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Seeking_vhlf NewsIntern / Volunteer Position July 12, 2015 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (VHLF) is seeking a creative intern / volunteer to assist the Executive Director with the preparation of website information, working with social media, archival and web research, and occasional events. The ideal candidate should be interested in the areas of human rights, politics, Eastern European …
Bill Shipsey Beta Bajgartova NewsVaclav Havel bust was dedicated in the Irish Parliament on June 18, 2015 July 8, 2015 The bust of Vaclav Havel was dedicated in the Irish Parliament on June 18, 2015, and Havel is the first non-Irishman to be awarded this honor. The funds for the bust were raised by Beta Bajgartova, a Czech photographer living in Dublin. You can watch the documentary of this occasion …
Havels Vanek trilogy NewsExpressionist Theater and Women’s Underwear July 8, 2015 Source: City Watch www.citywatchla.com / By Bob Gelfand / GELFAND’S WORLD-Guilt is not a new topic in drama, nor is sexual comedy. Vaclav Havel is known to Americans as that unlikely combination, a playwright who became the president of Czechoslovakia. For the next couple of weekends, Havel’s Vanek trilogy is on …
Richard Gere pays homage to Dalai Lama at Czech Film Festival NewsRichard Gere pays homage to Dalai Lama at Czech Film Festival July 7, 2015 Source: Phayul www.phayul.com / By Tenzin Dharpo / Dharamsala, July 5: Hollywood actor Richard Gere, popular around the world for his devotion to the Dalai Lama and support for Tibet, has on Friday said that the year 2015 marked the 80th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama while expressing …
Radio Free Europe in Munich NewsLaunch of RFE broadcasts from Prague recalled on 20th anniversary July 3, 2015 Source: Radio Prague  www.radio.cz / By Ian Willoughby / Wednesday is the 20th anniversary of the launch of Radio Free Europe broadcasts from Prague. The US-funded symbol of the Cold War had moved to the city’s former communist parliament building at the invitation of President Václav Havel, who was keen to …
Snímka obrazovky 2015-06-23 o 12.08.40 PM NewsHeart for Vaclav Havel, Chicago City Hall June 23, 2015 Amb. Michael Zantovsky, the upcoming Director of the Vaclav Havel Library, who will also be joining the VHLF Board of Directors, was one of the dignitaries who unveiled the Heart for Vaclav Havel at Chicago City Hall on June 15, 2015. The dedication was part of Prague Days 2015 in …
Snímka obrazovky 2015-06-17 o 2.57.52 PM EventsHavel was a hero who didn’t disappoint, says Art for Amnesty’s Bill Shipsey June 16, 2015 Source: Český rozhlas / By Ian Willoughby / This Thursday a bust of Václav Havel will be unveiled at Ireland’s Dáil (Parliament), making him the first non-Irishman to be recognised in this way. The man behind the move is barrister Bill Shipsey. The founder of Art for Amnesty, he also …
Snímka obrazovky 2015-06-13 o 9.33.10 AM EventsA wax Heart for Vaclav Havel will be unveiled in Chicago City Hall June 13, 2015 A wax Heart for Vaclav Havel by two Czech sculptors Roman Svejda and Lukas Gavlovsky will be unveiled in Chicago City Hall. The ceremony is a part of Prague Days in Chicago 2015. The sculpture was made of the wax that remained from the candles people lit in the streets when …
Česká televize EventsVaclav Havel: Living in Freedom / Zivot podle Havla May 22, 2015 Documentary by Andrea Sedlackova will be shown at the inaugural Greenwich International Film Festival on Thursday, June 4th at 5 pm and Friday, June 5th at 11 am. For complimentary tickets, please rsvp at: stapletonoffice@gmail.com or call 203.622.1382 and ask for Deidre or Marek if you prefer speaking in Czech. Compelling. Provocative. Thrilling. Empowering. These …
Event by Amnesty International, Mexico City, May 2015 NewsVaclav Havel Bust Unveiled in Mexico City May 17, 2015 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation partnered with Art for Amnesty, Amnesty International’s global artist engagement program, on the week of events celebrating freedom and human rights in Mexico City. The bust of Vaclav Havel by Czech sculptor Marie Seborova was dedicated at the Centrum Cultural Tlatelolco in Mexico City on …
ABOUT-SMALL NewsWelcome at vhlf.org May 16, 2015 What does it mean to be a global citizen? Who stands up for human rights? Is morality futile in today’s world? How does theater inform politics? Welcome at vhlf.org to learn about the legacy and works of Vaclav Havel (1936-2011) president, dissident, and playwright whose name became synonymous with the …
Snímka obrazovky 2015-04-24 o 12.10.47 PM NewsFirst winner of the VHLF Award to Czech Theater Student April 12, 2015 We proudly announce the first winner of the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Award to Czech theater student – Petr Erbes jr. Petr won the contest for best mini-drama on the theme of “Ferdinand Vanek Today”. The Award is organized in collaboration with DAMU, the Tisch School of the Arts, and …
Robert Rehak Events25 Years since Havel’s Speech to the Congress March 18, 2015 On March 18, Speaker John Boehner and House leaders gathered at the Freedom Foyer to lay a wreath at the base of Vaclav Havel’s bust to commemorate 25 years since his legendary address to the joint session of Congress. Vaclav Havel Library Foundation representatives – Joseph Balaz, Elliot Berke and …
Vaclav Havel Events25 Years since Havel’s speech to a joint session of the United States Congress February 26, 2015 On February 21 we marked 25 years since Vaclav Havel’s memorable speech to a joint session of the United States Congress. It received seventeen standing ovations. Havel was the first President of the former communist block to visit the United States after the fall of the Berlin wall. This visit …
hand NewsIn honor of the victims of terrorist attacks at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in Paris last week, we bring a piece of Vaclav Havel’s essay: Words on Words February 26, 2015 Vaclav Havel: Words on Words Vaclav Havel received the Peace Prize of the German Booksellers Association on October 15, 1989. He wrote the following as his acceptance speech. … Is the human word truly powerful enough to change the world and influence history? And even if there were epochs when …