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5 speakers 15 minutes each
Thu 18th Sep 2014
Wilton's Music Hall * Simon Armitage
Melvyn Bragg is an author and broadcaster. He is best known for the programme The South Bank Show, which he edited and presented from 1978-2010. He is also known for his many programmes on BBC Radio 4, including Start the Week, The Routes of English, (mapping the history of the English language), and In Our Time (1998 to present). Bragg is a novelist and writer of non-fiction, and has written a number of television and film screenplays. He has written 20 novels, 13 non-fiction books and 2 children’s books. His 36th book is The King James Bible: The Book that Changed the World. Bragg was appointed to the House of Lords as Baron Bragg, of Wigton in the County of Cumbria, in 1998. In 2013 he released his novel Grace and Mary, which was inspired by his mother.
One of our best-loved and most acclaimed poets, Simon Armitage has been inspiring readers for twenty-five years. Since the arrival of his spectacular debut Zoom!, he has published numerous award-winning collections of poetry, non-fiction, novels, plays and translations. To mark the publication of Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014, a new gathering of work from throughout his career, he will be reading in the magical setting of Wilton's Music Hall, and speaking to broadcaster and presenter Melvyn Bragg. Join us for a unique evening to celebrate the power of poetry and the spoken word.