Havel to the Cafe!

Hradcanske Square, November 17, 2021,1 pm

There is only one thing I will not concede: that it might be meaningless to strive in a good cause.

― Vaclav Havel, Summer Meditations

On Wednesday, November 17 at 1 pm a special ‘procession’ will depart from the statue of the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomas Garrique Masaryk, in front of Prague Castle arriving eventually at Cafe Slavia.

The procession will carry a bronze bust of Vaclav Havel – the first for Prague – by sculptor Maria Seborova to be put on permanent display at Cafe Slavia.

The public is invited to join this joyous, celebratory procession and are encouraged to wear costume if they wish or to carry keys. The procession will stop at a number of key sites relevant to Vaclav Havel – his Bench at Maltezske Square and the Theatre on the Balustrade – at which readings of his work in Czech and English will take place. The procession will conclude at around 3:30 pm at Havel Square at the National Theatre.

Please spread the word and join us in honoring the late President!

The event is jointly organized by Amnesty International Czech Republic, The Vaclav Havel Library and the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.

Press release Havel to the Cafe!