22 - 25 August 2014, Boughton House
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  • AL Kennedy

    One of our finest and most humane writers today

    Multi award-winning writer of 16 books, novels, short stories and non-fiction, AL Kennedy, twice included in the Granta Best of Young British novelists, is also a dramatist for stage, radio, TV and film and – as if that wasn’t enough – she is also a stand-up comedian.

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  • Kites not Drones

    Maya Evans – creative campaigner

    Come Christmas, as like as not, you’ll find Maya Evans in Afghanistan. And, appropriately enough, her yuletide mission is to spread peace and goodwill.

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  • Seriously awkward

    Seriously Awkward?

    It’s hard to know what to make of some teenagers. After all, it’s known as an awkward age. Are they children? Are they old enough to stand on their own two feet?
    It’s not an easy question and the answers are seriously awkward.

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  • Barbara Brown Taylor

    Barbara Brown Taylor: Learning to Walk in the Dark

    Barbara will be touring and speaking throughout the UK this July …

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  • The Grove

    The Grove

    Beating a path to the bright field or the dappled wood or the wind-combed ridge, the Forest Church-inspired Grove is back with a full programme exposed to the elements and watched over by the lime trees.

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  • Syrian Refugees

    Syria: the world’s ‘shameful failure’

    You would think from press coverage of the ‘Mediterranean boat people’ crisis that the ‘migrants’ are mostly from sub-Saharan Africa just looking for a better life. But this year and last the biggest single country of origin has not been African at all. It has been Syria. In 2014, according to EU figures, almost a third of those making the hazardous sea crossing to Europe were Syrian.

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