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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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‘Last Man in Europe’ brings triumphal Festival week to moving close

Michael McEvoy’s one-man play about George Orwell ‘The Last Man in Europe’, presented in St Mary church, Wallington (where Orwell himself was married) was a moving conclusion to the 2011 Festival. Our gratitude and best wishes to everyone who attended the … Continue reading

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Down-and-out 2011 – being homeless in Paris and London

Some 80 years after George Orwell chronicled the lives of the hard-up and destitute in his book Down and Out in Paris and London, what has changed? A journalist revisits his classic account of homelessness in Paris and London: On … Continue reading

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