Oz Clarke- English Wine- From still to sparkling

In conversation with Michael Buerk. Britain’s most popular wine writer, Oz Clarke, introduces us to the newest of the New World, New Wave wine countries – England. Long portrayed as a laughing stock English wine has been transformed in the last 30 years from a curiosity to award-winning. A champion of English wines for many years Oz guides you

Hamish De Bretton- Gordon – Chemical Warrior

Hamish De Bretton Gordon has devoted his life to fighting the use of chemical weapons and helping those who suffer at their hands. As one of the world’s leading experts on chemical and biological counter-terrorism and warfare he has been at the forefront of the charge against these devastating weapons, both at home and abroad, advising the UK

Charles Spencer- The White Ship

IN CONVERSATION WITH ELIZABETH BUCHAN 900-years on from the sinking of the White Ship, one of the greatest maritime disasters in English history, Charles Spencer recounts the tragic tale that changed the course of England’s future. When it sank, the ship was sailing from Normandy to England with William of Atheling aboard, the only legitimate heir to King Henry

Catherine Belton- Putin’s People

HOW THE KGB TOOK BACK RUSSIA AND THEN TOOK ON THE WORLD The hacking of the 2016 US elections. Sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years Vladimir Putin’s Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine the West. In a chilling and revelatory exposé of the KGB’s renaissance,

Irini Tzortzoglou- Under the Olive Tree

RECIPES FROM MY GREEK KITCHEN The Masterchef 2019 champion introduces her favourite Greek family recipes. From everyday, accessible dishes to tips and tricks for when you want to impress, not only is she a fabulous cook, but she is a great teacher, too. With over 80 recipes, from breakfasts to quick dinners, delicious salads to Christmas and

Sue Stuart-Smith – The Well Gardened Mind

REDISCOVERING NATURE IN THE MODERN WORLD A timely and inspirational book that offers a new perspective on the powerful effects of gardening on our mental health and wellbeing. Combining contemporary science and compelling real-life stories, including that of her own grandfather’s return from World War I, the author explores the many ways in which nature

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason: House of Music

RAISING THE KANNEH-MASONS 8 OCT 2020 By any standards Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason has raised an extraordinary family. Seven children, aged 10 to 24, all classically trained musicians, including Sheku, the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016, who played at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, and sister, Isata, who last year released her first album. Sheku, Isata and their siblings have played in venues across

Maurice Hamilton and Richard Williams- Grand Prix Racing

ALES OF SPEED, ROMANCE AND TRAGEDY Two of Britain’s top sports journalists discuss the lives of motorsport legends Niki Lauda, the triple F1 champion, and 1930s ace, Richard Seaman. From his great rivalry with James Hunt in the 1970s, and his remarkable recovery from a near-fatal crash, to working with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, Lauda’s career helped define modern F1. Dick Seaman was the archetypal dashing

Ariana Neuman- When Time Stopped

A MEMOIR OF MY FATHER'S WAR AND WHAT REMAINS 10 OCT 2020 In partnership with Amnesty International As a child in Venezuela, Ariana was fascinated by the enigma of her father. He appeared to be the epitome of success and strength, but woke at night screaming in a language she didn’t recognise. Only after his death did she

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock’s Grand Tour of the Solar System

Get set for the cosmic trip of a lifetime on this interactive tour with space scientist and educator Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE. Join this epic adventure through the solar system, visiting the most magnificent sights and spectacles through outer space, from planets and moons to asteroids, comets and satellites. Kindly sponsored by Martin Grant Homes How we are

Gyles Bandreth- An Evening of Theatrical Anecdotes

Writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth presents an entertaining evening of theatrical mishaps and missed cues, indiscreet asides and dramatic first nights, with anecdotes taken from his new anthology. From the most haphazard of touring company to the West End and Broadway, from the age of Shakespeare through to Judi Dench, the stories cover all aspects of the theatrical experience. Actors,

Beethoven Plus One Online Cello Recital With Live Q&A

Time: Room opens 18.45 [BST, UTC+1] Price: £8.95, £15.95, £25.95 and £39.95 NB £8.95 is the lowest ticket price. Different ticket prices are in case anyone feels they can give more to help us in these financially difficult times. The viewing experience will be the same, irrespective of price paid. We suggest you consider how many of you

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