A French Hiker in Brexiting UK

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Monday, September 23, 2019 from 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Offsite, Open to the Public

Event Details :

No registration required. This event is free, and all are welcome.

As a published author and theater director, Didier Rousselet is uniquely able to present his travels in a manner that provides insight into a country’s culture. He weaves a story that connects the country’s history with current challenges, as well as the past and present relations with France. He connects deeply with the land, in this case Great Brittain, by hiking and taking in notable landmarks that have shaped the country and its people. He has completed hikes through Spain and Italy and hiked from Paris to Berlin.

This lecture will focus on his most recent hike through England and Scotland. The transcendental decisions that Brexit presents to Britons provides Didier an opportunity to delve into questions of national identity and the future of the European Union.

Didier currently lives in France; however, he was previously a resident of Arlington, teaching history and geography at the French International School in Bethesda. He also founded the Le Neon Theatre company that he operated in Arlington from 1992 to 2003.

Directions: Arlington Central Library is located at 1015 N Quincy Street between Washington Boulevard and Fairfax Drive. Parking is free at the library or take Metro to either Ballston or Virginia Square on the Silver and Orange lines.

This program is jointly sponsored by Encore Learning and the Arlington Public Library.