Reading festival to come to Tower Hamlets
An annual reading festival is returning in November with a host of writers and performers coming to Tower Hamlets.
The Writeidea Festival, back for its fifth year, is taking place between November 15-17 at the Idea Store, Whitechapel Road, and will feature presentations from established authors such as Deborah Moggach and a speech from former BBC correspondent Andy Kershaw.
Other headline acts include east London spoken word group, Red Army Fiction, comedian and science enthusiast Robin Ince and poet Kate Fox.
Tower Hamlets Mayor, Lutfur Rahman, said: “The free festival is great way to inspire residents to take up reading with the full support of our Idea Stores.”
Cllr Rania Khan, cabinet member for culture, said: “Every year there is an interesting mix of talent and I encourage both active and non-active readers to make use of the festival.”
You may also want to watch:
For full details of the Writeidea Festival programme or to book a place visit http://writeideafestival.org.
- 1 The Queen lends her name to Royal London’s emergency Covid wards
- 2 Death of woman, 75, in Mile End fire could have been avoided
- 3 Airbnb house party violence leaves police officer with broken finger
- 4 Tribute to 7th Barts Health Trust worker to die of Covid-19
- 5 That's so raven: Everything you need to know about the guardians of the Tower
- 6 Teenager found dead in Victoria Park
- 7 Driver arrested after police 'drugs patrol' stops car in Whitechapel
- 8 'We need laptops for lockdown children to learn from home’ Tower Hamlets mayor urges
- 9 Two in five people in Tower Hamlets may have had Covid-19
- 10 'Laptop bonanza' for schoolchildren in Poplar to help survive lockdown gloom