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In-person Events

Writers and the State of the Nation

Four Chancellors and a Funeral - Russell Jones

Four Chancellors and a Funeral - Russell Jones in conversation with Rob Gifford

Wednesday 3 April 2024, Waterstones, 72 Midsummer Boulevard, CMK, 7.00 - 8.00pm; £10/£7 (in-person) £5 (LiveStream)

Russell Jones returns to Lit Fest with Four Chancellors and a Funeral, the sequel nobody wants... Following the Sunday Times bestseller, The Decade in Tory, this darkly comical history of the Tory government explores January 2021 to the end of 2022: after ten years of the Tories, could it get any worse? Spoiler – it does.

Change Everything - Natalie Bennett

Change Everything - Natalie Bennett in conversation with Adrian Spurrell

Friday 5 April 2024, Waterstones, 72 Midsummer Boulevard, CMK, 7.30 - 8.30pm; £10/£7 

We are living in a social, political, economic and environmental emergency. The status quo is profoundly unstable; change is inevitable. Now is the time to get together to build a far healthier and more balanced world, it is time to Change Everything. Natalie Bennett, Green Party peer, explains all in conversation with Adrian Spurrell.

An Uneasy Inheritance - Polly Toynbee

An Uneasy Inheritance - Polly Toynbee in conversation with Nell Frizzell

Saturday 6 April 2024, Waterstones, 72 Midsummer Boulevard, CMK, 7.00pm - 8.00pm; £10/£7 

Join one of our most respected, prolific and razor-sharp voices for a colourful, entertaining examination of her own family – which contains everyone from Jessica Mitford to Bertrand Russell, and features Castle Howard as a backdrop – to explore mobility and privilege, and ask for a truly honest conversation about class in Britain.

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