• FEB 17

    Alnwick Story Festival: Chris Mullin

    • 17 Feb 2024

    The Alnwick Story Fest celebrates the power of stories to transform and light up our lives in this Winter festival in the heart of Northumberland. On this inspiring weekend, we will invite our community and visitors to have fun, find new friends, learn new skills, mingle and meet with writers, film makers, artists and photographers. 

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  • FEB 10

    Pitlochry Literary Festival: Chris Mullin

    • 10 Feb 2024

    The Queen was at the next table. I caught her staring at me during the national anthem and half-wondered whether someone had pointed me out as the author of that incident which the Mail on Sunday had splashed all over the front page of its review section, about which she would not have been too pleased.” No longer in the tent, but not quite out...

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  • NOV 11
  • NOV 03

    Toppings Bath: Jesse Norman

    • 3 Nov 2023
    • Toppings Bath

    Of all revenge, the greatest is this: that which cometh suddenly, without expectation.   Jesse Norman is the MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire. As Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2021, he managed the UK furlough scheme and other pandemic support measures. He was made a Privy Councillor in 2019. Jesse is the author of acclaimed...

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  • OCT 29

    Petworth Festival: Andrea Leadsom

    • 29 Oct 2023
    • Seaford College

    In conversation with Gerry Foley In the high-stakes world of politics, there are superb highs and terrible lows – and never more so than in the period since 2010. Few are better placed to give an insider’s view of the turmoil at the top of government than the prominent former cabinet minister under Theresa May and Boris Johnson, The Rt Hon. Dame Andrea...

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  • OCT 16

    Coquetdale u3a: Chris Mullin

    • 16 Oct 2023

    Mon Oct 16th "Didn't you Used to be Chris Mullin" A talk by Chris Mullin about his latest Diary Chris Mullin was MP for Sunderland South 1997-2010, and was a Minister in three Government Departments: 1999 Environment, Transport, & Regions; 2001 International Development; 2003 Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs. He is also a very successful...

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  • OCT 13

    Oundle Festival of Literature: Alex Grant

    • 13 Oct 2023
    • The Glapthorn Room, Fletton House, Glapthorn Road, Oundle, PE8 4JA

    Sex, Spies and Scandal is the story of John Vassall, a civil servant who was unmasked as a Soviet spy in 1962. Having been photographed in compromising positions while working at the British embassy in Moscow in 1954, Vassall was blackmailed into handing over secrets from the Admiralty to his Soviet handlers, both in Moscow and in London, for more...

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  • OCT 13

    Cheltenham Literary Festival: Peter Brookes

    • 13 Oct 2023
    • The Hive

    Political cartoonists Peter Brookes and Morten Morland routinely send up our troubled era with their cartoons for The Times, dissecting contemporary political life with bite and wit. They share stand-out moments from the past year with Matt Chorley and draw for us, live from the stage....

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  • OCT 07

    Isle of Wight Literature Festival: Chris Mullin

    • 7 Oct 2023
    • St Mary’s Church

    Former Labour minister, Chris Mullin, launches a new volume of his widely acclaimed diaries. From the demise of New Labour, through Brexit, the rise and fall of Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson to the death of the Queen. No longer in the tent, but not quite out of it, celebrated diarist Chris Mullin will give his take on the 12 turbulent years since...

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  • OCT 06

    Isle of Wight Literature Festival: Martin Brunt

    • 6 Oct 2023
    • Ballroom

    Martin Brunt draws on the most shocking and harrowing stories he has covered over the past 30 years to document the life of a crime reporter and assess the public obsession with crime that his reporting caters for. He also considers the wider relationship between the press and the police, the impact of social media and the question of why some crimes...

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