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Summer garden party at the Embassy of the Czech Republic

On 28 July 2021, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London hosted a summer garden party. The party also served as the farewell event for Ambassador Libor Sečka, who’s mission in London will end in mid-August.

The event was opened by Ambassador Sečka and filmmaker Maxmilian Škach, who together introduced the premier of documentary film "Never Forgotten". The film maps the Embassy’s Never Forgotten project, ​​which took place from January 2020 to July 2021. In the frame of the project, the ambassador visited each of the Czechoslovak war graves and monuments in Great Britain.

The film was followed by speeches by the Ambassador and the Guest of Honor – Sir Tom Scholar, the Permanent Secretary of Majesty's Treasury. Ambassador Sečka then used the opportunity to award 8 selected personalities, who significantly contributed to the development of Czech-British relations, with commemorative Silver Medal of Jan Masaryk. The list of winners is available in the appendix to the article. One of them, Mr. Stanley Johnson, gave a speech of thanks for all the winners.  

More than 250 distinguished guests from the field of diplomacy, trade and culture, sports and important personalities from the ranks of compatriots had the chance to listen to the music of the New Standards Jazz Trio. They were served with traditional Czech cuisine, including Budweiser Buvar and Moravian wines.

The atmosphere of the event was completed by the exhibition of important Czech sculptor Franta Bělský, who would celebrated his 100 years anniversary this year. The exhibits for the exhibition were provided by private collectors, and it is the first time many of them were exhibited in public. In front of the entrance to the Embassy, the guests also had the opportunity to take a close look at 2 renovated historic Škoda cars and the latest Enyaq model ​​provided by Škoda Auto a.s.


Silver Medal of Jan Masaryk - Recipients 2021 543 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Jul 29, 2021