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Litfest'22 | My Sand Life, My Pebble Life A memoir of a childhood and the sea, Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan is a poet, journalist, playwright and broadcaster who Times Education Supplement dubbed ‘the Shirley Bassey of performance poetry’. He’s been a castaway on Desert Island Discs, poet in residence for The Academy of Urbanism, Barnsley FC & Lockdown Poet and resident poet at English National Opera. He presents The Verb on BBC Radio 3 and has appeared on Coast, BBC Breakfast, Pick of the Week and Last Word. In the recently released My Sand Life, My Pebble Life -  A memoir of a childhood and the sea; Ian recalls his days by the sea, from Cleethorpes & Scarborough to Northumberland & Blackpool & the Isle of Skye.


Fri 8th July at 18.30
Tickets £12.50 with 10% student discount available.
The Repton Litfest is sponsored by LCS Containers https://www.lcscontainers.com/  and this event is sponsored by corporate finance specialists FRP https://www.frpadvisory.com/ 
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Litfest'22 | Hilary Benn MP in conversation with Deborah Hadfield

Award winning film maker Deborah Hadfield who has an extensive background in TV and broadcast journalism for ITV, BBC Radio and Al Jazeera will engage Hilary Benn MP in conversation. Hilary Benn served in the Cabinet for over seven years and subsequently as Shadow Foreign Secretary. He is the Member of Parliament for Leeds Central and comes from a family of deep political pedigree. Deborah will be encouraging him to share insights from his years of political service on the national and international stage.

Sat 9th July at 10.30
Tickets £10.00 with 10% student discount available.
The Repton Litfest is sponsored by LCS Containers https://www.lcscontainers.com/ 
and this event is sponsored by Accountant specialists HSKSG https://www.hsksg.co.uk/
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Litfest'22 | How did we get here? Louise Beech with Caroline England

Louise Beech and Caroline England share their very different motivations and experiences along the road to becoming successful published authors.

Sat 9th July at 11.45
Tickets £7.50 with 10% student discount available.
The Repton Litfest is sponsored by LCS Containers https://www.lcscontainers.com/ 
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Litfest'22 | The £value of books, Jim Spencer (Hansons Auctioneers)

Jim Spencer,Head of Books & Works on Paper at Hansons Auctioneers shares his enthusiasm for the printed word and recounts some extraordinary finds.


Sat 9thJuly at 11.45
Tickets £6.00 with 10% student discount available.
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Litfest'22 | Edwina Currie's Conversation, Edwina and Guests.

Edwina's Guests include Louise Beech, Liz Fenwick, Caroline England and Ruth Millington. The theme of the conversation is "The challanges faced by female writers" but expect it to range widely and fascinate people from every gender.


Sat July 9th at 14.14
Tickets £7.50 with 10% student discount available.
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Litfest'22 | A conversation between friends, Liz Fenwick and Melissa Cooke

The award winning author Liz Fenwick - expat expert, wife, mother of three, dreamer turned doer and dubbed  'The queen of the contemporary Cornish novel' by the Guardian shares the secrets of her success with her good friend Melissa Cooke.

Sat 9th July at 15.45
Tickets £7.50 with 10% student discount available.
The Repton Litfest is sponsored by LCS Containers https://www.lcscontainers.com/
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Litfest'22 | Uncovering the Artists Muse, Ruth Millington

Ruth Millington, art historian, critic and writer discusses her new book Muse with her former art teacher Jeremy Bournon and a panel that includes school pupils and informed adults. Expect the unexpected with fascinating questions and informed responses.



Sat 9th July at 18:00
Tickets £7.50 with 10% student discount available.
The Repton Litfest is sponsored by LCS Containers https://www.lcscontainers.com/ 
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Litfest'22 | Ukraine is our home. Andrey & Ksenia Yakutin

Andrey Yakutin is a professional videographer with direct experience of the war in the Ukraine including the Donbas region where he operated as a news camera man. He and his daughter, Ksenia, will share their experiences of the last few years that have taken them from Donbas to Ashbourne. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Ukrainian Appeal of The Theo Trust which was established by Richard Theobald, the former Headmaster of Foremarke (Repton Preparatory School) and which facilitated the Yakutin family move to the UK. 

Sun 10th July at 11.45
Tickets: £10 (All proceeds donated to The Theo Trust)
£5 Student ticket available
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LITFEST'22 | 12 HOURS TO SAY I LOVE YOU, OLIVIA POULET AND LAURENCE DOBIESZ

Olivia Poulet and Laurence Dobiesz are writers and actors based in London. Married for six years, they have written together for radio and screen. 12 Hours to say I love you is their first novel described by Sara Pascoe as  'Hilarious and heartbreaking, a rollercoaster you won't want to get off'
Radio and screen writing includes #blessed, a comedy drama love story which was ‘Pick of the Week’ for BBC Radio 4. Their short film, Deliver Me, won the Special Jury Award at the 2020 London City Film Awards.
As an actor, Olivia is known for THE THICK OF IT, IN THE LOOP, BACK, DOC MARTIN and HOLBY CITY. Laurence is best known for playing Alexander Randall in OUTLANDER.
Outstandingly entertaining this is a session not to be missed.

Sat 9th July at 10.30
Tickets £7.50 with 10% student discount available
The Repton Litfest is sponsored by LCS Containers https://www.lcscontainers.com/ 
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Litfest'22 | The Ordeal of Repton Headmaster William Bagshaw Stevens: Roger Juneau

“The Ordeal of William Bagshaw Stevens, Headmaster of Repton in the Late Eighteenth Century.” In his last years at Repton and as house chaplain to the Burdetts at Foremark Hall, Bagshaw Stevens kept a secret journal that richly and wittily evokes the life and characters around him. But the advent of the young heiress Fanny Coutts affects him - and her - deeply; he falls in love, and we read his engaging and intimate account of their clandestine relationship.


Sun 10th July at 14:30
Tickets £7.50 with 10% student discount available.
The Repton Litfest is sponsored by LCS Containers https://www.lcscontainers.com/  
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Litfest'22 | Real Cop Literary Cop : James Ellson

James Ellson is a former police officer (finishing as a Detective Inspector at Moss Side in Manchester), now a writer and speaker. His debut novel The Trail was published in 2020 and the sequel Cold Dawn is due out in August. 
Real Cop, Literary Cop is a  talk about his twin careers of detective and crime writer, including an analysis of the components of crime fiction (from plot to point of view to protagonist)   



Sun 10th July at 15:45
Tickets £10.00 with 10% student discount available.
The Repton Litfest is sponsored by LCS Containers https://www.lcscontainers.com/  
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Litfest'22 | Just Asking : Bert Flitcroft

 JUST ASKING  -  BUT WHAT'S  THE QUESTION?
 Come along to find out! Bert Flitcroft will read from his third and recent poetry collection 'JUST ASKING' and ask you, the audience, to consider how you would answer the questions posed by the poems in the light of your personal experience.

Sun 10th July at 15.45
Tickets £7.50 with 10% student discount available.
The Repton Litfest is sponsored by LCS Containers https://www.lcscontainers.com/  
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Litfest'22 |Poetry Workshop :

YOU TOO CAN WRITE A POEM !
Do come along to this workshop with our resident poet Bert Flitcroft and enjoy the fruits of his poetry wisdom and advice.  



Sun 10th July at 17:00
Tickets £5.00 with 10% student discount available.
The Repton Litfest is sponsored by LCS Containers https://www.lcscontainers.com/  
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Litfest'22 | Fracture, Matthew Parris

Inspired by his work on BBC radio 4’s Great Lives, Fracture explores the connection between childhood deprivation and adult success – observations that Matthew Parris will explore and discuss.

Sun 10th July at 18.30
Tickets £10.00 with 10% student discount available.
The Repton Litfest is sponsored by LCS Containers https://www.lcscontainers.com/  
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