Programme for Scarborough festival Books by the Beach

Books by the Beach runs at various venues from Friday April 24 to Sunday April 26.

By Sue Wilkinson
Thursday, 20th February 2020, 9:27 am
Updated Thursday, 20th February 2020, 9:28 am
Terry Waite
Terry Waite

The full programme:

Friday April 24

St Mary’s Church, Scarborough, 10am: Samantha Ellis: Anne Bronte 200 Years.

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Anne Bronte’s Scarborough links with readings and exhibition.

Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 1pm: BA Paris and Charlotte Philby: I, Spy ... Secrets and Lies

The best selling author and journalist talk about their work

Scarborough Library Concert Room, 3pm: Joann Fletcher: Ancient Egypt: Secrets from the Coffin

Scarborough-based Egyptologist talks about sarcophagi discoveries.

Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 5.30pm Jake Jones: Can You Hear Me?

Life on the front line of medicine with the first responder.

Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 7.30pm: Maggie O’Farrell: Hamnet

The novelist discusses her journey into historical fiction.

Saturday April 25

Scarborough Lighthouse, 10am: Horatio Clare: Icebreakers and Frozen Seas.

Adventures into the frozen North.

Stephen Joseph Theatre lounge, 1pm: James Runcie: Grantchester

Film-maker and author talks about the hit TV series.

Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 3pm: Polly Toynbee and David Walker: The Lost Decade

Journalists talk about Brexit, food banks and the future.

Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 5pm: Tom Watson: Downsizing

The former deputy leader of the Labour Party on how he beat diabetes.

The Crescent Hotel, 7.30pm: Louise Doughty: Chiller Dinner

The author of Apple Tree Yard talks about her latest work

Sunday April 26

Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 10.30am: Sunday Papers Discussion

Louise Doughty, Tom Watson and Helen Boaden discuss the stories behind the headlines.

Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 1pm: Terry Waite: Amnesty International event

In conversation with the international hostage negotiator.

Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 3pm: Claire Nelson: Things I Learned from Falling

The journalist shares her story of survival in California’s Joshua Tree Park.

Scarborough Library Concert Hall, 5pm: Chris Atkins: Prison Diaries

The film-maker and ex-con talks about his time behind bars.

Scarborough Spa, 7.30pm: Jenny Eclair: Inheritance

The comedian and author talks about her latest novel.

Tickets from the Stephen Theatre box office.

Jenny Eclair tickets from Scarborough Spa