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  • 4 June 2019

    Book through QUAD £7 Join highly acclaimed authors CJ Tudor (author of The Chalk Man, and The Taking of Annie Thorne), Fiona Cummins (Rattle, The Collector, and The Neighbour), Caz Frear (Sweet Little Lies, Stone Cold Heart) and Jo Jakeman (Sticks and Stones) as they talk about what attracted them to writing crime fiction, and what makes it the biggest-selling genre of the moment.

  • 4 June 2019

    Free parking is available on site at Landau Forte College. Book at QUAD. Vincent Van Gogh spent a year in an asylum at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in the South of France after he had mutilated his ear in the Yellow House at Arles. During this period he produced a series of masterpieces inspired by the beautiful ProvenÁal landscape with cypresses, wheatfields, olive groves and sunsets. Leading Van Gogh specialist Martin Bailey provides a vivid impression of daily life behind the walls of the asylum, looking at Van Gogh with fresh eyes and offering a wealth of new information and unpublished images. He accessed newly available asylum documents giving insight into the asylum, emphasising the difficult conditions under which he continued to paint and create some of his finest work.

  • 4 June 2019

    Vaseem Khan is the author of the bestselling Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series featuring Indian detective Ashwin Chopra and his baby elephant sidekick. The first book, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was a Times bestseller and a Waterstones Paperback of the Year.

  • 4 June 2019

    A must for any parent! The most influential relationships are between parents and children. Yet for so many families, these relationships can go wrong and it may be difficult to get back on track. In The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did), renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry shows how strong and loving bonds are made with your children and how such attachments give a better chance of good mental health, in childhood and beyond.

  • 4 June 2019

    Out of the Box is part of a three-year arts programme, working with people at Growing Lives in Ilkeston, funded by Arts Council England. This small book gives a glimpse into the real lives of local people who have been through tough times. It may help illuminate the complexities many of us live with. From generously shared personal stories, Jan Flamank condensed gentle conversations into haiku-style poems, using only peopleís own words. Join us for a talk with the artists and writers to hear about their experiences.

  • 4 June 2019

    If you've always wondered how your favourite writers do it, or how you can start getting that idea you've had in your head for ages down on the page, then this workshop is for you! We'll be looking at some of the essentials of storywriting, taking in tips and advice on plot, characterisation, dialogue and description, offering the ideal pocket guide to writing for beginners! The session will be led by writer, lecturer and long-time creative writing tutor Alex Davis.

  • 4 June 2019

    Cold, ruthless, deadly, the myth of Lady Macbeth looms large. But behind the villainous portrait stands a real woman and Blood Queen, the latest novel from local historical author Joanna Courtney, sets out to explore her story. Far from being the crazily ambitious harridan of Shakespeare's wonderful play, the real Lady Macbeth was a gritty royal princess, sent into exile by King Duncan's predecessor and forced to fight a long, hard way back to her royal title. She eventually reigned as Queen of Scotland, alongside her husband Macbeth for 17 highly prosperous years and together they brought stability and prosperity to a notoriously bloody nation. So how was her story so grossly corrupted?

  • 4 June 2019

    £12 (Under 16s £10) Age guidance 11+ After the terrific success of The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, Don't Go Into The Cellar return with this follow-up stage play. Join the king of the detectives as he brings to life those three startling cases, The Sussex Vampire, The Creeping Man and The Devil's Foot!

  • 5 June 2019

    Book through Festival Box Office at QUAD. With ever-more sophisticated and powerful techniques at their disposal, forensic scientists have an unprecedented ability to help solve even the most complex cases. Angela Gallop is the UKís most eminent forensic scientist. Her first crime scene, over 40 years ago, was for a case involving the Yorkshire Ripper. She has helped solve numerous high-profile cases, including the killings of Stephen Lawrence, Damilola Taylor, Rachel Nickell and Roberto Calvi. When the Dogs Don't Bark is the remarkable story of a life spent searching for the truth.

  • 5 June 2019

    £7 For 14+. Contains strong language and adult humour, Hollie McNish, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry, joins us to read from her poetic memoir, Nobody Told Me, a taboo-breaking, humane and funny account of new parenthood. She will also perform poems from Plum, a wise, sometimes rude and piercingly candid account of memories from childhood to attempted adulthood. Expect strong language as Hollie charts her journey through school discos, guilt, sex, politics, death and friendship.

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