Join Index on Censorship for a summer party to launch its upcoming issue exploring the impact of the Russian revolution of 1917 on our freedoms today.
We’re launching the magazine at Calvert 22 Space, which celebrates the culture and creativity of the New East – eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.
There’ll be pop-up provocations looking at contemporary influences of the Russian revolution on propaganda, culture and politics from around the globe, alongside live readings of speeches tracing the political rhetoric from Lenin to Putin.
Speakers include Don Guttenplan, Editor-at-Large for the Nation on the cultural cold war, Katya Rogatchevskaia, lead Curator of Central and East European collections at the British Library on Russian propaganda, and Adam Cathcart, a specialist and lecturer in Chinese history at Leeds University on the impact of Soviet art on North Korean art and culture.
We’ll be serving beer from Flying Dog Brewery and all attendees will receive a free copy of the latest magazine.
This issue has reports from all corners of the globe including Uzbekistan, China, Russia, Cuba and Turkey. Writers for this issue include David Aaronovitch on film, Khrushchev’s great-granddaughter Nina Khrushcheva on living in the USA, and an interview with author Margaret Atwood on science censorship and her childhood in the wilderness.