Durham Town Hall

Durham Town Hall
Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NE
  • Telephone 0191 384 3720
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Durham Book Festival

Join the conversation at Durham Book Festival 2017, where some of the country's leading writers, artists and thinkers will contemplate the important ideas and events that are shaping our world. Leading names appearing at the festival include Roddy Doyle, Harriet Harman, Robert Webb, David Almond, Alan Hollinghurst, June…

Sat 7 Oct

£3–£16 / 0191 384 3720

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 8 Oct

£3–£16 / 0191 384 3720

  • 10:30 – 19:00

Mon 9 Oct

£3–£16 / 0191 384 3720

  • 18:15 – 21:00
…and 6 more dates until 15 Oct

Gordon Burn Prize

Durham Book Festival invites you to celebrate daring works of fiction and non-fiction at the 2017 Gordon Burn Prize ceremony, with an introduction to the six shortlisted books and announcement of the winner. The evening will include readings by the shortlisted writers and discussion of their work, as well as an…

Thu 12 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0191 384 3720

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Harriet Harman: A Woman's Work

Durham Book Festival is thrilled to welcome one of Britain's most prominent campaigning politicians and the country's longest-serving female MP. Her groundbreaking memoir A Woman's Work tells the story of her efforts to bring women's issues to the heart of the Labour Party and of a life dedicated to fighting for equality…

Sat 14 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0191 384 3720

  • 19:00 – 20:00

June Sarpong: Diversify

Is it possible to live without prejudice? Through inspiring stories, up-to-the-minute evidence, and case studies from around the globe, Diversify explores the value we place on packaging, and how the way we see others affects who we ourselves become. In this event, author and broadcaster June Sarpong offers a fierce…

Sun 15 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0191 384 3720

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Petina Gappah, Benjamin Myers, Alexei Sayle, Lionel Shriver: The News as a Novel

Ten years ago, the late Gordon Burn took the events of 2007 and during that year wrote and published Born Yesterday: The News as a Novel, an ambitious and experimental novel about the way news is made, and the way the media creates and manipulates the stories we see before us. In the spirit of this fine literary…

Fri 13 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0191 384 3720

  • 18:15 – 19:30

Rich Seams: A New Generation Of Poets From The North Curated And Introduced By Andrew Mcmillan

Durham Book Festival is proud to present a special poetry gala event, curated by Andrew McMillan and featuring a range of diverse and exciting poets who are reshaping and re-writing our idea of The North of England. The northern poets who will be sharing their work and voices at this event are: Degna Stone, Kim Moore…

Sat 14 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0191 384 3720

  • 15:30 – 17:00

Tracy Chevalier And Kamila Shamsie: Retellings

Two classic dramas are reimagined by these award-winning novelists. Tracy Chevalier's New Boy transports the drama and deception of Othello to a 1970s schoolyard. When diplomat's son Osei arrives he immediately befriends the popular Dee. But one student can't stand to witness their budding relationship and over one tragic…

Sun 15 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0191 384 3720

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Viv Groskop: The Anna Karenina Fix

Viv Groskop, award-winning comedian and journalist, has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone…

Sat 14 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0191 384 3720

  • 12:00 – 13:00

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