Hexham: Join the book blog!
Published at 07:42, Wednesday, 24 April 2013
PAINFULLY honest former MP Edwina Currie and Observer theatre critic Susannah Clapp ring the starting bell for this year’s Hexham Book Festival on Wednesday with talks about their own particular brand of memoirs.
Mountaineer Joe Simpson, broadcaster Ed Stourton, the hilarious Michael Frayn, crime writer Sophie Hannah and the war correspondent in the white suit, Martin Bell, will be just some of those stepping into the ring.
Readers can roll with the punches throughout the 10-day festival by logging on to the Hexham Book Festival live blog on the Courant’s culture and listings website www.tyneout.co.uk and join in with the chat – we’d be glad to hear from you!
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1928Saturday, December 8, 1928...
The Miners' Hall at West Wylam was officially re-opened after undergoing extensive renovation.
Built as a cinema with a sloping floor 15 years previously, a ladies' cloakroom had been added and the floor levelled to turn it into a dance hall.
The work cost £500, half of which came from the Northumberland Miners' Association.