The Weimar Republic was a fascinating phase in European culture. It held sway in Germany between the two world wars. It was a time of invention and liberalism....
The Weimar Republic was a fascinating phase in European culture. It held sway in Germany between the two world wars. It was a time of invention and liberalism: Cabaret, jazz and Expressionism were pushing the boundaries in music and art. Women had more freedom and power than ever before. It is sometimes seen as a golden age before the onset of the barbarity of war. Greta Sykes and Brenda Squires are delighted to invite you to this free event of readings and music with Chris Harrison, folk and music hall musician.
Psychotherapist Brenda Squires new novel The Love of Geli Raubal draws on her experience as a student of the German language and from the time she spent living and working in Berlin. Berlin 1932. Max Dienst, foreign correspondent, is recalled to Berlin to cover the Reichstag elections. He hears about the case of Geli Raubal, an aspiring singer who died in mysterious circumstances.
Poet and artist Greta Sykes has written her first novel ‘Under charred skies’ which draws on her childhood experiences at the end of the war as well as family stories. Lene is deeply involved in the cultural awakening of the arts and civil rights after WW1 when the fateful Nazi tyranny tears her life apart. Betrayal and desolation almost destroy love and solidarity enjoyed by the women at the time.
Chris Harrison’s ‘Carols from the coalfields’ are songs he set to his great-great grandfather’s poems offering a rich picture of the experience of a mining community in his days.
And Morrigan, a four-piece a capella group with stunning sound harmonies.