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2015
Past Festivals

Past Event

The Harriet Martineau Lecture

Masha Gessen

Introduced by Ali Smith

Presented with New Writing South

Celebrated Russian-American journalist, author and activist Masha Gessen is world-renowned for her outspoken opposition to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, and as Russia’s leading LGBT rights activist. At one stage she was, in her own words, ‘probably the only publicly out gay person in the whole of Russia’. Her latest book, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, is an investigation into the origins and motivations of the dissident art-punk group that made headlines around the world.

An exploration of freedom of speech and investigative journalism.

This event has sold out, but will be live streamed. Watch it here.

Year
2015
When
Sun 17 May, 8pm


Tickets
£10
There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage charges (50p standard or £1.50 recorded delivery) apply