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Thame Arts & Literature Festival
Participate Enjoy Inspire
12th to 15th October 2017
Chris Lloyd returns for the 3rd year running. His vastly entertaining history lessons are hugely popular. This year, he brings us the Story of Science over 10,000 years.
We just know that it will be wonderful and enlightening.
The full schedule will follow once the programme -
Simon Heffer -
Yet things were very different below the surface. In The Age of Decadence Simon Heffer exposes the contradictions of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. He shows how attempts to secure vital social reforms prompted the twentieth century’s gravest constitutional crisis and coincided with the worst industrial unrest in British history. He describes how politicians who conceded the vote to millions more men disregarded women so utterly that their public protest bordered on terrorism. He depicts a ruling class that fell prey to degeneracy and scandal. And he concludes with the crisis that in the summer of 1914 threatened the existence of the United Kingdom – a looming civil war in Ireland.
He lights up the era through vivid pen-
Using a workshop setting, this fantastic Theatre Company invites you to watch extracts from two new plays by local playwrights, Zena Forster (The Last Dog) and Nick O’Dwyer (Roof) and then join in a discussion on both the subjects and their presentation within the plays.
Amy Enticknap and Gaye Poole established Human Story Theatre, a professional company, in August 2016. Since then, things have evolved at quite a pace as they have brought their thought provoking productions to life across Oxfordshire and the surrounding area. If you haven’t seen one of their plays then you have missed a true theatrical experience.
Tim Moore -
"Bill Bryson on two wheels". (Independent). Scaling a new peak of rash over-
Dame Jenni Murray-
The history of Britain, presented as you’ve never seen it before, through twenty-
‘Ideal to press into the hands of young women studying politics and history.’ Independent
‘Celebrates the defiant spirit of Britain’s groundbreaking heroines…Entertaining.’ Daily Mail
Jenni Murray is a journalist and broadcaster who has presented BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour since 1987. She is the author of several books, including Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter.
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-
Jane Austen at Home -
Devised and directed by Stephen Siddall; Produced by Jeremy Musson
A lively and varied recital/performance, with engaging drawing-
It is a one-
Stephen Siddall (Director) was Head of English at The Leys School Cambridge, He has directed for BBC 2 and 15 renaissance plays for the university and city at Cambridge Arts Theatre.
Hannah Lee studied English at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, before training as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.