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GRAHAM GREENE: Festival celebrating famous former resident coming to Berkhamsted

 Published on: 5th September 2022   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Berkhamsted residents are invited to attend the 23rd Graham Greene International Festival, an annual event created to celebrate one of Berkhamsted’s most famous former residents.

Graham Greene, an author and journalist known for works such as Brighton Rock and The Power and the Glory, attended Berkhamsted School, where his father was the headmaster, in the early 20th century.

The festival started on September 9 and will run until October 2, featuring talks, readings and screenings. The events will take place at the Town Hall, Civic Centre and Berkhamsted School.

The highlights of the festival include speakers from both the UK and abroad who will pose questions about Greene and his life, a talk on the author’s plays, a showing of a BBC Arena special on his early life, and a screening of the film Monsignor Quixote.

Giles Clark, chairman of the Graham Greene Trust, said: “I am really excited about this year’s event as there is an excellent eclectic blend of sessions.”

The event is hosted by Dr Christopher Hull, sponsored by Greene King, and supported by Berkhamsted School and Berkhamsted Town Council. To find out more, visit www.grahamgreenebt.org

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