To include tea and coffee
Megan Stallworthy’s workshop: Learn bookbinding skills and take home two beautiful handmade books, using handmade and patterned papers and traditional sewing, folding and glueing techniques. All the materials and equipment will be provided.
Megan Stallworthy, member of the Society of Bookbinders and the Devon Guild of Craftsmen studied Design History and Bookbinding at Brighton University, has taught bookbinding to Art and Design students at Somerset College, Petroc, Exeter College, Plymouth University and the Slade, UCL, and is an associate lecturer in Graphic Design (Bookbinding) at Falmouth University. She makes and repairs books to commission, and works with a team of book conservators for the National Trust, All Souls College, Oxford and other libraries.
Doors open 10am TOKE’S All Day Coffee Bar
In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to an elderly recluse, German customs authorities seized 1,280 paintings,
drawings and prints by artists including Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Chagall, Otto Dix and Paul Klee. When Cornelius
Gurlitt’s trove became public in November 2013, it caused a worldwide media sensation.
Catherine Hickley’s superbly illustrated account of the story behind the headlines: the street-corner battles of Kristallnacht in Breslau, Silesia; modern-day Madison Avenue in New York; the charred ruins of post-war Dresden; the prosperity of the Swiss capital Berne in 2014; the shady dealings of the Paris art world in the 1940s; and in modern-day Berlin, politicians and lawyers puzzling over the inadequacies of a legal framework, that to this day, falls short in securing justice for the heirs of those robbed by the Nazis.
‘A splendid account … a riveting read’ The Oldie
‘A comprehensive narrative’ The Economist
‘forensic attention to detail’ Art Quarterly
‘Hickley knows her subject inside out’ Jewish Quarterly
Catherine Hickley graduated in French and German from London University. As an English teacher in East Germany in 1989, she witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall. In a sixteen-year career at Bloomberg News, she reported on arts and culture from Berlin for eight years, following stints as a reporter covering German politics, as Berlin bureau chief and as the editor managing European government news. Catherine is the world’s leading journalist in the field of Nazi-looted art and has published dozens of articles on the subject.
Doors open 11.30am TOKE’S All Day Coffee Bar
The post-war denial of both the existence and legitimacy of the war cabinet debates reached its nadir over the Second Iraq War.
David Owen’s presentation about the pivotal British War Cabinet meetings of May 1940 tells the story of Churchill’s determination to fight on, and describes how close Britain came to seeking a negotiated peace with Nazi Germany. It is also a paean to Britain’s Cabinet system of government.
David Owen educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and St Thomas’s Hospital, practised as a neurologist before being MP for Plymouth from 1966-92. Under Labour Governments, he served as Navy Minister, Health Minister and Foreign Secretary. He was co-founder of the Social Democratic Party and its Leader from 1983-87 and 1988-90. He was created a Life Baron – Lord Owen of the City of Plymouth – in 1992 and sits as an independent social democrat in the House of Lords. His other books include In Sickness and In Power, Europe Restructured, The Health of the Nation, and The Hidden Perspective.
With thanks to TOKE’S Food and Drink Tel: 01386 849345
This morning’s events are sponsored by Cotswold House
Doors open 1pm TOKE’S All Day Coffee Bar
Why do banks sabotage their clients, governments and their competitors?
Ronen Palan, interviewed by Luke Harding, provides new insight into the reasons for the seemingly endless court cases taken against banks (as opposed to bankers) since the financial crisis. The Business of Finance is co-authored with Anastasia Nesvetailova
Ronen Palan, educated at the LSE, was Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Birmingham and Sussex University, and a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He joined City University London in September 2012. He has been a visiting professor at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and York University, Canada. He was also a founding editor of the Review of International Political Economy. His books include The Offshore World; and as co-author, Tax Havens. His work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Azeri and Czech. He has been interviewed by journals and magazines including The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, The Guardian, The Economist, and Le Monde, and has contributed to Channel 4 Dispatches and the BBC World Service.
Doors open 3pm TOKE’S All Day Coffee Bar
A shocking real-life revenge tragedy: an individual and his family torn apart by a ruthless crime.
Luke Harding presents the definitive inside story of the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko, tracing the journey of the nuclear poison across London, from hotel room to nightclub, assassin to victim, and argues that this assassination marked the beginning of the deterioration of Moscow’s relations with the west and a decade of geo-political disruptions.
‘one of the best political thrillers I have come across in years.’ Evening Standard
‘real authority, wit and panache … The book is as “definitive” as it claims’ The Times
‘Gripping’ London Review of Books
Luke Harding is a journalist, writer and award-winning correspondent with The Guardian.
He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. Between 2007 and 2011 he was The Guardian’s Moscow bureau chief.
The Kremlin expelled him from the country in the first case of its kind since the Cold War.
This was in part because of his reporting on the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. Luke’s other books: The Liar: The Fall of Jonathan Aitken, nominated for the 1997 Orwell Prize; The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man (translated into 20 languages), and Oliver Stone’s movie Snowden, is based on the book; and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy.
This afternoon’s events are sponsored by Draycott Books Tel: 01386 841392
Doors open 6.30pm TOKE’S Bar
A panel discussion with John Crace (co-author of Hamlet:The Incomplete Shakespeare), Sam Walters (director of a production of the ‘First Quarto’ Hamlet) and Kelly Hunter (producer of the international touring 2016 Hamlet, who’s there?, in which she played Gertrude: ‘An absolute triumph’ London Theatre News).
Chaired by Peter Smith. With readers Timothy Watson and Auriol Smith
John Crace is The Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer and author of G2’s Digested Read column.His other books include I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Vertigo, Brideshead Abbreviated and Harry’s Game.
Sam Walters MBE, trained at LAMDA, founded the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London from which he retired as Artistic Director in 2014, and has directed in the West End.
Kelly Hunter is an actor, Artistic Director of Flute Theatre and creator of Hunter Heartbeat Method. Her books include Cracking Shakespeare.
Peter J Smith is reader in Renaissance literature at Nottingham Trent University, a trustee of the British Shakespeare Association, and author of Between Two Stools and Social Shakespeare.
Auriol Smith is an actor, theatre director, and founder member and former associate director of the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, London.
For Timothy Watson’s biography see Oscar Wilde event on Friday
Doors open 8pm TOKE’S Bar
Accessible, fun, whistle-stop tour through the history of music – but one which makes some serious points about the importance of music in the fight for justice.
Dave Randall gives a multimedia presentation of his debut book: live guitar, recorded music plus video to include excerpts from Palestrina, Xenakis, Billie Holiday and Beyoncé.
‘A deeply intelligent look at music and society’ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music
‘A terrific, exciting book, weaving together the strands of music, politics and worldwide struggles.’ Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Dave Randall, guitarist, producer and composer, has contributed to multi-million selling albums by Grammy Award winning artist Dido and has toured the world performing with Faithless. His own critically acclaimed albums are released under the name Slovo featuring collaborations with artists including Iceland’s Emiliana Torrini, and US jazz legend Max Roach. He has toured with Sinead O’Connor; teamed up with Big Dada artist Mike Ladd and other musicians to create the Paris based improvising quartet ‘Sleeping In Vilna’; contributed guitars to Nessi Gomes’ debut album; and performed live with Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals). His documentary music includes that for the feature length Rebuilding Hope and Witness Bahrain.
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