2019 Festival: Updates to the ProgrammeSeptember 9 2019
Ticket sales for the forthcoming Festival are selling fast with Chris Patten’s First Confession now sold out and several other events looking set to reach sell-out point before long. The grand finale featuring Roger McGough and Little Machine already has limited tickets left, and the signs are Kate Humble will be in that position soon.
We also have some updates to report about our extremely popular ‘In Conversation with’ slots. On Saturday 19 October at 12.15pm Jane Glover will now be talking about Handel in London to Jessica Duchen. Jessica is a music critic and author whose work has appeared in many publications; she is also an accomplished librettist. Later that day Jonathan Rugman will be discussing The Killing in the Consulate with Alec Russell (editor of the FT’s Weekend magazine).
And if you thought you might have missed seeing the magnificent William Waldegrave in action as an interviewer, fear no more: his encounter with Peter Hennessy on Friday 25 October at 2 pm promises some fascinating insights into Britain in the Sixties.
Other In Conversation pieces this year include:
- A ‘sibling special’: Julia Somerville quizzing her brother Christopher Somerville about the Ships of Heaven – Sunday 20 October 12 noon
- Keggie Carew will be sharing misadventures with Mark McCrum – Monday 21 October Literary Lunch 12.30 pm / Talk 2 pm
- Peter Pomerantsev is in conversation with James Coomarasamy – Tuesday 22 October 6.00 pm
- Patrick Gale talks to Miranda Glover – Thursday 24 October 6.00 pm
- Tracey Thorn discusses life as a teenager with Joanna Nadin – Thursday 24 October 8.00 pm
- Felicity Cloake talks food with Caroline Waldegrave – Saturday 26 October 10.30 am
- Bart van Es tells the harrowing true story of The Cut Out Girl to Sarah le Fanu – Saturday 26 October 12.15 pm
- Jim Al-Khalili discusses his sci-fi thriller Sunfall with David Lister – Saturday 26 October 3.45 pm
Plenty to listen to; plenty to talk about.