The Friends of Czech Heritage: keeping you informed about our activities

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Peter Kysel, our Treasurer, joined members, visitors and friends of the Rotary Club Prague International in the city

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January 2017 - Peter Kysel, our Treasurer, joined members, visitors and friends of the Rotary Club Prague International in the city. Peter is an experienced Investment Banker and Consultant and has been actively involved in the voluntary sector since 1986.Christian Noll wrote about the event on the Rotary Club's website: 'Peter explained that his o...
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An Award for One of Our Founders

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January 2017UK Prime Minister Theresa May recognised the conservation work of a dedicated British citizen volunteering in the Czech Republic and has named her a 'Point of Light'. The citation reads:'Barbara Peacock is an architectural historian and a founder of The Friends of Czech Heritage. Inspired by the beauty of the Czech Republic’s many state...
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June 2016 - WORKING HOLIDAY

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 June 2016 - WORKING HOLIDAYThe Friends' working holiday at Žďár nad Sázavou included maintenance of the Lower Cemetery (which was in fact never used for burials) and ran 11th-18th June. The site was built by the famous Baroque architect J. B. Santini-Aichel, and the work means that it can now be opened to the public. Tasks involved simple bui...
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Friends invited to attend the Leamington Music Festival Weekend

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May 2015 - The Friends were invited to attend the Leamington Music Festival Weekend this year because of the major Czech emphasis of the musical programme and the longstanding association of Leamington Spa with the Czech and Slovak nations. In between the superlative music making by various internationally-renowned Czech quartets, who provided a fe...
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The Friends were nominated for a ‘Ceny Ď’ prize in the Czech Republic

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June 2015 - The Friends were nominated for a ‘Ceny Ď’ prize in the Czech Republic. This is for our work on Uherčice Château in South Moravia. The château found itself in a restricted area near the Iron Curtain border with Austria for 41 years, and was used by border guards for some time. Since 1989 the Czech Heritage Institute has been conserving a...
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The Prague Post reports on the exhibition ' Castles & Chateaux Rediscovered and Celebrated'

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December 2014 - The Prague Post reports on the exhibition ' Castles & Chateaux Rediscovered and Celebrated'"The exhibition opens with the monumental medieval gates of Karlštejn Castle, though which the Holy Roman Emperor and Czech King Charles IV would have walked; they have been witness to many skirmishes throughout history and now are opened ...
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ČTK REPORTS ON THE FRIENDS' WORK IN MORAVIA

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April 2014 - ČTK REPORTS ON THE FRIENDS' WORK IN MORAVIAUherčice, South Moravia, (ČTK) - The British group The Friends of Czech Heritage will provide some 900,000 crowns for the renewal of the first room of the dilapidated Uherčice château which the state plans to restore, the château's administrator Eva Stepánová said Tuesday. The Uherčice château...
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The Friends acknowledged by National Heritage Institute of the Czech Republic

July 2013 - The Friends received the following mention on RSS feed of the National Heritage Institute of the Czech Republic, Národní památkový ústav:'The Friends of Czech Heritage...have an understanding for our heritage and have supported it in an especially valuable way - financially, technically, morally and in a way that transcends nationality....
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HRH Prince Edward and The Countess of Wessex, paid an official visit to the Czech Republic

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March 2013 - HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and The Countess of Wessex, paid an official visit to the Czech RepublicOn 12 March 2013, Dr Irena Edwards, then Chairman of The Friends, met HRH Prince Edward and The Countess of Wessex at the British Embassy in Prague at a gathering of voluntary and charitable organisations. She had a chance to disc...
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Friends' stand at 'Památky' (Heritage)

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October 2012 - The Friends had a stand at 'Památky' (Heritage), the first national fair in Prague dealing with all aspects of heritage. We made contact with people involved in many aspects of building conservation.
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