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OCTOBER 2018

Take-off

B I R M I N G H A M

Major writers and journalists

for Literary Festival

The UK’s oldest theatre,

Bristol Old Vic, where

Daniel Day Lewis, Judi

Dench and Jeremy Irons

amongst others honed

their craft, is set to become

an international heritage

attraction following

a multi-million-pound

redevelopment. The

new building opened in

September, and heritage

tours and experiences

will launch in November,

when you can learn about

its illustrious 252-year

history through exhibitions,

experiences, workshops

and tours. Highlights include

an interactive experience

exploring the history of the

creation of sound in the

theatre, including a chance

to see the 18th-century

thunder run, an ancient

contraption that simulates

the sound of thunder above

the auditorium.

Upcoming productions

include a fresh, new

production of

Twelfth

Night

(17th October-17th

November), along with

the greatest comedy

of change in English

literature, Charles Dickens’

A Christmas Carol

(29th

November-13th January).

www.bristololdvic.org.uk

The Stratford Literary Festival will be

packing some of the most respected

writers and high-profile journalists into a

weekend of events this winter.

As well as the internationally best-

selling author, Jodi Picoult, who will be

appearing on Sunday 28th October, the

Festival will be hosting a programme of

events from 9th to 17th November.

Those appearing include the veteran

broadcaster, Sir Michael Parkinson, sharing

his admiration for the legendary footballer,

George Best; historian and TV presenter,

Lucy Worsley OBE, who will be talking about

her latest book

The Many Faces of Queen

Victoria

; and Channel 4 News presenter

Cathy Newman whose new book,

Bloody

Brilliant Women

, highlights some forgotten

but ground-breaking women from history.

Two leading BBC journalists, World Affairs

Editor John Simpson CBE, and Economics

Editor Kamal Ahmed, will be talking about

their new books, too.

The Festival will also welcome

leading academic Professor Diarmaid

MacCulloch, who will just have published

the definitive biography of Thomas

Cromwell, one of the most notorious

figures in history, and James Anthony,

former Ford car worker, who has re-written

all Shakespeare’s sonnets for the modern

audience – a feat described by Stephen

Fry as a ‘dazzling success’.

For younger audiences, there will be

a day of fun on 10th November with the

award-winning creator of the much-

loved, best-selling Mr Gum books, Andy

Stanton, who’ll be sharing a new book of

short stories. The Festival is also celebrating

the 80th anniversary of

The Beano

with

a drawing workshop lead by Nigel

Auchterlounie, artist for the famous comic,

and there’ll be some festive magic with a

workshop to create a unicorn Christmas

decoration with leading theatre designer,

Judy Reaves.

www.stratlitfest.co.uk

B R I S T O L

New look for

Bristol Old Vic

For pure relaxation, five-star

Seaham Hall, which has just

21 individually-designed

suites overlooking Durham’s

magnificent coastline, now

boasts a lush Zen Garden, a

meditative space in which to

escape the madness of the

modern world. The garden is

steps away from the equally-

D U R H A M T E E S V A L L E Y

And relax…

relaxing spa, which has a

20-metre pool, outdoor hot tubs,

three new thermal rooms and a

Pan-Asian restaurant, The Ozone.

The hotel’s restaurant, The Dining

Room, is an informal, Scandi-

style space, serving innovative

and tasty food. Plus, there’s a

37-acre estate to explore.

www.seaham-hall.co.uk