Charlotte Metcalf is the Editor of Great British Brands and the co-presenter of Break Out Culture, a weekly podcast with former Minister of Culture, Lord Vaizey. She is also a film-maker, author and journalist. Every week she’ll be reporting on cultural events, exhibitions, fairs and publications that are of interest to the communities of craftsmen we represent and celebrate, with a particular focus on goldsmiths and silversmiths.
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The Petworth Literary Festival Highlights Theo Fennel’s Memoir, Which Delves into the Life of a Craftsman
On Thursday 27th October, the Petworth Literary Festival opened in West Sussex, in one of England’s prettiest, historic towns. It runs till 6th November with a lively and highly varied schedule.
This year, for example, there are talks with Oz Clarke on English wine, with Kate Mosse, on her new book Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries: Who (also) Built the World and with Charles Clover, co-founder of the Blue Marine Foundation, on his book Rewilding the Sea, How to Save our Oceans. Charlotte Mullins will be talking about her book which explores the power of art through the millennia and the much-loved Radio Three presenter, Tom Service, will be talking about the book that accompanies his program The Listening Service.
For those of us passionate about British craft, check out Keith Brymer Jones, ceramics designer and potter, who shot to fame after being that emotional judge on Channel 4’s Great Pottery Thrown Down, talking about his book Boy in a China Shop: Life, Clay and Everything.