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Václav Havel Library at BRaK Book Festival 
14/05/22 19:00 – 15/05/22 21:00, Nová Cvernovka, Račianska 78, Bratislava

We will present new as well as tried and tested titles produced by the Václav Havel Library at the Nová Cvernovka arts centre in Bratislava at the BRaK festival, alongside other selected small Czech and Slovak publishing houses.


The VH Library at BRaK 
11/09/20 10:00 – 13/09/20 18:00, Nová Cvernovka, Račianska 78, Bratislava

The Václav Havel Library will have a stand at the Bratislava book festival for the first time, introducing its publishing programme, including hot new titles. For more information visit


First State Visit: Václav Havel in Munich 
13/01/20 20:00 – 13/01/20 22:00, Literaturhaus, Salvatorplatz 1, Munich

On December 29, 1989 Václav Havel was elected Czechoslovak president, with the playwright president became an icon of the Velvet Revolution. Just four days later, on January 2, 1990 he carried out his first international trip to Germany, where he visited Munich. As a trip, it was an important signal. But how come it took place so soon? What were the intentions behind it? And how did Václav Havel do as a novice in world politics?


More than Words 
18/10/19 12:00 – 18/10/19 14:00, Frankfurt Book Fair, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, Frankfurt am Main

This year’s edition of the biggest international book fair will take place from October 16 to 20. Alongside a stand presenting the Czech Republic, which will be honouring Václav Havel, Havel’s famous speech Words on Words will also be remembered.


Ceremonial unveiling of a bust of Václav Havel at the House of Representatives 
19/11/14 10:00 – 19/11/14 11:00, United States Capitol, East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, D.C. 20004,

On 11 March 2014 the United States Congress, the USA’s supreme legislative body, passed resolution no. 506 honouring the life and legacy of Václav Havel.


Tell me about the Revolution! 
18/11/14 18:00 – 18/11/14 20:00, Goethe Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

A unique public talk and discussion with Jáchym Topol to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia.


Return to Europe: Lessons from 1989 until Today in Democratic Transitions 
13/11/14 12:00 – 13/11/14 17:00, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

Conference within the frame of Václav Havel European Dialogues co-organised by the Czech Centre, the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU, and the European Partnership for Democracy. More information here.


Havel’s Place unveiled in Oxford 
06/11/14 – 07/11/14 00:00, Oxford, Great Britain

Oxford is the latest city to get a Havel’s Place memorial to Václav Havel. Bořek Šípek’s piece in the form of two armchairs linked by a table with a Linden tree growing through it symbolises the democratic dialogue that was essential to Václav Havel. More information.


Krakow Book Fair 
23/10/14 10:00 – 26/10/14 19:00, Krakow, Poland

The Václav Havel Library will present it activities within the World of Books joint exhibition at the 19th International Book Fair in Krakow, which is being held at the city’s EXPO exhibition and congress centre.


Václav Havel´Place in Dublin 
10/12/13 – , St. Patrick´s Park, Dublin, Ireland

An unveiling of Havel´s Place at St. Patrick's Park, Dublin. Invited participants: the city's Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn and former Czech foreign minister and co-founder of Václav Havel Library Karel Schwarzenberg.


Václav Havel (Library) 
05/10/13 19:00 – 14/10/13 21:00, National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Václav Havel Library at the Mutual Inspirations 2013 festival

The Václav Havel Library has contributed a broad selection of documentary and feature films closely linked to Václav Havel to this year’s edition of the Mutual Inspirations festival, which is dedicated to his life and work. Films such as Every Young Man, The Mist, The Heart above the Castle and Leaving will be screened at the National Gallery of Art on 5 and 11–13 October 2013. On Monday 14 October the director of the Václav Havel Library, Marta Smolíková, will present its activities at the Czech Embassy. For more information go to


Václav Havel´Place in Washington 
02/10/13 – , Georgetown University, Washington, USA

An unveiling of a memorial to Václav Havel on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington. Inivitated guests: Dagmar Havlová, Madeleine Albright and Suzanne Vega.


18/12/12 – , Centro Congressi dell'Università “La Sapienza", Roma, Italy

International academic conference on the life and work of Václav Havel. The programme will close with a staged reading of Václav Havel’s Leaving. An exhibition of photographs by Dagmar Hochová from the archive of the Václav Havel Library will be opened at the same venue, with the support of the Czech Centre in Milan.


17/12/12 19:00 – 17/12/12 21:00, Bio Muranów, Warsaw, Poland

Polish premiere of Krystyna Krauz’s film Our Vašek – The Polish Friends of Václav Havel, which has been coproduced by the Václav Havel Library.


06/12/12 – , Zita Folkets Bio, Stockholm, Sweden

Debate on the life and work of Václav Havel. Participants will include the Swedish film critic Hynek Pallas, the novelist Kateřina Janouchová and Jáchym Topol, programme director of the Václav Havel Library. The evening will close with the Swedish premiere of Václav Havel’s film Leaving.

The event is being organised by the Czech Centre in Stockholm.


Václav Havel through the lens of Bohdan Holomíček 
20/11/12 – , Prague House, Avenue Palmerston 16, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

An exhibition of photographs by Bohdan Holomíček from the archive of the Václav Havel Library.

Miloš Havel: Czech Film Magnate 
11/09/12 19:00 – 11/09/12 21:00, Filmmuseum, Sankt-Jakobs-Platz 1, Munich, Germany

An evening dedicated to the life and work of Miloš Havel, a key figure in modern Czech cinematography and the uncle of President Václav Havel. The evening’s main guest will be journalist Krystyna Wanatowiczová, author of a book of the same title.