Monday, 7 December 2015

Uherske Hradiste Wine Festival 2015

Mayor Redman and Cllr Smedley in UH
September is the time of the Uherske Hradiste Wine festival.We try to take a Mayor over there if we can. This year (as we usually do) we succeeded. Hence our civic group was Cllr Leigh Redman (Mayor) Mrs Tracy Redman (Mayoress) Cllr Brian Smedley, Cllr Peter Johnstone, Mrs Janet Johnstone, Mr Tim Mander, Mr Dean Fox and Mrs Karen Fox.

The group flew from Bristol to Prague, spent a couple of nights there and then headed east for Moravia. The programme went something like this;-

Mon 7 sept

The Mayor flies in
Fly Easyjet  EZY6267  Bristol to Prague 1820 arr 2120
Transfer to hotel by public transport
Accom Hotel Arlington Kurta Konrada Praha-Liben
Tues 8 sept
Mayoress tries some aerobics
0800-0900 breakfast
0900 Guided tour of Prague
1900 Social evening with Czech friends
Wed 9 sept
Nutcase, Dr Evil and Confused Mayor
0800-0900 breakfast
0900 -Free time in Prague
Free evening
Thurs 10 sept

2 Mayors and 1 Glorious Leader
0800-0900 breafast
1000 Travel to UH by mikrobus –
Accom;- Hotel Maxi, Marianske Nam, UH
1500 Familiarisation tour of UH
1900 Social event with Bridgwater/UH friends at U Juraku wine cellar
Fri 11 sept
The Bridgwater delegation
0800-0900 breakfast
0900-1100 Mayoress led the flying option in the small plane of Antonin Machala while the Mayor had a go on the flight simulator
1100-1300 visit to Akropolis family centre
1300 Lunch with UH council
1430 visit to Slovacke Muzeum
1600 Opening of New Slovacko Market
1700 Polish & Hungarian delegates arrive/CM Ohnica perform in Masaryk Nam
1800 Dinner with all twinning reps
2000 Opening ceremony of UH wine festival
Sat 12 sept
Bridgwater 'on the march'
0800-0900 breakfast in Hotel
0900 Participate in Procession-Vinohradska to Masaryk Nam
1300 Goblet of wine at Hotel Slunce + buffet
1500 Microregions (stalls etc)
1800 Hungarian Wind Orchestra in Masaryk Nam
1900 Dinner
2000 Vinohradska wine wanderings
Sun 13 sept
Mayoress makes friends
0830-0930 breakfast
0930 wine tasting in Reduta (+Fair and Markets)
1200 Lunch
1400 departure to Prague (Airport by1955)
Fly 2155 arr 2305  Easyjet EZY6268

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