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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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Working Parties in the Czech Republic in 2023

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For details or to book a place apply to: Brněnec, Moravia, Saturday 5th to Saturday 12th August  Brněnec is a village in the Pardubice Region. The Low-Beer family founded a textile-producing company here more than 200 years ago. The factory was confiscated after the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany in 1938 and...

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The Friends' Spring Outing to Wapping - Wednesday 10/05/23

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'DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE' or 'Piety and Piracy'The walk is a rich mixture of architecture, including lovely churches, and a delightful secret chapel, history and water - a lot is along the river. The walk is being led by Anne-Marie Craven. 10.45 Walk starts in Trinity Square Gardens (near Tower Hill tube station)12.30ish Lunch at suitable pub14.00ish...

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Lecture: Last Days in Old Europe - Tuesday 28/03/23 at 6.30pm

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A talk by Richard Bassett on Tuesday 28th March 2023 at 6.30pm in the Embassy of the Czech Republic, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY. Our lecturer described not only many historical events but also supplied background to the lives of those who influenced the arts, culture and even history in central Europe in the 20th century. He rel...

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Gardens of the Czech Republic - Saturday 25/03/23

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The Birkbeck Garden History Group, in association with The Friends of Czech Heritage, held a Study Day to explore the history and development of some of the Czech Republic’s distinctive gardens, from Baroque to modern. Venue: Institute of Education, University College London (UCL), Room 642, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL. Image, right, Michael S...

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‘Starting from zero’ - newness from the ruins of Schindler’s Ark

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‘Starting from zero’ was the theme of the event in the ruined Schindler’s Ark on 30th July 2022 – ‘creating newness out of ruins – new stories, new textiles, new film, new music, new theatre’. New testimonies of second-generation survivors were released, including of the daughters of Joseph Bau, their parents married in the camp in Schindler’s List...

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Czech Modernism - Tuesday 07.02.23 at 6.30pm

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CZECH MODERNISM LECTURE A SUCCESS This very popular event took place with the cooperation of the Czech Embassy.The proliferation of what we now term 'Modernism' In the period following the First World War can be seen possibly at is most progressive in former Czechoslovakia. This flowering of a new national consciousness, expressed through contempor...

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Friends' Working Holiday, September 2022

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The resort town of Teplice nad Metují is situated in rolling forested country near the Polish border. The Baroque Church of the Virgin Mary has a historic hermitage attached to it, which is being painstakingly restored by a small local group of volunteers. In 2019 we helped to rebuild the walls following the restoration of the roof and we continued...

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Review of Milan Svoboda's lecture, September 2022

REVIEW Lecture by Milan Svoboda for The Friends of Czech Heritage, September 2022 'How the Czech Aristocracy Lost Their castles in the 20th Century;A Guide to the development of ownership of ownership of historic houses in the Czech Lands since 1918' One of the great pleasures of a visit to the Czech Republic is a tour of the castles and great coun...

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