2024 Festival Event

Miriam Margolyes
photo by Claire Sutton

Miriam Margolyes – ‘Oh Miriam!’

Outspoken and controversial but always interesting and entertaining, Miriam Margolyes is one of Britain’s best known actors. She joins Patricia Hodge to share stories (published and unpublishable) from her riotous memoir Oh Miriam! Described as ‘insanely interesting, full of profanity and profundity’ Miriam’s memoir recounts tales of the unexpected and insights into her unbridled take on life as an uproarious adventure. From being escorted off the Today programme to confessing her love for Vanessa Redgrave, Miriam discusses life, laughs and strong opinions.

Miriam Margolyes - Oh Miriam

Patricia Hodge is an award- winning actress, celebrated for her film and television roles as well as her extensive theatre work.

Patricia Hodge
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2024 Festival Schedule

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8pm

10am

12n

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4pm

6pm

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A printed version of this schedule can be found on the back of the programme booklet available at the Barnes Bookshop, 98 Church Road.