31 may - 4 june 2023

Festival 2020

In Search of a New Democracy: ‘A soft lump of butter’

Theatre director Bryan Doerries on his concept Theatre of War and the European premiere of The Suppliants.

Activist Wong Yik Mo on the Chinese interference in Hong Kong, his life in exile and why Europe’s current response is not enough

The European Literature Night with Margot Dijkgraaf, Paulus Hochgatterer and Juan Gómez Bárcena

Cookbook author Claudia Roden on changing tastes in Europe

Suppressed history is like a boomerang

Up until the Second World War, remembering history served only to glorify the nation, to stir up revanchism, to sanctify heroes. After 1945, the trauma of the war gave rise to a new endeavour in Europe: learning from history.

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