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Ofra Yeshua-Lyth: Politically Incorrect£6

In Politically Incorrect: Why a Jewish State is a Bad Idea, veteran Israeli newspaper columnist and author Ofra draws on her own heritage as a descendant of Yemeni Jews, debating Israel’s claim to be a state both democratic and Jewish. This provocative book reveals the extent to which even the rights of Israel’s own citizens depend on their religion and ethnic origin, and the divisive, pre-democratic values behind its state policies. These values, she argues, underlie discrimination, repression and a brutal militarism – and unless Israelies and their politicians reject this dark heritage, a just and lasting peace settlement with the Palestinians will continue to elude them. Hear her in conversation with fellow journalist and author Sunny Singh.

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Tuesday October 03 - 08:30 pm
Town Hall

Krish Kandiah: God is Stranger£6

Krish is a remarkable man. An acclaimed public speaker, respected theologian and former director at the UK Evangelical Alliance, he is also founder and director of the adoption and fostering charity Home for Good. In his latest book, he takes a fresh look at Bible passages he thought he knew and wonders what might happen if we were to encounter God today. Thought-provoking and challenging ideas from someone who has truly made a difference.

Wednesday October 04 - 10:30 am
Town Hall

Jonathan Romain & David Wilbourne: A Rabbi and a Vicar Walk into a Book Festival…£6

Two men of God reflect on their amusing and challenging paths. Having been an agony uncle, prison chaplain and nightclub bouncer, Rabbi Jonathan draws on his wide life experience: attempted seductions, multiple murders, Machiavellian families, hijacked weddings, catastrophic funerals and more are revealed in Confessions of a Rabbi. A quiet Yorkshire parish life beckoned for vicar David but his flock had other ideas. Local landowner Lord Feversham, Ted – a retired chef and Polish Free Army veteran – and Frank the elderly singing shepherd all feature in his memoir, Shepherd of Another Flock.

Wednesday October 04 - 02:30 pm
Town Hall

Roy Hattersley£12.50

A long and distinguished political career has given way to a life dominated by writing for the former deputy leader of the Labour Party. Now, Lord Hattersley turns his attention to the Catholic Church in Britain. The book traces its history from the Reformation, focusing on the lives of Catholics who faced prosecution and persecution but helped the church to survive because of their refusal to compromise. Hear from one of our greatest speakers.

Wednesday October 04 - 04:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Peter Stanford: Martin Luther£8

500 years ago, Martin Luther pinned his 95 Theses to the door of his local church in Wittenberg, calling for the Catholic Church to reform itself; over time, his bold action provoked religious and political upheaval across Europe. With his keen journalistic eye, biographer Peter looks back on the life and impact of this extraordinary churchman from within his Catholic context.

Friday October 06 - 12:30 pm
Town Hall

Roy Hattersley£12.50

A long and distinguished political career has given way to a life dominated by writing for the former deputy leader of the Labour Party. Now, Lord Hattersley turns his attention to the Catholic Church in Britain. The book traces its history from the Reformation, focusing on the lives of Catholics who faced prosecution and persecution but helped the church to survive because of their refusal to compromise. Hear from one of our greatest speakers.

Wednesday October 04 - 10/04/2017 04:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Krish Kandiah: God is Stranger£6

Krish is a remarkable man. An acclaimed public speaker, respected theologian and former director at the UK Evangelical Alliance, he is also founder and director of the adoption and fostering charity Home for Good. In his latest book, he takes a fresh look at Bible passages he thought he knew and wonders what might happen if we were to encounter God today. Thought-provoking and challenging ideas from someone who has truly made a difference.

Wednesday October 04 - 10/04/2017 10:30 am
Town Hall

Peter Stanford: Martin Luther£8

500 years ago, Martin Luther pinned his 95 Theses to the door of his local church in Wittenberg, calling for the Catholic Church to reform itself; over time, his bold action provoked religious and political upheaval across Europe. With his keen journalistic eye, biographer Peter looks back on the life and impact of this extraordinary churchman from within his Catholic context.

Friday October 06 - 10/06/2017 12:30 pm
Town Hall

Jonathan Romain & David Wilbourne: A Rabbi and a Vicar Walk into a Book Festival…£6

Two men of God reflect on their amusing and challenging paths. Having been an agony uncle, prison chaplain and nightclub bouncer, Rabbi Jonathan draws on his wide life experience: attempted seductions, multiple murders, Machiavellian families, hijacked weddings, catastrophic funerals and more are revealed in Confessions of a Rabbi. A quiet Yorkshire parish life beckoned for vicar David but his flock had other ideas. Local landowner Lord Feversham, Ted – a retired chef and Polish Free Army veteran – and Frank the elderly singing shepherd all feature in his memoir, Shepherd of Another Flock.

Wednesday October 04 - 10/04/2017 02:30 pm
Town Hall

Ofra Yeshua-Lyth: Politically Incorrect£6

In Politically Incorrect: Why a Jewish State is a Bad Idea, veteran Israeli newspaper columnist and author Ofra draws on her own heritage as a descendant of Yemeni Jews, debating Israel’s claim to be a state both democratic and Jewish. This provocative book reveals the extent to which even the rights of Israel’s own citizens depend on their religion and ethnic origin, and the divisive, pre-democratic values behind its state policies. These values, she argues, underlie discrimination, repression and a brutal militarism – and unless Israelies and their politicians reject this dark heritage, a just and lasting peace settlement with the Palestinians will continue to elude them. Hear her in conversation with fellow journalist and author Sunny Singh.

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST.

Tuesday October 03 - 10/03/2017 08:30 pm
Town Hall