Event: Walk in Victoria Park, The Hub Building, Victoria Park, Bow, Saturday 16 February, 1pm

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Free but to book a place, please email: victoriapark@towerhamlets.gov.uk

 

 

 

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Picture: Talking about diaries with Virginia Ironside, Anita Sethi, Simon Garfield & Dickon Edwards at the British Library

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Picture: Interviewing Shawn Lee and Jonny Trunk after the screening of The Library Music Film

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Event: Diaries: Lives and Times with Simon Garfield, Anita Sethi and Virginia Ironside et al, 7pm, 5 February, The British Library, Euston Road, NW1 2DB

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‘Explore some of the most intriguing diaries of the last 100 years

Whether by politicians, heads of state, novelists, playwrights and celebrities or ‘ordinary people’, personal diaries can give remarkable insights in to the lives and times of the people who kept them. The British Library Diaries season opens with an exploration of some of the most intriguing journals of the last 100 years. Our panel also share some of their own diary extracts.

Dickon Edwards, Simon Garfield, Virginia Ironside and Anita Sethi join host Travis Elborough, whose many books include Our History of the 20th Century: As Told in Diaries, Journals and Letters. Introduced by curator Joanna Norledge.’

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Picture: Interviewing Jack Bond and Arlene Phillips after the screening of the Pet Shop Boys’ film It Couldn’t Happen Here at Regent St Cinema

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Read: Atlas of the Unexpected in New Statesman’s Books of the Year 2018

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‘Travis Elborough writes about a wide range of subjects with originality, learning and charm. Atlas of the Unexpected (White Lion), one of his several books this year, is also seductively beautiful: an inspiring, dream-inducing guide to almost four dozen “haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations”, few of which are in Britain. ‘

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https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2018/11/best-books-2018

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Listen: Discussing Bus Fare on The Urbanist on Monocle Radio

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Listen online here:

https://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-urbanist/370/

 

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