Expert on British rule in Palestine to talk in Frome

British Palestine Policemen in Haifa, 1946-47

An important new exhibition that tells the story of British Mandate in Palestine opens in London next month, and the Curator is coming to Frome to talk about it.

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The exhibition, which runs from October 11 to December 16 at the Brunei Gallery, shows how and why Britain got involved in Palestine, and the impact of British rule upon the country. Anne Lineen, the Curator, is no stranger to dealing with historical controversy. Her 2008 exhibition about the Bristol slave trade was acclaimed by the judges of the Art Fund Prize as “a model of how to address a difficult history with academic rigour, but also with sensitivity and imagination.”

Anne has spent over four years working on it, searching through record offices and museums throughout the UK and carrying out dozens of interviews with people who remember Palestine under British rule. Vivid and moving personal stories portray the dilemmas of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

Anne will be giving us a taste of what to expect when she comes to Frome, at the invitation of Frome Friends of Palestine. She’ll be talking on Friday October 19, at the United Reformed Church in Whittox Lane, Frome. Starts 7.30. Admission £3, all proceeds to Hope School. (No parking at the venue but there’s plenty of free parking at the Cork Street Car Park, three minutes away.)

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