Full programme for Holt Festival 2018 revealed

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‘One of the most important cultural events in Norfolk’ Peter Wilson, former Chief Executive, Norwich Theatre Royal

The full tenth anniversary programme for Holt Festival 2018, North Norfolk’s award winning, international feast of the arts has been announced. The Festival brings outstanding theatre, music, comedy, literature, talks, children’s and visual art events to the picturesque Georgian town for eight days, from 21 to 29 July.

For the tenth anniversary year Stash Kirkbride has taken the helm as Artistic Director, and he has delivered a programme that combines the best of national and international talents with some of the cream of our own Norfolk performers.

Introducing the programme Stash said ‘It is said that if a festival can make it to its 10th year then it has truly arrived, and having long admired the achievements of Holt Festival I am thrilled and honoured to be invited to assemble the 2018 programme. I hope it does justice to the fabulous legacy left by my predecessors Tony Britten, Delaval Astley and Charles Pugh.’

Major new announcements include a Norfolk Day special appearance by the county’s best loved, most popular and rudest(!) comedy duo The Nimmo Twins. Making their first appearance at the festival the Nimmo’s outrageously hilarious and hugely popular Normal for Norfolk shows have entertained sell-out crowds for over 20 years. Two major exhibitions put Holt firmly on the international art map. A world-first exhibition of the paintings of one of Norfolk’s best loved adopted sons, Sir John Hurt, will show just how accomplished a painter he was. Another exclusive sees letters from George Orwell to his Southwold lover on public display for the first time ever.

Jasper Carrott has made good his promise to reschedule the show heart surgery forced him to cancel last year and leading political figures will be in Holt to discuss their lives and careers with well known TV and radio presenters.

Music

Music has always been a mainstay of the festival and this year’s line-up doesn’t disappoint. Internationally renowned Italian concert pianist Gloria Campaner comes to Holt for two exclusive concerts. Shadows sees her dramatically interpreting Scriabin’s Vers la Flamme and she teams up with the Polish jazz pianist Leszek Możdżer for Two Pianos: Heart of Stone. For their only planned UK appearance of the year their programme of classics including Prokofiev, Debussy and Chopin, alongside jazz improvisation and more, will be accompanied by live visuals from Italian video designer Luca Scarzella.

Other classical highlights include a concert by one of the UK’s leading tenors James Gilchrist, accompanied by Matt Wadsworth; and Norwich soprano Lisa Cassidy appears in a one-off performance of La Voix Humaine by Francis Poulenc. This is presented in a double bill with actress Tracey Catchpole’s interpretation of Cocteau’s story, in English, as The Human Voice. A further theatre/music crossover sees pianist Lucy Parham chronicle the life of Sergei Rachmaninoff with narration from acclaimed stage, TV and film actor Alex Jennings.

Music of a very different kind comes from chart topper Leo Sayer and the high energy showmanship rock, funk, blues and more of Tankus The Henge. Making a special appearance at Theatre in the Woods is the Tom Baxter  Band. Tom is the writer of modern standard ‘Better’ and his popular songs have been covered by Dame Shirley Bassey, Take That, Boyzone and more.

The musical tradition of Zimbabwe is celebrated in Music of Our Ancestors by the powerful vocals and instrumental prowess of Anna Mudeka. Described as ‘The Queen’ by Duke Ellington, Peggy Lee was considered the sultriest songstress of them all. Featuring some of the finest musicians on the London jazz scene the Jo Harrop Jazz Quintet, perform songs from the Lee canon with great style and swing. The Matt Wates’ Jazzband will also be appearing in Holt with their highly accessible modern style of jazz with the emphasis on melody and groove.

Theatre & Talks

Long-time collaborator with Steven Berkoff, Linda Marlowe is one of our finest actors with countless West End, TV and film credits to her name – she was even in Eastenders between 2014-2017 as Sylvie Carter! Now she brings Berkoff’s Women, her Josie Lawrence directed, acclaimed theatrical exploration of sensuality, revenge, pathos, heart-breaking loneliness and riotous humour to Holt.

Bob Kingdom brilliantly brings the trailblazing writer of classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood to life in The Truman Capote Talk Show. He also performs his other great characterisation, Dylan Thomas: Return Journey at Holt. Originally directed by Anthony Hopkins, the one-man show follows the Welsh playwright on his last great lecture tour.

In another Norfolk Day event, one of Norfolk’s best-known theatre impresario’s makes a rare stage appearance. Chief Executive of Norwich Theatre Royal for 25 years, producer of West End hit The Woman in Black (theatreland’s longest running show after The Mousetrap) and many touring shows, Peter Wilson performs TS Eliot’s Four Quartets, the poet’s last great work. It will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Dame Margaret Hodge.

Colin Cloud has rapidly become the most acclaimed forensic mind reader in the country, his uncanny powers of deduction have caused him to be described as the ‘Sherlock Holmes of entertainment’. Following his 2017 Royal Variety Performance appearance he brings his show PSYCHO(Logical) to Holt prior to a month at the Edinburgh Festival.

Former Home secretary and award-winning author Alan Johnson will discuss his life and career with ITV broadcaster Becky Jago while Lord ‘Paddy’ Ashdown, leader of the Liberal Democrats for 11 years will be in conversation with BBC Radio Norfolk’s Nick Conrad. The leading party political spectrum is completed by Anne Widdecombe, Conservative MP for Maidstone from 1997-2010, who will be talking about her life and views with Nina Nannar, ITV News Arts Editor.

Multi-award winning journalist and BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson has enjoyed an illustrious career in international journalism and will be in conversation with BBC TV’s Susie Fowler-Watt. For the final talk of the Festival, BBC Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner will be discussing the themes and ideas behind his second novel, ‘Ultimatum’ with Alex Dunlop, Defence Reporter, BBC TV News (East). Frank’s 2068 debut novel, ‘Crisis’, was a Sunday Times bestseller.

Comedy

As well as the previously mentioned treat from Norfolk’s notorious Nimmo Twins there are laughs a plenty to be enjoyed. Australian cabaret sensation Pamela Shaw comes direct from New York. Her irreverent, sassy and funny new show features songs by Tim Minchin, Lennon/McCartney and Rickie Lee Jones, fused with pop, blues and contemporary Broadway hits. There’s a night of stand-up comedy featuring four of the top comics on the London circuit – Francis Foster, Helen Bauer, Phil Nichol and Paul F Taylor, as well as the much anticipated appearance from Jasper Carrott, following his enforced cancellation due to essential heart surgery last year. The legendary Brummie funnyman will present his show Stand Up and Rock blending comedy with an all-star band featuring ELO and The Move founder member Bev Bevan.

Visual Art

There has always been an exciting visual arts programme in the festival, but this year Festival Fine Art Director James Glennie has conjured up two amazing world exclusives, among a busy programme.
John Hurt as Artist is the first exhibition anywhere in the world of the late screen legend’s paintings. Sir John Hurt painted all his life, at the age of 17 he attended The Grimsby Art School (now the East Coast School of Art and Design) and in 1959 won a scholarship to St. Martin’s School of Art (now Central Saint Martin’s) in London. Most of the paintings in the exhibition have been loaned by his wife, Lady Anwen Hurt who said ‘Whenever anyone referred to John’s painting as a ‘hobby’ he was quick to point out that a painting was not something he did for relaxation or a bit of fun, he took it every bit as seriously as he took his acting career’.
Blithe Spirit  features original artworks by Sir Stanley SpencerPhilip Wilson SteerMargaret MellisJohn PiperSir George Clausen, Sir John Arnesby Brown and many others inspired by Walberswick, Southwold and The Blyth Estuary. The exhibition will also feature a group of unpublished love letters from George Orwell to his secret lover Eleanor Jacques of Southwold which have never before been seen in public.
Head to Head exhibits the work of Dora GordineJacob Epstein and contemporaries including Frank Dobson and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, illustrating the between the wars Picasso-led movement that led artists to explore more exotic influences.
Holt is renowned for its galleries and many of them are taking part in the annual art-trail including Eileen Cooper RA at the Bircham Gallery, Eileen was the first female Keeper of the Royal Academy in almost 250 years and among the many free art talks at the festival she is In Conversation with Anwen Hurt and Whitbread Biography Award winner D J Taylor will be talking about the George Orwell letters too. For the very first time the festival is running an Open Studios event. Artists and makers living or working within 15 miles of Holt are throwing their studio doors open to the public. The Holt Festival-Sir John Hurt Art Prize is also open for entries with £1,750 and exhibition at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art for the winning entry.

Film

To coincide with the exhibition of his paintings a short series of Sir John Hurt’s films will be screened, curated from his personal favourites by his wife Anwen. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with Anwen, in conversation with special guests including Richard Kwietniowski, writer, director and John’s long-time friend and collaborator. The films are The Hit directed by Stephen Frears (cert 18, 1984), The Field (cert 12, Jim Sheridan 1990) and Kwietniowski’s Love & Death on Long Island (cert 15, 1997)

Children’s and Family Events

There’s plenty for the kids and families. Norwich Puppet Theatre brings The Steadfast Tin Soldier, a playful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s poetic story for 3-8 year olds. Light, projected animations and simple materials, skilfully transformed through puppetry, create a theatrical experience that will engage and touch young hearts and minds. Young people 8-16 are invited to join Sheringham Little Theatre’s day long workshop to create A Play In A Day, culminating in a showcase performance for family and friends. There’s also daily storytelling from Amy Finnegan for the under 7’s and Comedy Club 4 Kids is just what is says in the title. A hugely popular treat for ages 6+ and adults who enjoy a swear-free hour with the international circuit’s best stand-ups and sketch acts.

Chair of the Board of Trustees Adney Payne said ‘Stash has done us proud with a richly varied programme to mark our tenth anniversary. We all still greatly miss Sir John Hurt who was such a great supporter of the Festival and I’m thrilled that we are able to show his paintings for the first time anywhere in the world. I think everyone involved in the Festival past and present should feel justifiably proud of our achievements and would especially like to say a huge thank you to the many hundreds of able and enthusiastic volunteers who work so hard every year to make the Festival a success. Gresham’s School, Holt Parish Church, the Community Centre and the Holt Book Shop have supported us from the very start and our gratitude also goes to our media partners Eastern Daily Press, North Norfolk News and Future Radio.’

Each year Holt Festival makes a substantial donation to the Holt Youth Project – one of England’s most imaginative, award winning youth schemes. Serving young people across north Norfolk, it prides itself on preventative programmes that allow young people to reach their full potential.

Tickets for the new shows are on sale from 1 May to members of the Holt Festival Friends Scheme with general booking opening on 14 May via 01603 598699. For details of all these and other Holt Festival events, and to book, visit www.holtfestival.org

Holt Festival 2018 Full listings:

Saturday 21 – Monday 23 July 10am to 5pm FREE

HOLT FESTIVAL OPEN STUDIOS (exhibition)

The Festival’s inaugural open studios where artists living within a 15-mile radius of Holt open their doors to the public.   

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre Foyer, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 July 11am to 7.30pm FREE

JOHN HURT as Artist (exhibition)

A rare opportunity to see paintings by actor Sir John Hurt who drew and painted throughout his life and brought the same creativity and brilliance to being an artist as he did to being an actor.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre Foyer Mezzanine, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 July 11am to 5pm FREE

BLITHE SPIRIT: The Blythe Estuary – A Creative Haven (exhibition)

Unpublished love letters from George Orwell to Eleanor Jacques in Southwold, giving real insight into his character, are displayed alongside art work by Philip Wilson Steer, Sir Stanley Spencer, Margaret Mellis and other well-known artist connected to this part of Suffolk.

Holt Festival at The Garden House Studio, Station Road, Holt NR25 6BS

Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 July 11am to 5pm FREE

HEAD TO HEAD: Dora Gordine, Jacob Epstein & Contemporaries (exhibition)

Exhibition illustrating the Picasso led movement between the wars, away from traditional Roman and Greek influences, towards the exotic.

Holt Festival at The Meeting Room, St Andrew’s Church, Church Street, Holt NR25 6BB

Sunday 22 – Sunday 29 July 11am to 7.30pm FREE

SIR JOHN HURT ART PRIZE EXHIBITION (exhibition)

The winner and all the shortlisted entries from this prestigious art prize chosen by judges Eileen Cooper RA, Robert Upstone and Lady Hurt. The winner receives £1,500 and will be shown at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre Foyer, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 July 11am to 5pm FREE

FESTIVAL ART TRAIL (exhibition)

Discover an eclectic variety of historic, modern and contemporary art and photography at Holt’s many art galleries.

Holt Festival at various galleries around Holt town centre

Sunday 22 July 8pm £22/£5

ELÈGIE: Rachmaninoff – A Heart in Exile (classical music/theatre)

A ‘Composer Portrait’ scripted by pianist Lucy Parham chronicling the life of Sergei Rachmaninoff, narrated and read by renowned TV, film and stage actor Alex Jennings.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Monday 23 10am-10.30am, under 7s FREE

CHILDREN’S STORYTELLING: Amy Finegan (childrens)

Stories, games and songs to entertain under 7s.

Holt Festival at The Holt Book Shop, 10 Appleyard Holt NR25 6AR

Monday 23 July 2pm £18/£5

ALAN JOHNSON in conversation with Becky Jago (talk)

Former politician and award-winning author and broadcaster Alan Johnson talks to ITV News Anglia broadcaster Beck Jago about his life and career.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Monday 23 July 4pm £12/£5

ANNA MUDEKA: Music of our Ancestors (music)

Anna Mudeka’s powerful vocals and instrumental artistry bring alive the rich musical tradition of Zimbabwe.

Holt Festival at Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way, Holt NR25 6DN

Monday 23 July 6pm £22/£5

‘Shall I Strive with Words to Move’ Music of Dowland, Britten and Purcell

JAMES GILCHRIST: Tenor with MATT WADSWORTH: Lute and theorbo (classical music)

The music of Dowland, Britten and Purcell, sung by one of the UK’s leading tenors, accompanied by Matt Wadsworth on lute and theorbo.

Holt Festival at St Andrew’s Church, Church Street, Holt NR25 6BB

Monday 23 July 9pm £20/£5

PAMELA SHAW Naughty  (comedy/cabaret)

Australian cabaret sensation Pamela Shaw comes direct to Holt from New York with her irreverent, sassy and funny new show. This musical mélange includes songs by Tim Minchin, Lennon/McCartney and Rickie Lee Jones, fused with pop, blues and contemporary Broadway.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Tuesday 24 10am-10.30am, under 7s FREE

CHILDREN’S STORYTELLING: Amy Finegan (childrens)

Stories, games and songs to entertain under 7s.

Holt Festival at The Holt Book Shop, 10 Appleyard Holt NR25 6AR

Tuesday 24 July 2pm £20/£5

LINDA MARLOW Berkoff’s Women (theatre)

Linda Marlow, long-time collaborator of Stephen Berkoff, explores sensuality, revenge, pathos, heart-breaking loneliness and riotous humour through a compilation of some of the most rewarding and exciting female roles.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Tuesday 24 July 4pm £18/£5

BOB KINGDOM: The Truman Capote Talk Show (theatre)

Truman Capote, social butterfly, gossipmonger and faded novelist, is brought dramatically to life in Bob Kingdom’s brilliant award-winning one man show.

Holt Festival at Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way, Holt NR25 6DN

Tuesday 24 July 6pm £18/£5

THE HUMAN VOICE/LA VOIX HUMANE (theatre/music)

Jean Cocteau’s compelling exploration of human frailty and love with actress Tracey Catchpole and soprano Lisa Cassidy. The scenario is a woman’s phone call to her lover. The first half is The Human Voice, performed in English, and the second Francis Poulenc’s one act opera, performed in French.

Holt Festival at the Britten Building, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Tuesday 24 July 8.15pm £25/£5

COLIN CLOUD (theatre)

Acclaimed stage mentalist/mind reader likened to the Sherlock Holmes of entertainment performs his new PSYCHO (Logical) show.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Wednesday 25 10am-10.30am, under 7s FREE

CHILDREN’S STORYTELLING: Amy Finegan (childrens)

Stories, games and songs to entertain under 7s.

Holt Festival at The Holt Book Shop, 10 Appleyard Holt NR25 6AR

Wednesday 25 July 11am-12noon, ages 3 – 8 FREE

NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE: The Steadfast Tin Soldier (childrens)

A playful retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s poetic story, using light, projected animations and simple materials to create a magical theatrical experience.

Holt Festival at Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way, Holt NR25 6DN

Wednesday 25 July 2pm £18/£5

LORD ASHDOWN (talk)

Former Liberal Democrats leader in conversation with BBC Radio Norfolk’s Nick Conrad about his varied career and more.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Wednesday 25 July 4pm £8

SIR JOHN HURT FILM: The Hit (18) & Q+A with Anwen Hurt (film)

A mini season of the late Sir John Hurt’s favourite films curated by his wife Anwen.

Ex-gangster Willie Parker betrayed his former colleagues and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance. Ten years later he is kidnapped and escorted to Paris to stand trial.

Holt Festival at Britten Building, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Wednesday 25 July 6pm £18/£5

DYLAN THOMAS: RETURN JOURNEY by BOB KINGDOM (theatre)

Critically acclaimed one man show (originally directed by Anthony Hopkins) following Dylan Thomas on his last great lecture tour en route to the White Horse Tavern.

Holt Festival at St Andrew’s Church, Church Street, Holt NR25 6BB

Wednesday 25 July 7.30pm £18/£5

TANKUS THE HENGE + SKYHOOK (music)

Combining wild showmanship and musical dexterity, Tankus the Henge’s sound incorporates rock, funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms. Support band Skyhook’s guitar driven rock ‘n’ roll moves from soaring anthems to fragile ballads.

Holt Festival at Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way, Holt NR25 6DN

Thurday 26 10am-10.30am, under 7s FREE

CHILDREN’S STORYTELLING: Amy Finegan (childrens)

Stories, games and songs to entertain under 7s.

Holt Festival at The Holt Book Shop, 10 Appleyard Holt NR25 6AR

Thursday 26 July 10am-4pm, ages 8 to 16 FREE

PLAY IN A DAY with Sheringham Little Theatre (childrens)

Drama workshop for young people to create an original piece of theatre to share with friends and family at the end of the day.

Holt Festival at Gresham’s Pre-Prep School, Market Place, Holt NR25 6BB

Thursday 26 July 2pm £18/£5

ANNE WIDDECOMB in conversation with Nina Nannar, ITV News (talk)

The outspoken and controversial former politician and Strictly Come Dancing contestant talks to Nina Nannar about her life.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Thursday 26 July 4pm £8

SIR JOHN HURT FILM: The Field (12) & Q+A with Anwen Hurt (film)

A mini season of the late Sir John Hurt’s favourite films curated by his wife Anwen.

Bill McCabe is determined to buy the field that his family has farmed for generations, but that means taking on the American stranger who is bidding against him.

Holt Festival at Britten Building, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Thursday 26 July 6pm £15/£5

MATT WATES JAZZBAND with LIZ FLETCHER (music)

Highly accessible modern jazz with an emphasis on melody, groove and tight ensemble work, with guest singer Liz Fletcher.

Holt Festival at Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way, Holt NR25 6DN

Thursday 26 July 8pm £16/£5

STAND UP COMEDY (comedy)

An evening of top-notch stand up with MC Francis Foster, Helen Bauer, Phil Nichol and Paul F Taylor.

Holt Festival at The Feathers Hotel, Market Place, Holt NR25 6BW

Thursday 26 July 8.15pm £20/£5

JO HARROP JAZZ QUINTET (music)

A celebration of Peggy Lee, the sultriest songstress of them all from a brilliant singer and a very accomplished band.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Friday 27 10am-10.30am, under 7s FREE

CHILDREN’S STORYTELLING: Amy Finegan (childrens)

Stories, games and songs to entertain under 7s.

Holt Festival at The Holt Book Shop, 10 Appleyard Holt NR25 6AR

Friday 27 July 11am- 12noon FREE

COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS (childrens)

Comedy club for kids, and adults who enjoy a swear-free hour, with the international circuit’s best stand ups and sketch acts.

Holt Festival at Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way, Holt NR25 6DN

Friday 27 July 12noon £15/£5

GLORIA CAMPANER: Shadows (classical music)

Internationally renowned Italian concert pianist Gloria Campaner dramatically illuminates Scriabin’s Vers la Flamme, followed by Q&A.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Friday 27 July 4pm £15/£5

TS ELIOT’S FOUR QUARTETS: PETER WILSON (poetry/spoken word)

A rare performance of four poems by TS Eliot that offer a meditation on the mysteries of life, the perplexities of loss and longing, and the place of hope in the human heart. Performed by Peter Wilson and followed by a Q&A chaired by Dame Margaret Hodge, DBE.

Holt Festival at St Andrew’s Church, Church Street, Holt NR25 6BB

Friday 27 July 6pm £20/£5

THE NIMMO TWINS (comedy)

Norwich comedy legends Owen Evans and Karl Minns perform their award-winning sketch show The Country Members for their first ever Holt Festival show.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Friday 27 July 8.15pm £20/£5

TOM BAXTER BAND (music)

Co-writer of modern classic ‘Better’ whose songs have been covered by Dame Shirley Bassey, Take That, Boyzone and more.

Holt Festival at Theatre in the Woods, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Saturday 28 July 2.30pm £20/£5

JOHN SIMPSON CBE in conversation with Susie Fowler-Watt (talk)

Multi award winning journalist and BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson talks to Susie Fowler-Watt about his illustrious career in international journalism.

Holt Festival at Theatre in the Woods, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Saturday 28 July 4pm £8

SIR JOHN HURT FILM: Love and Death on Long Island (15) & Q+A with Anwen Hurt (film)

A mini season of the late Sir John Hurt’s favourite films curated by his wife Anwen.

A reclusive writer becomes obsessed with an American teen idol and eventually pursues him to his Long Island home.

Holt Festival at Britten Building, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Saturday 28 July 6pm £25/£5

TWO PIANOS – HEART OF STONE: Gloria Campaner (Italy) and Leszek Możdżer (Poland) (classical music)

Only planned UK duet concert this year for top international pianists. Prokofiev, Debussy and Chopin to Lutoslawski’s Variations on a Theme by Paganini taking in jazz and more along the way with live visuals/projections.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Saturday 28 July 8.15 pm £30/£5

LEO SAYER (music)

Chart topping singer, songwriter and entertainer romps through a high energy greatest hits set including favourites like Thunder in My Heart, Moonlighting and When I Need You.

Holt Festival at Theatre in the Woods, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Sunday 29 July 4pm £18/£5

FRANK GARDNER in conversation with Alex Dunlop, BBC TV News East (talk)

BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner discusses the themes and ideas behind his second novel Ultimatum, the challenges of writing fiction versus non-fiction and his life as a broadcast journalist.

Holt Festival at the Auden Theatre, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Sunday 29 July 7.30pm £30/£5

JASPER CARROTT: STAND UP AND ROCK (comedy)

A unique show that sees the legendary comedian perform his new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots – an all-star band featuring ELO and The Move’s Bev Bevan that have been ‘rockin’ audiences all over the world.

Holt Festival at Theatre in the Woods, Cromer Road, Holt NR25 6EA

Box office: 01603 598699 or online at www.holtfestival.org

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