10 July: Brick by brick – Freedom 25 years after the fall?

summer2014-cover-298Flourishing, inclusive and just – or blisteringly unequal, subtly repressive and endemically corrupt? Debating freedom 25 years after the fall. 

In 1989, the border separating eastern and western Europe opened as communism collapsed. Twenty-five years after the event that came to symbolise the end of the Cold war, our latest magazine explores how the continent has changed. Are any of us truly freer now than we were then?

Join us for a summer drinks reception on the beautiful terrace of the Goethe Institut and a lively Question Time-style discussion, chaired by editor of Index on Censorship magazine Rachael Jolley.


•    David Edgar, playwright
•    Timothy Garton Ash, historian, author of The Magic Lantern and The File
•    Martin Roth, director of the V&A, former director Dresden State Art Collections
•    Polish philosopher and LGBT activist Tomasz Kitlinski
•    Kate Maltby, editor Bright Blue Magazine and journalist
•    Sebastian Borger, German author and journalist


When: Thursday 10th July, 6:00 reception, 6.30-7.30pm event, drinks after
Where: Goethe Institut, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PH (Map/directions)
Tickets: Free, registration is required as space is limited.


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BRICK BY BRICK launches the summer edition of the Index on Censorship magazineSubscribe to Index on Censorship magazine for one issue or for the entire year and in print, online or by app.


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David Heinemann

David Heinemann

Head of Fellowships

David Heinemann joined Index in 2013 to lead the event programme. He took up the role of Head of Fellowships in 2017, offering year-round tailored support to front-line individuals and organisations fighting censorship. Previously, he has worked in social innovation, community and youth development, and as a theatre director for organisations including the Young Foundation, Compass and arts organisations across the UK.

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