Trust & Festival News

Graham Greene and François Truffaut: Footnote to a Film

Graham Greene and François Truffaut: Footnote to a Film By: Martin Smit Translation: Sunny Resch In 2013 Rozenberg Quarterly published an article about an amateur movie that shows novelist Graham Greene during his stay in Congo in 1959. A less well known is the fact that Graham Greene had a minor role in an actual […]

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Festival 2020 – Cancelled

It is with very great regret that we have to announce that the Graham Greene 2020 Festival has been cancelled owing to the on-going global coronavirus pandemic. The Trustees  delayed taking this decision until they felt there was no other option, ever mindful of those who travel some distance to attend. Please turn to the […]

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Please don’t forget

It is very easy, during these unique, disturbing and tragic times, to forget routine matters. Last month, some of you who are ‘Friends of the Trust’ received letters inviting you to renew your membership. Many have done so and very promptly. We thank  you for that. Some of you may have forgotten. If you are […]

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The Third Man Rises Again

The Budapest Times reports that the famous Third Man Museum in Vienna is to re-open on 13 June, contrary to reports that it had shut its doors for good as a consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic. The museum proudly claims that it runs without subsidies or sponsorship. Its co-founder and owner Gerhard Strassgschwandtner (left) commented, […]

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Julia Clark

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Julia Clark, wife of the Trust’s Chairman Giles. Julia died peacefully at home on Sunday 19 April after a comparatively short illness. Those who knew Julia would describe her as a ‘character’: funny, often outspoken, even audacious – but great company. She was a […]

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Corona Virus and the Festival

The Birthplace Trust is keeping the question of whether or not we can go ahead with the 2020 Graham Greene International Festival, 1-4 October under continuous review. At present, we feel it is still too early to take any decision. When we do so we will inform you through this website. In the meantime, please […]

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RESEARCHING AND WRITING ABOUT GRAHAM GREENE

Graham Greene seems to encourage a steady but unceasing stream of researchers and writers who find unexplored avenues and inspiration in his work. This might be because what he wrote touched so many aspects of the human psyche. It might be because the fact that by gaining fame in his own lifetime, he benefited from […]

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NOT FOR BROADCAST

It is a well known fact that Graham Greene refused to appear on television. Intriguingly, therefore, in recent days some footage has emerged of him being interviewed  aboard the transatlantic liner RMS Queen Elizabeth in February 1950. The clue as to why it is now available is the ‘Not for Broadcast’ warning it carries because […]

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Festival 2020 – February Update

More news about the exciting line-up for Festival 2020 has now been released. It seems that ‘theatre’, the environment in which Greene felt he could relax and enjoy himself, is to the fore in several of the themes our contributors have chosen. Ben Frost and Richard Hough will be interviewed by Mike Hill on the […]

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