Informal reading and discussion group, exploring Bloomsbury texts and themes. First Sunday of every month.
30 years of books, ideas and creativity at Charleston
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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Kenneth Baker, former Cabinet Minister, explores the moral touchstones which have shaped culture since Greek and Roman times.
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.
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.
Tessa Hadley’s Late in the Day and Sofka Zinovieff’s Putney lift the lid on buried secrets exhumed in a different era. Chaired by Juliet Nicolson.
Intrepid TV traveller Michael Palin retraces the journey of the HMS Erebus from its icy fate during Franklin’s Arctic expedition in 1845 to its rediscovery in 2014.
Amy Isles Freeman hand turns wooden bowls and then decorates them with her trademark, joyful, bold designs. In More
Queer Bloomsbury presents an LGBTQ+ day of celebration and the launch of our new queer house tours.