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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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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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Orwell Society launches

‘The Orwell Society has been set up to create a means by which anyone can become better acquainted with, and share their appreciation for, the life and work of George Orwell. The site will act as a virtual forum for … Continue reading

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Oliver Heald: Orwell Festival “an excellent initiative”

Gofblog is pleased to relay a message of support for the George Orwell Festival from Conservative MP for Hertfordshire North East Oliver Heald, who writes: “George Orwell’s Animal Farm has inspired and challenged many generations of young people to think … Continue reading

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First event dedicated to one of our most powerful writers

George Orwell leased a cottage in Wallington, near Baldock, Hertfordshire, from 1936 until 1940, and then as an occasional or weekend retreat until 1947, when he was otherwise in London (during much of the Second World War) and in Jura (after the … Continue reading

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