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Radio 4′s Great Lives programme features George Orwell.

Listen to the Radio 4 programme Great Lives. MP Alan Johnson, Matthew Paris and Jean Seaton discuss the life and works of George Orwell. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01mqpgh/Great_Lives_Series_28_George_Orwell/

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Are tyrants good for art?

An interesting piece from the BBC website by John Gray. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19202527

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The 2012 Festival programme is here!

  A programme with full details of this year’s festival is now available from David’s Bookshop, The Letchworth Tourist Information Centre, or by downloading here 2012 festival programme. Please be aware: There is a change to our published programme.  Unfortunately Gavin … Continue reading

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Barcelona Walking Tours

barcelona-spanish-civil-war-travel An interesting article from The Observer Magazine concerning a series of walking tours that feature Barcelona’s role in The Spanish civil war. The idea came from the tour guide, Stockport-born Nick Lloyd, who says “The people who take the … Continue reading

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‘Vanity Fair’ publishes Hitchens’s introduction to Orwell’s diaries…

The introduction to the diaries of George Orwell by the late essayist Christopher Hitchens has been published in US magazine Vanity Fair, UK Newspaper The Guardian reports today. In it Hitchens explores everything from Orwell’s “self-education away from… prejudices” to … Continue reading

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Oppenheim tipped to script new ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ movie

Orwell’s frighteningly prophetic tale of totalitarianism run amok, is once again headed to the silver screen. Read more here.

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George Orwell Festival 2012 calls for more volunteers

The George Orwell Festival 2012 (20th-23rd September 2012) is calling for volunteers who can contribute time and expertise to help make the 2012 venture as successful as last year’s inaugural event. The Festival is inviting people with an interest in … Continue reading

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MOBOTIX takes the spotlight at Orwell Festival…

SourceSecurity.com reports on one of the highlights of the George Orwell Festival: the well-received presentation from CCTV expert Stephen Burley which argued that: “Next-generation CCTV technology is shaping our future for the better”, complete with a demonstration of a cutting-edge … Continue reading

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“They’ve turned Occupy London into ‘Animal Farm’…”

According to a report in today’s Daily Mail, the Occupy London camp in the London’s financial district is “having trouble controlling its own financial affairs”: “This week some demonstrators were accused of becoming ‘elitist’ with too much power over the … Continue reading

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‘Hacking away at the truth’

“I wouldn’t have become a journalist were it not for George Orwell…” Read the full text of Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger’s Orwell Lecture 2011 – organised by Organised by the Orwell Trust and Birkbeck College, University of London – which … Continue reading

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