Trust & Festival News

The Final Countdown

The 21st Graham Greene International Festival is only a matter of days away. At present, fair weather is promised which means that, between events, festival-goers will be able to enjoy relaxed strolls in the historic Berkhamsted Castle grounds, along the tow-path of the Grand Union Canal or among the shops and restaurants of the vibrant […]

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A Message from our Festival Director

Dear All, I hope you are very well, enjoying the last of the summer, and looking forward to the Graham Greene International Festival 2019. I am delighted to inform you that Helen Boden will again be displaying the prints that have been produced in some of her art groups and this year, there will be […]

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Lucy Hill: A tribute

The recent and sudden death of Lucy – our fellow and youngest Trustee – gave us the greatest sorrow and heartache. In the first years of the Graham Greene International Festival, now some decades ago, we were struck by the attendance of the lovely and youthful Lucy, brought to us by her parents Mike and […]

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Greene & Nottingham: A Forthcoming Event

In A Sort of Life, Greene comments laconically that in Nottingham he found a town ‘as haunting as Berkhamsted’. He would later use it as a setting both for a novel and a play. On Saturday 19 October, at the Catholic Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas, there is a half day of study entitled ‘Faith, […]

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NEIL SINYARD & THE THIRD MAN

Regular Festival-goers will be very familiar with the name Neil Sinyard. Professor Sinyard has given a number of talks at Berkhamsted, particularly on Greene and the cinema. He has frequently ’rounded-off’ events in his inimitably witty, yet profound style, sending the Festivalites home with a smile on their faces. I am delighted to say that […]

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THE QUIET AMERICAN IN MOSCOW

The title of Professor Kevin Ruane talk on the Friday morning of the forthcoming festival makes interesting reading: ‘”It was our bible”: US Vietnam War era Reporters (1965-1975) and the impact of Graham Greene’s The Quiet American.’ The Quiet American had been first published in the USA by Viking Press in March 1956. In February […]

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43 Days and counting

At the time of writing, there are just 43 days to go before the start of the 21st Graham Greene International Festival. Have you seen the programme yet, have you bought your tickets? You can find details of both on the Festival 2019 page and by following the link to the Ticketing page. If you […]

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Greene’s Romanian Connection

Those of you who are Friends of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust will be able to read in the August edition of A Sort of Newsletter (ASON) a fascinating piece of new research which sheds light on the author’s links with Romania during the height of the communist era. It is by Dr. Andrei Gorzo, […]

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In the interests of transparency

The Trustees of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust recently took the decision to publish details of its current Annual Report and Financial Statement. Please use the link below to access the Report and Statement. We are indebted to Mr. Chris Allard for his continuing diligence as Trust Treasurer.

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Feedback on Festival Questionnaire

Those who attended the 2018 Festival were asked to complete a questionnaire about their experiences with a view to future planning. The resulting data has  been exhaustively analysed and the results collated into a report prepared by Dr. Martyn Sampson, the Festival Director. Please click on the link below to access this file. .Response to […]

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