Sunday, 25 June 2017

Bridgwater Students Uncover Czech History

Signing the Clash Day proclamation live on (American) air
Bridgwater College has sent numerous groups with us over the years to various locations. One of the most popular is the history/sociology group of Ian Luckhurst. This year they came to Prague and looked at the second world war, the years of communism, modern Czech Republic and even took part in a link up with KEXP Radio Seattle to celebrate International Clash Day.
 and visited an ice hockey game at the Slavia Prague Eden stadium

6 Feb

Honza Muzik tells the story of the Prague
Own arrangements to Bristol airport by 0530  Easyjet (EZY6265) Dep 0730 arr 1030    1100 met by Brian + bus (PRAGOTOURS ) 1100 –1200   BUS TO Hotel Carol  Kurta Konráda 12 Praha 9 Czech Republic Phone +420 284 019 911    1300 tram to centre ;-Familiarisation tour of Prague -Theme;- Historic Prague (Namesti republiky/civic house/powder tower/old town square/jewish quarter/charles bridge/Castle) 1730 return by tram to hotel ;-  1900 evening meal  Restaurace u Brázdů – Švejk (5 minutes from hotel)
7 Feb   
Clash Day in Prague
08.00 0900 BREAKFAST                                
09.00-1200  school visit
1200-1400 free time in centre for lunch                   
1400 to Vrsovice district
1500-1800 CLASH DAY-V Lesu Krymská 12, Praha 10 – Vršovice. This is a rock venue/café which we have booked for these 3 hours. We will be linking live with radio KEXP in Seattle. Theme will be punk rock and it’s influence in USA/UK and Czech republic. Czech musicians will be present and some of us will be interviewed. There will be a discussion involving the students
1700 meal will be at venue
1800 return to hotel   Evening free
8 Feb
Remembering the Children of Lidice
0800-0900   BREAKFAST    
Velvet revolution & Communism themed day
Walking tour of velvet revolution + communism + Lenka Phillipova (Lecturer at Charles uni) > Wenceslas Sq. (Palach's memorial, hotel Jalta, Melantrich), Národní třída, have a look at the Theatre on the Balustrade (where Havel started as a playwriter) than across the river towards the Kampa park and the John Lennon's Wall, memorial to Václav Havel,small museum of surveillance in St. Nicolas belfry
1300-1430 free time for lunch + Optional  Museum of anti-Communism
1500 return to hotel for break 
1700 to Vrsovice   by tram> Eden Arena, a.s.U Slavie 1540/2a 100 00 Prague 10  (Slavia tram stop)
1800 ice hockey game  AT Eden Slavia v Usti nad labem Vladivostocká 1460/10, Praha 10 - Vršovice, 2100  (tram slavia>Prubezna)
2130 meal at Strašnická mincovna - nekuřácká restaurace U Hráze 125/27, Praha 10 Strašnice
Tram / metro back to Ceskomoravska (40 mins)
9 Feb
Bumping into some old friends -Dagmar, Pavla and Neil
0800 BREAKFAST       
0900 >   World war 2 themed day-  0930 site of attentat (Heydrich assassination)
1030 to the Krypt  
1100 Krypt- Národní památník hrdinů heydrichiády:  open 9am-5pm (free entry)
1200-1300 free time
Afternoon ; -National Memorial on the Vítkov hill (built as a memorial to the Czech WWI Resistance, later  Monument of the Victory of the Working Class and briefly a mausoleum of Klement Gottwald). It requires some walking. Great view.
Return to hotel by 1700
1900 tram to Dejvice for Bowling  ( Bílá 6, Praha 6 tel.: 774 900 004
2000 – 2230 Bowling;-We have exclusive use of 3 lanes + Czech guests + pizza for evening meal
2230 return to Ceskomoravska   
10 Feb
Re-enacting the Heydrich assassination on the actual site
0800 BREAKFAST                            
1000  day trip by BUS>>TEREZIN (45mins) 1100-1245
1245-1345 Terezin >Lidice  (1 hour) via Velvary a Kamenny most
1345-1445 and free time on site
1445 Lidice to airport (15 mins) Be at airport by 1500
Prague To Bristol; EASYJET flight 6268 dep. 1700 arr 1815

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