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There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

James Rhodes

How to Play the Piano

Friday 25 August 8:45pm - 9:45pm

With fans including Derren Brown and Jon Snow, James Rhodes has turned heads with both his virtuoso piano playing and a deeply painful life. Here his assignment is to convince us that even the least musical person could master a seminal Bach piece in...