Bishwajeet Mookherjee explains the background to his film, which is available on Youtube:- "2017 is being celebrated as the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagraha movement. In 1917, Gandhi had arrived at Motihari to protest against the exploitation faced by the Indigo farmers. Here he launched the first Satyagraha movement on Indian soil. But Motihari…Read more George Orwell… in the land of Satyagraha
Opening Night of '1984' at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre My Two Cents by Carol Biederstadt It may have taken 68 years, but George Orwell finally made it to the big stage of Broadway when Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s 1984 opened at New York’s Hudson Theatre on June 22nd. Premiering in the UK in…Read more ‘1984’ at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre
The events of Dia Orwell (Orwell Day) 2017 have been announced, taking place this year on July 5th and July 6th. The main event on July 5th is speaker Timothy Garton Ash. On July 6th there is a debate between Antonio Monegal and Manel Ollé on dystopia as a fiction. Dia Orwell, organised by Miquel…Read more Barcelona 2017 July 5/6 Dia Orwell
Michael Bully's recent post on his World War 2 poetry blog, recalls both a poetic response to the hellish visions of area bombing, and to the contention between Vera Brittain and George Orwell over that strategy. Michael Bully refers to Richard Westward's article 'Vera Brittain versus George Orwell', originally published in Tribune and now available…Read more Cologne, Brittain, Orwell, Recalled
Our article on British Pamphleteers, the two-volume project on which George Orwell worked with his friend Reginald Reynolds, has been updated. It was thought that George Orwell made only general suggestions towards Volume Two, due to the collapse in his health, but Orwell Society member Richard Young has identified a proof title page showing that…Read more British Pamphleteers – A New Discovery
by Carol Biederstadt "What makes this play so utterly convincing, however, are the first-rate performances of the entire cast" 1984 runs in Barcelona until June 11th 2017 Booking Details Here It was 80 years ago that George Orwell arrived in Barcelona to take up arms against the fascists in the Spanish Civil War, serving…Read more 1984 at the Versus Teatre in Barcelona, Spain
Liam Hunt re-visits the Buddicom Thesis Jacintha Buddicom was a close childhood friend of the future George Orwell, whom she knew as Eric Blair. They first met in 1914, when Jacintha was thirteen and Eric eleven. Over the next eight years Jacintha and her siblings Prosper and Guinever saw a lot of Eric during their…Read more Why Did Orwell Go To Burma?