Aung San Suu Kyi the sponsor of Brighton Festival 2011

Aung San Suu Ky…The high fence is back, separating her house from the lake it stands beside – but this time it has been erected by her own people to protect her, not to lock her in. How free is Aung San Suu Kyi, five months after her 15 years of house arrest ended? Not very; or free as a bird, depending on how you ask the question….Read the full interview in the Argus when Andrew Comben, the chief executive of Brighton Festival and Dome, and Polly Toynbee, the chair of Brighton Festival, travelled to Burma to meet Ms Suu Kyi and to speak to her about the important messages of the 2011 event.

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