Double Booker Prize winner at Charleston

Peter Carey
Peter Carey

Crusading journalism, internet hacking, politics and security are in the spotlight at Charleston Festival on Thursday, May 21, when double Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey discusses his new novel Amnesia with Alan Moses.

Alan Moses is the man appointed to head up the new Independent Press Standards Organisation.

This event begins at 8pm and is the finale of a whole day of debate on political scandal, pioneering women and men at war.

This year’s festival of literature, art and ideas, which begins on May 15, aims to be a cultural cornucopia, spanning some of the major issues facing the world today, as well as looking at historic events such as Magna Carta, the Battle of Waterloo and the Second World War.

The event also offers glamorous fashion, great gardening and art, theatre, plus the magic of Alice in Wonderland, a tribute to T.S. Eliot and a celebration of Bloomsbury.

Charleston Festival takes place in a marquee alongside the historic farmhouse at the foot of the Downs, which was once home to some of the country’s most inspirational thinkers, writers and artists. There is a minibus shuttle service throughout the festival from Lewes train station.

For the full festival programme visit www.charleston.org.uk/festivals. For ticket availability contact the Dome box office on 01273 709709.