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LECTURE 24/06/24: CZECH FUNCTIONALISM 1918-1938

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A talk by Prof. Vladimír Šlapeta on Monday 24th June 2024 at 6.30pm in the Embassy of the Czech Republic, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY. Under the motto "catch up and overtake Europe" after the end of WWI, the newly created state - Czechoslovakia - began to build its existence. In architecture, it meant the creation of a new identi...

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WORKING PARTY IN MORAVIA 19-26.05.2024

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Heritage Site at Žďár nad Sázavou Participants will work on the restoration of buildings in the Lower Cemetery (which was in fact never used for burials), built by the famous Baroque architect J. B. Santini-Aichel. No prior skill is required. During the week there will be the opportunity to visit some of the region’s houses and castles. The UNESCO ...

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LECTURE 30/04/24: The Work of Czech and Slovak Ėmigré Architects in Britain

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A Talk by John East, 30th April 2024, in the Czech Embassy, London. John East of the 20th Century Society gave The Friends a fascinating insight into the interaction of pre-War European architectural Modernism with British architecture of the same period and in particular the contribution of Czech émigré architects. Image: on the left is John East ...

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VIDEO: THE EUROPA NOSTRA UK WEBINAR ABOUT THE FRIENDS - 28.03.2024

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This is one of a series of talks in which Europa Nostra features award-winning projects and heritage community initiatives that are of particular interest to the UK. In this recording from 28th March 2024, you can hear our Chairman, Peter Jamieson, and Co-founder, Barbara Peacock, tell us about the beginnings of this charity and the impact they hav...

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SPRING OUTING 16.04.24: A Guided Tour of Legal London

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All barristers must belong to one of the four Inns of Court, all of which are in the heart of London where the English legal system was developed. The tour visited all four of the Inns of Court, all of which are in the heart of London where the English legal system was developed. The weather was bright and sunny with gusts of wind and occasional li...

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LECTURE 13/02/24: The Awakening of the Czech National Consciousness

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A talk by Caroline Cannon-Brookes on Tuesday 13th February 2024 in the Embassy of the Czech Republic, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY. The 1905 Baedeker’s guide to Austria-Hungary states in its historical introduction “The endeavours of the Habsburgs assisted by the Jesuits, who were practically all powerful in Bohemia and Moravia, t...

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LECTURE 05.12.23: A Fresh Look at the Czech New Wave

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...and some of the most beautiful films in modern cinema history A talk by Mark Le Fanu on Tuesday 5th December 2023 at 6.30pm in the Embassy of the Czech Republic, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY. Booking here. Throughout the decade of the 1960s, Czechoslovakia released (and occasionally held back for political reasons) some of the ...

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Our Working Holidays at Červený Dvůr

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We held two one-week working holidays at Červený Dvůr in South Bohemia. The team has mainly been engaged in painting the exterior and interior of the Mauricovna, which has been one of our projects for several years. The appearance of the Maurocovna has been transformed with a coat of yellow paint. While we were working an elderly lady visiting from...

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A lecture by our patron Eva Jiřičná

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Tuesday 26th September 2023 at 19:00Czech Centre in the Czech Embassy Cinema. The popular Women in Focus series from the Czech Centre London is set to continue after the summer with a talk by the world-renowned, Czech-born architect Eva Jiřičná. During the talk Ms Jiřičná, who is best known for her shop interiors and residential projects, will disc...

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Summer Outing to Buscot Park in Oxfordshire 18th July 2023

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Buscot Park, near the town of Faringdon, is a Grade II* listed building in Neoclassical style, constructed between 1780 and 1783 was the desitnation for our outing on 18th July. The house and estate were bequeathed to the National Trust in 1956. The contents, including works of art by Rembrandt and Burne-Jones, are owned by the Faringdon Collection...

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