Autumn 2021 series

An exclusive series of live online talks, each followed by an open Question and Answer with the audience. 
Pre-booking is required.  Tickets are £5 each.
Please note, these are virtual events that require the use of Zoom.

Monday 25th October

In conversation with

Ivor Davis

It’s a long way to travel for a young man from the streets of London’s East End to the bright lights of LA, but journalist Ivor Davis did precisely that during his remarkable career.

Ivor will be drawing from his personal diaries and decades of reporting to share some of his career highlights.   These include touring with the Beatles in 1964, where he was the only British daily newspaper correspondent to cover the Fab Four’s first American tour from start to finish. He subsequently wrote a book charting this experience, The Beatles and Me on Tour.   

He will also share details of his legendary interviews with stars such as Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Ivor has also had a successful writing career and his book Five to Die has been hailed as the definitive description of the Charles Manson murders, so much so that the LA District Attorney used it as the blueprint for the prosecution during the trial.


Monday 22nd November

In conversation with

Chris Tarrant OBE

TV presenter and broadcaster Chris Tarrant started his career as a news reporter for ATV Birmingham in 1972 before becoming the presenter of the Saturday morning children’s show, Tiswas, alongside Sally James, Sylvester McCoy, and Lenny Henry.

Radio beckoned and he became the leading light on Capital Radio for 17 years, achieving the Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio Award.

He later moved from radio to TV, hosting the series Tarrant on TV before becoming the presenter of the internationally acclaimed Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?, which he presented for an impressive 16 years.

Chris continues to enjoy success with varied projects, focusing on fishing and trains. He is also a prolific author with an abundance of stories to tell. Published in 2014, his biography Dad’s War is a moving and heartfelt tribute to his much-loved father, Basil, and was featured in the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller List.


Monday 13th December

In conversation with

Alan Titchmarsh MBE

Alan Titchmarsh is enjoying a diverse career as a gardener, writer, broadcaster, TV presenter and best-selling author. His first TV appearance was on the BBC show Nationwide, where he made regular contributions as a horticulture expert. He later went on to present programmes such as Gardener’s World and Ground Force. 

Away from his television gardening work, Alan has also fronted many other shows on a wide range of subjects including compering the Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012, the BBC Proms and the series Secrets of the National Trust.

Alan has written more than fifty gardening books, three volumes of his autobiography, several books about the Royal Family, including The Queen’s Houses, and is also a best-selling novelist, with ten of his eleven novels being featured in the Sunday Times Bestseller List.  Since January 2012, he has also hosted his own regular Saturday morning show on Classic FM.