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Barnes Community Players: Havel’s Largo Desolato at Velehrad

Largo Desolato was written by Vaclav Havel and translated by Czech-born Tom Stoppard. The play speaks to our present obsession with “fake news” and our constant fear for our privacy. Havel struggled to accept the importance his words held for those who leaned on them during… Read More

Documentary “I Sculpted the Queen of England”

The best-known woman in the world. The longest-reigning monarch in British history. Only one Czech spent long hours with the royal family during the Cold War. Franta Bělský. Do not miss this documentary made by Bohumil Vostal. EnglishtranscriptIsculptedtheQueen Documentary in Czech  Article in Czech  

Important Message for Czech Citizens Living in the UK

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Czech citizens at Velehrad,   My name is Angela, writing to you from the European Union Delegation to the UK in London – a very Happy New Year to you.   You may be aware that as a result of Brexit, Czech citizens… Read More

Music at Velehrad Plays On

The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped music at Velehrad completely. A violinist Leona Gogolicynová recorded a composition at Velehrad. Enjoy the composition.

Brexit Update

Dear Colleagues, Friends, EU citizens in the UK,     You may be aware that as a result of Brexit EU citizens and their family members must apply for a new immigration status under the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme if they intend to continue to live in the UK. Failing… Read More

Culture News

Tom Stoppard: A life by Hermione Lee Tom Stoppard: A life by Hermione Lee is this week’s Book of the week on Radio 4, at 9:45 am, from Monday to Friday. You can hear all five episodes online, available for a month: Five episodes broadcast this… Read More

Concerts cancelled

Dear friends, This is to give you the sad but not unexpected news that the concert that the Pražák Quartet were to have given at Velehrad, Barnes, on Saturday 21 March has been cancelled. The quartet are unable to travel to the UK because of the travel restrictions imposed by the… Read More