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november 2019

22nov8:00 pmMultiplying The Light: An Evening with journalist Horatio Morpurgo

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Event Details

Friday 22 November 8pm

The Literary & Scientific Institute, 51 East Street, Bridport DT6 3JX

Tickets: £8.00

Available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre. Tel no. 01308 424901 or online here

Also available from LSI and Eventbrite

Horatio Morpurgo has written on Europe for over 20 years.

Starting from Prague as the Cold War ended, he will take us on a journey through Europe’s deep past, into its 20th century conflicts and so to the present.

Whether or not we leave, he argues, only some such journey can resolve the

underlying turmoil.

A witness himself to the collapse of Communist rule in Czechoslovakia thirty years ago, Horatio Morpurgo will tell the longer story of Britain’s Czech connection and how much has depended upon it. Few people are aware of the Czech philosopher who was invited to address England’s parliament in 1641. But his visit would have far-reaching consequences. Morpurgo will show how the memory of this vital connection was kept alive even during Chamberlain’s betrayal of 1938. It turned up in songs of resistance to the Soviet invasion of 1968 – songs which were sung once again in 1989. Lest we forget.

Time

(Friday) 8:00 pm

Location

Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute

East Street, Bridport

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