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Bernardine Evaristo’s 2019 Booker win for Girl, Woman, Other – the first by a Black woman – was a revolutionary moment both for British culture and for her. After three decades as a trailblazing teacher, activist for untold stories and writer of eight novels and numerous other works that span the genres of verse fiction, short fiction, poetry, essays, literary criticism, journalism, radio and theatre, she moved from the margins to centre stage, taking her place in the spotlight at last. In this wide-ranging conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika she charts her remarkable life and career of creative rebellion and presents her manifesto for staying true to yourself and never giving up.


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Girl, Woman, Other and backist In Dependence; Like A Mule Bringing Ice Cream To The Sun Manifesto

Venue

Cheltenham Town Hall, Baillie Gifford Stage

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.

There is no tiered seating at this venue for any of our Festivals.

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