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2021 Festival Friday evening

Friday, 22nd October 2021

Some photos from the event

L-R: Katharine Thomson, Archivist at the Churchill Archives Centre; Allen Packwood OBE, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre; and The Hon. Emma Soames, daughter of Mary Churchill and granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill.
L-R: Allen Packwood OBE, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre; The Hon. Emma Soames, daughter of Mary Churchill and granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill; and Katharine Thomson, Archivist at the Churchill archives Centre.

Friday Evening
with
Emma Soames

In 1939 a 17-year-old found herself in one of the most extraordinary positions at an extraordinary time: it was the outbreak of WWII, and her father was about to become Prime Minister.  In Mary Churchill’s War: The Wartime Diaries of Churchill’s Youngest Daughter, edited in association with the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, her daughter, Emma Soames, presents a unique perspective of this remarkable historical moment, capturing what it was like to be a young woman full of joie de vivre coming of age in the wartime years.

Venue: McGrigor Hall, Fourth Avenue, FRINTON
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £10.00


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Friday evening

FRIDAY, 13th OCTOBER 2017 – 8pm

An evening with …
HENRY HEMMING

 

Henry Hemming is the author of five works of non-fiction, including Churchill’s Iceman, published in the US as The Ingenious Mr. Pyke, where it became a New York Times bestseller. HIs latest book, M: Maxwell Knight, MI5’s Greatest Spymaster, reveals not just the shadowy world of espionage but a brilliant, enigmatic man at its centre, who is rumoured to be the inspiration for the character of M in the James Bond series.

Venue: Frinton Tennis Club   Tickets: £12.50

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Events 2014 Friday evening

FRIDAY, 10th OCTOBER 2014


AN EVENING WITH
OGGY BOYTCHEV

Frinton Tennis Club. 8:00pm £8.00

Oggy grew up in poggy boytchevoverty in communist Bulgaria, came to this country as an asylum seeker in 1986, and became one of the BBC’s most respected foreign journalists.

SimpsonI-front_smHis memoir, Simpson & I: Between Two Worlds, paints a ‘warts and all’ insight into the sometimes turbulent relationship between Oggy and the BBC’s World’s Affairs Editor John Simpson, who he produced. He has travelled the world, reporting and producing news reports from many of the war zones of recent times.

The book also provides fascinating insights into the world of international journalism during his career spanning 25 years and reporting from over 40 countries, many times undercover.