Former Labour MP Chris Mullin’s A Very British Coup foretold subsequent political upheavals. Does his new novel, The Friends of Harry Perkins, have predictive qualities?
This ticket includes entry to all four events on the sixth day of the 2019 Charleston Festival.
Antony Beevor and Antonia Fraser, historical writing luminaries, in conversation about their craft.
Monica Bohm-Duchen, Esther Freud and Norman Rosenthal consider the contribution of refugees from Nazi Europe to British culture.
Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, on the dilemmas posed by humans becoming as powerful as nature.
Historian Bettany Hughes celebrates Istanbul’s dramatic past and dynamic present.
This ticket includes entry to all four events on the beginning of the second week of the 2019 Charleston Festival.
Historian Tim Bouverie, novelist Cressida Connolly and news presenter Jon Snow analyse conflicting forces in the lead up to WW2.
Legendary magazine editor and founder of the Women in the World summits Tina Brown discusses her irreverent Vanity Fair Diaries with Virginia Nicholson.
Tate director Maria Balshaw and Hazel Reeves, sculptor of Manchester’s Emmaline Pankhurst statue, in conversation.
Keynes Prize recipient Mary Robinson delivers a talk titled ‘The Challenge of Climate Justice’.
This ticket includes entry to all four events on the eighth day of the 2019 Charleston Festival.
Rupert Thomson’s gripping story of female surrealists, lovers and resistance activists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, with art historian Frances Spalding.
Novelists Amy Sackville and Elizabeth Macneal explore the challenges of transforming real artists Diego Velazquez and Lizzie Siddal into fiction.
Posy Simmonds delivers an illustrated talk about her new book which features a mean-spirited Chelsea art dealer.
Adam Nicolson explores the period when young Wordsworth and Coleridge produced some of the most revered poetry in the English language.
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Prompted by her family connection to the notorious Amritsar massacre, Anita Anand embarks on a quest to trace the journey of the perpetrator’s assassin.
Bart van Es unravels the fateful true story of a young girl hidden by the author’s Dutch grandparents in occupied Holland with BBC journalist Sophie Raworth.
Cathy Newman offers a fresh history of some unsung pioneering women: policewomen, fighter pilots, writers, scientists and artists. Chaired by journalist Gaby Hinsliff.
In an exceptional double act, Eileen Atkins and Vanessa Redgrave present a dramatised reading adapted by Atkins from the letters of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West.
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Sue Roe and Antony Penrose discuss the birth of surrealism and the painters and writers who worked within this revolutionary milieu.
Melissa Harrison (All Among the Barley) and Isabella Tree (Wilding) discuss whether this is a golden age of nature writing with novelist Suzanne Joinson.