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Life, Love & Death Date & Time: 4th October 2018, 7.30 pm Location: The Weston Room, The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, NR1 4DH Lecturer: Prof Brian Thorne & others
Cost: See event listing


An evening of creative writing and reflection

Thursday 4th October 2018

 7.30 pm—9.45 pm

 The Weston Room, The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral


Joanna Swan modelling as Etty Hillesum 

Photos:  Al Pulford Photography 



Sonnets and Reflections by BRIAN THORNE, Co-founder of the Norwich Centre



A play inspired by the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum by CHARLOTTE CARTER sometime post-qualification counsellor at the Norwich Centre


With JOANNA SWAN as Etty, IAN ALLDIS as Julius Spier and GILLIAN DEAN as Tide 


PART 1: On January 18th 2018, Christine, beloved wife of Brian Thorne for over 50 years, died after a long illness.  In the month following her death, Brian wrote seven sonnets in her memory and he will be reading these sonnets and reflecting on their significance for a grieving process.


PART 2: THE DIARIES OF Etty Hillesum—written during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam between 1941–43—now rival those of Anne Frank as a penetrating and deeply moving commentary on one of the most harrowing periods in European history.  Central to the diaries is the remarkable relationship between Etty and her therapist, Julius Spier, which proved to be the source of the deepest spiritual strength and significance.

Charlotte Carter portrays the development of this relationship in a powerful dramatization which tonight has its first live performance.

Tickets from Eventbrite 

£25 full price

£15 concessions (limited numbers)

100% of the proceeds of ticket sales will be divided equally between the Norwich Centre and Goodwill Children’s Homes which was one of Christine Thorne’s favourite charities.

 Cancellations less than 7 days before the event will not be refunded. 


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