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Makanna 
November 2, 2015, 19:00

Brikcius Festival – Film premiere and CD launch Screening of the music documentary MAKANNA on the 115th anniversary of the birth of novelist Jiří Weil ... More

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The Challenges, Paradoxes and Plays of Václav Havel: The Rogues of Horní Počernice 
November 3, 2015, 19:00

Václav Havel wrote his own version of The Beggar’s Opera in 1972. Producing it at Czech professional theatres was out of the question for political reasons so Andrej Krob and the Divadlo na tahu theatre company tried to perform it in the hall of a pub in Horní Počernice for his and the author’s friends. More

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Escaping from the Nikolaj Labour Camp by Tunnel 
November 4, 2015, 19:00

Meeting with Anton Tomík, 1950s political prisoner and the last surviving participant in a breakout from the Nikolaj labour camp in Jáchymov on 6 November 1955. More

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The Armenians on Musa Dagh – Days of Misfortune Ignored Once Again 
November 5, 2015, 18:00

This year is the 100th anniversary of the genocide of the Armenians. It is also the 125th anniversary of the birth of Franz Werfel and the 75th anniversary of his death. More

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Yahia Belaskri: Immigration – The French Experience 
November 9, 2015, 19:00

Lecture by the French-Algerian journalist and author whose key themes are immigration, the adaptation of cultures and relations between France and Algeria. Yahia Belaskri (1952) was born in Oran. Following his sociology studies he worked for a number of Algerian institutions before turning to journalism. More

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Early Evening with Jana Hybášková on the Refugee Crisis 
November 10, 2015, 17:00

Europe has been hit by a wave of people escaping from places where they lived for centuries. What do those places look like today? How is aid organised there, particularly at refugee camps for so-called internal refugees? More

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Literary Voices of Central Europe 
November 10, 2015, 19:00

Eminent  intellectuals of the 20th century wrote essays about Central Europe as an exceptional and unique geographical and spiritual space: Václav Havel, Milan Kundera, Györgi Konrád, Czesław Miłosz… More

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The Faces of Václav Havel 
November 11, 2015, 17:30

With the performance THE FACES of Václav Havel students from an arts-focused elementary school in Sedlčany are attempting to look at Václav Havel’s personality from various angles. More

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From Cloning to Synthetic Biology 
November 11, 2015, 19:00

Closing lecture in a series by Marek Orko Vácha. The resurrection of a mammoth, Tasmanian tiger, Dodo or Neanderthal, CRISPRs or synthetic life… In molecular genetics a discovery regarded as ground-breaking is reported every month. In this lecture we will attempt to take a look into the perhaps not too distant future.

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The Prodigy - "Trutnoff in Prague" 
November 16, 2015, 20:00

The concert is being organised by the Trutnoff Open Air Festival under the auspices of the Prague 8 Town Hall and the Václav Havel Library. The Prodigy, who are used to 10,000 capacity arenas and big festivals, are set to appear in an unusual venue in the Czech Republic – Prague’s Forum Karlín. More

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Hands Full of Revolution 
November 17, 2015, 19:00

The Silesian Theatre Opava presented its premiere of the play Plné ruce revoluce (Hands Full of Revolution) by director Janek Lesák and dramaturge Natálie Preslová exactly a year ago. More

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Does Civic Society in Vietnam Have a Chance? 
November 18, 2015, 19:00

Human rights advocate Trinh Huu Long, legal advisor to the non-profit VOICE (Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment), which was founded in 2005 and supports the building of civic society in Vietnam and provides assistance to Vietnamese refugees around the world, will discuss the issue of human rights in the country. More

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Kovlo Romano Jilo / The Kind Romany Heart 
November 19, 2015, 19:00

Celebration of the life of Romany novelist Andrej Giňa (1936–2015). Friends, colleagues and admirers of Andrej Giňa’s will read from his works and recall his energy and humour. The evening will be accompanied by live music from Rokycany, while Karolína Ryvolová and Helena Sadílková will serve as hosts.

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Night of Theatres at the Václav Havel Library 
November 21, 2015, 19:00

The Night of Theatres erases the border between the auditorium and the stage, between dream and reality. It is a night when, without exaggeration, anything can happen. For the Václav Havel Library it is also a unique opportunity to allow Václav Havel to speak in his own words – via the plays, which have lost nothing of their poeticism or power since they were written. More

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Bořek Šípek (Not Just) At the Castle 
November 23, 2015, 19:00

Debate with the designer, architect and teacher Bořek Šípek on life past, present and future but above all on his friendship with Václav Havel, including their cooperation at Prague Castle and in private. The participation of other amiable – and surprise – guests cannot be ruled out.

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Early Evening with Bulgarian Diabolical Fiction 
November 24, 2015, 19:00

Presentation of the book Půlnoční history (Midnight Stories) (Euroslavica 2014), an anthology of prose from Bulgarian Diabolism, a unique offshoot of European Expression. More

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Quo Vadis Cuba? 
November 25, 2015, 19:00

Rosa Maria Payá is the daughter of Oswaldo Payá Sardinas, one of the leading Cuban dissidents, the author of Valera Project, a friend of Václav Havel, who died in a car accident in 2012 under strange circumstances that have never been properly investigated. More

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Evening of Prison Correspondence from the Normalisation Period 
November 26, 2015, 19:00

Literary-historical evening on the phenomenon of the prison correspondence of political prisoners in the 1970s and 1980s which began involuntarily in normalisation Czechoslovakia, on censorship and the pitfalls of communication through wire and bars and on “the literary challenge of writing something when you can’t actually write anything.” More

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Debate with Respekt: The Young Czech Elites 
November 30, 2015, 19:00

How is the emerging generation in Czech society changing and who is making themselves heard? Chaired by Tomáš Sacher. Confirmed guests: Petra Hůlová (novelist), Janek Rubeš (journalist, Stream.cz), Matěj Stropnický (Green Party), Tereza Jurečková (E&Y socially responsible businesswoman of the year, Pragulic.cz) and Vít Klusák.

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