Havel´s Place in Dublin 10/12/13
At noon on Tuesday 10 December 2013 a Havel's Place was unveiled at St. Patrick's Park, Dublin. The city's Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn and former Czech foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg participated in the ceremony, which was also attended by Václav Havel Library representatives Marta Smolíková and Jan Macháček. More
Václav Havel’s Anticodes set for US performances 05/12/13
The production “Václav Havel: Anticodes” by the Czech National Theatre’s Magika Laterna ensemble, whose gestation the Václav Havel Library was involved in, has set off on a tour of the United States. The first show will take place on Friday 6 December at the Davis Performing Arts Center in Washington. On Tuesday 10.12 Havel’s typographical poetry will be brought to life at the Carnival Studio Theater - Adrienne Arsht Center, on the occasion of the foundation of the Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy at the Florida International University in Miami. And Friday 13 December will see a reprise of Anticodes at the Bohemian National Hall in New York.
The third in a series of lectures dedicated to the “memory” of the Czech dissent. The Memory of Dissent series is organised by the Historical Sociology department of the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University and the Václav Havel Library and headed by sociologist Nicolas Maslowski. More
William Luers and Václav Havel William Luers served as the US Ambassador to Prague from 1983-86 during which time he and his wife Wendy supported independent activities and befriended many dissidents and cultural figures including Vaclav and Olga Havel. They returned to Czechoslovakia in December 1989 for Vaclav Havel's inauguration and immediately thereafter Wendy Luers founded the Foundation for a Civil Society in New York and Prague to assist the new leaders of free Czechoslovakia and help establish the NGO sector in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Her former offices are now Nadace Via and Nadace Pontis. They both serve on the boards of the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation in New York Michal Horáček will conduct the interview in English. Michal Horáček, PhD. is member of the board of trustees of the VHL, founder of the MOST civic group, poet, producer and anthropologist. More