About this event:
[8.1.2020] 10 years ago, award-winning photojournalist Julio Etchart, inspired by George Orwell’s book, Burmese Days, followed the thread of the story by documenting the writer’s original locations in present-day Myanmar. Alongside a travelogue, Etchart combined his images with excerpts from the novel, and exhibited the project at the Frontline Club for the launch of one of the annual editions of the Orwell Prize for political writing. Etchart then followed up this visual narrative with inspiration from Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia, a quest that took him to Catalonia and Aragon, the main settings of the historical account of those hostilities that were to become a preamble to the Second World War.
The result, Imagining Orwell, is a unique display of images, text and artifacts, and commemorates the 70th anniversary of the writer’s death. Etchart will give a conducted tour, followed by a screening of 1984 and a panel discussion, on 20 January. Tickets cost £5 and can be booked at the Rich Mix box office.