WBF17 Programme Final - page 29

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SUN 8
OCTOBER
NICHOLAS HYTNER
The former National Theatre Director
in conversation with Rachel Cooke
Nick Hytner reveals the inside story of
his 12-year tenure at the National Theatre
- exposing the lunatic failures as well
as the success stories. At the National,
Hytner directed plays from Shakespeare,
Ben Johnson, Alan Bennett and Richard
Bean, including
The History Boys
and
One
Man, Two Guv’nors
. This timely event takes
place on the eve of the launch of his new
theatre The Bridge
,
the first wholly new
theatre of scale to be added to London’s
commercial theatre sector in 80 years.
Rachel Cooke is an award-winning
writer and columnist at
The Observer
as
well as being the television critic at
New
Statesman
.
BAILLIE GIFFORD BIG TENT
Sunday 8 October
7.30pm, £15
THE EMPATHY INSTINCT:
CREATING AMORE
CIVIL SOCIETY
Peter Bazalgette in conversation
with Toby Mundy
Join the former chair of the
Arts Council
England
and Wimbledon BookFest’s
chair Toby Mundy for a discussion on
the need for empathy, and having the
compassion to build a better society.
In his wide-ranging
and accessible book,
Bazalgette mounts
a compassionate
defence of the arts
and popular culture as
a means of bridging
WILLIAMMORRIS TENT
Sunday 8 October
6.30pm, £12.50
Rachel Cooke
DON’T
MISS
Peter
Bazalgette
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