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image for Music item typeDan Cruickshank - Road to Palmyra at Mercury Theatre

Music, Wed 27 Feb 2019

Cruickshank

Cruickshank

Address

Balkerne Gate,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1PT

Details

ROAD TO PALMYRA

Earlier this year Dan Cruickshank embarked upon a perilous journey to Syria, in order to discover what had happened to the ancient city of Palmyra during the three years of Islamic State control. The aim was to not only assess the destruction but to reveal the human suffering of those who died protecting the ancient city and its history.

Palmyra is important because it represents all our histories. It was at the beginning of what we in the west take to be our culture, our civilization. This was not just an attack upon the Syrian people and their identity but an attack upon us all.

The Assad regime has stated that the repair of the city can represent a strong, defiant and resurgent Syria, but Dan believes that this is too delicate an issue to be politicised and should be handled with great sensitivity.

However, Palmyra has ‘died’ many times before, it can come back to life again, be reinvented. Rebuilding needs to be skilfully undertaken with love and respect; and perhaps, ultimately, heal the nation.

Dan will take questions and be available to sign books after the talk.

Presented by Sympathetic Developments

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcome

Winner, Access for All Award, Essex Tourism Awards 2010. Winner, Excellence in Customer Service, Colchester Business District Awards 2010.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 27 Feb 2019

Prices

£16

Location

Directions

Plan route to Mercury Theatre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 992251  Lat: 51.88885 Long: 0.89330

By Road:
Getting here is really easy; we are only 1 hour from the centre of London.

There are trains every hour to and from London.

Our address is:
Mercury Theatre
Balkerne Gate
Colchester
CO1 1PT

The nearest car park to the theatre is
St Mary's Car Park
Balkerne Hill
Colchester
CO3 3AA

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Winner, Access for All Award, Essex Tourism Awards 2010. Winner, Excellence in Customer Service, Colchester Business District Awards 2010.