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Hundreds of people signed the book of condolences for Václav Havel

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In the past four days hundreds of people came to the Czech Embassy in London to pay their respects to President Václav Havel. Among the first to sign the book was Mr. David Lidington, Minister for Europe. more ►

Ambassador Michael Žantovský on Václav Havel

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He was the most unlikely giant. Of less than average height, and not too impressive physique, with a surprisingly low voice both in pitch and volume, and a signature guttural “r,” he was self-effacing to the point of shyness. And yet he was one… more ►

Opening of the book of condolences prolonged

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The Czech Embassy would like to inform those of you who wish to come to sign the book of condolences for Václav Havel but cannnot make it by 4pm that the book will be open until 8pm on Thursday, December 22. On Friday, December 23, the book… more ►

Book of condolences for Václav Havel

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic would like to inform that the book of condolences will be open on Tuesday, December 20, from 10:00am till 4:00pm, on Wednesday, December 21, from 10:00am till 4:00pm, and on Thursday, December 22, from 10:00am… more ►

Karel Schwarzenberg on the death of Václav Havel

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In Václav Havel we have lost a man who restored dignity to the Czech nation, a man who played a key role in winning freedom for our country in 1989. He was the most famous Czech, recognized all over the world. Unfortunately, he was more… more ►

Václav Havel, Dissident and President, dies

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It is with deep sorrow that the Embassy of the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom, announces the death of Václav Havel, writer and dramatist, one of the first initiators of the Charter 77 human rights movement, a leading figure in the Velvet… more ►

Ambassador Michael Zantovsky guest of BBC Newsnight.

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Ambassador Michael Zantovsky was invited to the BBC Newsnight on December 15 to speak about the Czech Republic position on the outcomes of the European summit. more ►

Deputy Foreign Minister Jiri Schneider visited London

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First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Secretary for European Affairs of the Czech Republic Mr. Jiri Schneider visited London on December 14. He met with David Lidington, Minister of State responsible for European issues and NATO.… more ►

Czech Crystal Glass Show 2011

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The Czech Embassy in London is hosting the traditional Czech Crystal Glass Show. This successful annual event is a unique opportunity to view some magnificent crystal glasses, vases, bowls and other crystal objects handcrafted in the Czech… more ►

Velvet revolution anniversary with students in Oxford.

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On the occasion of the 17th of November, the International Students´ day and the Czech Republic Day of Struggle for Freedom and Democracy, Ambassador Žantovský joined the Czech and Slovak students in Oxford at their Annual Velvet Revolution… more ►

Czech Beer Festival at The Porterhouse Covent Garden

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Traditional Czech Beer Festival starts on November 16 and lasts until November 20. Drop by for a pint of a special brew, Bohemia Freakout - the fruit of collaboration between Peter Mosley from The Porterhouse brewery and Josef Krysl, former… more ►

UK Premiere of Václav Havel´s debut film "Leaving"

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Václav Havel´s directorial debut Leaving was premiered in London on November 15. The UK Premiere was organized in cooperation of the Czech Centre and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in the famous Gate cinema in Notting Hill. After the… more ►

UK Premiere of a drama-documentary on the story of Nicholas Winton

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A drama-documentary on the story of Nicholas Winton, the British man who saved 669 children, most of them Jews, from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia was premiered in BAFTA in London on November 10. The UK premiere was organised under the auspices… more ►

Minister Alexandr Vondra honoured the Remembrance day in London

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On the occasion of the Remembrance Day, November 11, Mr. Alexandr Vondra, the Defence Minister of the Czech Republic, together with H.E. Michael Žantovský, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom, honoured the memory of the… more ►

The Czech Ambassador Michael Žantovský visited Wales

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On the invitation of the regional government, Ambassador Žantovský visited Wales on October 19. During his visit he met with the First Minister of Wales, with Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, and also with the Mayor… more ►