When loved ones become ill and need to be cared for, navigating this relationship can be tricky. It can be equally as difficult to find yourself vulnerable and in need of an extra pair of hands. Our relationships are never static and whilst we can expect them to evolve over time, navigating these changing dynamics can be difficult. Sharing their touching, personal stories of caring and being cared for, bestselling author Kate Mosse (An Extra Pair of Hands) and national treasure Michael Rosen (Many Different Kinds of Love) who details his recent battle with Covid, join Cathy Rentzenbrink to discuss finding joy in the complexity of caring.

Books available to accompany this event

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An Extra Pair of Hands A Manual for Heartache
Many Different Kinds of Love


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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