I have just received the following e-mail from the Frontline club about a
new event which they have asked me to forward to you. Please book
independently this time.
Best wishes, Anna
I am writing to let you know that we have just posted an announcement
about an upcoming discussion about Beslan, which will take place at the
Frontline Club next week – 19th of September at 7.30pm. It's a talk with
Timothy Phillips author of Beslan: The Tragedy of School No 1, moderated
by David Hearst – leader writer on foreign affairs for the Guardian and
the paper's former correspondent in Moscow.
I thought this is something the members of the Great Britain – Russia
society may be interested in. Below is a text version of the information
and a PDF attached as well. You are some of the first people to know.
Please forward it to your members – it's a very interesting event –
looking at the tragedy through the eyes of the families and the victims
and examining the reasons for it.
Please let me know if it is of interest. With best wishes, Marina
NEW – Insight with Timothy Phillips – Beslan: Has the truth been told?
Wed 19th September, 7.30pm Price: £7.00
Moderated by David Hearst (the Guardian).
Location: Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ
Writer Timothy Phillips talks about Beslan three years after the terrible
tragedy there. He looks at whether the small tight-knit community been
able to overcome the shock of what happened and questions whether we will
ever find out the truth about the events of September 2004.
Timothy Phillips was born and grew up in Northern Ireland, and studied at
the universities of Oxford and Helsinki. He has travelled widely in the
former Soviet Union, including the Caucasus.
In 2005 he completed a doctoral thesis on the development of holiday and
health resorts in Russia. He has worked extensively as a translator and
was the principal translator for the BBC on their documentaries about the
Beslan school crisis.
Phillips is the author of Beslan: The Tragedy of School No 1. The book
examines in detail the events of the three-day siege, when over 1,200
hostages – mostly women and children – were herded into the gymnasium of
School No. 1 by terrorists.
It gives the story of the tragedy at Beslan in the words of the people
involved and talks about their lives in a deeply fractured region.
Moderated by David Hearst – leader writer on foreign affairs for the
Guardian and the paper's former correspondent in Moscow.
Please book online at www.frontlineclub.com