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Stuart Maconie

Stuart Maconie

Leeds Lit Fest presents

The writer, broadcaster and Radio 6 music presenter comes to Leeds Carriageworks to talk about his brand new book The Nanny State Made Me

Hear Stuart make the case for Britain’s Welfare State, as he shares his own story of growing up a northern working class boy. What was so bad about properly funded hospitals, decent working conditions and affordable houses? And what was so wrong about student grants, free eye tests and council flats? The welfare state was the spirit of our finest hour, the backbone of our post-war greatness, and it promoted some of the boldest and most brilliant schemes this isle has ever produced. But now it’s under threat, and we need to save it.

At this timely and provocative event, Stuart looks toward Britain’s future, making an emotional case for believing in more than profit and loss; and championing a just, fairer society. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to buy a copy of The Nanny State Made Me for only £12 (RRP £20) when you choose the book-in-ticket option at check out.

PRICES:

Ticket Only £16.50

Book & Ticket £29.70

Tickets & Times

  • Wed 4 Mar , 7:30 PM