Festival 2022 Saturday 26 February - Sunday 06 March | Tickets now on sale

Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette has written 12 best selling novels, including Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series, Mad Cows (the film starred Joanna Lumley), How to Kill Your Husband (recently staged by the Victorian Opera) and To Love, Honour and Betray (soon to be a BBC series). Her latest, The Boy Who Fell To Earth is a romantic comedy about a single mother bringing up a child with autism. Her novels have been published in 17 languages.
Sex, Lies and Regal Japes; The story of Esther, the sex-crazed king and his evil counsellor
A Purim Spiel, with a contemporary twist, bringing a little bit of Persia to Bloomsbury, with a backbeat of Iranian rhythms and all hosted by our favourite modern-day Sheherazade, David Schneider. Unmasking the Book of Esther we revealed the story behind the story of Purim, hatching all-new conspiracy theories and, in the spirit of the festival, blurring boundaries between good and evil, sacred and profane. Bringing the world of inversions, masks and hidden meanings to life was our all-star c...
Ruby Wax Sane New World
The comedian and “poster girl for mental illness” launches the paperback of Sane New World, a manual for living with less everyday frenzy. In an upfront and compassionate style, Wax uses her experience of depression and study of neuroscience to explore how the mind works. Everyone can rewire their thinking, she says, using mindfulness techniques among others, to find calm in a crazy world....