Brian Cheltenham Literature Fest Talks


Cheltenham Literature Festival

The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival runs 4-13 October 2013. It is a world-class event of true diversity, offering a vibrant mix of storytelling, debates, workshops and interviews. The Festival welcomes some of the biggest names from the worlds of politics, the arts, sport and comedy, as well as providing fun for all the family.

On Friday 4 October we are hosting a special event that I think would be of interest to your members in which Dylan Jones (GQ editor), Brian May and Midge Ure discuss the legacy of Live Aid.

On Saturday 13 July 1985 nearly two billion people woke up knowing they were going to watch, listen to, or attend Live Aid. GQ Editor Dylan Jones’ ‘The Eighties: One Day, One Decade’ brilliantly evokes the excitement of that extraordinary day, which he argues, changed Britain for ever. He joins the Queen guitarist Brian May, and the musician and co-founder of Live Aid Midge Ure to share their behind-the-scenes insights into the day that rocked the world, and discuss the Live Aid legacy.