Diana Athill was one of publishing’s most respected editors, working with authors such as Philip Roth, John Updike, Simone de Beauvoir, V.S. Naipaul and Jean Rhys. Yet it was her own writing in the latter part of her life, right up to her death aged 101, that many will remember her for. Close friends and colleagues Damian Barr and Xandra Bingley join Erica Wagner to pay tribute to a remarkable life in letters.


Town Hall, Pillar Room

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

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