Join Greater Manchester & District CND to explore what it was like to live through the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, and to deal with its health and environmental legacy 35 years on.

We will look at how these stories are told — as documentary testimonials, as imagined through a novel, as investigated historically, and as lived by children and their families in Belarus.

Speakers include:
• MAXINE PEAKE, reading excerpts from Svetlana Alexeivich’s Nobel Prize winning Oral History ‘Chernobyl Prayer / Voices from Chernobyl’. The reading is part of a simultaneous public reading by women around the world.
• KATE BROWN, Author of ‘Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future’.
• DARRAGH MCKEON, Author of the novel ‘All that is Solid Melts into Air’.
• LINDA WALKER, Executive Director of Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK).

The discussion and Q&A will be hosted by Linda Pentz Gunter, Beyond Nuclear (US), and Jacqui Burke, Greater Manchester & District CND (UK).

The event is presented by: GMDCND, Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK), Nuclear Free Local Authorities, and Beyond Nuclear.

For any enquiries, please contact 01612 738283 or email