Kate is a singer and Cathy is a writer. Kate’s grandfather was Richard Dimbleby who was known as ‘the voice of the nation’ for his broadcasting work during the war. Cathy comes from a long line of nobodies. Since they met, they have been exploring what it means to find and own your voice, for themselves and everyone else. Join them for an uplifting evening of songs and stories with lots of laughter and possibly a few tears.
‘Stunning vocal virtuosity…Kate Dimbleby is an artist absolutely at the top of her game’ (BBC Radio 6 Music)
GET YOUR KIDS TO EAT ANYTHING
SAMARÈS SCHOOL / SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER / 14.00 / FREE
SPONSORED BY CARING COOKS
Join Emily Leary and discover her wonderfully practical approach to fussy eating.
Get Your Kids to Eat Anything is an achievable ‘how to’ for parents in the battle to overcome picky eating. Emily Leary’s unique 5-phase programme looks at the issue of ‘fussy eating’ in a holistic way that links imagination with food, and which situates parents alongside – not in opposition to – their children.
Embark on a food discovery which will change the way you look at food and bring healthy variety into every meal for years to come. Ease away from the same four-to-six staple meals most families fall back on, towards truly varied meal plans from day to day, week to week, to the point where introducing your whole family to new flavours, colours and textures is a breeze because new is the norm.
Emily Leary is a multi-award-winning writer, presenter, blogger and vlogger, and a married working mum of two children. In 2011 she launched her blog, A Mummy Too – the place to go for daily recipes, tips and video guides for busy working parents who want to get the most out of family life and parenting. With over 300,000 followers, it has become one of the most popular websites in the UK for parents and is consistently listed in the top 10 in UK blogging charts, winning awards including Best Food Blog at the MAD Blog Awards and the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Awards. Emily has been ranked at 63 in Grocer Magazine’s Top 100 UK Foodie Influencers in 2016 alongside the likes of Jamie Oliver and Gregg Wallace. She has columns in the Huffington Post and Metro and has worked in brand partnerships with major worldwide companies including: M&S, Innocent, Disney, American Express and Onken.
Emily Leary will also be taking a cooking class at Samarès School at 15.45.
SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR
VICTORIA COLLEGE / SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER / 15.00 / £TBC
SPONSORED BY SALTGATE IN ASSOCIATION WITH VICTORIA COLLEGE
Sometimes you need to risk everything… To find your something.
With the warmth of David Nicholls and the charm and humour of Nick Hornby, this brilliant debut novel by Richard Roper, Something to Live For, explores one man’s attempts to let go of the past and start his life afresh.
Andrew works with death for a living. Searching for people’s next of kin and attending the funerals if they don’t have anyone, he’s desperate to avoid the same fate for himself. Which is fine, because he has the perfect wife and 2.4 children waiting at home for him after a long day. At least, that’s what he’s told people. The truth is, his life isn’t exactly as people think and the little white lie he once told in the past is about to catch up with him. Because in all Andrew’s efforts to fit in, he’s forgotten one important thing: how to really live. And maybe, it’s about time for him to start.
Richard Roper was inspired by an article he read about the council workers who deal with situations when someone dies alone. Their days are spent sifting through the ephemera of those who’ve slipped through the cracks, searching for clues to next of kin. Council workers are under no obligation to attend the funerals. Yet they do, sometimes dozens of them a year, just to make sure at least someone is there.
‘Funny, moving and uplifting…I loved it’ Libby Page, bestselling author of The Lido
‘A perfect, quirky summer page-turner. A life-affirming debut’ The Times
Richard Roper will be joined by Nick Duerden, author of A Life Less Lonely, at this panel event on loneliness.
A LIFE LESS LONELY
VICTORIA COLLEGE / SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER / 15.00
SPONSORED BY SALTGATE IN ASSOCIATION WITH VICTORIA COLLEGE
What We Can All Do to Lead More Connected, Kinder Lives.
Loneliness has reached the levels of an epidemic in the UK. From the bullied child to the new parent, from the pensioner who has outlived friends and family members to teenagers who manage their social lives through the glow of a mobile phone, it can affect anyone and everyone, irrespective of age, race or class. The last and ultimate taboo – many suffer in silence. What’s it like when loneliness descends? How does it announce itself, and how do you recognise it? Do you discuss it, or conceal it? From where can you seek help? And how can you help others?
A Life Less Lonely shares stories of loneliness and social isolation, and looks for ways in which we can help one another to future-proof ourselves against this most insidious affliction. By talking to those who suffer from it, and by highlighting the work of those who fight to combat it, the book is a call to arms – the beginning of a national conversation about how we can end the stigma attached to loneliness.
‘How strange that in our inter-connected modern lives one of the greatest threats to happiness is loneliness. Nick Duerden has approached this dreadful and isolating condition head on, and huge comfort is to be found in the pages of his exceptionally perceptive and sympathetic book. The practical advice given is gold dust not only for lonely people, but for those who long to help them.’ Joanna Lumley
Nick Duerden is a writer, freelance broadsheet journalist and the author of two memoirs, Get Well Soon and The Reluctant Fathers’ Club. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4, 5 and Sky News talking about his books and the arts and has written widely on health, the arts, travel and society.
Nick Duerden will be joined by Richard Roper, author of Something to Live For, at this panel event on loneliness.