We celebrate Vaclav Havel's birthday

On 5/10, Václav Havel would be 80 and we are calling all who appreciate him to a celebration. A concert, Havel’s speech, Wenceslas Square full. Will it happen? We haven’t felt the need to attempt such a thing since 1989. Now, we do. Together we’ll manage.

Author: VH80

  • Poster and badge made by Pasta Oner

  • Photography of Vaclav Havel by Ondrej Nemec

  • Photography of Vaclav Havel by Ondrej Nemec

  • T-shirt with Havel by Forum2000

  • T-shirt with Havel by Pasta Oner 1

  • Poster by Pasta Oner

  • Poster by Pasta Oner 4

  • Photography of VH by Ondrej Nemec

  • Photography of VH by Ondrej Neme

  • Photography of VH by Ondrej Neme

  • Photography of VH by Ondrej Neme

  • T-shirt with Havel by Pasta Oner 2

  • Vaclav Havel's Notes

  • Painting "Success" by Pasta Oner

  • Shining Bracelet

  • LP "Mesto ER" by Michal Prokop

  • Photography by Oldrich Skacha 1

  • Photography by Oldrich Skacha 2

  • Photography by Oldrich Skacha 3

  • Music record of the song "Mili spoluobcane"

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How it started

Speaking about this year’s anniversary of Havel’s birthday, it occurred to us that it is his personality that can connect people who cherish the opportunity to live in a free, responsible, democratic, and open society. And that it’s about time to show that there are many of them, and they don’t want the opportunity to be taken away.

What we are aiming at

To commemorate Václav Havel, publicly and distinctly. To give people who respect him and appreciate his thoughts and attitudes a possibility to express their support. To remind ourselves that truth and love have a purpose and, hopefully, a firm place in life.

What’s being set up

A stage for four great bands, a sound system for the square, large screens. Words that Václav Havel pronounced years ago, sounding even more urgent nowadays. A fascinating music programme. An introduction by Bishop Václav Malý, whose voice has been linked to Wenceslas Square since 1989. Presenter Emma Smetana. No politicians. Internet streaming available throughout the country.

The event is supported by Václav Havel Library within its year-long project Havel@80.

All that we have arranged so far did not cost much. We have an awesome and energetic team of volunteers who put their hearts into the project. But this is just the beginning and we cannot proceed further without you. We believe that we will succeed in raising money for the technical support of the event comprising the stage, sound system, screens, and streaming together with cleaning services, security etc. We will also need money to spread the information everywhere, including the places our intense social-media activity has not reached. Only then will there be hope that the idea of Wenceslas Square full of people listening to Havel again can come true…

If, all together, we can collect at least 400.000 CZK which represents a necessary foundation, we could succeed, fellow citizens.

...and more

Your participation, both in terms of money contributed and your presence at the anniversary event, is a tremendous boost to the whole venture. A token of appreciation, an interesting experience, a memento that you were part of it all, please choose from the rewards offered for your support that will make our common celebration of Havel happen.

Who we are

VH80 association was founded by a group of friends, both young and middle-aged, in the eightieth-anniversary year of Václav Havel. It was created for a single reason: to subscribe, clearly and publicly, to what they consider the intellectual and moral heritage of their favourite author, brave man, extraordinary personality, and president. And to enable others to do the same – on the anniversary day at Wenceslas Square in Prague and in other cities and towns across the Czech Republic.They are not affiliated with any political party or movement, have been living happily since 1989, and have not felt the urge to do anything of this nature – until now.

Why we do it

We would like to see Havel's anniversary proving that the moral, social, and political principles linked to him are in no way marginal, outdated or irrelevant. We hope to demonstrate that many people who revered them in the past continue to profess them and that – more importantly – the same principles attract those who did not live to see Vaclav Havel as a dissident and perhaps were not yet able to perceive him as president.

News

Sep 16, 2016 Program Details

Bishop Václav Malý, Havel’s friend and the voice of the 1989 manifestations, will open the event and Emma Smetana, a singer and presenter, will host the rest of the programme. Throughout the evening, the bands Mydy Rabycad, Korben Dallas and others will perform. All of the event’s organisers and…

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  • 32 Shining Commemorative Bracelet

    To thank all supporters, you will receive also a shining bracelet together with other rewards. It is intended to connect the whole Vaclavske namesti on October 5. Also those who did not choose any of the rewards but would like to support the event. You can pick up the badge in person during the event on October 5 or we can send it to you. In this case, please add additional 25 CZK for postage to the entire amount.

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    EUR 2.35
    (CZK 60)
  • 42 Wall of Fame

    Celebrate on stage! Your name will be placed together with the names of other supporters on an LED screen that will be located on stage throughout the entire evening. Every one hundred counts! Thank you, any form of help is important to us!

     

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    EUR 3.91
    (CZK 100)
  • 135 Young Havel

    Your name will be placed on the Wall of Fame plus you will get a badge with the VH80 visual created by Pasta Oner. You can pick up the badge in person during the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you. In this case, please add additional 25 CZK for postage to the entire amount. Thank you for every purchased badge that will enable us to create this event!
     

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    EUR 5.87
    (CZK 150)
  • 91 Havel up-to-date in MP3

    Have you ever heard all of Havel's speeches? We did and edited them for you into a seven minute ‚best of ‘. Words that are still valid and will accompany the VH80 event. Get it as a commemoration of the celebration of President Havel’s 80th birthday. At the same time your name will appear on the Wall of Fame. The reward will be shared with you via e-mail. Thank you that together with the VH80 team you care about the commemoration and celebration of our President.

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    EUR 9.78
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  • 3 from 100 Havel T-shirt

    Your name on the Wall of Fame and a t-shirt with VH80 visual created by Oner Pasta. Vaše jméno na Zdi slávy a tričko s vizuálem VH80 od Pasty Onera. You can pick up the t-shirt in person during the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you.  In this case, please add additional 65 CZK for postage to the entire amount. It will not be possible without you! Thank you!

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    EUR 19.56
    (CZK 500)
  • 45 from 85 T-shirt with Havel by Forum2000

    Do you like the t-shirt from Forum 2000? You can have it for 500 together with your name on the Wall of Fame.
    You can pick up the t-shirt in person during the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you.  In this case, please add additional 65 CZK for postage to the entire amount. It will not be possible without you! Thank you!

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    EUR 19.56
    (CZK 500)
  • Sold out!! Book from Havel - Suspicious to Myself

    A book that you might not be able to get anywhere else but if you buy it here you can support the creation of the VH80 event. Suspicious to Myself is a personally tuned set of eight presidential speeches given by Vaclav Havel between the years 1990-1995. The book was donated by Vaclav Havel Library. And we will thank you on the Wall of Fame. You can pick up the book at the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you via registered post. In this case, please add additional 65 CZK for postage to the entire amount. Thank you for supporting us!

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    EUR 19.56
    (CZK 500)
  • Sold out!! Book from Havel - Divided by the Past

    A book that you might not be able to get anywhere else but if you buy it here you can support the creation of the VH80 event. The book was donated by Vaclav Havel Library. Five renowned historians focus on the formation of Czech political culture after 1989. We will thank you on the Wall of Fame. You can pick up the book at the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you via registered post. In this case, please add additional 65 CZK for postage to the entire amount. Your support is important to us; and we thank you for it!

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    EUR 19.56
    (CZK 500)
  • Sold out!! Book from Havel - Anticodes

    A book that you might not be able to get anywhere else, donated to by Vaclav Havel Library. This collection of poems by Vaclav Havel was first published in 1964. We will also thank you on the Wall of Fame. You can pick up the book at the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you via registered post. In this case, please add additional 65 CZK for postage to the entire amount. A great thanks belongs to you for all your support!

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    EUR 19.56
    (CZK 500)
  • Sold out!! Book from Havel - An Occasional Portrait

    A book that you might not be able to get anywhere else, dedicated and published by Vaclav Havel Library. The texts have been written in the occasion of Havel's 75th birthday. Memories of friends, colleagues, essays and analyses, plus lots of photos from private archives as well as from well-known photographers. You will be able to locate yourself among the other supporters on the Wall of Fame. You can pick up the book at the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you via registered post. In this case, please add additional 65 CZK for postage to the entire amount. Thank you for your help!

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    EUR 19.56
    (CZK 500)
  • 43 Havel complete

    You don’t know what to choose? Support us by buying a package featuring Havel in all forms. Not only you will find your name on the Wall of Fame but you will also get a badge, shirt and the seven-minute speech. You can pick up the reward in person at the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you via registered post. In this case, please add additional 65CZK for postage to the entire amount. Thank you for supporting us!

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    EUR 27.39
    (CZK 700)
  • 3 from 20 David Koller - CD

    CD s osobním věnováním a poděkováním za vaši podporu od Davida Kollera a také poděkování na Zdi slávy. Davidovo cd si můžete vyzvednout přímo na akci 5.10., nebo na vaší poště, kam vám ho zašleme, pokud k částce přidáte ještě 65 korun na poštovné, aby cd přišlo jako doporučený balíček. Děkujeme!

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  • 3 from 20 Lenka Dusilová - CD

    CD s osobním věnováním a poděkováním za vaši podporu od Lenky Dusilové a také poděkování na Zdi slávy. Lenky cd si můžete vyzvednout přímo na akci 5.10., nebo na vaší poště, kam vám ho zašleme, pokud k částce přidáte ještě 65 korun na poštovné, aby cd přišlo jako doporučený balíček. Děkujeme!

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  • 16 from 20 Michal Ambroz - CD

    CD with a personal thank you note for your support from Michal Ambroz and also your name on the Wall of Fame. You can pick up the CD at the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you via registered post. In this case, please add additional 65 CZK for postage to the entire amount. Thank you!

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    EUR 27.39
    (CZK 700)
  • Sold out!! Excursion to Vaclav Havel Library

    Zajímá vás, čemu se věnuje Knihovna Václava Havla? Proč existuje a kdo v ní pracuje? Podpořte nás částkou tisíc korun a získejte individuální exkurzi do této jedinečné instituce. A na Zdi slávy vám za vaši podporu také poděkujeme. Na termínu exkurze se domluvíme telefonicky. Děkujeme za vaši podporu!

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    EUR 39.12
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 8 from 10 Backstage Havel

    We thank you on the Wall of Fame and meet with you backstage at the event on October 5. There you will be able to meet all the performers and the VH80 team. Plus, you will get a badge, a shirt and Havel's speech. We will give you the t-shirt and the badge personally at the event and e-mail you the speech. Thank you for your support, without it we would be able to make it happen!

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    EUR 58.69
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 42 from 50 Havel Poster by Pasta Oner signed

    Originál plakátu akce VH80, který vám podepíše jeho autor Pasta Oner, a ještě vám poděkujeme na Zdi slávy. Plakát si můžete vyzvednout osobně na akci 5.10. Pokud jej raději chcete poslat poštou, pošlete nám prosím o 65 korun víc. Děkujeme, že nám pomáháte akci realizovat!

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    EUR 70.42
    (CZK 1,800)
  • 9 from 10 Backstage VH80

    Zajímá vás, co se děje v zákulisí akce VH80? Chcete se seznámit s hvězdami, které na VH80 hrají, a podívat se do backstage? Můžete! Poděkujeme vám za podporu osobně i na Zdi slávy. Odměnu si vyberete hned na akci. Místo a čas setkání si domluvíme telefonicky předem. 

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    EUR 78.25
    (CZK 2,000)
  • 7 from 20 Havel with Pasta

    You won’t forget the VH80 event with this package! At home you will hang the VH80 poster signed by the author, Pasta Oner. On top of that you get a t-shirt, badge, the speech in mp3 and your name will appear on the Wall of Fame. We can give you the reward personally or mail it to you if you add additional 100CZK to the 2000CZK. Thank you for being a part of this event and making it possible! 

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 78.25
    (CZK 2,000)
  • Sold out!! A Day in Vaclav Havel Library

    Jaké to je, být členem týmu Knihovny Václava Havla a pracovat na šíření jeho odkazu. Můžete si to na jeden pracovní den vyzkoušet. Seznámíte se s ředitelem Knihovny Michaelem Žantovským a strávíte celý den smysluplnou prací a poděkujeme vám i na Zdi slávy. Konkrétní termín návštěvy si dohodnete s Knihovnou Václava Havla. Děkujeme, že vás zajímá, jak žije Havlův odkaz dál!

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    EUR 97.81
    (CZK 2,500)
  • 20 from 20 Discover Prague Castle's Building with Zdenek Lukes

    Interesting tour at Prague Castle with a unique interpretation about the buildings by Zdenek Lukes, an architecture historian and author of the book Vaclav Havel's Prague. Date of the tour will be set after the event. Many thanks for your support!

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 156.49
    (CZK 4,000)
  • 2 from 2 Michal Prokop's Christmas Concert + CD

    2 tickets for Michal Prokop's christmas concert on December 21 in Forum Karlin, Prague. Songs from his LP "Mesto ER" live together with symphony orchestra from Karlovy Vary. On top of that 1 LP "Mesto ER" with dedication. You can pick up the reward at the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you via registered post. In this case, please add additional 65 CZK for postage to the entire amount. Thank you!

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 156.49
    (CZK 4,000)
  • Sold out!! Book of Vaclav Havel's photographs by Tomki Nemec

    Remember Vaclav Havel with a new book of black and white photoghraphs by Tomki Nemec. President Havel's personal photographer donated three books for this campaign with his dedication. You can pick up the book at the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you via registered post. In this case, please add additional 65 CZK for postage to the entire amount. See the book at www.havelbook.com. Thank you!

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    EUR 195.62
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 6 from 10 Discovering Vaclav Havel with Zdenek Lukes

    Příjemné odpoledne s autorem knihy Praha Václava Havla a skupinová výprava po stavbách, které jsou se životem Václava Havla spojeny, a o kterých vám během procházky víc řekne sám Zdeněk Lukeš, historik architektury. A my vám poděkujeme na Zdi slávy. Na termínu se dohodnete společně. Děkujeme, že nám pomáháte akci realizovat!

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    EUR 195.62
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 2 from 5 Photography of Vaclav Havel by Ondrej Nemec

    Five more highly demanded portraits of Vaclav Havel signed by Ondrej Nemec. You can pick up the photo in person at the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you via registered post. In this case, please add additional 100CZK for postage to the entire amount. Thank you for your interest!

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 273.87
    (CZK 7,000)
  • Sold out!! Photography of Vaclav Havel by Ondrej Nemec

    Ondrej Nemec, one of the most important photographers of President Havel, exclusively donated five autographed portraits of Vaclav Havel for our campaign. If you purchase a photo, your name will appear on the Wall of Fame. You can pick up the photo in person at the event on October 5 or we can mail it to you via registered post. In this case, please add additional 100CZK for postage to the entire amount. Thank you for wanting to remember Mr. President!

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 273.87
    (CZK 7,000)
  • Sold out!! Painting "Success" by Pasta Oner

    The author of visual look of this celebration, famous popartist Pasta Oner, donates for the event one of his bestseller painting "Success". Many thanks to Pasta as well as to the new owner of the painting. Handover will be discussed in person.

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    EUR 1,369.33
    (CZK 35,000)
  • 2 from 3 Photography of Vaclav Havel by Oldrich Skacha

    Highly valued photography by the deceased dokumentary photoprapher Oldrich Skacha known mainly for his pictures of Vaclav Havel. Special reward provided by Vaclav Havel's Library to significat supporters of the event. Many thanks!

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 1,956.18
    (CZK 50,000)
  • Sold out!! Book signed by Vaclav Havel

    A reward for a really big fan. The book The Increased Difficulty originally signed by Vaclav Havel. One and only in our campaign, plus your name on the Wall of Fame. It probably deserves to be picked up in person at the event, or we can arrange a personal hand over with you via telephone. We would very much like to thank you personally for this support.

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    EUR 1,956.18
    (CZK 50,000)
  • 1 from 1 Vaclav Havel's Notes

    A unique reward donated for this occasion by former Vaclav Havel's personal assistant. Personal notes by Vaclav Havel on a paper of A5 format. For a real devotee! Will be hand over in person with special thanks.

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    EUR 3,129.89
    (CZK 80,000)
  • 1 from 1 Music sheet of the song "Mili spoluobcane"

    Original music sheet of the song "Mili spoluobcane" which has been written, musicalized and recorded by Zdenek Sverak, Jaroslav Uhlir and David Koller for the occasion of 80 years anniversary of Vaclav Havel's birthday. You can hear the song at youtube under the name "VH 80 - Mili spoluobcane". A unique reward for a big supporter. We will thank you in person. 

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    EUR 3,129.89
    (CZK 80,000)