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February 2018

  Top British mountaineer, big-wall climber and winter expedition specialist, Andy has soloed the most difficult routes in the world. A leading expert on climbing gear, Andy is also an award-winning writer and film-maker with an ability to captivate any audience with his unique brand of humorous and motivational story-telling. Please note that this show is likely to contain strong language. Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.

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March 2018

  We regret to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.  

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  Dr Lucy Worsley is passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience. Jane Austen at Home takes a new look at the author’s life. It considers what home meant to Jane, and tells the story through the rooms, spaces, possessions and places which mattered to her. Dispelling the myth of the cynical, lonely spinster Lucy instead offers us a witty and passionate woman of her time, who refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy. Ticket…

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May 2018

  A romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming). The letters read by their daughter Lucy Fleming (Miranda in The Archers, Survivors) and her husband Simon Williams (Justin in The Archers, EastEnders, Upstairs Downstairs) are full of love and warmth and we get an insight into a young…

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  Please note this event has been rescheduled. Date to be confirmed. Michael Brandon - Off Ramps Directed by Olivier Award Winner (Morecambe) Guy Masterson On his journey from Brooklyn to Britain - via Hollywood - Michael Brandon has taken many off-ramps on the way. In this brilliant, funny and engaging show, he tells how he gave himself two years to star in a Hollywood movie. Still there after 50, he lifts the lid on a half-century of showbiz personalities…

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  Trafalgar Releasing present McKellen: Playing the Part, a feature length film celebrating the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen. Fully authorised, including access to a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, the film is built around an extensive, personal interview covering everything from his upbringing in Wigan to becoming a star of stage and screen, coming out and becoming a leader in the gay rights movement. This live event on May 27th invites audiences to join us in celebrating…

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June 2018

  Patricia Routledge in conversation with Edward Seckerson It is still one of the best kept secrets in show business that Patricia Routledge trained not only as an actress but also as a singer and had considerable experience and success in musical theatre, both in this country and in the United States of America. Her many awards include a Tony for her Broadway performance in the Styne-Harburg musical Darling of the Day and a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance…

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    Kate Humble is a writer and broadcaster specialising in science, wildlife and rural affairs. Together with her husband Ludo she lives in permanently muddy jeans on a smallholding in Wales. Join Kate for a fascinating talk about her life working with animals as well with wildlife, the far flung places that this has taken her to and the inspiring people she has met on her travels. There's also a unique chance to go 'behind the camera' as Kate describes how the…

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  DESTROYING THE MYTHS ABOUT VULTURES Vultures have a bad press! They are thought of as Ugly, Dirty and Smelly. Nothing could be further from the truth and sadly right now they have been listed by IUCN as one of the most endangered groups of birds in the world. They are actually crucial to the environments that they inhabit. Come and meet some vultures, learn how amazing and important they are and what is happening to them in the wild.…

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    In a brand new show, adventurer-explorer Benedict Allen tells the whole unvarnished truth of his most recent adventure – a solo expedition to Papua New Guinea, during which he filmed his journey to visit a community he had befriended thirty years earlier – when he hit the headlines after failing to turn up for a flight to Hong Kong, prompting his friends and family, and eventually the world media, to become concerned for his wellbeing. Benedict will recall…

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