AN UNEXPECTED SURPRISE - OPENING DAY, MARCH 17 - 5.03pm
Higham and Horowitz: a winning cocktail
I hadn’t intended to attend ‘An Audience with Anthony Horowitz’ at The Sheldonian but somehow managed to mix it up with ‘A Poem for Every Day of the Year’, held at the same time but different venue.
Nevertheless, having settled myself and wondered why Mr Horowitz alone was presenting and performing ‘A Poem For…’ (which but a stone’s throw away was, at very that moment, introducing its all-star cast of Alexander Armstrong, Gina Bellman, Ronni Ancona and Samuel West) I found myself enthralled. And not just by Horowitz. His interviewer, Nick Higham, the former media correspondent for the BBC became in just five fleeting minutes, one of the best interviewers I’ve ever seen at the festival.
My god he knew his stuff and consequently, instead of the usual ping-pong routine you see at these affairs, the Q&A quickly elevated to a conversation and ultimately a snappy rapport.
Riveting stuff from an audience’s point of view and I can always watch Mr Armstrong any weekday evening.
WHAT A WAY TO GO! - MARCH 25 - 3.19pm
LIKE A WARMING BRANDY ON A COLD NIGHT - MARCH 24 - 4.38pm
GOD THEY WERE SMART - MARCH 24 - 4.08pm
PAINFULLY JOYFUL - MARCH 24 - 11.23am
THE OLDER WOMAN’S BIBLE - MARCH 24 - 9.09am
A GUILTY PLEASURE - MARCH 23 - 3.29pm
DEPRESSING? NOT A BIT OF IT! - MARCH 22 - 5.39pm