Location: Queen's Hall Theatre, Cranbrook School, Waterloo Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3JD
Speaker: Gyles Brandreth, Benet Brandreth
Information: Tickets: £15 to include wine & nibbles (kindly sponsored by Bramley & Teal and the NFU).
Gyles Brandreth, author of Word Power and the Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, and Benet Brandreth, author of The Spy of Venice, a William Shakespeare adventure, on the challenges and surprises involved in creating fiction using real characters.
Benet Brandreth is a barrister, RSC rhetoric coach, and performer as well as novelist. Gyles Brandreth is a former MP best known these days as a reporter on The One Show and a regular on Just A Minute.
Grumbling at Large: Celebrating JB Priestley with Kenneth Cranham, Barry Cryer, Margaret Drabble, Tom Priestley and Valerie Grove
Location: King's Hall, Station Road, LS29 8HB
Speaker: Barry Cryer, Margaret Drabble, Tom Priestley and Valerie Grove
Information: £14.00/£12.00 concessions
Join a glittering panel of much loved writers, broadcasters and performers to celebrate the life and work of iconic Yorkshire writer JB Priestley. Kenneth Cranham, Barry Cryer, Margaret Drabble, Tom Priestley and critic Valerie Grove share stories about the celebrated ‘bon viveur’, give readings from his spirited essays and broadcasts, and discuss his views on a diverse range of subjects from war to conferences.
An entertaining afternoon celebrating the wit and originality of one of Britain’s most distinguished writers.