Category Archives: Orwell today

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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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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Murakami tells a great story in Orwellian ‘IQ84’

“During the past few weeks, I’ve spent somewhere between 50 and 70 hours lost in the world of 1Q84, the much-anticipated Haruki Murakami novel paying homage to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four… Sorry, but I can’t be more precise.” – Mike … Continue reading

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After Orwell – poetry id poems from the 2011 Festival online

Poems from After Orwell, the event and the book of poems by poetry id, are now available in the book of that name and a selection of poems from the collection will be made available online here – the poems … Continue reading

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View John Bird’s Festival opening address online

Big Issue Films is presenting highlights of its founder John Bird’s address at the opening of the George Orwell Festival on 9 September. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch John’s frank and sometimes controversial account of how Orwell’s work informed his … Continue reading

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‘The enduring myth of George Orwell’

Review on Salon.com of John Rodden’s new book The Unexamined Orwell which examines the legendary status the Nineteen Eighty-Four author has achieved since his death…

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Hitchens makes ‘an Orwell pilgrimage’…

Daily Mail journalist and commentator Peter Hitchens – star panellist of the George Orwell Festival Debate ‘What would Orwell write about today?’ that took place in Letchworth in front of a capacity audience last Friday evening – has blogged about  … Continue reading

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‘Orwell was one of my biggest inspirations’ reveals John Bird at Festival opening

The George Orwell Festival 2011 was launched yesterday evening with sound and fury by John Bird MBE, respected editor and founder of the international street newspaper The Big Issue. In his opening keynote address at David’s Bookshop, Letchworth, Bird spoke passionately … Continue reading

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