If you would like to receive specific information, do not hesitate to contact us at info@velehrad.org.uk

The Trustees of Velehrad London  invite you to: A remembrance service to commemorate the sacrifice
of Jan Palach at the anniversary of his death, on Thursday the 19th of January 2017 at 6.30pm by Palach memorial at Velehrad, 39 Lonsdale Rd., London SW13 9JP, together with the Deputy Ambassador Jan Brunner and other guests. The remembrance service will be followed by a discussion of the 1969 events and refreshments in the Velehrad hall. Please let us know if you are coming by email to ludmilastane@gmail.com or text to 07500 804 510

1756050_1434259_VV_s_rodinou_na_web_AOn the 5th of January 2016 H.E. Libor Sečka has taken up his posting as the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland by presenting a copy of His Letters of Credence to the Director of Protocol and Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps in London.

H.E. Libor Sečka has been active in diplomacy since 1986. Previously he was the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Mexico, to the European Union in Brussels, to Italy and Malta and to the People´s Republic of China. Ambassador Sečka speaks English, Spanish, Italian, Russian and French. He is married and has got three children.

CV of the ambassador L. Sečka (DOC, 36 KB)

IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS TO ANNOUNCE THAT COUNT JOSEPH CZERNIN, PATRON OF “VELEHRAD LONDON”, DIED ON MONDAY THE 13TH OF APRIL 2015. R.I.P.

Joseph Czernin was born in Prague in 1924 to one of the oldest Czech noble families. During the Nazi occupation of the Czech Lands, he was forced to work in Germany. After the war, he studied law in Prague and in 1947 he came to the United Kingdom to study English. After the communist coup of February 1948, he decided to stay in England permanently. From the very beginning, he got involved in the organisation of the social and religious life of Czech and Slovak immigrants. His commitment to the charity Velehrad dates back to 1950´s. He was a longtime and tireless advocate of the preservation of the Czech language, culture and traditions in the UK. May he rest in peace.

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