Festival 2018 'At a Glance'


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Thursday, 27th September 2018

One World Talk by Mike Berners-Lee Event
7:30pm, Tullie House, £6.00
Big people in a small world: How can humans thrive in the Anthropocene?

Friday, 28th September 2018

Dave Tomlinson Broader Lines
7:30pm, Tullie House, £5.00
Black Sheep and Prodigals

Saturday, 29th September 2018

Robin Ince Event
7:30pm, Tithe Barn, £8.00
I’m a Joke And So Are You.

Sunday, 30th September 2018

Borderlines Quiz Broader Lines
7:30pm, Cakes and Ale Cafe, £3.00
Pit your wits in our fun general knowledge quiz, with a book theme!

Monday, 1st October 2018

Susan Calman Event
7:30pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £12.00
Sunny Side Up: a story of kindness and joy

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

Film Screening & Discussion Broader Lines
7:00pm, Tullie House, £5.00
Richard III - a night with a Notorious Villain?
Struan Stevenson Event
7:30pm, Cakes and Ale Cafe, £6.00
The Course of History: Ten Meals That Changed the World

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018

Lamanby Performance
7:30pm, Stanwix Theatre, £8.00
Live Literature Performance
Words and Image Broader Lines
7:30pm, Cakes and Ale Cafe, £5.00
Graphic Novel Workshop

Thursday, 4th October 2018

Michael Pennington Performance
7:30pm, Stanwix Theatre, £8.00
Sweet William

Friday, 5th October 2018

Darren Harper Workshop
11:00am, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £12.00
Philosophy: The Mystique of Existentialism
Pat Barker Event
2:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £8.00
The Silence of the Girls
Amanda Brooke Workshop
3:30pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £12.00
Writing Fiction: Let Your Characters Guide You
Chris Mullin Event
4:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £8.00
Hinterland – a memoir
Lucy Mangan Event
6:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £8.00
Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading
Hunter Davies & Richard Eccles Event
8:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
Hunter Davies in conversation with Richard Eccles
Film Screening & Discussion Broader Lines
8:00pm, Tullie House, £5.00
Do Androids dream of Electric sheep?/ Blade Runner

Saturday, 6th October 2018

Jim Crumley Event
10:00am, Tullie House, £6.00
Writing the Seasons
Malcolm Carson Poetry
10:00am - 11:30am, Tullie House, £5.00
Poetry Breakfast
Caitlin Davies (Masterclass) Workshop
10:00am - 1:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £25.00
Bringing the Past to Life: Starting to Write Non-fiction
Vaseem Khan and M.W. Craven Event
11:00am, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £8.00
Stone circles and elephants - murder most foul from Cumbria to Mumbai
Kathleen Jones Event
11:00am, Carlisle Library, £4.00
The Secret Life of Catherine Cookson
Gavin Francis Event
12:00pm, Tullie House, £6.00
Shapeshifters: On Medicine and Human Change
Tom George Workshop
12:30pm, Tullie House, £12.00
Mindful Writing Workshop
Helen Pankhurst Event
1:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £8.00
Deeds not Words
Matt Coyne Event
1:00pm, Carlisle Library, £4.00
Dummy: the comedy and chaos of real-life parenting
Professor Dame Sue Black Event
2:00pm, Tullie House, £6.00
All That Remains: A Life in Death
Vaseem Khan (Masterclass) Workshop
2:00pm - 5:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £25.00
How to write bestselling crime fiction
Caitlin Davies Event
3:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £8.00
Bad Girls or Freedom Fighters?
Ruth Sutton Event
3:00pm, Carlisle Library, £4.00
Weaving fact and fiction into a Cumbrian story
Jim Crumley Workshop
3:00pm, Tullie House, £12.00
Writing about the natural world
Fiona Sampson Event
4:00pm, Tullie House, £6.00
In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein
Luke Harding Event
5:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
Stuart Maconie Event
8:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
Long Road from Jarrow
Poetry, Music & Entertainment Broader Lines
9:00pm, Cakes and Ale Cafe, £3.00
Broader Lines – The Extra Chapter

Sunday, 7th October 2018

Andy Beck Event
10:00am, Tullie House, £6.00
The Wainwrights
Katie Hale Workshop
10:30am - 12:30pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £12.00
Provoking the Creative Brain
Diarmaid MacCulloch Event
11:00am, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £8.00
Thomas Cromwell
Andrew White Workshop
11:00am - 1:00pm, Tullie House, £12.00
Pitching and Writing for Magazines
Joanna Cannon Event
12:00pm, Tullie House, £6.00
Three Things About Elsie
Emma McGordon Workshop
1:30pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £12.00
Performance Poetry
Alan Johnson Event
2:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
Alan Johnson in conversation with Stuart Maconie
Shaun Bythell Event
2:00pm, Tullie House, £6.00
Diary of a Bookseller
Andrew White Workshop
2:30pm - 4:30pm, Tullie House, £12.00
The Net : Writing and Promoting On the Web
Marie Elsa Bragg, Jackie Kay & Suzanne Bonnar Performance
3:15pm - 4:15pm, St Cuthbert's Church, £8.00
Three Northern Women in conversation with words and music
Graham Robb Event
4:00pm, Tullie House, £6.00
The Debatable Land
Lost Art Theatre Company Performance
4:15pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £8.00
Number 8: A Suffragette’s Tale - from Carlisle to Holloway
Jackie Kay Poetry
6:00pm, Crown and Mitre Hotel, £10.00
Reflections in Poetry and Prose
Peter Hart Event
6:00pm, Cumbria Museum of Military Life, £6.00
The Last Battle: Endgame on the Western Front, 1918
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