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The Hungarian Revolution and the Refugee Experience, 1956-2016
Mon 21 November 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
A talk and discussion about the 1956 Hungarian Revolution with Professor Simon Hall and Hungarian refugee, George Gomori. In the brutal aftermath of the 1956 uprising some 150,000 Hungarians fled; 21,000 of these found sanctuary in the UK. This event coincides with an exhibition of the work of Hungarian-born, and Yorkshire-adopted, artist György Gordon. The exhibition is on at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery’ from 19 October 2016 – 25 February 2017. There will also be a poetry reading at 1pm from George Gomori.
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