Saturday 10th November

Saturday 10th November,
13.30 – 14.30

John Suchet
The music of Tchaikovsky, one of the greatest composers, has brought joy to many, yet the story of his life is one tinged with sadness and has long been mythologised and misunderstood.

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Saturday 10th November,
14.00 – 15.00

Kamal Ahmed in conversation with Anita Sethi
Britain has found it hard to have the conversation about what it has become, now it has arrived in the 21st century. Our very Britishness has stopped us talking about our very Britishness.                                    

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Saturday 10th November, 17.30 – 18.30

Simon Heffer
The folk-memory of Britain in the decades before the Great War is of a powerful, prosperous and proud country. Yet below the surface, this was a time of turbulence and transformation. From ‘Votes for Women’, Irish Home Rule and the radical Labour movement to the invention of the motor-car, the sensationalist press and the science fiction of H. G. Wells.

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Saturday 10th November,
19.00 – 20.30

Louis de Bernières
Poetry was Louis de Bernières’ first literary love. He returns to the form with his new work, The Cat in the Treble Clef, in which he reflects on family and the connections we make, and break, with other people. This beautiful collection contains moving poems to and about his family, about places near and far, the passing of time, music and about love in its various forms.

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