Bath Literature Festival kicks off this Saturday (28th Feb) with nine days of debate, discovery, passion and inspiration
Who’s appearing in 2009 ? Costa winners Sadie Jones and Adam Foulds - Sarah Hall- Pulitzer Winner Junot Diaz - Commonwealth Writers Winner Lloyd Jones - Orange Prize Winner Rose Tremain- Tariq Ali -Joanna Trollope -Terry Pratchett - Wendy Cope - Alexander McCall Smith - Martin Amis - Linda Grant - Emmanuel Jal- Thomas Buergentahal- Yasmin Hai -
Festival website : Bath Literature Festival for full programme
When is it? Sat 28th February - Sun 8th March , 2009 - Theme Origins & Identities
Where is it? Various venues in Bath City Centre, County Somerset, England | AA Route Planner
How much are tickets? Some 2009 Events Free. Most £5 -£8 (children less) . Up to £39 for Workshops
Bath Literature Festival kicks off this Saturday (28th Feb) with nine days of debate, discovery, passion and inspiration. Central to the programme are discussions, debates and talks on ethics, politics, world affairs and the environment. Get a flavour of the Festival by enjoying a Bath LitFest current affairs ‘buy-one-get-one-free' ticket offer. Offer available on the following events: Undercover Writing: The Wisdom of Whores: Saturday 28 February, 7pm, Guildhall £6 (£4) Event Code A12 The disastrous spread of HIV and what we should be doing about it, with HIV epidemiologist and author Elizabeth Pisani. Our Bodies, Our Selves?: Sunday 1 March, 7pm, Guildhall, £10 (£8) Event Code B15 Feminisim debate with Naomi Alderman, Joan Bakewell, Sarah Dunant, with Helen Taylor Mind Over Matter: Media, Information & Democracy: Thursday 5 March, 7.30pm, Guildhall, £10 (£8) Event Code F2 Join Nick Davies (Flat Earth News), Don Foster (MP for Bath),and Dame Liz Forgan (Chair of Arts Council) to discuss the power of the press, probity in public life and freedom of information.
Mind Over Matter: Consuming Children: Friday 6 March, 4.30pm, Guildhall, £7 (£5) Event Code G6 Join authors Helene Guldberg (Reclaiming Childhood), Agnes Nairn (Consumer Kids) and Sue Palmer (Toxic Childhood) for a thought - provoking discussion on modern childhood. Journeys: Battling for the Real England: Saturday 7 March, 1pm, Guildhall, £7 (£5) Event Code H5 Paul Kingsnorth (Real England: the battle against the bland) and photographer Adrian Arbib, (Solsbury Hill: portrait of a road protest) take you on an illustrated journey around a country in danger of losing its local and national identity. Undercover Writing: War Plc: Sunday 8 March, 4pm, Guildhall, £7 (£5) Event Code J13 Modern warfare with Stephen Armstrong (War Plc: The Rise of the New Corporate Mercenary) and Christopher Cook.
To book tickets call Bath Festivals Box Office on 01225 463362 and quote 'Current Affairs'.
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