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WORDS in WALDEN: Andy McNab & Kevin Dutton– Sorted: the Good Psychopath’s Guide to Bossing your Life Thursday 17th Sep - 7:30 PM Friends' School Hall £0.00 - £12.50

The usually shadowy figure of SAS hero Andy McNab will be centre stage and in the limelight. With his co-author Dr Kevin Dutton, he talks about their book, Sorted: the Good Psychopath’s Guide to Bossing your Life. Dutton is a psychologist who studies psychopaths. McNab is a diagnosed psychopath – but a good one – who can control his qualities of fearlessness, decisiveness and ruthlessness to get the best out of himself. This unlikely duo has put together what they call the Seven Deadly Wins: the personality quirks which make the difference between win or lose.

If that shrouded figure on TV has ever intrigued you, now’s your chance to meet him in the flesh.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk  01799 523456

www.hartsevents.co.uk

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Tony Stockwell - Mediumship Friday 18th Sep - 7:30 PM Saffron Walden Town Hall £19.50 - £23.00

An Evening of Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell

It’s NOT creepy or kooky, mysterious or spooky. It’s Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones.

At its best, Mediumship has the potential to change someone’s life and to instil in them a sense of peace, comfort and purpose.  Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell is not a new kid on the block and during his 25 years working as a medium he has constantly worked to improve his game and push the boundaries of his communication.  In that time he has had umpteen television programmes, taught at some of the most respected schools for mediumistic development as well as setting up his own training school for developing mediums.

Tony Stockwell: Sensitive and inspirational, his messages are amazingly detailed and always humorous

Tony Stockwell is a Spiritualist Medium and spirit communication is part of his own religious belief, but the organisers of the event accept differing opinions exist regarding mediumship. Any demonstration of mediumship is an experiment and results are not guaranteed.

If you are a wheelchair user please contact Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre on 01799 524002 or email tourism@saffronwalden.gov.uk before purchasing your ticket.

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WORDS in WALDEN: Daphne Selfe – The Way We Wore Saturday 3rd Oct - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £0.00 - £8.50

Daphne Selfe is still one of Britain’s most in-demand supermodels at the age of 86. In a career spanning seven decades, she has been photographed by Mario Testino and David Bailey, appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair, and posed nude for Barbara Hepworth.

One of the most-loved and respected figures in the industry, she talks about her life-long love affair with clothes and fashion – from the organdie party frocks of her childhood to her recent appearances fronting the latest Vans footwear collection. Daphne’s story is both inspiring and fascinating, and she is conclusive proof that real beauty is ageless.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk    

01799 523456

www.hartsevents.co.uk


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WORDS in WALDEN: Matthew Champion – Medieval Graffiti Friday 9th Oct - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £0.00 - £8.50

For centuries carved writings and artworks in churches lay largely unnoticed until Matthew Champion, archaeologist and leading expert in medieval graffiti, started a nationwide survey to record them.

He has uncovered knights battling unseen dragons and ships sailing across lime-washed oceans. Latin prayers for the dead jostle with medieval curses, builders’ accounts and slanderous comments concerning a long-dead archdeacon.

Matthew talks about this almost entirely overlooked medieval phenomenon which brings vividly to life for us the hopes, fears and dreams of lives long gone.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk    

01799 523456

www.hartsevents.co.uk


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WORDS in WALDEN: Corinne Payet – A Taste of Réunion Island: Creole cookery with a Parisien twist Sunday 11th Oct - 2:00 PM Friends' School Teaching Kitchen £0.00 - £20.00

Inspired by her eclectic culinary heritage – she was born on the tropical island of Réunion, just off Madagascar, and then raised in the south of France – Corinne Payet’s cookery fuses exotic Creole flavours and classic French style.

She is the woman behind Gourmandises, the Cambridge French patisserie, which holds a prestigious three stars Great Taste Award. For Corinne, ‘every cake is an invitation to be festive’.

Passionate about food and flavours, Corinne demonstrates traditional Réunion Island cuisine - ‘a sensational melting pot of nationalities: Chinese, Indian, African, French’ - and also shows off her exquisite trademark patisserie. There will be an opportunity to taste the results!

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk    

01799 523456

www.hartsevents.co.uk


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WORDS in WALDEN: Susannah Gibson – Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Thursday 22nd Oct - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £0.00 - £8.50

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral captures a feverish period in the history of life sciences. Revolution – and the fear of Revolution – pervaded the late-18th century.

Against the troubled background of violent change on the continent and rising challenges to the Establishment at home, scientists were discovering strange creatures which defied the usual classificatory categories of ‘animal, vegetable and mineral’. Susannah Gibson, of Cambridge University, tells the story of how studying pond slime caused people to question the existence of the soul; how eggs could undermine Genesis; and how the Venus fly-trap was linked to the French Revolution.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk    

01799 523456

www.hartsevents.co.uk


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WORDS in WALDEN: Jane Robinson – In the Family Way Friday 23rd Oct - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £0.00 - £8.50

Only a generation or two ago, illegitimacy was one of the most shameful things that could happen in a family. Jane Robinson, one of our most engaging and original social historians, comes back to Saffron Walden to talk about In the Family Way, her study of illegitimacy between WW1 and the swinging sixties, tracked through personal stories.

Moving, shocking, funny, by speaking to those involved, she reveals family secrets kept for entire lifetimes – stories not only of shame and appalling prejudice but also the triumph and the everyday strength of the human spirit.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk    

01799 523456

www.hartsevents.co.uk


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Canterville Ghost
  • Thursday 29th Oct - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 29th Oct - 7:00 PM
Saffron Walden Museum £5.00 - £7.00

A Halloween experience you won’t forget!

Join us for a spooktacular Halloween performance of the Canterville Ghost (a ghost story for children) by Best Cellar Theatre Group. Follow up the fun with the chance to explore the museum by torchlight. If you like, you can come in fancy dress + find the hidden treats in the museum.

Suitable for children aged 5 years plus, and their families.

The play lasts 1 hour and is followed by 1 hour of museum exploration in the dark. Don’t forget your torch!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Soft drinks and snacks will be provided for a small charge.

www.saffronwaldenmuseum.org

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WORDS in WALDEN: Claire Harman – Charlotte Brontë: A Life Friday 30th Oct - 7:30 PM Dame Bradbury's School Theatre £0.00 - £8.50

Commemorating 200 years since Charlotte Brontë’s birth, award-winning literary biographer Claire Harman has written the definitive biography of this extraordinary novelist. Charlotte Brontë’s life contained all the drama and tragedy of the moving, intense and revolutionary novels she wrote.

A literary visionary, she created in each of her books, from Villette and Shirley to her most famous, Jane Eyre, brand new kinds of heroine inspired by her own fiercely passionate intelligence and lifelong unrequited love. She travelled from the remote Yorkshire moors to London and Europe, meeting some of the most brilliant literary minds of her generation and became a best-selling female author in a world dominated by men.

Claire Harman, acclaimed biographer of Jane Austen, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sylvia Townsend Warner, talks about Charlotte Brontë, her doomed family, and her life.

Further information: books@harts1836.co.uk    

01799 523456

www.hartsevents.co.uk


 

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