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1984 Live: your chance to take part in a live reading of the Orwell classic

2 February 2017

The Orwell Prize at UCL is looking for members of the UCL community to volunteer to be part of the trailer for

1984 Live: take part in a live reading of the Orwell classic theorwellprize.co.uk/events/1984-live/">1984 Live. 1984 Live is a major event taking place during UCL's Festival of Culture (5 - 11 June 2017), when actors, writers, politicians and members of the public will be reading the whole of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four over the course of a single day in Senate House. We are looking for students and staff members to come and be filmed reading the novel's opening paragraphs, to create a short film promoting 1984 Live.

To apply, email a short video of yourself reading the opening paragraph of Orwell's 1984 (online here) to info@theorwellprize.co.uk for the attention of Steph Le Lievre. If you have any questions, contact Steph at stephanie.lelievre@theorwellprize.co.uk.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 March. We will contact those shortlisted by Friday 10 March. Filming will take place outside Senate House on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 March. Filming will take about 20 minutes.

Catherine Thomson, Faculty of Arts & Humanities │Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences│School of Slavonic and East European Studies