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

You can click on the envelope icon on the right of the black bar beneath this text to subscribe to our activities listing.

Please note that the working holidays are booked by emailing the Friends' Chairman on and are paid for by Paypal. The one-off events such as lectures and concert are fully bookable on the website, which is done by clicking here.

For events and news from other organisations please click here (you don't have to belong to Facebook, you can reduce the 'pop-up' blocker from Facebook by clicking 'Not now', in order to view our latest postings), where we feature a broad range of Czech-related items, regularly updated.

COOPERATION WITH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL AWARD

DukeOfEdinMay2017
MAY 2017 - COOPERATION WITH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL AWARD The work of The Friends of Czech Heritage was cited as an example of how to encourage volunteering in recent publicity by the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. It featured current participants in the award programme in the Czech Republic at work on the Jan Hus Church, Smíchov, Prag...
Read more about this >>
  867 Hits
Tags:
867 Hits

EGYPT AND CZECH EGYPTOLOGISTS: THE IMPORTANT BUT LITTLE-KNOWN CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CZECH ARCHAEOLOGISTS

Bojtos cFOCH web
APRIL 2017 - EGYPT AND CZECH EGYPTOLOGISTS: THE IMPORTANT BUT LITTLE-KNOWN CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CZECH ARCHAEOLOGISTS  On 5th April 2017 Suzanna Bojtos of Birkbeck College gave a fascinating talk, illustrated by excellent slides, on the contribution made by several Czech scholars to the excavation, preservation and interpretation of ancien...
Read more about this >>
  846 Hits
Tags:
846 Hits

Mr John Martin is organising a memorial at Ightfield in Shropshire

GabcikCardSM
March 2017 - Mr John Martin is organising a memorial at Ightfield in Shropshire, commemorating the friendship between the Ellison family and the two Czechslovak parachutists Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš. These men flew home from England in 1941 to take part in the assassination of Deputy Reichsprotektor Heydrich in the following year. The film 'Anthr...
Read more about this >>
  1156 Hits
Tags:
1156 Hits

Lecture: "MARTINŮ IN HIS TIME – THE RECORDED LEGACY"

PLambertLeft kJanovickyRight cFoCHSmall
March 2017 - The Friends presented a lecture MARTINŮ IN HIS TIME – THE RECORDED LEGACY on 7th March in the Embassy of Slovakia, London, given by Patrick Lambert, a musicologist with a particular interest in the life and works of the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959), generally considered to be the fourth most important Czech composer afte...
Read more about this >>
  726 Hits
Tags:
726 Hits

Lada Valešová, who is a supporter of The Friends, is releasing a CD on 3rd March

ValesovaCD1
MARCH 2017 RELEASE - Lada Valešová, who is a supporter of The Friends, is releasing a CD on 3rd March: together with three song cycles, Valešová is performing the world première recording of a chamber piece for piano quintet and tenor, 'Fata Morgana' Op. 6 by Pavel Haas (1899–1944). The CD is available for purchase both as a phy...
Read more about this >>
  770 Hits
Tags:
770 Hits

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

RotaryMeeting160117
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...
Read more about this >>
  1153 Hits
Tags:
1153 Hits

An Award for One of Our Founders

2BarbaraPeacocksmall cJocelynRendall
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...
Read more about this >>
  1047 Hits
Tags:
1047 Hits

2017 - SUMMER SCHOOL OF SLAVONIC STUDIES

Brno View from Spilberk cNorbert Aepli
January 2017 - SUMMER SCHOOL OF SLAVONIC STUDIESThe Czech Ministry of Education Youth and Sports offers scholarships for the Summer School of Slavonic Studies 2017, being held in various centres in the Czech Republic from July to Septemeber.The Summer School is designed for foreign students, teachers, translators and interpreters and other experts ...
Read more about this >>
  837 Hits
Tags:
837 Hits

The Friends announced a lecture by Patrick Lambert

PLambertSMALL
December 2016 - The Friends announced a lecture by Patrick Lambert, based on his latest book, on Tuesday 7th March 2017 at 6.30pm in the Embassy of Slovakia, 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY.The writer, broadcaster and lecturer on music Patrick Lambert worked for BBC Radio 3 as a music producer for 25 years. He has a special interest in ...
Read more about this >>
  928 Hits
Tags:
928 Hits

THE FRIENDS' WORKING HOLIDAYS IN 2017

WHCervDvur c2016 cDChick
THE FRIENDS' WORKING HOLIDAYS IN 2017  Saturday 3rd to Saturday 10th June 2017.The Seventh Year of Restoration at Červený Dvůr, an estate that was once the summer residence of the Schwarzenberg family and is now a sanatorium. Participants will work on the restoration of an 18th-century gardener’s cottage on the estate and help to recreate...
Read more about this >>
  724 Hits
Tags:
724 Hits