XXIII Royal Silvering of Kutná Hora

The Czech Museum of Silver invites you on 21 – 22 June 2014 to the XXIII annual Royal Silvering of Kutná Hora historic festival. This annual historic festival is organised by the Silver Kutná Hora civic association in collaboration with the CMS. This grand festival will return Kutná Hora’s Royal upper town to the year 1414. More at www.stribreni.cz.

Glass Fair

The Glass Art Centre, Glassworks František in Sázava, invites you to the Glass Fair, which is taking place on 5 July 2014 in the new Glass Art Centre in Sázava. opening hours and admission to the Glass Art Centre

Middle Ages Revived by the castle, or Mediaeval crafts at first hand

The Friends of Zlenice Castle club invites you to their Middle Ages Revived by the castle, or Mediaeval crafts at first hand event, which will take place on 26 -27 July 2014 at Zlenice Castle. Come and look around and try for yourself these ancient crafts: spinning, weaving, leather imprinting, metal forging etc. Further information at www.zlenice.cz.

Strawberry festival in Benice recalls the region’s tradition of growing strawberries

The Strawberry festival (Jahodobraní), which is organised by the Benice baroque estate in the Benešov region, recalls the tradition of growing strawberries in Bohemia. The complete programme will revolve around this summer treat. It will include tastings of strawberry delicacies, and a varied programme for children. Any visitors bringing home-made products containing strawberries is in with the chance of winning some valuable prizes. ‘Not many people know that nearby Krňany is considered the cradle of strawberry growing in Bohemia. Strawberry…

The World of Magdalena Stárková-Timplová at the castle in Týnec nad Sázavou

From 29 May until 30 July, pictures, sculptures, illustrations and paintings on silk are exhibited in the castle in Týnec nad Sázavou by castle warden and artist in one person, Magdalena Stárková-Timplová under the title ‘My World’, and give an insight into a life full of joy and comfort. ‘I’m naturally an optimist, which is why I don’t want to put anything negative in my pictures; there are enough bad things around us, so why would I want to make…

Benešov brewery opens to children on 21 June with games and fun competitions organised

Fairytales, competitions, games and art workshops are on offer on Children’s Day, to take place on 21 June from 1 pm in Benešov’s Ferdinand Brewery. As well as fun, the kids will also find out about the secrets of beer production, being shown, for example, what barley and hop flowers look like, and what the malt house, copper and fermentation room are. The event is part of the ‘Beer, hops, malt – I like it’ project being undertaken by Ferdinand…