SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
Andy is a stand-up comedian, broadcaster and author, who has firmly established himself in the vanguard of British comedy with his unique brand of political satire. He is the writer and presenter of the satirical podcast The Bugle, the huge global phenonemon. Since The Bugle’s inception in 2007 it has gained a worldwide fan-base – including a prominent US audience.
‘Probably one of the finest satirical comedians this country’s ever produced’ Time Out
Kicking off with a conversation with Jolyon Rubinstein (The Revolution Will Be Televised), the incendiary LBC presenter will be hosting a line phone-in taking your ‘calls’ live from the sofas. “O'Brien is an exceptional broadcaster with a peerless ability to calmly point out the absurdity of certain viewpoints... provides a much-needed examination of the blustering rhetoric of politicians and media pundits." - The Guardian
Rose is a writer, director, musician, entrepreneur, feminist whistle-blower, and agent of change who has led the fight to disrupt the status quo. Reading from her memoir Brave, this salon session hits on the sexualisation of image and identity, and the inherent sexism in the presentation of women.
Born in Somalia, Magid came to the UK as a refugee and won his seat as an MEP campaigning on the message 'immigrants make Britain stronger'. Green Party MEP & Mayor of Sheffield, Magid's a black Muslim who wears green Doc Martins and anti-fascist T-shirts in a European parliament where 4% of the MEPs are black, Asian and minority ethnic. So he's blazing more than one trail. But that's how he likes it.
Jeanne has just become the oldest person to sail around the world alone, non-stop, and unassisted. When the 77-year-old tells people what she has been doing for the past 11 months they call her “plucky”, “feisty” or “brave”. She doesn’t like those epithets. She prefers “crazy”.
Lady Vélo AKA Jools Walker re-discovered cycling aged twenty-eight and through her hugely popular blog VéloCityGirl inspires women and young girls around the world to get on the saddle and ride. Back in the Frame is her fantastic memoir of bikes, blogs and riding through depression.
The Culture section is headlined by dynamo artist, Nuala Honan. With all the taught energy of a caged musical lioness, you can expect her usual charm and breathtaking voice, driven by post-punk rawness yet still, audaciously, featuring moments of operatic singing, leading her killer band in a pop-drama, exploring the strength in vulnerability and connection.
Fresh from the Fringe with a special performance of his critically acclaimed show ‘I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison’. It’s a hearty dollop of absurdist comedy beatboxing and storytelling, from Charlie Partridge, “as seen in the supermarket and heard on the bus".
William Sieghart's Poetry Pharmacy
Bringing together tried-and-true prescriptions for the heart, mind and soul. William is the founder of National Poetry Day, the Forward Poetry Prize, the Big Arts Week, Bedtime Reading Week and co-founded StreetSmart: Action for the Homeless in 1998.
Her book Why I Live In A Shed, is the story of a personal housing crisis and a country-wide one, grappling with class, economics, mental health and nature. It shows how housing can trap us or set us free, and what it means to feel at home.
Hosting, facilitating, and generally smoothing out proceedings is our #12 edition homemaker. Once upon a time he was a spectacularly poor lab scientist, then an OK science communicator and for a while a museum and art curator for Wellcome Collection. These days he’s a geek comedian, presenter and producer, travelling across the UK helping all sorts of intellectual types share their passions.
SON & SONS
It wouldn’t be our 5th birthday without crosswords. Barely more coherent than toddlers themselves, our crossword gurus have been running the sillier side of Sunday for 5 years. Brush up on your charade skills for the live crossword challenges, but also pop down to their pub quiz and crafternoon crafts table full of crafty crafts.
THE PILGRAMAGE WALK
Be inspired by award-winning editor and writer Clare Gogerty’s practical guide to modern pilgrimages, showing you how to walk in a way that enhances your connection to the world and to yourself.
#16 Edition Schedule
13:00 - CULTURE: THE DEBT COLLECTIVE
13:40 - COLUMNIST: STEVE CROSS
13:50 - CROSSWORD #1
14:05 - SPORT: Lady Vélo
14:30 - TRAVEL: Jeanne Socrates
15:00 - LOCAL NEWS: Magic Magid
15:45 - HOME: Catrina Davies
16:15 – CROSSWORD #2
16:40 - UK NEWS: James O’Brien & Jolyon Rubinstein
17:35 - HEALTH: William Sieghart
18:05 - WORLD NEWS: Andy Zaltzman
18:45 - CROSSWORD #3 – THE FINAL
19:10 - STYLE: Rose McGowan
19:45 - CULTURE: Charlie Partridge
20:30 - CULTURE: Nuala Honan