West St Words: A Tale of Two Yaaras – with Ya’ara Lahav Gregory and Nick Bilbrough

West St Words: A Tale of Two Yaaras – with Ya'ara Lahav Gregory and Nick Bilbrough

Thursday 23 November 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


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Physical and live streamed event**

Author Ya’ara Lahav Gregory and film maker Nick Bilbrough both live in South Devon and have close links with the Middle East. They will both talk to host Sophie Pierce about their work and experience of life in this turbulent part of the world, along with pictures and films.

Night Swimming in the Jordan is a newly published novel by Ya’ara Lahav Gregory that links Devon with the Middle East. Ya’ara will talk about growing up in a kibbutz in Israel during the late 1960s and 70s. She has lived in Devon for over 30 years – the narrative to some extent mirrors her own journey. The novel is a coming of age love story which also takes in broader themes including war, displacement and the effect of ideology on individuals and relationships.

Nick Bilbrough, film maker, is the founder of The Hands Up Project. This is a charity trust which, through its network of volunteers, connects children around the world with young people in Palestine. By means of online interaction, drama and storytelling activities, it enables the use of creativity and self-expression to promote mutual understanding, personal growth, and the development of English language skills.

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