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Talk: Philip Hoare

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Author Philip Hoare gives a talk at Portsmouth Grammar School’s David Russell Theatre on Tuesday 19th June, drawing on his new book, RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR, to reflect on the way we relate to the sea’s natural and human history as expressions of freedom.

Philip is the author of eight works of non-fiction. His book Leviathan or The Whale won the 2009 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. It was followed in 2013 by The Sea Inside.

An experienced broadcaster, curator, and filmmaker, he is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Southampton, and curator of the Moby-Dick Big Read. Philip is obsessed with the sea. He swims in it every day — winter and summer. 

He hosts his talk from 7:30pm ‘til 9:00pm on Tuesday 19th June, as part of the Portsmouth Festivities 2018 programme. Tickets are £8.00 for adults, or £5.00 for seniors (aged 60 and up), students (with ID), and children (aged 15 and under).

Portsmouth Festivities 2018

From Friday 15th to Sunday 24th June 2018, Portsmouth Festivities host a ten-day programme of artistic and cultural events. This year, Portsmouth Festivities celebrates the theme of ‘FREEDOM’, marking the centenary of women’s suffrage and the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela. Events will explore ideas of creative freedom in a wide-ranging programme of music, theatre, talks, and film, and so much more.

Enquiries? Call 02392 681 390, email, or visit the Portsmouth Festivities website.

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