Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

THE FORGOTTEN ARMY: WW2 IN BURMA PANEL DISCUSSION

Following the Japanese invasion of Burma in early 1942, the battle to retake Britain’s former colony would become one of the longest and most brutal campaigns of the war. But taking place thousands of miles from home, the struggles and sacrifices of those from across the Commonwealth who fought in Burma are often overlooked in Britain’s national memory of the war years. Join four of Britain’s leading historians on the campaign for an in-depth discussion on why this forgotten chapter in WW2 deserves to be better remembered.

Hatchards are delighted to be hosting a panel discussion with the following speakers:

James Holland is a historian and best-selling author specialising on WW2, including his recent book ‘BURMA ’44’. He is the co-founder and programme director of the hugely successful Chalke Valley History Festival held every summer in Wiltshire.

Dr Yasmin Khan is a historian and lecturer in British History at the University of Oxford, and author of ‘THE RAJ AT WAR: A People’s History of India’s Second World War’.

Dr Richard Duckett is a historian and author of ‘THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE (SOE) IN BURMA’ and the pioneering researcher behind the first online ‘Roll of Honour’ for SOE operatives in Burma.

Robert Lyman FRHistS is a British military historian and author, with two critically acclaimed books on WW2 Burma: ‘SLIM, MASTER OF WAR’ and ‘AMONG THE HEADHUNTERS’.

The discussion will be chaired by award-winning historical filmmaker, Alex  Bescoby.

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Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

'We Were Kings' - film screening and Q&A @Hatchards, London

This event is part of a collection of talks on Burma between 19 – 21 March. For the first time in the UK, Hatchards, in association with Akroyd ArtGrammar Productions and sponsors, will bring together the world’s leading writers, artists and filmmakers on Burma to share their insights on how the Burma we see today came to be, and what the future holds. Click / tap here to find out which other events you could attend.

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'We Were Kings' - film screening & Q&A in partnership with RSGS
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

'We Were Kings' - film screening & Q&A in partnership with RSGS

Join Alex for a special screening of his award-winning documentary about Burma’s lost royal family - ‘We Were Kings’ - in partnership with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and Dundee Contemporary Arts Cinema. After the screening Alex will be in conversation with the BBC’s Vanessa Collingridge.

Tickets are on sale now via this link.

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Helping the Burmese Delta: 10th Anniversary Celebration
Nov
24
12:30 PM12:30

Helping the Burmese Delta: 10th Anniversary Celebration

Come join me as I share a few stories of my recent travels in support the great work of ‘Helping the Burmese Delta’, who over the last ten years have supported over 65,000 people in one of Burma’s poorest regions.

Proceeds will help HTBD raise funds to continue their much needed work, and to support their High School, which now has 106 graduates in Higher Education, all from very poor homes in a remote area.

Tickets available by this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/helping-the-burmese-delta-10th-anniversary-celebration-tickets-50492406146

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'Myanmar - The Incredible Journey' with Filson
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

'Myanmar - The Incredible Journey' with Filson

Alex will have just returned from an epic world-first journey across the entire length of Myanmar, 10 years in the planning. Travelling from the foothills of the Himalayas to the pristine white beaches of its southern archipelago, Alex will have crossed more than 2000 miles by any means possible. After navigating through ongoing civil wars, Myanmar’s more than 130 different ethnic groups and varying climates, Alex will show you this fascinating, complex and often tragic country like you’ve never seen it before.

Free beer and wine. Space is limited so please RSVP in advance.

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‘We Were Kings’ charity screening in Cumbria, UK
May
9
2:00 PM14:00

‘We Were Kings’ charity screening in Cumbria, UK

Alex will be screening his award-winning documentary about Burma's lost royal family at the Rheged Centre in Cumbria in association with the North West branch of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). 

There will also be a fundraising dinner after the screening in aid of the Angus McDonald Trust, which provides life-changing support to some the poorest people in Myanmar. Tickets available here.

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