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Dulwich Literary Festival 2018

Jo Brand, Nick Hewer, Kamal Ahmed, Ben Macintyre and John Suchet will headline main weekend, 7th – 11th November. Two additional events to take place at November’s West Norwood Feast. Dulwich Literary Festival returns this November with an unmissable line-up of speakers who will kick-off London’s winter literary calendar. Under the theme of rough music, an ancient traditional means of expressing dissent, the festival will celebrate those who have rejected social norms and oppression in the name of progress. Headliners include much-loved comedian Jo Brand, The Apprentice star and Countdown host Nick Hewer, the BBC’s Kamal Ahmed, historian Ben Macintyre and Classic FM presenter John Suchet. They will be welcomed to the halls of Dulwich College and Dulwich Books alongside novelists Melissa Harrison and Sulaiman Addonia, historian Simon Heffer, and writer Louis de Bernières (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin), for a programme of discussions that will look back on the World Wars in commemoration of one hundred years of Armistice, probe pressing issues of contemporary international conflict, and celebrate the unifying power of music. Commenting on the …

Village Books – Autumn events

  An Afternoon with Lauren Child Join Village Books for an afternoon with the current Children’s Laureate as she looks at the inspiration behind her work, the magic of reading and writing for children, and how ideas can come from anywhere. Lauren Child is best known as the creator of the successful book series Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola. Sunday 4th November, 3pm at The MCT at Alleyns School, Townley Road, Dulwich SE21 8SU Tickets: Adult £10, child £7, child and book £20 (includes entry and an illustrated edition of Mary Poppins). Michael Palin – Erebus Join the former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe-trotter – as he discusses his books and writing, and brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus. Michael will be in conversation with comedian, novelist and television presenter David Baddiel. Monday 5th November, 7.30pm at The MCT at Alleyns School, Townley Road, Dulwich SE21 8SU. Tickets: Ticket and book £25, Entry for two and one book £35. A signed copy of Erebus: The Story of a Ship by Michael Palin is …

‘A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche’ with Sue Prideaux

Join Dulwich Books on Thursday 18th October to hear award-winning author, Sue Prideaux, as she talks about her illuminating new biography, I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche. She invites the reader into the world of a brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man and explodes the myths around his life and work. From his placid, devoutly Christian upbringing, overshadowed by the mysterious death of his father, through his lonely philosophising on high mountains, to the horror and pathos of his final descent into madness, Prideaux explores Nietzsche’s intellectual, emotional and spiritual life with insight and sensitivity. The book is studded with unforgettable portraits of the people who were most important to him, including Richard and Cosima Wagner, Lou Salome – the femme fatale who broke his heart – and his rabidly nationalist and anti-Semitic sister Elizabeth, who betrayed him by manipulating his texts and putting them to infinite misuse at the hands of the Nazis. Today, Nietzsche’s ideas continue to be adopted by both the left and the right. Talk from Sue Prideaux on …

An Evening with John Simpson at Dulwich Books

Join Dulwich Books on Thursday 4th October to hear John Simpson discuss his exciting new thriller, Moscow Midnight, at All Saints West Dulwich on the day the book is released. Government minister Patrick Macready has been found dead in his flat. The coroner rules it an accident, a sex game gone wrong. Jon Swift is from the old stock of journos – cynical, cantankerous and overweight – and something about his friend’s death doesn’t seem right. Then days after Macready’s flat is apparently burgled, Swift discovers that his friend had been researching a string of Russian government figures who had met similarly ‘accidental’ fates. When the police refuse to investigate further, Swift gets in touch with his contacts in Moscow, determined to find out if his hunch is correct. Following the lead, he is soon drawn into a violent underworld, where whispers of conspiracies, assassinations and double-agents start blurring the line between friend and foe. But the truth will come at a price, and it may cost him everything. John Simpson has been the BBC’s …

Southwark coach publishes book for artists who want to succeed and thrive

Southwark based coach, Deborah Henry-Pollard, will publish her first book, “What’s Your Excuse for not Succeeding as an Artist”, on 1st October. This self-help book looks at the excuses which stop artists fulfilling their potential. Whether it is myths or mindsets holding them back, Deborah offers simple, practical advice and inspiring ideas to take artists to the next level. Whether you’re a weekend artist wishing you could turn your talent into a business or a professional wishing for more exposure and recognition, this book can help. Feel you lack the resources or the confidence, or that your creative dream is too risky? Overcome all of these excuses and many more so that you can develop your potential, enjoy more success and thrive as an artist. The excuses are drawn from Deborah’s experience over 10 years of coaching artists through her company, Catching Fireworks®. She works with creative professionals, helping them to find clarity, overcome blocks and get into action. “Deborah’s writing, much like her coaching, is straightforward and pragmatic, with her years of accumulated knowledge …