Literary events

Sir Terence Rattigan In his Guardian obituary of sometime Brighton resident Terence Rattigan (1911–1977) critic Michael Billington wrote that the writer’s ‘whole work is a sustained assault on English middle class values: fear of emotional commitment, terror in the face of passion, apprehension about sex’. Elsewhere, writer and director Neil Bartlett has defined Rattigan as ‘a dark, obsessive and potentially dangerous playwright’. In this, the centenary of the dramatist’s birth, many literary events are devoted to Rattigan and to people with whom he had either a personal or professional connection.

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Page link: Clare Peake : Under a Canvas Sky
Clare Peake : Under a Canvas Sky
Saturday 23 July 2pm ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH,
Page link: Colin Spencer : From Microliths to Microwaves
Colin Spencer : From Microliths to Microwaves
Sunday 17 July 4pm ST NICHOLAS CHURCH
Page link: Danny Miller : Kiss Me Quick (NEW DATA NEW DATE)
Danny Miller : Kiss Me Quick (NEW DATA NEW DATE)
NEW DATE Thur 21 July 7.30pm ST NICHOLAS CHURCH
Page link: Derek Granger: In production with Laurence Olivier
Derek Granger: In production with Laurence Olivier
Saturday 16 July 2pm ST NICHOLAS CHURCH
Page link: Isabel Ashdown: Teenage rites and rites of passage
Isabel Ashdown: Teenage rites and rites of passage
Sunday 24 July 2pm ST NICHOLAS CHURCH,
Page link: Nicola Beauman on
Nicola Beauman on "The gentle art of rediscovery"
Saturday 23 July 4pm ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH,
Page link: Olivia Laing : To the River - the story of Sussex's river Ouse
Olivia Laing : To the River - the story of Sussex's river Ouse
Saturday 9 July 4pm ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH
Page link: THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL :Terence Rattigan
THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL :Terence Rattigan
Saturday 16 July 4pm, ST NICHOLASC HURCH
Page link: Tony Warren :Bawdy but British the life of Douglas Byng
Tony Warren :Bawdy but British the life of Douglas Byng
Sunday 17 July 2pm ST NICHOLAS CHURCH