Today, Thursday 9th June, the UK’s finest multi-arts festival Latitude is delighted to announce the Literary Arena, Wellcome Trust Hub, and further Poetry names performing at this year’s event, which takes place from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July 2016 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk.
Latitude are thrilled to welcome political economist, writer, columnist and former editor-in-chief of The Observer, Will Hutton to the Literary Arena, where he will be discussing how a fundamental social change is required to defeat the anxiety epidemic gripping society today.
Bestselling author Ben MacIntyre will be sharing his research behind A Spy Amongst Friends, the definitive biography of Kim Philby, the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. MacIntyre was given unprecedented access to newly released MI5 files, previously unseen family papers, and cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA – unlocking what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War.
The Victoria & Albert Museum will present a preview of their forthcoming major exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 70. Assistant Curator Elisa Bailey will explore the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism.
In a talk entitled From Prince to Punk, Deirdre Murphy, Senior Curator at the Historic Royal Palaces, will talk about fashion’s tribes: each day we dress ourselves, our clothes a marker expressing both our individuality and the group we identify with. Deirdre will explore these ideas across history; the look, the individuals and the idols that have epitomised fashion’s most recognisable tribes. There is so much more to see across the Literary Arena, find a full line up below and tickets are available here.
WILL HUTTON | BEN MACINTYRE
VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM PRESENTS YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION?
HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES: FROM PRINCE TO PUNK HOSTED BY DEIRDRE MURPHY
JAMIE McKELVIE & KIERON GILLEN INTERVIEWED BY EMILY MACKAY
ROBIN INCE: THE MAGICK OF ART – THE WIZARDRY OF THIN WHITE DUKES
WITH DAISY CAMPBELL, ANDREW O’NEILL & JOHN CONSTABLE
SARA PASCOE | STANDARD ISSUE | BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
HELEN PEARSON: THE LIFE PROJECT | MADELEINE SHAW | MARK WATSON
DAVID QUANTICK ICW SARFRAZ MANZOOR
RUTH & MARTIN’S ALBUM CLUB | VIV GROSKOP
WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2016 WITH SUZANNE O’SULLIVAN, CATHY RENTZENBRINK AND
ALEX PHEBY ICW SATHNAM SANGHERA
WELLCOME TRUST WITH SALON LONDON PRESENT
LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR: FEAST OF STRANGERS WITH PROF THEODORE ZELDIN AND THE REFUGEE CHOIR
LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR: THE REWARDS WITH DR MOLLY CROCKETT, DR CARSTEN DE DREU AND PROF TIM LEWENS
LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR: THE DARK SIDE WITH PROF CHRISTOPHER FRENCH
SALON LONDON & REDSTONE PRESS’S PSYCHO GAMES AND DR GUSTAV KUHN
SOCIAL STANDING AND YOUR HEALTH WITH SIR PROF MICHAEL MARMOT AND PROF DANNY DORLING
THE PORN PERSPECTIVE WITH DR JACK LEWIS, CHRISTOPHER GREEN
AND MARTIN DAUBNEY CHAIRED BY DR SUZI GAGE
DR ARTHUR I MILLER ICW DR ROBERT E SMITH: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – BRAVE NEW WORLD
ED HALLIWELL ON MINDFULLNESS | FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD
PHILIPPA KENNEDY | DR BEN FINCHAM & DR BREE MACDONALD ON FUN
DR DEAN BURNETT & ROBIN INCE ON THE IDIOT BRAIN | DR JAMES KILNER & MEG MOSLEY ON SELFIES
DR VALERIE VOON ON KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES
THE PSYCHOLOGIST PRESENTS DR JON SUTTON ICW. PROFESSOR ELIZABETH STOKOE PROF CARSTEN DE DREU, STUART EVERS AND JO GRIFFIN ON LONELINESS
YOUR FOOD, YOUR MOOD: REAL FOOD & GUT HEALTH WITH PROF TIM SPECTOR
CURE: A JOURNEY INTO THE SCIENCE OF MIND OVER BODY WITH JO MARCHANT
THE BIOLOGY OF MORALITY WITH DR MOLLY CROCKETT AND DR TIM LEWENS
SCIENCE GALLERY LONDON: NO PAIN, NO GAIN?
SCIENCE GALLERY LONDON: THE SCIENCE OF SNOGGING
LEVEL UP HUMAN: LIVE PODCAST RECORDING WITH SIMON WATT, ELF LYONS AND STEVYN COLGAN
JACKIE KAY | POET IN THE CITY | DIZRAELI | CALEB FEMI
ANDY BENNETT | LISA LUXX
RIPPED OFF REVOLTING RHYMES HOSTED BY LAURA MUCHA WITH JEMIMA FOXTROT,
ROSY CARRICK AND ANDY BENNETT
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