5.3.2012

Remembering Václav Havel

On Wednesday 29 February, an evening of theatre, readings, photographs and music in memory of Václav Havel, former Czechoslovak and Czech president, author, playwright, human rights campaigner and a prisoner of conscience who passed away on December 18, 2011, was hosted by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic and Sir Tom Stoppard at the Royal Institute of British Architects.



The evening featured readings from Havel´s works by Jeremy Irons, songs by Czech musician Vladimir Merta, excerpts from Havel’s plays performed by the actors of the Orange Tree Theatre from Richmond, personal testimonials by Ambassador Michael Žantovský and Sir Tom Stoppard, excerpts from documentary films Václav Havel, Prague-Castle by director Petr Jančárek, and Citizen Havel by Pavel Koutecký and Miroslav Janek, and a slideshow of unique photographs of Václav Havel by leading Czech photographers.

Among the distinguished guests of the evening were HRH The Prince of Wales and Mr. Petr Nečas, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, members of both houses of the British Parliament, representatives of the Czech and British governments, ambassadors and high commissioners, representatives of Czech organizations in the UK and members of the public.

 

   
   

Source: http://www.mzv.cz


31.7.2018
CBCC member interview - Martina Vanickova, CEO, The Training Umbrella

On the job she loves and cares about, the habit of going with her gut feeling, dreaming big, being flexible, aspirations to change the society, and so much more…
More here

1.7.2018
SAVE THE DATE: International Tasting - Wine, Spirits and Beer

Join us for the 10th edition of a greatly popular event held in a prestigious venue of the Chelsea FC stadium.
More here

23.6.2018
CBCC member interview - Simon George, Managing Director, Budweiser Budvar UK

On his passion for ‘Czechness’, engaging beer consumers with stories, having the right team to do the job, keeping it simple, and so much more…
More here

22.4.2018
CBCC member interview - Oliver Geidt, Manager, Corporate Intelligence, KPMG

On being passionate about Central and Eastern Europe, his views on and predictions about Brexit, reasons for joining the CBCC and so much more…
More here

28.3.2018
CBCC member interview - Ing. Martin Stranak, professional translator and interpreter

On his freelancer’s career, challenges and opportunities of his profession, spending time with John McCain in the US Senate, reasons for being a ‘lone wolf’, taking multitasking to a new level, and so much more…
More here

More news