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Also_kicsi_visegrad_kiralyi.jpg EventsExhibition: From Visegrad to Visegrad August 17, 2017 From Visegrad to Visegrad 3rd floor September 27 – October 1, 2017 The exhibition From Visegrad to Visegrad of the authorship of Polish Archive Society presents the history of relations between Polish, Slovak, Hungarian and Czech nations, from XIV century to present day. It shows friendship and cooperation taking place …
Broadway Chicago EventsHaven Theatre Announces Full Line-Up for DIRECTORS HAVEN 2017 August 16, 2017 Source: Broadway World / www.broadwayworld.com / By BWW News Desk / Haven Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for its third DIRECTORS HAVEN, the company’s ever-growing initiative showcasing the talents of three early career directors. This season, Kristen Johnson directs Vaclav Havel’s riveting political satire THE PROTEST, Ian Martin …
Havel Strasbourg NewsHavel stands tall in the capital of Europe! July 19, 2017 A newly refurbished building part of the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg was officially opened and named after former Czechoslovak and Czech president Vaclav Havel on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. It was inaugurated by EP President Antonio Tajani and Havel’s widow Dagmar Havlova. The decision to call it after Havel …
HDP coleader Selahattin Demirtas Photo HDP NewsEuropeans nominate Demirtas for award for ‘enduring struggle’ for Kurds July 15, 2017 Source: Rudaw / www.rudaw.net / By Rudaw / ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – An imprisoned political leader in Turkey has been nominated for a European human rights prize for his part in the Kurdish struggle. The Group of the Unified European Left (UEL) at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of …
Liu Xiaobo NewsNobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Dies With His Dream of Chinese Democracy As Distant As Ever July 14, 2017 Source: The Slate / www.slate.com / By Joshua Keating / The death of writer, activist, and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, in Chinese government custody, would be tragic at any time, but comes as a particularly rough blow at a time when human rights norms are under attack and when his …
VHLF_Theatre_CLANEK EventsREHEARSAL FOR TRUTH, THEATER FESTIVAL HONORING VACLAV HAVEL July 11, 2017 September 27 – October 1, 2017 Pilot year of Central European theater showcase Disturbing the Peace – Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk presented by Ian Buruma Launch of Havel Conversations oral histories Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York For more information please send email to …
VHLF_ONTYRANY_CLANEK EventsLecture by Timothy Snyder July 11, 2017 On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Lecture by Timothy Snyder, the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and author of several award-winning books including Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. Monday, September 18, 8 pm Believe in truth. To abandon facts …
Presidents press office NewsVaclav Havel statue unveiled in Tbilisi June 24, 2017 Source: Agenda.ge / www.agenda.ge / A statue of first Czech President Vaclav Havel was unveiled in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. The statue was unveiled by Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Czech Defence Minister Martin Stropnicky, who is on his first official visit to Georgia, today. Margvelashvili said that the …
Havel NMB NewsBust of former Czech president unveiled June 14, 2017 Source: UM News / www.umanitoba.ca / On June 14, 2017, a bust of Václav Havel will be unveiled at the University of Manitoba in the John J. Conklin Theatre, within the Taché Arts Project. His Excellency Václav Havel [LLD/99] (1936-2011) was the last President of Czechoslovakia (1989–92) and the first …
VH_NEWS NewsINTERNSHIP / VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY June 7, 2017 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (VHLF) is seeking a creative intern / volunteer to assist the Executive Director with two major events: the second year of the Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk, Disturbing the Peace, and the pilot year of the Theater Festival honoring Vaclav Havel that will …
Zhanna Nemtsova NewsCreative dissenters, a noble president, a funny comedian, and more June 4, 2017 Editor’s Note: The Oslo Freedom Forum took place last week. This is the annual human-rights gathering in the Norwegian capital. Jay Nordlinger has been writing a journal on this gathering, and related matters, and the previous parts can be found at the following links: I, II, III. Onstage at the …
forum 2000 NewsThe Prague Appeal for Democratic Renewal June 2, 2017 Source: Forum 2000 / www.forum2000.cz / Adopted in Prague on May 26, 2017 Liberal democracy is under threat, and all who cherish it must come to its defense. Democracy is threatened from without by despotic regimes in Russia, China, and other countries that are tightening repression internally and expanding their power globally, filling …
Protest foto by Dennis Turbeville EventsA once-forbidden play is now going underground (literally) May 12, 2017 Source: The Washington Post / www.washingtonpost.com / By Kristen Page-Kirby / “I feel like a mole,” says Susan Galbraith, “emerging from the darkness.” Galbraith is the director of “Protest,” the first play mounted at Dupont Underground, and the cavernous, subterranean space is a fitting home for the Alliance for New …
Catherine Cabaniss: Palimpsests EventsCatherine Cabaniss: Palimpsests April 29, 2017 Art exhibition opening 03 May, 2017 – 6:30 PM Opening for the exhibition “Catherine Cabaniss: Palimpsests” that introduces two series of works evolving around ancient palimpsests, parchment on which the writing has been erased by monks to create space for new text when often the old text still shows through. …
protest vh EventsVACLAV HAVEL’S PROTEST April 29, 2017 Source: Dupont Underground / www.dupontunderground.org / May 10th – 21st, 2017 / Alliance for New Music-Theatre is going underground – literally. In celebration of Dupont Underground’s Workspace Residency Program and Alliance for New Music-Theatre’s inclusion as “Theatre in Residence,” starting May 10, Alliance will offer performances of a work whose …