Parish Centre

Parade

Jacob Polley – Jackself

20 October @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
£6

Tickets £6 Jacob Polley won the 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry for his fourth book of poems, Jackself, which was described by the judges as ‘a firework of a book’. A poet of the uncanny and the startlingly lyrical, Jacob’s work explores his rural upbringing, the forces of tradition and history, and the power…

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Francis O’Gorman – Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone: A New Edition

19 October @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£6

Tickets £6 Francis O’Gorman is Saintsbury Professor of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and the author of 24 highly praised books. His new edition of The Moonstone, one of the most celebrated of nineteenth century sensation novels, is published in September and he will analyse the novel, concentrating on its place in Collins’…

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Margaret Skea and Katharine Tiernan – Hidden Lives: Two writers of historical fiction in conversation.

19 October @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
£6

Tickets £6 Join Margaret Skea and Katharine Tiernan for a fascinating glimpse into the challenges of breathing life into contrasting historical figures – one legendary, the other scarcely known, but both iconic. Katharine’s recent novel, Cuthbert of Farne revisits the North’s favourite saint while Margaret’s latest, Katharina: Fortitude, completes her fictionalised biography of Martin Luther’s…

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Andrew Lownie – The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves

18 October @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£6

Tickets £6 Andrew Lownie’s books include acclaimed lives of the writer John Buchan and most recently the spy Guy Burgess which won the St Ermin’s Hotel Intelligence Prize. He will be talking about his new biography The Mountbattens, a nuanced portrayal of two very unusual people and their complex marriage to mark the 40th anniversary…

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Gwen Chessell and Judy Crow – Immortalising our Heroes

18 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£6

Tickets £6 Two authors of Historical Biography talk about their approaches to choosing their subjects and the fascination of researching their lives. They will discuss how they bring their characters to life, ensuring they are not forgotten. Their previously unsung heroes range over time from the Napoleonic Era to the First World War and across…

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Dewa Morton and Jackie Kaines-Lang – My Sri Lankan Kitchen

18 October @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
£6

Tickets £6 Dewa has recently been creating Sri Lankan menus for her sell-out monthly pop-up curry nights at Berwick’s Mule on Rouge. Her friend Jackie is a writer and interviewer, who shares a love of cooking. They’ll chat about sourcing and buying ingredients in Sri Lanka – and preparing and cooking them for meals. There…

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Linda Bankier and Gilly Beckett – Crime & Creative Writing: Using the Archives for Inspiration

18 October @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
£6

Tickets £6 Crime is a perennial theme in literature but what inspires the writer? With over 30 years’ experience in Berwick’s Archives, Linda will outline the archive sources available on this theme. Gilly (a Creative Writing tutor) and her group will read excerpts from their stories which were inspired by Berwick’s Archives.  

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