Literature ROUNDABOUT – STUART MACONIE – JARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP SOUTH

Sat 16 Sept | Doors 9pm | £14

Acclaimed writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie last Autumn walked 300 miles from Jarrow to London retracing the famous Jarrow Crusade 80 years on, through a divided, complex country that echoes 1936 in many ways. From choral evensong to curry house, from austerity to affluence, from Wearside to Westminster, Stuart’s brand new live show Jarrow; Road To The Deep South is a hugely entertaining, impassioned and enlightening reflection of his journey through Britain then and now.

Based on his new book Long Road From Jarrow (Penguin Random House) this show will mostly be performed in venues along the route taken by the marchers. 

‘I’d like to know what the country looks like now from the road, tracks, streets and riverbanks they walked, and to see the pews, pubs, cafes and halls they visited; a picture of now overlaid with a filter or gauze of 1936’. Stuart Maconie

Stuart is a bestselling author of travel, culture and social history books as well as one of Britain’s most prolific TV and radio presenter and DJ, co-hosting daily the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC 6 Music, as well as presenting The Freak Zone, also on BBC 6 Music. He has written and presented many shows on BBC Radio and on TV and won the Sony Radio Award for Music Broadcaster of the Year.

As a writer and journalist he has written for Q Magazine, Elle, The Times, The Guardian amongst others and was an assistant editor for NME.

Stuart’s books include: Pies and Prejudice, Adventures on The High Teas, Cider with Roadies, Hope and Glory and The Peoples Songs. His work has been compared with Bill Bryson, Alan Bennett and John Peel and he has been described by The Times as a national treasure.

Venue: Outdoor garden marquee
Address: In the green opposite Heaton Cooper Studio, Broadgate, Grasmere LA22 9SX

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