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A big hit at last year’s Festival this is another chance to catch two of the region’s top performers who will present a completely new programme. Katrina Porteous’ evocative poetry is frequently heard on BBC Radio. Accompanied on Northumbrian pipes by Radio 2’s Young Musician of the Year finalist Alice Robinson, Katrina…(Read More)

Join the Guardian Children’s Book Award winner Piers Torday, as he talks about his new book There May Be A Castle, a story about love, loss and the power of imagination. He will tell you how he was inspired to become an author by his father Paul Torday (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), and…(Read More)

Neil Astley Land of Three Rivers Neil Astley is the founding editor of Bloodaxe Books. His latest anthology Land of Three Rivers is a celebration of North-East England in poetry and songs. Featuring its places and people, culture, history, language and stories, the work spans from Roman times through medieval Northumbria and the industrial…(Read More)

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones is an emeritus professor of history at Edinburgh University and the prize-winning author of fifteen books. His talk will be about the history of surveillance in the United States and Britain, and he will argue that our privacy is under threat not just from state spookery, but from private snooping practices…(Read More)

Stuart Reid dedicated his early life to being immature, having fun and getting into trouble and has written 6 books about ‘Gorgeous George’. He is a Silver Medal winner at the Forward National Literature Awards in the USA and was presented with the Enterprise in Education Award for his work in promoting the joy of…(Read More)

Comedy, cartoonery, poetry & improv! created by tonight’s audience with legendary Yorkshire poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Cartoonist of the Year Tony Husband. A fast-flowing, rapid-rafting adventure in which two top funny men reflect upon local stories and legends. For audiences, 9 to 109. “the funniest thing I’ve seen in ten…(Read More)

Torben Betts is an award-winning English playwright whose recent plays include Invincible (UK and worldwide), Get Carter (Northern Stage and UK tour), What Falls Apart (Live Theatre) and The Seagull (Regent’s Park Open Air.) He also wrote the screenplay for the feature film Downhill (2014). He will be talking about the art of…(Read More)

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