4 October, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
£20 - £100
Join legendary actor Vanessa Redgrave and veteran campaigner Lord Alf Dubs for an evening of discussion, performance and readings on the theme of refugees, migration and exile.
The evening is entirely in support of the Freud Museum London which receives no direct public funding and has suffered significant financial loss during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lord Alf Dubs will be in conversation with Museum Director Carol Seigel, talking about his own experiences as a Kindertransport refugee and as a campaigner today for child refugees.
Vanessa will be joined by actors Paul Hilton and Daisy Bevan for readings and reflections on the refugee experience, past and present.
This very special fundraising evening takes place in the home where Sigmund Freud and his family, including his daughter Anna Freud, settled in 1938 after fleeing Nazi oppression in Vienna. It is one of the few museums in the UK that celebrates the life and work of two refugees.
The event has been instigated and devised by Vanessa Redgrave, who before lockdown was working with the Freud Museum on a forthcoming exhibition Code Name Mary: The extraordinary life of Muriel Gardiner, now postponed until 2021.
Tonight she will read from Muriel Gardiner’s autobiography highlighting Gardiner’s bravery fighting fascism in 1930s Austria. Muriel was the subject of Vanessa Redgrave’s 2019 play Vienna 1934 – Munich 1938, and will be performing extracts from this at special events during the forthcoming exhibition.
The Museum reopened on 12 August with full hygiene precautions in place. In person tickets will be strictly limited to ensure a safe, socially distanced event, in line with government regulations.
Please note: booking for livestream tickets closes 24 hours before the start of the event.