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Hilary Mantel kicks off Proms at St Jude’s


A recorded interview with Wolf Hall writer Hilary Mantel launches the 2021 Proms at St Jude’s Literary Festival.

The Booker prize winner will likely be in dialog with broadcaster Mark Lawson for a memorial interview in honour of the late Proms’ patron Dr David Cohen. Mantel gained the David Cohen prize for Literature in 2013 and the recorded interview will be seen freed from cost from June 19.

Other authors showing reside at Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead Garden Suburb as a part of the 2021 lit fest embody Hampstead barrister Philippe Sands along with his newest historical past The Ratline, BBC corespondent Rory Cellan-Jones discussing the know-how revolution and his guide Always On, columnist Sathnam Sanghera speaking about Empireland, QC Marina Wheeler – ex spouse of Boris Johnson – with memoir The Lost Homestead about her anglo-Indian household, battle zone surgeon David Nott on his guide War Doctor, Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason on elevating a household of gifted musicians, and John Preston’s on his guide Fall in regards to the mysterious dying of Robert Maxwell.

Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival. Sathnam Sanghera

Sathnam Sanghera seems at the Proms at St Jude’s lit fest 2021

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“We had been privileged to have the philanthropist Dr David Cohen as an engaged patron, good friend and member of our neighborhood,” mentioned Niamh O’Donnell-Keenan, Proms Trustee and LitFest Chair, “and are delighted to honour his involvement in the area people and his help of Proms with this annual interview. We are grateful to Hilary Mantel and Mark Lawson for launching this sequence and serving to to share his legacy so broadly.”

The tenth annual lit fest runs over the weekend of June 26 and 27. Live occasions will observe newest Government Covid pointers and £10 tickets have to be booked upfront, or booklovers can watch on-line for £5 per occasion.

Undated MSF handout image of British surgeon David Nott, centre, and members of his team in the hosp

British surgeon David Nott, centre, and members of his crew within the hospital in Rutshuru, within the DR Congo, the place he labored as a volunteer with medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

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The neighborhood competition runs from June 26 till July 4 with a programme of reside concert events, talks and heritage walks starting from a mild stroll in Kenwood to explorations of Shakespeare’s London and Suburb founder Henrietta Barnett’s early days in Whitechapel.

The Box Office opens May 29 with all earnings going to 2 charities Toynbee Hall and North London Hospice.

For full programme particulars go to https://www.promsatstjudes.org.uk/