Venue: The Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3NE.
Soho Literary Festival 2012
27 - 30 September
Fired up by the success of last year’s inaugural event and with a full Soho wind in our tail, the second Soho Literary Fest is to take place between 27 - 30 September.
Highlights to look out for include a star turn by Pam Ayres, another by Craig Brown, a third by Virginia Ironside. Former Prime Minister John Major brings us an early insight into his look at the history of Music Hall; Giles Coren gives us instruction on How To Eat; Michael Palin talks to Barnaby Rogerson about his first foray into fiction, The Truth; Jeremy Vine tells us it was all news to him.
PLUS appearances by Michael Frayn, Kate Summerscale, Prue Leith being interviewed by her nephew Sam Leith; Colin Thubron being interviewed by Eland Books’ Barnaby Rogerson; the veteran novelist Fay Weldon, the Oldie magazine’s Richard Ingrams discussing 20 years at the helm of one of the country’s favourite monthly reads; Channel 4 News reporter Lindsey Hilsum talking on the Middle East alongside seasoned foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn; a debate on the Euro with James Mates, a debate on the Press; and back by popular request, P D James and Ruth Rendell doing their Crime Hour. For the lighter of heart, there will be a Latin Quiz – when were you last tested on your genitives? – with Harry Mount and Rachel Johnson and late-night cabaret from the perennially popular Polari.
For the full festival programme and to book, please click here to visit their website.
All 38 festival events will take place in Dean Street’s Soho Theatre – an intimate venue in the heart of bohemian London.