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harry-haines
At 95 years old, Harry Haines, much lauded  as the Miner Poet in the 1950s, is still writing and publishing his work.  A chance to hear him interviewed about his fascinating life and work, interspersed with readings from his... Read more…
Start: Sat, 4 October, 2014 2:45 pm
Venue: The Spring
Phone: 023 9247 2700
Address:
The Spring Arts & Heritage, 56 East Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1BS, United Kingdom
Cost: £6, £5.40 concessions
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Kate Colquhoun’s non-fiction titles have been short-listed for the Duff Cooper Prize 2004 and long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2003. As well as writing for several newspapers and magazines, she appears regularly on national radio and television. Kate... Read more…
Start: Sat, 4 October, 2014 2:45 pm
Venue: The Spring
Phone: 023 9247 2700
Address:
The Spring Arts & Heritage, 56 East Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1BS, United Kingdom
Cost: £4.50, £4 Concession
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We are delighted to have Dave Arthur, a hugely knowledgeable and much celebrated folklorist with us for this weekend. Dave tells the magical folk stories, interspersed with songs and tunes, of old England and the Appalachian mountains of America.... Read more…
Start: Sat, 4 October, 2014 2:45 pm
Venue: The Gazebo Garden
Address:
Havant, United Kingdom
Cost: £5, Children Free
Long John Silver
At Havant Library Children’s Literature scholar, Dennis Butts has coauthored this ‘lively, entertaining, and quirky book’ that deals with the questions you always wanted to ask about childhood classics. ‘Could Bobbie’s train in The Railway Children really have stopped in time?’ ‘Would the rugby football played in Tom Brown’s Schooldays... Read more…
Start: Sat, 4 October, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Havant Library
Address:
United Kingdom
Cost: £4.50, £4 Concession
MikeHarding
The evening starts with a burst of mad, bad and daft-to-know versification from Merlynda, music hall expert and the mistress of the comic monologue. Main act is the ever popular former host of Folk on Two and comic polymath,... Read more…
Start: Sat, 4 October, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Bosmere School
Address:
South Street, Havant, United Kingdom
Cost: £8.00, £7.20 Concession
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More fascinating folk tales and songs from the master of this art, Dave Arthur. Suitable for all from 7 to 107. Read more…
Start: Sun, 5 October, 2014 11:00 am
Venue: The Gazebo Garden
Address:
Havant, United Kingdom
Cost: £5, Children Free
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Dr Ben Drew, senior lecturer in English at the University of Portsmouth, sets the scene for our exploration of 18th Century English Literature, showing how the advent of modern capitalism drove the changes in English culture and were reflected... Read more…
Start: Mon, 6 October, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Havant College
Cost: £4, £3.50 concessions
Shakespeare
A return visit to the Festival from the very popular lecturer, Dr Duncan Salkeld, Reader in Shakespeare at the University of Chichester. Duncan will share some of his recent research on the records of Shakespeare, The King’s Men and... Read more…
Start: Mon, 6 October, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Havant College
Cost: £4, £3.50 Concession
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Dr Fiona Price of the University of Chichester explores the impact that the great revolutionary period of the late 18th century – in particular the French and American experiences – had on English writing. Please call the Box Office... Read more…
Start: Tue, 7 October, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Havant College
Cost: £4, £3.50 concessions
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Professor Steven Bygrave of the University of Southampton lectures on the impact of the 18th century enlightenment, reactions to it, and the new science, on culture and literature in particular. Please call the Box Office to purchase an 18th Century... Read more…
Start: Wed, 8 October, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Havant College
Cost: £4, £3.50 concessions

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