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Escape your everyday and join us for our summer spectacular from the 7 - 24 July. Public booking is now open across our opera, music, books and jazz series.

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Giles Milton

Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown that Shaped the Modern World

The lively, immersive story of the race to seize Berlin in the aftermath of World War II, which fired the starting gun for the Cold War. From the internationally bestselling master of popular history.

Thu 21 July 2022

4.00pm - 5.00pm

Toby Wilkinson

Tutankhamun’s Trumpet

A breathtaking journey into the past, Tutankhamun’s Trumpet takes the objects buried with the boy-king as the primary source material for painting a vivid portrait of life in Ancient Egypt.

Fri 22 July 2022

10.00am - 11.00am

Justin Webb

The Gift of a Radio: My Life and Other Trainwrecks

BBC journalist Justin Webb shares memories of his dysfunctional childhood and his coming of age in the 70s, against a backdrop of Led Zeppelin, strikes, inflation and IRA bombings.

Fri 22 July 2022

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Andrew Mitchell MP in conversation with Iain Dale

Beyond a Fringe: Tales from a Reformed Establishment Lackey

Andrew and Iain Dale discuss the British Establishment. Expect engaging honesty, political anecdotes and insider gossip from the heart of Westminster.

Fri 22 July 2022

4.00pm - 5.00pm

Katherine MacInnes

Snow Widows

A fresh and utterly different perspective on the race to the South Pole, from the viewpoint of five women whose lives would be forever changed by it.

Sat 23 July 2022

10.00am - 11.00am

Iain Dale, Colleen Graffy, Justin Webb & Sir Christopher Meyer

The Presidents: 250 Years of American Political Leadership

Broadcaster Iain Dale leads an expert line up, consisting of former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Colleen Graffy; former BBC North American Editor Justin Webb; and Ambassador to the US (1997- 2003) Sir Christopher Meyer.

Sat 23 July 2022

12.00pm - 1.30pm

Lindsey Fitzharris

The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War One

Shedding light on the ambitious work of the pioneering plastic surgeon Harold Gillies with the First World War soldiers who sustained facial injuries in battle, and how imagination and medical innovation helped to restore faces – and identities – wrecked by war.

Sat 23 July 2022

4.00pm - 5.00pm