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5 speakers 15 minutes each
Thu 15th Oct 2015
Polly Samson is a gifted writer of novels, short stories, and song lyrics. She has written extensively for such publications as the Observer, the Guardian and the Sunday Times, and her short stories have been widely anthologised and broadcast on BBC Radio. She has authored numerous works of fiction, including her latest novel The Kindness, which was published in March 2015. She has written lyrics for a number of successful albums, including Pink Floyd’s chart-topping The Division Bell and their 2014 work The Endless River, as well as David Gilmour's most recent solo album, Rattle That Lock.
David Gilmour is a world renowned singer and songwriter, widely acclaimed as one of the all-time greats. He is the voice and guitar of globally successful band Pink Floyd, members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in both the US and the UK, and is increasingly acclaimed for his solo work. His guitar sound is both instinctive and distinctive, and he was voted 'Best Fender Guitar Player Ever' in a poll in Guitarist magazine. He was also awarded a CBE in 2005 for his services to music, and an 'Ivor' for Lifetime Achievement by the British Association of Composers and Songwriters in 2008.