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The Story of Greece and Rome Tony Spawforth is a historian, writer and broadcaster and prof emeritus of Ancient History, Newcastle University UK. He has published (including the one he’ll be talking about) 12 books, academic, reference and popular. In his illustrated talk he will be talking about my latest, trying to persuade his…(Read More)

Poetry Reading Multiple award-winning poet, Sean O’Brien, will be reading from and talking about his recently-published ninth collection, Europa. Sean’s many awards include the T.S. Eliot and several Forward prizes. He is a respected critic, translator, editor, playwright, novelist, broadcaster, experienced writing tutor and mentor. He lives in Newcastle, where…(Read More)

The Last Wilderness Neil Ansell is a lifelong adventurer who has travelled in more than fifty countries and a celebrated writer of books of immersive nature writing. His latest book, The Last Wilderness, is based on a series of solitary walks in the Scottish Highlands in search of wildlife encounters, and explores the pleasures and…(Read More)

Royals, Rebels and Aristocrats: the pleasure and the pain of writing about Britain’s ‘blue-blooded’ families After fitting writing around her careers as an English teacher and a solicitor, it’s now a full-time occupation. Jane Dismore focuses on biographical subjects, usually those with royal or aristocratic connections, which will form the basis…(Read More)

Somethings Old, Somethings New From the bittersweet to the rude and raunchy, poet and playwright Liz Lochhead weaves a spellbinding and beguiling show, mixing poems, monologues and music.  Accompanied by the soulful sax of Steve Kettley, she presents an intoxicating mix of some of her best work over the past 45 years. ‘Brilliant, raucous and…(Read More)