This year’s US Presidential election will be like no other. In the midst of a raging pandemic a nation galvanised by revulsion at George Floyd’s murder and facing deep economic uncertainty goes to the polls on November 3rd. Our panel of experienced America-watchers debates the likely outcome: Will the extraordinary Trump Presidency continue for a further term, or will voters turn to Joe Biden, seeking a more moderate, centrist path? And whatever the verdict, how will the policy landscape change? Much to discuss and reflect on with the The Times and Wall Street Journal columnist Gerard Baker, Professor of American Literature Sarah Churchwell, former Ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch (Collateral Damage) and staff writer at The Atlantic, Tom McTague. The Times Columnist David Aaronovitch is in the chair.

In order to manage audiences safely into each of our venues, we ask that you arrive up to 40 minutes before the event starts. See the Plan Your Visit section for detailed venue arrival times.

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Collateral Damage: Britain, America and Europe in the Age of Trump Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream


Town Hall, Main Hall

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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