Brighton Festival 2015: The Inequality Conundrum & Margaret Atwood

This is the end. Well, the end was last month, but you know what I mean. The Inequality Conundrum Polly Toynbee (PT) in conversation with Mariana Mazzucato (MM), Frances O’Grady (FO), Neel Mukherjee (NM) and Nick Cohen (NC). PT began by explaining that in the current political climate inequality is only going to become more prevalent. People on the minimum wage have doubled since 1999, and there is an elite 1% at the top of ………

Brighton Festival 2015: Andy Miller & Edmund de Waal

This is the penultimate edition of my Brighton Festival write-up. Two very interesting, and every different, gentlemen talking about literature. Read Y’self Fitter – Andy Miller Andy Miller is a publisher and writer, his most recently book is The Year of Reading Dangerously (out now in paperback FYI). You can follow him on twitter: @i_am_mill_i_am This event was based on Andy’s journey to read himself fitter in The Year of Reading Dangerously, he gave us ………

Brighton Festival 2015: Gillian Beer & Alice in Wonderland, and Masha Gessen

Another Brighton Festival has come to an end (the Fringe lives on for another week) and the buzz of heading to event after event is slowly dissipating. I still have no idea what I’ll do this month, but a succession of dinner dates with lovely friends has helped bridge the gap thus far. Gillian Beer on Darwin & Alice in Wonderland Gillian is a is a British literary critic and academic. ‘Are you animal, vegetable or ………

Brighton Festival 2015: French Resistance in WW1, Elif Shafak & Rachel Holmes

Another Brighton Festival has come to an end (the Fringe lives on for another week) and the buzz of heading to event after event is slowly dissipating. I still have no idea what I’ll do in June, but a succession of dinner dates with lovely friends will help bridge the gap this week. Resistance Historian Roderick Kedward, writer Caroline Moorehead spoke with Martin Evans This was a talk on the role of the resistance during ………