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The Friends have accepted an award from The Enhancement of Znojmo Association

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July 2013 - The Friends have accepted an award from The Enhancement of Znojmo Association. The association award ceremony this year was held in the vestibule of the House of the Arts in Lower (Masaryk) Square in Znojmo.The award was presented by Jiří Ludvík, a member of the association and director of Znojmo Music Festival, in appreciatio...
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Summer 2013 - working holidays

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Summer 2013 - The Friends' two weeks of working holidays, based in the grounds of the Château of Červený dvůr in South Bohemia, took place in June. As you can see, it's not all work, with visits to local cultural highlights such as UNESCO-listed Český Krumlov, not forgetting a glass or two of wonderful Czech beer. Why not join us? Expressions of in...
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Eva Jiřičná presented an overview of her most prestigious projects

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May 2013 - Friends' Lecture in LondonVisually stunning, technically impressive and always surprising - Eva Jiřičná presented an overview of her most prestigious projects at the Friends' lecture in the Czech Embassy, 16 May 2013. The Orangery of Prague Castle, the Church Na krizovatce restored by the President Havel foundation, the loft of the Schwa...
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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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Permanent exhibition opened at the Château of Mnichovo Hradistě

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April 2013 - A new permanent exhibition opened at the Château of Mnichovo Hradistě, called 'The Meeting of the Monarchs of the Holy Alliance'. The Friends contributed £3,000 towards the restoration of a Baroque tiled stove, which was made in Southern Bohemia.
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Eva Jiřičná awarded the 2013 Jane Drew Prize

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February 2013 - The Friends are very pleased to annouce that our patron Eva Jiřičná has been awarded the 2013 Jane Drew Prize for her outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture.The jury was unanimous in its decision to award Jiřičná the prize, describing her work as ‘incredibly influential’. Known for her glass and steel stairc...
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The Friends presented a Czech exhibition of photographs of restored churches

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October 2012 - The Friends presented a Czech exhibition of photographs of restored churches, curated by Aleš Kozák, in St John’s Church Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent, London W11 2NN that ran to the end of February 2013. The pictures were accompanied by stories of the churches’ history and the efforts that brought them back to life and to their s...
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Lecture 'Splendour and Spectacle: Great Buildings and Gardens of Moravia' by Barbara Peacock

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November 2012 - The Friends with the co-operation of the Czech Embassy organised a lecture 'Splendour and Spectacle: Great Buildings and Gardens of Moravia' by Barbara Peacock, architectural historian, director of Wessex Fine Art Study Courses, co-founder of The Friends, given in the Czech Embassy on 6th November 2012. Wines sponsored by Vinovitaj ...
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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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