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UWL joins celebration of creative arts at Chiswick Book Festival

UWL is proud to support the Chiswick Book Festival in celebrating literature and the written word for the ninth consecutive year.

The not-for-profit festival is a popular fixture on the community calendar in west London, with fun and informative events for families featuring high-profile talents from the worlds of publishing and media - and fundraising for good causes too.

The university is delighted to sponsor three events, having this year launched a new range of English degrees which further strengthens UWL’s offering in the creative arts.

Paul Lohneis, Head of UWL’s London School of Film, Media and Design said: ‘We are proud to sponsor the Chiswick Book Festival which does so much to foster a love of stories, reading and writing in the local community.’

The festival began on 12 September and runs until next Monday (18 September). Events which UWL is sponsoring this year are:

Hunter Davies: A life in the day (Friday 7:30pm)

Author and journalist Hunter Davies talks about his new memoir about living in London in the 1960s, befriending The Beatles and interviewing the biggest names in television, film and theatre. Hunter also reflects on his years spent with the love of his life – the bestselling writer Margaret Forster – and life without her. 

Saturday: Brexit - The state of the nation (Saturday 4pm)

Authors and journalists Craig Oliver (Unleashing Demons), Harry Mount (Summer Madness) and John O’Farrell (Things Can Only Get Worse) discuss the fallout, the shocks and the UK’s future outside the European Union in what promises to be a feisty exchange of views. Chaired by Die Welt’s UK Correspondent, Stefanie Bolzen.

Sunday: Reflections - The art of the political interview (Sunday 12.15pm)

Historian, journalist and peer Peter Hennessy (Reflections) shed new light on politics in his Radio 4 interviews with figures such as Tony Blair, John Major, Clare Short, Nigel Lawson, David Owen, Neil Kinnock, Norman Tebbit, Jack Straw and Shirley Williams. He’ll reflect on the art of the political interview with the former presenter of The World Tonight Robin Lustig (Is Anything Happening?), who interviewed a succession of world leaders for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service, from Tony Blair to Hugo Chavez and Nelson Mandela.

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