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Full details of Orwell Society events will appear here: a brief outline appears on our overview page.


  • March 10th -12th 2017. Weekend of commemoration in Wigan of the publication of The Road to Wigan Pier. Including collaboration with PEN, Sunshine House, ALRA, Wigan Diggers. Walks, talks, displays.
  • May 16th – 22nd 2017. Visit to the sites of Homage To Catalonia to coincide with the 80th Anniversary of the time when Orwell was in Spain. The visit will be led by Richard Blair and organised by Quentin, the son of Georges Kopp (Orwell’s Commander in the POUM militia).

richard-blair-in-the-tierz-trenches-above-huesca(Above, Richard Blair reading at Tierz on the Huesca front during 2013 visit)


Orwell Society members receive details via email of all events. Should you not have received them please contact either Secretary Neil Smith or Events Secretary Quentin Kopp.


You will find other events of interest, which may involve figures from the Orwell Society, on our Events of Interest page.  We currently know of events between October 2016 and March 2017 – see the page.