The son of a Spanish civil war refugee, controversial former Conservative MP and Cabinet Minister Michael Portillo has enjoyed a high profile in British politics. He has seen life on both sides of power and can tell stories from behind closed doors.
Since leaving politics, he has devoted himself to writing and broadcasting. He writes for the Sunday Times and is a regular on both BBC1’s This Week programme and Radio 4’s Moral Maze. He has made documentaries on subjects as diverse as Richard Wagner and the death penalty. In 2008 he was the chairman of judges for the Man Booker prize.
Tonight he shares with us his experiences of a life never far from controversy and his many fascinating stories. Michael has briefed Mrs. Thatcher, advised Nigel Lawson and will give the audience an insight into what it’s like to be a Minister of Government. The second half of the show will include a question and answer session.
It is advisable to book early for this show!
Arts Centre, Devizes Road
Tuesday 3 February – 7.30pm
To buy tickets please contact the Box Office on 01793 614837