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TRING BOOK FESTIVAL

DANIEL RACHEL – DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER: THE RISE & FALL OF COOL BRITANNIA

The nineties was the decade when British culture reclaimed its position at the artistic centre of the world. Not since the ‘Swinging Sixties’ had art, comedy, fashion, film, football, literature and music interwoven into a blooming of national self-confidence. It was the decade of Lad Culture and Girl Power; of Blur vs Oasis. When fashion runways shone with British talent, Young British Artists became household names, football was ‘coming home’ and British film went worldwide. From Old Labour’s defeat in 1992 through to New Labour’s historic landslide in 1997, Don’t Look Back In Anger chronicles the Cool Britannia age when the country united through a resurgence of patriotism and a celebration of all things British.

But it was also an era of false promises and misplaced trust, when the weight of substance was based on the airlessness of branding, spin and the first stirrings of celebrity culture. A decade that started with hope then ended with the death of the ‘people’s princess’ and 9/11 – an event that redefined a new world order.
Length – 60 mins
Tickets – £12

Date Saturday 16th November 2019
Time 3:00 PM
Doors Open 2:30 PM
Venue High Street Baptist Church
£12.00
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Tony Blair, Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Tracey Emin, Irvine Welsh and an abundance of other contributors unite in this ambitious oral narrative charting the epic highs and crashing lows of the UK’s most creative and hedonistic period: the nineties.

£20.00
Members earn 6 points per ticket
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Through sixty-eight voices that epitomise the decade – including Tony Blair, John Major, Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Tracey Emin, Keith Allen, Meera Syal, David Baddiel, Irvine Welsh and Steve Coogan – we re-live the epic highs and crashing lows of one of the most eventful periods in British history. Today, in an age where identity dominates the national agenda, Don’t Look Back In Anger is a necessary and compelling historical document.

Birmingham-born Daniel Rachel is a former musician and award-winning author whose previous works include: Isle of Noises (a Guardian and NME Book of the Year), Walls Come Tumbling Down (winner of the Penderyn Music Book prize), When Ziggy Played the Marquee by Terry O’Neill (editor) and co-writer of Ranking Roger’s autobiography I Just Can’t Stop It: My Life in The Beat. Daniel currently lives in North London.

Daniel Rachel Don’t look back in
Anger: The Rise & Fall of Cool Britannia
High Street Baptist Church. 3.00 – 4.00pm
Tony Blair, Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Tracey Emin, Irvine Welsh and an abundance of other contributors unite
in this ambitious oral narrative charting the epic highs and crashing lows of the UK’s most creative and hedonistic
period: the nineties.

tring-book-festivalFor ten days in November, the Hertfordshire market town of Tring will be transformed into a literary lover’s dream as the community welcomes a selection of the world’s finest writers, actors, politicians, poets and leading opinion formers to help celebrate the joy of the written word. The programme will include debates, interviews, presentations and workshops all hosted in a selection of wonderful venues in and around this lovely part of the home counties.

When? Friday 8th to Sunday 17th November 2019tring_book_festival_2019

Where? Tring, Hertfordshire. (Various venues)

Who? 2019- Chris Packham, Carol Ann Duffy, Max Hastings, Lisa Jewell, Louise Canlish, Andre Lack Robins, Andrew Lownie, Peter Fiennes, Gail Simmons, Dr. mark Baldwin, Emma Kennedy, Lara Prior-Palmer, Brian Wood, MJ Arlridge, Adele Parks, Paula Daly, Rory Brenner ++

Download the 2019 Programme (pdf 2.34mb)s

Website? https://www.tringbookfestival.co.uk/

Twitter? @tringbookfest

Festival Director? Ben Moorhouse

Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/tringbookfest/

Founded? 2019 witnesses the inaugural festival