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Offline concerned_of_Old_Town

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Swindon Literature Festival
« on: March 23, 2011, 04:39:21 PM »
Not sure if people are aware of this

Must admit generally enjoy the literature festival.  It's the chance to see and hear some interesting authors and it's quite a simple thing which we should support so it can get better and better.

One of the highlights last year was listening to Brian Moore (Rugby player) followed by listening to Michael Portillo (who was very good).  In previous years have heard John Major (talking about cricket), Rory Mcgrath (bird watching) and Marcus Trescothick (cricket and nervous breakdown).

I was slightly disappointed by the line up this year but it can't be too bad as I am going to see Michael Wood (historian) and Martin Bell together with Harry Hill.  Anyone else going?

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Re: Swindon Literature Festival
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 08:28:44 PM »
Read Michael Wood's Alexander in virtually one hit.

Never found where he was buried did they?
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Re: Swindon Literature Festival
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 08:00:34 AM »
Thanks for the link COOT.

Really looking forward to it now I've had a scan of what's on.

Very much looking forward to Kate Williams, Micheal Wood, James Geary  and the film, " Economics of Happiness",  good timing for our current fiscal situation and for a Transition Town initiative.

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Re: Swindon Literature Festival
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 09:32:59 AM »
Would like to take part more, but only seem to get along to anything if one of the kids take me.

Saw Tim Smit (Eden Project) a couple of years ago -very good, inspirational speaker. Shame they can't get him to one of the SSP Conferences.

What about that TS literary thread as a sort of 'fringe fetival'?
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