovan Čisář.
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 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
Martinů in His Time - The Recorded Legacy: A Biographical Survey of the Early Recordings. Lecture by Patrick Lambert in the Embassy of Slovakia on 7th March 2017, online booking, see right. Details here.
Three working holidays in 2017, details here:
Saturday 3rd to Saturday 10th June 2017: the Seventh Year of Restoration at Červený Dvůr, an estate in South Bohemia/ Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th July 2017: upgrading works in the gardens and maintenance work to the Stiassni Villa in Brno/ Friday 8th to Friday 15th September 2017: restoration of the renowned landscape garden at Krásný Dvůr.
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
Download the list of projects where the Friends have helped here (2.83MB PDF)