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Martin Luther show rolls into Britain to heal 500 years of hurt

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A German ‘storymobile’ has arrived on these shores to commemorate the Reformation. It heralds a series of events, Ian Bradley writes

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Joseph Fiennes plays Martin Luther in a 2003 filmALAMY

This year is the 500th anniversary of the event marking the start of the Protestant Reformation — Martin Luther’s action in nailing up the 95 theses attacking some of the practices and doctrines of the late-medieval Catholic church, especially the sale of indulgences, on the door of the castle church in Wittenberg.

Since November a Protestant “storymobile” (an HGV that transforms itself into a pop-up presentation suite with an exhibition, musical performances and storytelling) has been trundling through Europe, on a quest to visit 68 cities and be a hub for events commemorating the Reformation. This week the storymobile is rolling into Britain and will be stopping at Liverpool on Tuesday, Cambridge on Thursday and London next Saturday. The European Reformation Roadmap initiative, organised by…

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