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Charleston Festival 2018

Now in its 29th year, the Charleston Festival brings together a remarkable cast of writers, thinkers, More

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20 May

THE EXECUTOR - Blake Morrison

At the heart of Blake Morrison’s new novel, The Executor, are perennial questions: what matters most, More

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20 MaySold out

VITA AND VIRGINIA - Chanya Button, Gemma Arterton and Juliet Nicolson

Vita and Virginia, a new film due to be released this autumn, co-written by Eileen Atkins More

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21 May

INSIDE THE VAULTS - David Kynaston

Bailouts, bubbles, swindles and devaluations: David Kynaston’s authorised history of the Bank of England, otherwise known More

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21 MaySold out

THE CHARLESTON - EFG JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES PRIZE - Sir David Attenborough

Prior to the presentation of the fourth annual Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize, Sir David Attenborough More

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22 May

MASTERPIECES - Clemency Burton-Hill and James Hamilton

A double bill of sublime classical music and art. Clemency Burton-Hill, an award-winning violinist, is also More

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22 MaySold out

POST-TRUTH - Evan Davis, Isabel Hilton and Jonathan Freedland

Never has there been more concern about dishonesty in public life. From the pre-referendum Brexit debate More

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23 MaySpecial offer

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION - Barney Norris and Sigrid Rausing

Barney Norris’s novel Turning for Home and Sigrid Rausing’s memoir Mayhem both focus on family members More

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23 May

LEFT BANK - Agnès Poirier with Lauren Elkin

Agnès Poirier’s book Left Bank is a celebration of art, passion and the resurgence of Paris More

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23 MaySold out

HOW NOT TO BE A BOY - Robert Webb

Robert Webb’s highly personal coming-of-age memoir about not fitting in and a crisis in early adulthood More

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23 May

ARNHEM - Antony Beevor

The British fascination with heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem – the battle for More

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24 May

THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 50TH ANNIVERSARY DEBATE

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is the premier UK literary award, generating worldwide attention and, More

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24 May

IN BYRON’S WAKE - Miranda Seymour

Drawing on fascinating new material, Miranda Seymour reveals the ways in which, long after his death, More

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24 May

THE UNACCOMPANIED - Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage is the poet of his generation as Auden was for the 1930s and Larkin More

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24 MaySold out

CORRUPTED CURRENTS - Misha Glenny and Luke Harding

The hopes around the turn of the Millennium for a bright new world of ever-spreading democracy More

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All Day Ticket - Friday 25 May

This ticket gives you full access to the four events taking place in Charleston Festival on More

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25 May

CHANCE ENCOUNTERS - Amy Bloom and Sylvia Brownrigg

The current White House lets it all hang out, but in the past it was far More

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25 May

STATES OF FREEDOM - Kamila Shamsie and Gillian Slovo

Kamila Shamsie’s Women’s Prize short-listed novel Home Fire is a literary thriller about prejudice, immigration and More

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25 May

THE INNER LEVEL - Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett with Caroline Lucas

The sequel to the global phenomenon The Spirit Level, one of the most influential publications of More

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25 MaySpecial offer

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE - David France with Peter Tatchell

Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2017, David France’s How to Survive a Plague More

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All Day Ticket - Saturday 26 May

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26 MaySpecial offer

WORLDS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN - Aida Edemariam and Kevin Powers

Kevin Powers and Aida Edemariam bring personal perspectives to their new books. Kevin Powers’ novel, A More

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26 May

THE MUSIC OF TIME - Hilary Spurling

Anthony Powell, the Proustian literary chronicler of his culture and time – a raffish mid-20th century More

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26 May

MAKING IT NEW - Bill Goldstein and Helen Smith

The Modernist Movement flourished due to enlightened editors and critics as well as innovative writers. Helen More

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