Bookfest returns to Wimbledon this year bringing with it a range of talks and events to satisfy everyone and their curiosities. Below we’ve outlined the Top 4 Talks that will be on everyones agenda this Wimbledon Bookfest 2018.
Cathy Newman presents, ‘Bloody Brilliant Women’ – Sat 6th Oct, 4-5pm
British journalist Cathy Newman introduces her latest creation, ‘Bloody Brilliant Women’, writing about pioneering women who’ve forged their own paths and have built lasting, successful, careers while unpacking restraints placed on women in society. Covering some of the greatest leaps women have made within politics, finance, as well as, sexual emancipation within the 20th Century. Ticket prices are £15.
Aqua Hirsch and Samira Ahmed present, ‘My Wimbledon’ – Sun 7th Oct, 4.30-5.30pm
Two brilliant women in media sit down to discuss identity and multiculturalism, while exploring what it means to be British in modern times, as well as, what life was like growing up in Wimbledon. This event will signal the launch of a new series of talks at Wimbledon Bookfest led by progressive women challenging topics such as not-so-subtle racism and ‘colour blindness’. Ticket prices are £12.50.
Eve Makis and Anthony Cropper present, ‘The Accidental Memoir Workshop’ – Sun 7th Oct, 1.30-2.30pm £17.50
For anyone whose ever considered writing an autobiography or simply wishes to put their journaling skills to good use, ‘The Accidental Memoir Workshop’ is designed to help you acknowledge your journey and through the use of self-expression distill those memoirs into the written word. Ticket prices are £25.
Luke Harding and David Omand present, ‘Russia and the West; The Return of the Cold War’ – Tues 9th Oct, 8.15-9.15pm
Harding was expelled from Russia, by the Kremlin, and became the first to be denied further entry into the country since the Cold War. Omand was the first UK Security and Intelligence Officer. Together they sit down to discuss whether the state of the world during the current Trump era and Trump/Putin relations. Could we be entering a new Cold War era? Ticket prices are £17.50.
For further information visit www.wimbledonbookfest.org