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Martin Palous EventsLecture: Czech-Cuban Ties, Unraveling Totalitarianism March 22, 2017 Martin Palouš will discuss the Czech-Cuban relationship inspired by the Czech experience with totalitarianism at the EU Delegation on March 29, 2017, at 6 pm. Solidarity with other “affected” groups is a necessary component for defending human freedom and democracy in the contemporary world. Music, especially rock music, plays a …
NewsRobert Silvers, a Founding Editor of New York Review of Books, Dies at 87 March 21, 2017 This New York Review of Books has always defended, Silvers said, “the human rights of people who are being bullied, repressed, and tortured.” He cited an early interview with Solzhenitsyn, prison letters from Vaclav Havel, articles by Andrei Sakharov on Russia and Simon Leys on China. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/books/robert-silvers-dead-founding-editor-new-york-review-of-books-nyrb.html?_r=0
SK-SPECTATLE EventsBLOG: English Theatre Comes to Bratislava March 8, 2017 Source: The Slovak Spectator / www.spectator.sme.sk / The Festival of English speaking theatres Bridgin`V4 will open with the play Vernissage based on a ‘theatre of the absurd’ play by Vaclav Havel. Five plays in English will be introduced at the second year of the international festival of English speaking theatres, …
St Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle NewsPrague church rings in new bell for Vaclav Havel March 7, 2017 Source: The Malay mail online / www.themalaymailonline.com / By AFP / PRAGUE, March 6 — A bell called Vaclav was installed in Prague’s St Gallus church yesterday to commemorate the late Czech president Vaclav Havel just over five years after his death. “May this bell with its tones call the …
Tomas L Foto Contests, NewsTomas Louzny is the winner of the 3rd annual contest March 6, 2017 TOMAS LOUZNY is the winner of the 3rd annual contest for, “best mini-drama” based on one of Havel’s plays. This year’s contest participants tackled a quote from the Temptation: “My dear sir, truth is not just a simple matter of what we think. It also depends on why, to whom, …
mad cat EventsMad Cat Stages Banned Political Plays Audience and Protest February 26, 2017 Source: The Miami New Times / www.miaminewstimes.com / By Chris Joseph / Art has always shone brightest in the midst of political oppression. And Mad Cat Theatre Company is tackling both art and political oppression during a time when those topics are controversial at best. February 23 through March 12, …
mad cat EventsMad Cat Continues Season with Vaclav Havel’s Subversive AUDIENCE and PROTEST January 31, 2017 Source: Broadway World /www.broadwayworld.com / By BWW News Desk/ Mad Cat continues its 17th season with a production of two of Vaclav Havel’s sharp political dramas AUDIENCE and PROTEST. The subversive Czechoslovakian playwright, Prime Minister & President, Vaclav Havel was a in danger of being declared a “social parasite” by …
Ondrej Nemec News“Absolutely marvellous” lost Havel text set for release on 40th anniversary of Charter 77 January 8, 2017 Source: Radio Praha / www.radio.cz / By Ian Willoughby / Part of a 100-page personal report on the Charter 77 period written by Václav Havel is set for publication on Friday as part of events marking the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Charter 77 protest document. After being …
vaclav-havel-by-filip-jandourek EventsCommemorations mark fifth anniversary of Václav Havel’s death December 28, 2016 Source: Radio Praha / www.radio.cz / By Ruth Frankova / Commemorative events are being held around the Czech Republic on Friday and at the weekend to honour the late president Václav Havel on the fifth anniversary of his death. The former dissident, playwright and one of the first spokesmen of …
rosa-paya NewsDocumentary features unlikely friendship between dissidents December 10, 2016 Source: FIU News / www.news.fiu.edu / By Amy Ellis / The island nation of Cuba may seem a world away from the Czech Republic. But the two nations share a long history of democratic opposition to Communist regimes. That shared history laid the foundation for a somewhat unlikely friendship between …
vaclav-havel EventsMannes Sounds Festival, Tribute to Havel November 28, 2016 November 29, 2016, 7:00 PM / The Mannes Sounds Festival along with the Mannes School of Music´s talented students pay tribute to Václav Havel in Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of his birth. The program contains masterpieces created by Czech composers as well as excerpts from some of Mr. Havel’s …
mathidaprice EventsHappy Havel Day event at the Bohemian National Hall October 24, 2016 September 28, 2016, was proclaimed Vaclav Havel Day in New York City! This declaration was presented by the Commissioner for International Affairs of the New York City Mayor’s Office, Ms. Penny Abeywardena at the Happy Havel Day event at the Bohemian National Hall. We celebrated Vaclav Havel by remembering his …
nadia-murad NewsYazidi Activist Wins Vaclav Havel Rights Award October 12, 2016 Source:  Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty / www.rferl.org / The fourth Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, which honors outstanding work in defense of human rights, has been awarded to Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe said in a statement that the 60,000 …
some-hero EventsSome Hero October 11, 2016 A devised work based on the writings of Václav Havel Directed by Shannon Sindelar Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8 PM Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8 PM Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3 PM and 8 PM Minor Latham Playhouse Milbank Hall, Room 118, Barnard campus For Václav Havel, …
VHLF_800x500_4 EventsHappy Havel Day | September 28, 7 PM September 19, 2016 Bohemian National Hall | 321 East 73rd Street, Manhattan September 28 | 2016,  7 PM —- PROGRAM —- —- Guests of Honor —- Dagmar Havlova spouse of Vaclav Havel Adriana Krnacova mayor of Prague —- Salutations —- Jan Hamacek Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the …