Just a quick reminder we’re meeting on Thursday to talk about the Stranger’s Child.
And a quick plug for the Soho Literature Festival. I get sent lots of requests to plug things like these but the lineup does look quite interesting, it’s near my office and if Brixton can be described as South Chelsea it can be regarded as South Soho as well:
THREE CHEERS FOR the 2012 Soho Literary Festival
Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th September
at Soho Theatre, Dean St, London W1D 3NE
The Oldie Magazine is back once again at the Soho Theatre in Dean Street to bring you the 2012 Soho Literary Festival. Last year’s inaugural event brought a glittering combination of writers and thinkers. Many were veterans of The Oldie’s monthly Literary Lunches, speakers chosen for their wit, flair and literary brilliance. All were selected from the cream of English writing, historians, novelists, journalists and politicians at the cutting edge of contemporary thought.
The 2012 Soho Literary Festival promises all the above and more. We bring you interviews, one-man shows, panels and debates. John Major talks on Music Hall; Giles Coren on restaurants; Michael Palin on his latest novel; Fay Weldon on hers; Craig Brown will bring a series of parodies and sketches with one or two surprise friends drawn from London’s literary finest. We have a debate on the future of Euroland, a debate on Press & Politics, poems from Pam Ayres, a Classics Quiz chaired by Mary Beard and cabaret from Virginia Ironside.
The full list of 2012 SOHO LITERARY FESTIVAL artists is as follows: Claire Armitstead; Pam Ayres; Paul Bailey; Simon Baron-Cohen; Mira Bar-Hillel; Mary Beard; John Bird; Patrick Bishop; Isla Blair; Immodesty Blaize; Piers Brendon; Asa Briggs; Craig Brown; Hugh Cavendish; Patrick & Henry Cockburn; Artemis Cooper; Giles Coren; Dan Cruickshank; Barry Cryer; Kerry Daynes; Mark Ellen; Edward Enfield; Allie Esiri; Sebastian Faulks; Adam Fergusson; James Fergusson; Michael Frayn; Stephen Glover; Valerie Grove; Roy Greenslade; Lindsey Hilsum; Shirley Hughes; Richard Inrgrams; Virginia Ironside; Tony Iveson; P D James; Rachel Johnson; William Keegan; Prue Leith; Sam Leith; Jeremy Lewis; Marina Lewycka; Tim Lott; John Major; James Mates; Melanie McFadyean; Charlie Mortimer; Ferdinand Mount; Harry Mount; Mavis Nicholson; David Owen; Michael Palin; Tony Parsons; Ruth Rendell; Jane Ridley; Eric Robson; Barnaby Rogerson; Dominic Sandbrook; Prunella Scales; Anne Sebba; Clive Stafford Smith; Kate Summerscale; Craig Taylor; Sam Taylor; Colin Thubron; Jane Thynne; Jeremy Vine; Clara Vulliamy; Ed Vulliamy; John Walsh; Fay Weldon; Timothy West
Details of all 2012 SOHO LITERARY FESTIVAL events can be found at www.soholitfest.com. All events are 50 minutes long and take place at the Soho Theatre. Booking Hotline is 0207 478 0100.