30 November -0001—24 October 2009
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A unique chance to see a reading of the powerful play ‘Look Europe’ by the Iranian playwright Ghazi Rabihavi. The play is based on what happened to English PEN’s Honorary Member Faraj Sarkohi, editor of Adineh, the only independent journal in Iran, when he was arrested in 1996 and accused of spying. The recent mass arrests of journalists in Iran have given the play a sharp relevance today.
Harold Pinter produced and performed in the play at the Almeida Theatre in October 1997, saying ‘I wanted to…bring this play to the light’ in view of its wider implications for freedom of the press and general freedom of expression.
Faraj Sarkohi himself has agreed to speak at the Q&A session following the reading. Other speakers will include Judith Vidalhall (Index on Censorship), Val Warner (English PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee) and Iranian Honorary Member Yousef Azizi.
Organised by the Hammersmith and Fulham Group of Amnesty International.
To book tickets:
Please book seats in advance on www.amnesty.org.uk/events. A donation of £5 will be requested on the door, but please do give more if you can.
How to get there:
Nearest stations: Old Street (Exit 3) or Liverpool Street (Exit escalator to Bishopsgate)
Originally posted with the url: www.englishpen.org/events/otherevents/lookeuropebyghazirabihavi/