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Stuart Maconie – The Full English

Sun 02 Apr, 7:30 pm8:30 pm

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Join Stuart Maconie for a talk on his latest timely and entertaining book: The Full English: A Journey in Search of a Country and its People. A highly regarded TV and radio presenter, journalist and bestselling author, Stuart Maconie is also one of the keenest observers of English identity. A Kirklees Year of Music 2023 event.

“As funny as Bryson and as wise as Orwell” The Observer

“The best thing to come out of Wigan since the A58 to Bolton” Peter Kay

Deftly weaving history and politics, The Full English is a love-letter to England, written in Maconie’s inimitable style. Travelling through towns and cities, by Megabus and Avanti train, we meet a rich cast of characters and delve into the seldom-explored crevices of our national psyche.

Ninety years after JB Priestley’s forgotten classic, English Journey, Maconie undertakes his own inventory of the English and Englishness, with Priestley’s 1930s’ itinerary as guide. How does the country look today, freshly unmoored from its European neighbours and still emerging from the doubt and insecurities of Covid? Re-energised? Hungry for change? Or moribund, dazed and desperate for old certainties?

Stuart Maconie is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including: The Nanny State Made Me, Hope and Glory, Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North and a memoir Cider With Roadies. He is Britain’s best-selling non-TV-tie-in travel author and has written the official biographies of the bands Blur and James. Host of BBC6 Music’s Radcliffe and Maconie and The Freak Zone, he regularly deputises for other presenters on Radio 2 and 6 Music, as well as presenting long-running shows and documentaries for radio and TV. He writes for various papers and magazine and has a column in the Radio Times.


Event Date: Sunday 2 April

Time: 7.30pm-8.30pm

Venue: Cellar Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP

Tickets: £5 (£3 conc) free for University of Huddersfield staff and students & essential carers

Age guidance: 14+ (U16s should be accompanied by an adult)

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Sun 02 Apr
7:30 pm–8:30 pm
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Lawrence Batley Theatre
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street
Huddersfield, HD1 2SP United Kingdom
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