Letters of Hope: the impact of war and dictatorship on the children of Ukraine and Belarus
Belarus Free Theatre
Cate Blanchett moderates this vital panel discussion with Belarus Free Theatre on the impact of war and dictatorship on the children of Ukraine and Belarus.
The stage and screen luminary and long-standing friend and supporter of the company, Cate Blanchett, joins guest speakers Oksana Lebedeva (founder of Gen.Ukrainian), Helena Niedźwiecka (founder of the Belarusian Solidarity Centre) and Natalia Kaliada MBE (co-founding Artistic Director of Belarus Free Theatre).
This event marks Belarus Free Theatre's return to our stage with the world premiere of King Stakh's Wild Hunt, a story rooted in the history of Belarus with blazing contemporary relevance for Europe today.
Running time: 1 hour
Age guidance: 16+ (discussions relating to war and dictatorship)
The conversation will be in held in English, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian. An interpreter will be present.
The Barbican Theatre is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
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Spaces for wheelchair users in the rear of the Stalls (four) and row B of the upper circle (four), both with companion seats. Row B is reached via a platform lift, and staff will be happy to help you. Seats in the back row of the Stalls are suitable for people with limited mobility.
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Audio-described performances and amplified sound
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