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LSS: Abderrahmane Sissako's film Timbuktu

Description: Unfortunately Deborah Lavin's talk 'Political Skulduggery' has had to be re-scheduled [Update: 18 June 2017 http://lsec.org.uk/calendar/view_entry.php?id=2025 - Ed].

Instead we are showing the Abderrahmane Sissako's film 'Timbuktu', in which the people of the Malian city struggle against an oppressive regime of terror inflicted upon them by invading Jihadists who prohibit every enjoyable aspect of life.

A subtle film, tragic, but also beautiful and often funny, it was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award last year.

Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3409392/videoplayer/vi2973282073
Info on IMDB: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt3409392/

All welcome - Admission Free (but a small voluntary donation towards expenses is invited)

Political Skulduggery

One of the illustrious speakers at the opening of Secular Hall in 1882 was Charles Bradlaugh, and he is the subject of this talk.

Deborah Lavin asks 'what kept Charles Bradlaugh from taking his seat in parliament - Atheism, Republicanism, Birth Control or something else altogether?'

Today Bradlaugh is recognised as an important figure in the history of our parliamentary democracy - see this promo for an earlier presentation of Lavin's talk https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/evolutionofparliament/2015-parliament-in-the-making/get-involved1/2015-parliament-in-the-making-events/political-skulduggery-what-kept-charles-bradlaugh-mp-from-taking-his-seat-in-parliament--/

More on our website: http://www.leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/bradlaugh.htm

Location: Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB
Date: Sunday, 13 November 2016
Time: 18:30 GMT
Access: Public
Category: LSS - Secular Hall - Public event*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Sunday, 16 April 2017 14:31 GMT
Attachments: None

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