London’s Czech and Slovak embassies have been working hard of late to put on a fine array of cultural events so I thought I’d share some of those I’ve become aware of:
Thursday, 23rd October (12 Midday), Slovak Embassy: Tourism & Spa in Slovakia: Discover the Hidden Gem of Central Europe
Finally: Slovakia doing a bit to promote itself overseas. This event will feature some tastings of Slovakia’s famous wine, Slovak nibbles (mmm) and also have presentations about some of its incredible spas – including those at Poprad and Piešt’any.
Friday, 24th October (6:30pm), The Gallery, Alan Baxter Associates, 75-77 Cowcross Street: Moravian Wine Tasting
You know what? I’d go to this one. The Czech Republic’s Moravian wine region kicks off under an hour from my house yet I’ve never really sampled it. Czech wine isn’t as good as Slovak wine, of course, but some of the wines that will be on offer have not previously been available to the public. This event is organised by The Friends of Czech Heritage. Tickets are £20 each.
Thursday, 27th November (6:30pm), Czech Embassy: The Velvet Revolution 25 Years On
A historian examines reactions to the fall of Communism and the regime change in Czechoslovakia in 1989. Tickets: £15.
NB: The Slovak Embassy is at 25 Kensington Palace Gardens and the Czech Embassy is at 26 Kensington Palace Gardens. The nearest tube station to each is Notting Hill Gate. You see? Inseparable, even after 25 years…