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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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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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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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