Fireboxlondon.net Neil Faulkner on the Olympics: Ancient and Modern 8 Aug 2012
The Firebox is a new co-operative Venue, a political project, following in the footsteps of the Chartist’s meeting halls, Sylvia Pankhurst’s International Club, right down to Eric Hobsbawn’s and E P Thompson’s involvement in the Partisan cafe.
As part of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas:
Described in the Guardian as ‘enlightening and apocalyptic in equal measure’, historian Neil Faulkner’s radical histories are not to be missed.
The evening will start with short documentary film ‘The Hidden History of the Olympic Games’ featuring Neil and introduced by director Dan Poulton.
Neil’s talk traces the route from the Ancient Greek games to London 2012, covering two world wars, Hitler’s Germany and the infamous Black Power salute.