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Michael Portillo

Venue: Corn Hall

Politician, social commentator, TV documentary maker and controversial former MP, Michael Portillo - a historian at heart - has recently used the Victorian Bradshaws railway guide to take millions of viewers on a historical voyage of discovery through the UK, Ireland, the USA and Europe with his BBC2 documentary series.

Along with stories about his travels and why the railways were once so important to Britain, he also interweaves his views on democracy, Donald Trump's election and Brexit. Come and listen to his extraordinary story which will be followed by an opportunity to ask him your questions.

If you have access issues please contact the Box Office on 01379 652241 to complete your booking so we can ensure that your visit is as comfortable and safe as possible. Due to fire safety requirements we have a limit on how many wheelchair spaces we can accommodate so these need to be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment.

‘Portillo talks about having two careers but, on the evidence of this, if he fancies a third as a stand-up comic he'll clean up.’
The Telegraph