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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 Leamington Music Festival Weekend

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April/May 2016 - The Leamington Music Festival Weekend The 2016 Leamington Music Festival Weekend, which runs 29th April to 3rd May, celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Martinů String Quartet and the thirtieth anniversary of the Guarneri Piano Trio, another leading Czech ensemble.  The principal venue for the Leamington ...
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Chairman and Treasurer of The Friends of Czech Heritage had a meeting with H.E. Mr L'ubomir Rehák at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London

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April 2016 - The Chairman and Treasurer of The Friends of Czech Heritage had a meeting with H.E. Mr L'ubomir Rehák at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London. The Friends have held many events at the Embassy over the years, and discussion revolved around the development of contacts and cooperation with organisations involved with Slovak herita...
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Lecture: 'Reuniting Fourteenth-century Prague: Charles IV and his Gothic Bridge'

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March 2016 - Lecture: 'Reuniting Fourteenth-century Prague: Charles IV and his Gothic Bridge'Dr. Jana Gajdošová of the History of Art Department at the University of Cambridge gave a comprehensive lecture, copiously illustrated by photographs and plans, on the building of what is now called the Charles Bridge after the King of Bohemia (and Holy Rom...
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Phase 1 Conservation of the Baroque choir stalls at the Abbey Church of Žďár nad Sázavou

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February 2106 - Phase 1 Conservation of the Baroque choir stalls at the Abbey Church of Žďár nad Sázavou, a UNESCO-listed site , completed with the help of The Friends of Czech Heritage The Friends have supported a number of conservation projects at this important abbey church, which was the work of Jan Blažej Santini Aichel. These have includ...
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Four-page article about the work of The Friends of Czech Heritage at Uherčice in Moravia in the current number of the SPAB Magazine

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January 2016 - Our Chairman Peter Jamieson has a four-page article about the work of The Friends of Czech Heritage at Uherčice in Moravia in the current number of the SPAB Magazine. In it his tells the history of the château, its fate since World War Two, and writes about the projects that The Friends have supported there, in particular the ceiling...
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Friends' Chairman interviewed on Radio Prague

December 2015 - Interview on Radio Prague: our Chairman Peter Jamieson was interviewed about our work by Ian Willoughby on Radio Prague: you can read or listen here.  
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Château of Jaroměřice, Conservation of the Chinese Cabinet

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December 2015 - Château of Jaroměřice, Conservation of the Chinese CabinetThe 18th century Chinese Cabinet at Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou is a fine example of chinoiserie. But the paper decorations had become detached and conservation was urgently required. The Friends gave a grant and the work has now been successfully carried out.The Baroque château ...
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Friends announce a lecture for 10th March 2016 - 'Reuniting 14th-century Prague: Charles IV and his Gothic Bridge'

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The Friends announced a lecture for 10th March 2016 -  'Reuniting 14th-century Prague: Charles IV and his Gothic Bridge' A lecture by the architectural historian Dr Jana Gajdošová, affiliated lecturer in the History of Art Departmentat the University of CambridgeThe lecture will examine the rebuilding of Prague during the reign of Em...
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Work progressing at the Gardener's Cottage, the Mauricovna, at Červený Dvůr in South Bohemia

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December 2015 - Work is currently progressing on the bay window roofs and attic floor of the Gardener's Cottage, the Mauricovna, at Červený Dvůr in South Bohemia. The Friends have held working holidays here each year since 2011.The cottage is an important feature in the landscape garden. It was a ruin, but with the help of UK volunteers it is being...
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