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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.

Cosey Fanni Tutti with Ian Rankin

Ruffling Feathers

Sunday 27 August 8:45pm - 9:45pm

Punk pioneer and provocative performer Cosey Fanni Tutti was a thorn in an anxious establishment’s side during the 70s and 80s. Her 1976 performance art exhibition, 'Prostitution', hit the tabloids and caused an almighty stir, with one Tory MP...