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The Friends of Czech Heritage

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October 2018
£15

A Celebration of Czechoslovak Culture in Wartime Britain

October 9 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic,
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom

An Illustrated Talk by Jana Buresova Czechoslovakia was headline news in 1938/39, yet little was known about its cultural heritage. Patriotic exiles in Britain determined to remedy this through multi-faceted entities such as the Czechoslovak Institute, graced by Queen Elizabeth, Queen consort, who attended an exhibition of Wenceslaus Hollar’s engravings. It also hosted contemporary artists such as Friedrich Feigl, Marie-Louise von Motieczky and sculptor Mary Duras, musicians including Vilém Tauský. But the Communist-inspired Czechoslovak-British Friendship Club, the Czechoslovak Army’s SOKOL…

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November 2018
£15

Prague and Innsbruck: the cultural patronage of the Archduke Ferdinand II

November 20 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic,
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom

A Talk by Caroline Cannon-Brookes Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595) was Regent of Bohemia for twenty years in the middle of the 16th century. Born the second son of the future Emperor Ferdinand I and Anne of Bohemia, he was highly educated and a cultivated humanist who established a sophisticated court in Prague which embraced both the Habsburgs and the Czech nobility. He oversaw renewals to Prague Castle and the Cathedral, and promoted the Renaissance style. This is to be seen…

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