Wed 25 Nov 2020 - Wed 25 Nov 2020
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Join Richard Fidler as he talks about the history of one of Europes most beautiful and mysterious cities: Prague.
- This is a free live online event.
- Online bookings essential. Space is limited.
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- The online event is open to everyone subject to the terms and conditions listed below.
Richard Fidler is back with a captivating, personally curated history of Prague – Europe’s most Instagrammed, uncanny and glorious city.
In 1989, Richard Fidler was living in London when revolution broke out across Europe. Excited by this galvanising historic, human, moment, he travelled to Prague, where a decrepit police state was being overthrown by crowds of ecstatic citizens. His experience of the Velvet Revolution never let go of him.
Thirty years later Fidler returns to Prague to uncover its glorious and grotesque history: a jumble of gothic towers, baroque palaces and zig-zag lanes that has survived plagues, pogroms, Nazi terror and Soviet tanks. Founded in the ninth Century, Prague gave the world the golem, the robot, and the world's biggest statue of Stalin, a behemoth that killed almost everyone who touched it.
Following the story of Prague from its origins in medieval darkness to its uncertain present, Fidler does what he does so well –curates an absolutely engaging and compelling history of a place. You will learn things you never knew, witha tour guide who is erudite, inquisitive, and the best storyteller you could have as your companion.
This In Conversation is facilitated by Michaela Kalowski. She's interviewed writers and thinkers from the worlds of arts, science and politics. Highlight interviews include Margaret Atwood, Trent Dalton and Michael Connelly.
Richard Fidler is the author of the best-selling books Ghost Empire and Saga Land, a journey into the sagas of Iceland, co-written with Kári Gíslason, which was awarded the 2018 Indie Book Award for non-fiction. Richard is best known as the presenter of Conversations on ABC Radio.
This event is a collaboration between Randwick City Library, Waverley Library and Woollahra Libraries.
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Terms and conditions:
- You do not need to be a Library member to attend this event, however library membership is free and you can join online.
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