Literary Festival

The Gender Battles Worth Fighting - Cheltenham Literary Festival

The discussion panel - Megan Beech, Caroline Criado-Perez, Katie Glass and Polly Vernon with Eleanor Mills - sadly reinforced the assumption that women are unable to discuss any issue other than body image and appearance. Cheltenham Literary Festival 2015

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‘What Do We Mean by Poetry?’ - Cheltenham Literary Festival

‘Are the use of the voice and the body an integral part of poetry?...Can we reposition the role and the importance of performance within poetry?’. Cheltenham Literary Festival 2015

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Dazzling Debuts at Henley Literary Festival

Rachael Ball, Emma Hooper & Vaseem Khan in conversation with Joe Haddow: three novelists came together to talk about their debut publications at Henley Literary Festival. Music, feminism, Canada, art, breast cancer, graphic novels, India and baby elephants.

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Caroline Criado-Perez 'Do It Like A Woman...' at Henley Literary Festival

I was excited to see Caroline Criado-Perez, OBE speak at the Henley Literary Festival – possibly because she was the most ‘feminist’ (activist) speaker in the week’s line up of events and because I had supported the bank notes campaign that she started in 2013.

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Caroline Lucas 'Honourable Friends?...' at Henley Literary Festival

It was a full house for Caroline Lucas’s talk. She has written and published ‘Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change’ which records some of her experiences over the past five years as a Green party M.P. at Westminster.

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Yasmin Khan ‘The Raj at War’ - Henley Literary Festival

‘The Raj at War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War’ is the latest book by Yasmin Khan. Her talk at this year’s Henley Festival was an excellent exposition of its subject matter, delivered with élan and easy charm.

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Unity Spencer 'Lucky to Be An Artist' - Henley Literary Festival

Unity Spencer was on stage with art historian Carolyn Leder, to discuss her book “Lucky to be an Artist” in an event hosted by Mike Read. This event was an interesting look at the life of a famous artistic family.

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Born Survivors - Henley Literary Festival review

In her latest book 'Born Survivors', author and journalist Wendy Holden chronicles the stories of three extraordinary women, who in their youth were pregnant when sent to Auschwitz. Henley Literary Festival 2015

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Cheltenham Literary Festival line up 2015

Every year Cheltenham Festivals invites more than 2,500 of the world’s finest musicians, writers, scientists, performers and thinkers to entertain and inspire. Feminist/ female highlights from the Cheltenham Literary Festival Programme 2-11th October 2015

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Henley Literary Festival line up 2015

Henley Literary Festival and children's festival runs from Monday 28th Sept to Sunday 4th October 2015. For the first time there are more women speakers than men including Bonnie Greer, Emma Kennedy, Caroline Criado-Perez, Gill Hornby, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Polly Vernon. Here are the feminist / female led highlights...

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