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Having survived the civil war in Afghanistan, Waheed Arian (In the Wars) arrived alone in the UK aged 15. He went on to study medicine at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Now an NHS doctor and radiologist, he’s using smartphones and volunteer specialists to provide life-saving medical advice to doctors working in areas of conflict. Dr Arian has been recognized as a UNESCO Global Hope Hero, a UN Global Goals Goalkeeper, an NHS Innovation Mentor, and was appointed to the WHO Roster of Digital Health Experts in 2019. In conversation with Julia Wheeler, he shares his extraordinary story of courage, ambition and unwavering resilience, which has taken him from the backstreets of Kabul to speaking before presidents and international experts.

This event will be interpreted in British Sign Language (BSL).

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In The Wars


Venue

Town Hall, Main Hall

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

There is no tiered seating at this venue for any of our Festivals.

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