Nikki Franklin: The Curzon Line
Fri Feb 21 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm| £3 – £10
Nikki Franklin’s new work for vocal ensemble, violin, accordion, trumpet, guitar and percussion uses folk melodies and rhythms to capture the story of the Polish Displaced Persons of World War 2. Exiled by the Russian Army to Siberian Gulags, the consequent change of allegiance led to a journey across three continents, ending in Britain in the late 1940s at the Polish Resettlement Camps. The Curzon Line is based on the hand-written memoirs of Mieceslaw Ranosz: his experiences as a child growing up in wartime Poland and the family’s journey through Russia, Siberia and Tehran before finally settling in England.