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Living With Chernobyl: Personal stories

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Presented by Greater Manchester CND, Chernobyl Children's Project (UK), Nuclear Free Local Authorities, Beyond Nuclear

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Living With Chernobyl: Personal stories from the world's worst nuclear disaster

Presented by: Greater Manchester CND, Chernobyl Children's Project (UK), Nuclear Free Local Authorities, Beyond Nuclear

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A lived experience; a lyrical novel; a page-turning historical record; and a humanitarian response. What was it like to live through the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, or to deal with its health and environmental legacy 35 years on?

We look at how these stories are told — as documentary testimonials, as imagined through a novel, as investigated historically, and as lived by children and their families in Belarus.

The event features a moderated round table discussion with guests, followed by an audience Q&A.

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Maxine Peake, reading excerpts from Svetlana Alexeivich's Nobel Prize winning Oral History 'Chernobyl Prayer / Voices from Chernobyl'. Peake is an English stage, film and television actor known for Dinnerladies, Shameless and Silk. The reading is part of a simultaneous public reading by women around the world.

Kate Brown, Author of 'Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future'. Brown is a Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Darragh McKeon, Author of the novel 'All that is Solid Melts into Air'. McKeon is an Irish writer and theatre director based in County Clare, Ireland.

Linda Walker, Executive Director of Chernobyl Children's Project (UK). Walker's organisation supports children and young people with cancer or disabilities in Belarus.

In conversation with Linda Pentz Gunter, Beyond Nuclear (US)

Q&A moderated by Jacqui Burke, Greater Manchester & District CND (UK)

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