This event is in the past.
On Tuesday 26th January Neil Rees will present an illustrated talk on the novelist Ann Bridge who set some of her novels in the Balkans, including "Singing Waters", based on her visit to Albania in 1936.
Neil Rees has visited Albania many times. He lives in Buckinghamshire and has a keen interest in local history. He researched King Zog's wartime exile in England. He wrote a book about this called "A Royal Exile" which has been translated into Albanian. As part of the research he came across the story of Ann Bridge who wrote "Singing Waters" after two trips to Albania visiting friends. Queen Geraldine encouraged Ann Bridge to write "Singing Waters" which was published in 1945.
This talk will take place at the Albanian Embassy at 33 St Georges Drive, London SW1V 4DG at 6.30 for 7pm.
Despite a planned tube strike from 9.15 pm on 26th we have decided it should be possible for people to get to and from this event. The event will therefore go ahead as planned on 26th. Over-ground trains to and within London will be running and are not involved, and buses will be running. The Albanian Embassy is a short walk from Victoria mainline station. The internet reports suggest the tube strike may yet be called off.
Some refreshments will be provided at this event. You will be invited to make a voluntary donation.