Victoria Hislop in Ely

Tuesday 1st November 2011

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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Thessaloniki, 1917. As Dimitri Komninos is born, a fire sweeps through the thriving multicultural city, where Christians, Jews and Moslems live side by side. It is the first of many catastrophic events that will change for ever this city, as war, fear and persecution begin to divide its people.

Thessaloniki, 2007.  A young Anglo-Greek hears the life story of his grandparents for the first time and realises he has a decision to make. For many decades, they have looked after the memories and treasures of people who have been forcibly driven from their beloved city. Should he become their new custodian? Should he stay or should he go?