Je Suis Charlie
This BookNight with illustrator and writer Chris Riddell will be dedicated to political satirical cartoon. Riddell will talk about the cartoonist’s craft and tradition, as well as the tragic events in the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo a year ago.
France is in mourning after three days of violence that saw 17 of its citizens killed. Violent events began on Wednesday 7 January with the brutal attack on the offices of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo and ended two days later with sieges on two hostage sites.
As the country begins to come to terms with what has happened, we will be joined by a panel to take a view of events and to discuss the repercussions for society and security in France. We will also be tackling the arguments around the use of freedom of expression.