Friday 1st October 2021
October 1£5.00 – £19.00
The Town Hall
9:45 – Guns for Sale: Greene’s A Gun for Sale in context: a talk by Mike Hill
10:45 – Break for tea and coffee
11:15 – Graham Greene: A Good Read: Birthplace Trustee Dr Creina Mansfield, Baroness Claire Fox of the Academy of Ideas and playwright Nick Warburton discuss the novels The Quiet American, The Confidential Agent and The Heart of the Matter.
Break for lunch
12:45 – Berkhamsted: The Greene Guide: a guided walk of approximately one hour, led and with readings by Richard Shepherd, Judy Mead and Linda Williams. Meet outside the rear entrance to Berkhamsted Railway Station (the platform 4 exit) for introduction. If wet, there will be an illustrated talk with readings in the Town Hall. (additional £5)
The Town Hall
2:15 – Graham Greene Studies 2: a launch of the new publication by Professor Donna Gessell of the University of North Georgia and Dr Jon Wise.
2:30 – Cuban Rhythms: a musical version of Our Man in Havana: playwright Richard Hough and composer Ben Morales Frost interviewed by Mike Hill.
3:30 – Break for tea and coffee
4:00 – ‘His very personal religion of man’: the reception of Graham Greene’s novels in state socialist Romania: a talk by Dr Andrei Gorzo of the National University of Theatre and Film, Bucharest.
The Civic Centre
8:00 – Film: The Power and the Glory (CBS, 1961, 90 minutes) directed by Marc Daniels and starring Laurence Olivier and George C. Scott. Introduced by Mike Hill.