Thursday, 14 July 2016

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival 7-10 July 2016

From the 7th to the 10th of July Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival takes place at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate, full details in the newsletter below:

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival


Staff Picks...

With over 25 different events to choose from over the four days of the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, staff from the Harrogate International Festivals (proud winners of Best Achievement at the recent Harrogate’s Hospitality and Tourism Awards)  have written a Top Pick for an event of their choice to help you out...
Know Your Neighbour
Beth Walker, Festival Administration Assistant
My festival pick has to be one of the most fascinating lunch dates you could ever have. The Raworths Literary Lunch features two authors who promise to provoke, inspire and expand your mind over a two course lunch and glass of wine.
The internet impacts, shapes, consumes all our lives. Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media and author of The Dark Net. He’s a journalist and Tech blogger for the Telegraph, has done TED talks, and is the go-to authority, with his book The Dark Net.
He’ll be sharing stories from censorship, to radicalism, and how tech is changing political and social movements.
If you’ve ever wondered about an Ex or indeed, a boss, forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes will talk about her book, Is There A Psycho In Your Life? She’s worked with some of the country’s most notorious psychopathic criminals, including inmates in maximum security prisons. But are psychopaths walking around in our everyday lives?

Know Your Neighbour? Raworths Literary Lunch in association with Yorkshire Life | Thursday 7 July, 12pm – 2.30pm | Crown Hotel | BOX OFFICE: 01423 562 303
The Wonders of the Universe
Gemma Rowland, Operations Manager
What’s it all about? Where does space end? These are the big questions in life. Just over 100 years ago on November 25, Einstein set down the equation that rules the universe. The general theory of relativity. It transformed our understanding of space and time.

This July, in tribute to our roots as a festival of science as well as the arts, we’re on a mission of scientific exploration to unlock the secrets of the universe. It begins on 8 July at the Crown Hotel as the remarkable violinist Jack Liebeck is joined by the Professor of Experimental Physics at Oxford, Prof Brian Foster.

Jack, with pianist Katya Apekisheva will perform a programme of music that was loved by Einstein and inspired his work, including Bach and Mozart. Brian, who is also the European Director for the international Linear Collider, will explain Einstein’s love of music, how it helped him make the connections and discoveries that changed the world, and shaped our concepts of space, time and the evolution of the Universe.

At the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival (7-10 July), the co-presenter of BBC Stargazing Live and Royal Astronomical Fellow, Mark Thompson, promises a little stardust for the soul. He will blast audiences out of this world as he takes us on a tour of his book, ‘A Space Traveller’s Guide to the Solar System’.

Lucie Green, a Research Fellow at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, also presents ’15 Million Degrees, A Journey to the Centre of the Sun’, in an astonishing and enlightening adventure explaining how light reaches the Earth.

There’ll also be some science of the mind with Berwins Salon North on 28 July, as three experts explain the science behind the music we love, including the renowned neuroscientist Dr Catherine Loveday, who’ll explore how music impacts on our memories.

The Wonders of the Universe (Various Events) |
Thursday 7 - Sunday 10 July | Crown Hotel | BOX OFFICE: 01423 562 303
I Have A Dram
Helen Donkin, Literature Festivals Co-ordinator
Whisky used to be something great uncles supped, accompanied by a pipe. But then, something happened. David Beckham became the face of the Haig Club whisky.

Whisky has become a thing for ‘Millennials’. According to Future Laboratory research, women make up 37 per cent of whisky customers in the US, and nearly a third in the UK, perhaps thanks to the cosmopolitan quaffing girls of Sex in the City, to the whisky-tumbling women of Mad Men.

Like wine, we want to understand what we’re drinking, not just mix it with coke,
Charles Maclean has been dubbed ‘whisky’s finest guru’ by The Sunday Times. He spent 30 years researching its curiosities and character, resulting in Whiskypedia, the ultimate guide to Scotch whisky. Informative, entertaining, experience a wee dram as never before. Join the whisky renaissance.

Whiskypedia | Thursday 7 July, 8pm | Crown Hotel | BOX OFFICE: 01423 562 303

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