The Tin Ring & After the Crisis

Freedom from Torture, The Forge – a regional arts foundation -, McNidder & Grace, and Northumbria University are puttimg the “The Tin Ring” theatre performance at the end of this week (Thursday to Saturday) at the Phil and Lit into wider context with an international and innovative event, and anothetr premier for Newcastle[21.09.2012]

After the Crisis: Marking Catastrophe: Remembrance and Testimony

After the Crisis is inspired by the theatre production of The Tin Ring adapted by Mike Alfreds and Jane Arnfield from the book by Zdenka Fantlová to be performed by Jane Arnfield and directed by Mike Alfreds at Newcastle’s Lit & Phil Library from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 September. Find out more at and

A panel of international speakers and academics come together to discuss the importance of remembrance, and how we can share the stories of survivors of trauma and catastrophe. Zdenka Fantlova, who wrote her memoirs The Tin Ring, is a Holocaust survivor who was rescued from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at the end of WWII.

After the Crisis will open with an archive newsreel screening from 1945 showing the Allied Liberation of Bergen-Belsen and other camps. This famous Newsreel footage ranks amongst the most powerful documentary content ever filmed and was shot by Paul Wyand, one of the most famous Newsreel cinematographers. Wyand’s Movietone Newsreel Camera, on loan from the National Media Museum collection, is one of the highlights of the Tyneside Cinema’s Newsreel heritage display.

Lord Shipley will chair the discussion with performer Jane Arnfield, Jakob Lothe, Professor of English Literature at the University of Oslo and Alan Brice, Lead Psychotherapist and Centre Manager for national charity, Freedom from Torture in the North East.

The event is presented in association with The Forge, an organisation that specialises in creating arts education programmes, who are working with The Tin Ring creative team to develop a range of participatory work to maximise its educational potential. With thanks to the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) and the Kobler Trust.

This event is free but ticketed, and includes tea and coffee beforehand in the Tyneside Bar. Please reserve your tickets in advance at the Tyneside Cinema Box Office or call 0845 217 9909.

We would like to advise audiences that they may find the content of the newsreel screening and panel discussion upsetting, and we recommend that children under the age of 14 do not attend.

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