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DVORAK SOCIETY AGM.

25-4-15. Plenty Of Classical Music Coming Up. BBC Radio 3, Live In Concert. Jiri Belohlavek Conducts the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Smetana " Bartered Bride ". Find it Hard to Believe. That it was Not a Success, at First. British Violinist, Chloe Hanslip Played Mendelssohn & V Williams " Lark Ascending ". Chloe, Very Busy. Leaves after This Concert. For Praha. To Play for Another Czech Orchestra, The National, Tomorrow. The Czech Philharmonic then Play The Dvorak Symphony No 7. Finish with Encore, Dvorak Slavonic Dance No 3. Head to London. For The Dvorak Society AGM. Held at The City Of London School. Meeting was in The Asquith Room. Complete with Some Nice Portrait Paintings. Good One Of Prince Charles. Hot, Sun Shining In from Windows. Overlooking The Thames. Meeting Finish,s with Refreshments. Followed by a Delightful Song Recital. In the School Assembly Hall. By Julia Weatherley ( Emmy Destinn Prize Winner 2013 ). With Panaretos Kyriatzidis ( Piano ). …

LOVELY GREEN EYES.

By Arnost Lustig. Author who Survived Auschwitz. Purchased from Pankrac, While in Praha. Book, Bleak & Harsh in Tone. 15 Year Old Hanka. Loses Her Family to The gas Chambers. Does What She Needs, To Survive. Among Freezing Temperatures, the Rats & The Wolves. The Evil SS & Their Deluded Viewpoint. Remember, Ivan Klima. Who Stated. Never Feel Sorry for the Germans. Their Arrogance. Plus there was No Need to Carry on with the Killing. When the War, was Lost. Hundreds in The East Killed. Placed in Pits. Following Morning. Looked Like the Bodies were Moving. It was Not. Just Thousands of Rats !. Though She Lived On. The Memories Never Leave & Haunt Her. It also Disturbs the Rabbi. Who Hears of Her Trauma. We Will Not Forget the Holocaust. Nor Should We.

DAUNT BOOKS.

23-3-15. I Like Special Kind of Books. Mostly Central European. Like Foyles. Though Last Year. Had Large List. They Only Had One !. I am in Debt to Jantar Publishing. Pointing Me in the Direction of Daunt Books. 83 Marylebone High Street. London WIU. Go to Baker Street Tube. Old Traditional Book Shop. Easy to Find. Shop is Famous for its Travel Books. It Has Good Idea of Having Books. Indexed for Each World Country. Czech Republic has Good Selection. Some Which i did not know of. Bought Paul Leppin " Severins Journey Into The Dark ". End Of Short Break. Head to Victoria. Good Move. More Building Work. National Bus. Leaves London - Rush Hour Traffic. Quite Amazing. That it Calls at Milton Keynes. Horrific Roadworks on M1. Change Drivers at Chesterfield. After All This. Very Impressed that it Arrived at Sheffield. Spot on Time. Driver, Take a Bow !.

JAN KAPLICKY DRAWINGS.

23-3-15. Take Breakfast at Lord Kensington. Leave In Good Time for Earls Court Tube Station. Wait for 35 Mins, For Travel Ticket. Two Desks Open. Main Problem. One Group of People who Monopolize Counter. Queue Massive. Some People are So Selfish !. Not Everybody Has Never Ending Time. They Were Still Their. Even after Purchasing Ticket. Then Spend Most of Morning Trying to Navigate Tube. Tottenham Court Road, Shut. Manage to Reach Euston Tap. Does Not Open, while Mid Day. They Lose My Business. Then on to . AA School. 36 Bedford Square. Exhibition " Jan Kaplicky Drawings ". Supported By the CZ Embassy, & Czech Centre, London. Exhibition is in the Upstairs, Front Members Room. Jan Kaplicky ( 1937 - 2009 ). Loved Drawing at Home. In 1979 Formed Future Systems with David Nixon. Clients included NASA. One of the Projects, Space Station ( 1984 ). Then in 1984. Future Systems was Owned by Kaplicky & Amanda Levete. Very Interesting Exhibition. Loved the " Blob "…