Monday, 5 September 2016

Durham Book Festival, October 2016

The latest New Writing North newsletter has details on the Durham Book Festival:

      September 2016
Durham Book Festival
Memoir at Durham Book Festival
There are some fascinating writers, thinkers and performers at this year’s Durham Book Festival.
Festival favourites Alan Johnson MP and Chris Mullin will be discussing their new memoirs. Hunter Davies, the author of more than 50 books and a journalist for the Sunday Times, talks about his memories of growing up in the post-war North; while James Rebanks offers a different northern perspective with his bestselling memoir, The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District.
That’s not forgetting Cathy Rentzenbrink and Decca Aitkenhead, who will be talking about their own moving, personal stories.

On another note, Gala Theatre has launched its new box office system, meaning that booking for Durham Book Festival is easier than ever before. Choose which events you would like to buy tickets for via, and you will be redirected to the Gala Theatre website to finalise your booking.
Hunter Davies: The Co-Op’s Got Bananas! A Memoir of Growing Up In the Post-War North
Saturday 8 October, 3pm-4pm, Durham Town Hall
Despite struggles with money and rationing, life could still be sweet for a young boy – playing football, saving up for films, being captivated by BBC radio’s Dick Barton. Chocolate might more
Chris Mullin: Hinterland
Saturday 8 October, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Durham Town Hall
Durham Book Festival favourite Chris Mullin returns to introduce his memoirs, Hinterland. All serious politicians are supposed to possess a hinterland, but not all do. Chris Mullin was more
Cathy Rentzenbrink and Decca Aitkenhead: Love and Loss
Saturday 8 October, 5pm-6pm, Palace Green Library
Two moving, personal stories about love, loss, and trauma. In The Last Act of Love, Cathy Rentzenbrink writes about the summer of 1990, when her more
James Rebanks: The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District
Sunday 9 October, 2.30pm-3.30pm, Durham Town Hall
James Rebanks’ life is not his own creation. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, his family have been rooted in and around the Lake District for more
An Evening with Alan Johnson
Thursday 13 October, 7.30pm-9pm, Gala Theatre
We’re delighted to welcome one of our bestloved politicians back to Durham Book Festival this year. Alan Johnson is a Labour party MP who served as Home Secretary and filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in the Brown and more
Richard Hines: No Way But Gentlenesse
Saturday 15 October, 3pm-4pm, Palace Green Library
Born and raised in a South Yorkshire mining village, Richard Hines remembers listening out for the colliery siren at the end of shifts, and praying for his father’s safe return. Having failed the 11+ more
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