Simon Parkin: A Prison of Luminaries

  • Mon 22 Aug 13:00 - 14:00
  • Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court
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Simon Parkin: A Prison of Luminaries

In 1940, the British government ordered the internment of all German refugees in a camp on the Isle of Man. Behind the barbed wire were large numbers of talented experts and artists, who soon transformed the camp into a centre of creative endeavour. Join Simon Parkin, author of the award-winning A Game of Birds and Wolves, as he introduces his riveting non-fiction book, The Island of Extraordinary Captives, chaired by fellow author Rodge Glass.

Categories: Art/Design/Photography, Brexit/Europe, History, Human Rights, War/Terrorism

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