2012 FESTIVAL – PROGRAMME (updated 16 May 2012)

Key to venues: PC-Parish Church; MH-Memorial Hall; RR-Reading Room; JQMH-Jordans Quaker Meeting House.

To see Speaker and Programme details, click Here.

Tuesday 8th May

Evening welcome – 2000 (MH) - Readings from Dickens.

Wednesday 9th May

David Taylor – Victorian Literature - 1500 (PC)

Dr. Tony Williams – “From Borrioboola-gha to Shepherds Bush: Dickens and Philanthropy” -2000 (PC)

Thursday 10th May

Free

Friday 11th May

Michael Slater, Lucinda Hawksley, Dr. Tony Williams – Panel discussion "Dickens at 200" – 2000 (MH)

Saturday 12th May

Matt Rogan – “Britain and the Olympic Games” – 1430 (MH)

Frances Wilson – “How to Survive the Titanic: The Sinking of J Bruce Ismay” – 2000 (MH)

Sunday 13th May

Free – Gardens Open Day

Monday 14th May

Jonathan Rush – "My Persian Girl" and D J Kelly – "A Wistful Eye - The Tragedy of a Titanic Shipwright"  – Self-publishing: talks and discussion – 1600 (RR)

Pamela Neville-Sington – "The World is All Before Us: Robert Browning's Life And Poetry" - 2000 (PC)

Tuesday 15th May

Ben Hatch – “Are We Nearly There Yet?” – 1500 (RR)

Wednesday 16th May

Sandra Smith – Creative Writing Workshop – 1000-1200 (RR) - SOLD OUT

Kate Summerscale – "Mrs Robinson's Disgrace"  – 2000 (PC) - TICKETS AVAILABLE ON DOOR

Thursday 17th May

Adrian Vaughan – “Isambard Kingdom Brunel” – 1500 (PC) - TICKETS AVAILABLE ON DOOR [POSTPONED FROM WEDS 16TH]

Kate Colquhoun – "The First Railway Murder and its Effect on Victorian Life" – 1900 (JMH) - TICKETS AVAILABLE ON DOOR

Friday 18th May

Robert Hardman – "Our Queen" – 1600 (MH) - TICKETS AVAILABLE ON DOOR

Saturday 19th May

Music Hall – 1930 (MH) - SOLD OUT

Sunday 20th May

Gerald Dickens – “The Republic of My Imagination” – 1500 – (MH) - TICKETS AVAILABLE ON DOOR

Prize-giving – 2000 (PC) - TICKETS AVAILABLE ON DOOR

UPDATE 16TH MAY: THE BOX OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED BUT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR (AS SHOWN NEXT TO SPEAKER DETAILS ABOVE)