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Dr Jane Hawking is Westacre Litfest star

Dr Jane Hawking’s appearance at Westacre Theatre on Saturday, May 11, complete with afternoon tea is the first of four unique high-profile opportunities to Meet the Authors.

Married to astrophysicist Stephen for 30 years, both of them agreed it was a great privilege to have a film made about them in their lifetimes.

Despite some personal reservations about how the film simplified her autobiography, Jane says that the award-winning ‘The Theory of Everything’ was “a beautiful film” and praises the performances of Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne.

Jane Hawking
Jane Hawking

Ironically, it was the hope in Jane’s Christian faith which helped her enormously in coping with the 24-hour care required to enable atheist Stephen’s work to blossom.

The celebrity line-up of Westacre Theatre’s LitFest 2019 continues in June with multi-talented Jeremy Page.

Script writer, script editor, journalist and university lecturer at the UEA, Page has written three published novels. ‘The Wake’ won The East Anglian Fiction Book Award while the stage adaptation of ‘Salt’ played a sell-out tour across East Anglia – including Westacre.

Prime-time television personality chef and writer Galton Blackiston is passionate about simple and delicious meals.

As a 17 year-old student, Galton set-up a market stall in Rye called ‘Galton’s Goodies’ selling home-made cakes and biscuits.

Galton Blackiston
Galton Blackiston

He passed up a career in cricket to become Chef Patron at Morston Hall which holds four AA Red Stars and Rosettes and has held a Michelin Star for 20 years. Meet him in September.

In October writer, editor, traveller and cruise ship lecturer James Parry is Westacre’s final author in this series. His illustrated presentation explores artists travelling to the Orient in the 19th century.

James Parry
James Parry

With a Masters in architecture, James writes for many publications on art, heritage and the environment.

www.westacretheatre.com will give more background information and allow you to book tickets. Or phone the box office on 01760 755800.

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