JFK The Last Speech - Event

The Beaconsfield Society are proud to host an unique opportunity to view this film celebrating the friendship between JFK and previous Beaconsfield resident Robert Frost.

Director Neil Bicknell will give a talk and answer questions.

£10 to include refreshments

Tickets available from the Library. 
Venue: Fitzwilliam Centre HP9 2JW

to see the event publicity poster click here

To find out more, organiser Kari Dorme explains below...

 

The Beaconsfield Society is delighted to host the screening of ‘JFK, The Last Speech’, a new film from America which tells the remarkable story of the friendship between the 35th US President and the great poet.

We are very pleased that Neil Bicknell, the executive producer, is bringing the film to Beaconsfield and will lead a post-film discussion at the event. He and his wife, Judy, are ardent admirers of Frost’s work and value his connection with our town.

Neil Bicknell says of the film: “Of President John F. Kennedy, many stories have been told.  Few are less known or more revealing than his friendship with America’s most celebrated poet.  Yet it was Robert Frost that Kennedy made the subject of one of his most famous speeches—just weeks before his assassination.  JFK, The Last Speech explores the dramatic relationship between these two seminal Americans.”

In 2012, The Beaconsfield Society commemorated the centenary of the arrival of Robert Frost in Beaconsfield. He came in 1912 with his wife and four young children and rented a cottage at 26 Reynolds Road. ‘The Bungalow’, as it was called, no longer exists but a plaque on the front garden wall now marks the spot where it stood. Frost was living here when he made his literary breakthrough with the publication of his first two volumes of poetry. This was before he was recognized as a poet in America.

Tickets to this very special screening are £10, which includes refreshment and the post-film talk. Available in person from Beaconsfield Library, Reynolds Road, Beaconsfield HP9 2NJ.

Kari Dorme - The Beaconsfield Society