Ebenezer Presents @The Seed Factory: Angela Findlay’s ‘In My Grandfather’s Shadow’

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Friday October 7th

Doors Open at 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start –

£15 for seat at Seed Factory – Includes glass of wine and small eats!

£5 for a Zoom Ticket!

Growing up in England, Angela felt an overbearing sense of guilt and her own ‘badness’. When she eventually makes the connection to her German mother’s past, she decides to look into her family history and especially the life of her grandfather, a general in the Wehrmacht who served on the Eastern Front. This takes her on a literal and mental journey in her grandfather’s footsteps with many questions posed, and some answers found.

Are we all imprisoned by our pasts and to what extent should we feel either responsibility or shame? What is our correct position in relation to the sins, or otherwise, of our fathers? Her book begs questions about historical luck and explores how the impact of past unresolved trauma can be inherited across generations.

Angela will talk about how she same to piece together the shadow in her background, while at the same time talking about Germany, the Second World War and Germany’s post war process of coming to terms with its dark history.


Details & Booking links:

  • Ebenezer Presents @The Seed Factory, Aller, Langport TA10 0QN – MAP

  • Friday 7th October, Doors open 7.00 for 7.30 start

  • £15 for Seat at the Factory – includes a glass of wine and small eats!

  • £5 for Zoom tickets – Watch our event from the comfort of your own home!

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Angela Findlay is an Anglo-German artist, writer and public speaker who has spent much of her career teaching art in prisons. Her time ‘behind bars’ in Germany and later as Arts Co-ordinator for the London-based Koestler Arts charity informed her research into her German roots and the intergenerational consequences of unresolved trauma, guilt, and shame. For over a decade, she has been lecturing and writing on the topic as well as on post war remembrance, resolution and reconciliation. In My Grandfather’s Shadow is her first book.