Part of the Bath festival
Foreign correspondents are in the front line of history, as John Simpson reminds us in this personal account of his profession.
Blending his own experience with those of the ‘greats’, from Ernest Hemingway to Marie Colvin, he paints a vivid portrait of an endangered tradition.
For over thirty years, John Simpson has travelled the world to report on the most significant events of our time. From being punched in the stomach by Harold Wilson on one of his first days as a reporter, to escaping summary execution in Beirut, Simpson has had an astonishingly eventful career. In 1989 he witnessed the Tiananmen Square massacre, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism throughout Eastern Europe and, only weeks later, in South Africa, the release of Nelson Mandela.
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AUDITORIUM SEATS: are on the ground floor, in theatre style rows, and are unreserved. Arrive early to get the best seats.
All ages permitted. Any children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Doors 1:30pm // Show 2:00pm