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  • From the earliest enigmatic symbols of Neolithic times to the artistic innovation of present day Glasgow Lachlan Goudie tells The Story of Scottish Art. With great energy and compelling storytelling Lachlan brings his own passion and knowledge as a practicing artist to give an often surprising account of how a nation sees itself. With an understanding of the joys and struggles of artists to fulfil their vision, he looks at how and why masterpieces were created, the changes they reflect and the impact they have had on the world.

    When: Thursday 5th November 2020 @ 11.00am
    Where: Electric Palace
  • ***CANCELLED***

    Lisa Jewell is unable to be with us and event 5 has been cancelled. Apologies for any disappointment caused.

    Please consider supporting the festival as tickets can be transferred to Alastair Campbell, Jonathan Coe, Dan Pearson, Robert Mccrum, Lachlan Goudie, Andrew Ziminski or  Barney White-Spunner. Ring Bridport  TIC 01308 424901

    Lisa Jewell wrote her first best selling psychological thriller in 1999 and has since appeared continuously on the New York Times and Sunday Times best seller list. Saffyre Maddox is The Invisible Girl whose disappearance leads the affluent residents of a suburban neighbourhood to focus their attention on Owen, the odd-ball, loner who has just lost his job.This is a taut, haunting and compelling thriller. A story woven on the injustice of looking in the wrong place when the real danger is hidden amongst us.

    In conversation with Sally Laverack
    When: Thursday 5th November 2020 @ 2.30pm
    Where: Bridport Arts Centre
  • Alastair Campbell, best known as Tony Blair’s chief spokesman and strategist, is also a writer of fiction and non-fiction and an Ambassador for several mental health charities. His new book: Living Better is an honest, moving and life affirming account of his lifelong struggle with depression. It is an autobiographical, psychological and psychiatric study which explores his own childhood, family and relationships.  It also examines the impact of his professional and political life on himself and those around him. Tony Blair says of him: ‘Alastair is living proof that it is possible to have depression and yet achieve so much’.

    Living Better is a raw and revealing narrative and possibly the most important achievement of Alastair’s colourful and varied life.  It is also a book  which could save lives.

    In conversation with Susannah Simons
    When: Thursday 5th November 2020 @ 6.30pm
    Where: Electric Palace
  • On 25 November 1120, Henry I’s only legitimate heir, William, Duke of Normandy, together with the cream of Norman society, drowned when their ship foundered off Brittany. The tragedy led to decades of civil war of untold violence and rebellion, and the collapse of Henry I’s legacy of stability and wealth. It changed English history for ever. In The White Ship, written to mark the 900th anniversary of the disaster, Charles Spencer evokes the brutal story of the Normans from the Conquest to Anarchy.

    In conversation with Sally Laverack

    When: Thursday 5th November 2020 @ 4.30pm
    Where: Electric Palace