Dulwich Literary Festival

Date of past event:

4th November 2018

Report:

Rough Music

Rough music, skimmington, or charivari, is an ancient traditional means of expressing dissent – the violation of social norms the usual target. Dulwich Literary Festival 2018 had this title, not because it planned to parade through leafy suburbs rattling impromptu instruments but because it was featuring writers who highlight injustice, fight against stereotype, and make a noise about the iniquities of war, corruption, bad-faith politics, forced migration and intolerance of difference.

The Dulwich Literary Festival was presented in partnership with Dulwich College. SSLP students and teachers received a discount on all ticket-only bookings.

I Really Want That Unicorn, Fabi Santiago
Sunday 4th November 13:30-14:30

The Great North Wood, Tim Bird
Sunday 4th November 15:00 – 16:00

My Alphabet: A Life from AtoZ, Nick Hewer
Wednesday 7th November 19:00 – 20:30

D-Day: The Soldiers’ Story, Giles Milton
Thursday 8th November 19:00 – 20:30

Nature, Nationalism and Nostalgia, Alex Preston
Friday 9th November 18:30 – 19:30

Jo Brand in conversation with Brenda Gilhooly
Friday 9th November 20:30 – 21:30

Money, Money, Money, Oliver Bullough and Dharshini David
Saturday 10th November 11:00-12:00

Tchaikovsky: The Man Revealed, John Suchet
Saturday 10th November 13:30-14:30

Jason Cowley and Isabel Hardman
Saturday 10th November 15:30-16:30

The Life and Times of a Very British Man, Kamal Ahmed
Saturday 10th November 14:00-15:00

The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880 to 1914, Simon Heffer
Saturday 10th November 17:30-18:30

Louis de Bernieres
Saturday 10th November 19:00-20:30

Jean Moorcroft Wilson in conversation with Matthew Green
Sunday 11th November 12:30-13:30

The Language of War, Sulaiman Addonia and Michael Hughes with Stephanie Cross
Sunday 11th November 14:30-15:30

Handel in London, Jane Glover
Sunday 11th November 14:30-16:00

The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin, Lindsey Hilsum
Sunday 11th November 16:30-17:30

The Spy and the Traitor, Ben Macintyre
Sunday 11th November 19:00-20:00