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Thame Chamber Choir at TAL Festival

Thame Chamber Choir Thame Chamber Choir at TAL Festival   THE WORLD IS WAKING UP We are delighted to welcome back live music to the Festival!   Choral reflections on a changing wonderful world A programme of musical pieces based on Climate change, including Elgar, Holst, Palestrina, Schubert, Whitacre and […]

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Tango in Thame

Tango on Tour Tango in Thame An evening of Fire & Passion   Christchurch, Upper High St. Saturday 16th October : 8pm Adult £12  Concessions £10   “Life is like Tango … sad, sensual, sexy, violent and quiet” – Unknown   ‘Tango in Thame’ brings together three of the most […]

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Frances Wilson – Burning Man

Frances Wilson | Burning Man The Ascent of D H Lawrence Frances Wilson is an award-winning biographer and critic.  She has always been drawn to writing about difficult men, making Lawrence her perfect subject.  Her previous biographies on Thomas De Quincy and Bruce Ismay, she admits, “…are cardboard cut outs […]

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Simon Akam

Simon Akam | The Changing of the Guard Photograph by Dudley Reed A revelatory, explosive new analysis of the military today.  Over the first two decades of the twenty-first century the British Army fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, at considerable and financial human cost.  Yet neither war achieved its objectives.  […]

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John Crace

John Crace | A Farewell to Calm A Farewell to Calm   Infectiously entertaining political satire from the author of Decline and Fall and I Maybot.   Throughout another year of bluster and bedlam in Westminster, John Crace makes a welcome return to TAL with his brilliantly acerbic political sketches, […]

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Frances Wilson

Frances Wilson | How to Write a Life Story Do you have a true story you want to tell? A 90 min online workshop led by FRANCES WILSON   Whatever your subject, either yourself, your grandfather, or Mary Queen of Scots, or you are simply seeking inspiration to get started, […]

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ED MILIBAND & ELIZABETH UVIEBINENE

Ed Miliband / Elizabeth Uviebinene / Kerry Potter | Go Big | The Reset Picture credit: Alise Jane We close the Festival on an optimistic and positive note for the future. Join Ed Miliband, Shadow Secretary for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and award-winning author and columnist at the Financial Times, […]

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Michael Pennington

MICHAEL PENNINGTON A welcome return from the acclaimed actor, director, and writer   Michael Pennington who will be joining us Sunday 17th October at 6.00pm to talk about his memoir In My Own Footsteps – the life and times of an extraordinary stage career.   Recently a triumphant King Lear […]

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Pen Vogler

PEN VOGLER Pen Vogler is the author of Penguin’s Great Food series, she writes and reviews food history for the press and has recreated recipes from the past for BBC Television.   Pen will be ‘In Conversation’ with Kerry Potter   Calling All Foodies!   A History of Food and […]

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Tom Templeton

TOM TEMPLETON In the last year we have called our doctors heroes, but what is daily life really like?  Discover the truth, hurt, heartbreak, life and death and everything in between through 34 Patients.   A breath-taking and uplifting account of the human experience, from a doctor who dares to […]

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