Brian Groom: Book Launch — Northerners
Litfest is proud that Brian Groom’s sweeping history of the north of England is launched at the festival.
Starting from earliest times, Northerners is full of interest and surprises, from the six Roman emperors who ruled from York and the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria that was one of Europe’s leading cultural and intellectual centres, to the Industrial Revolution that changed the world for ever. Throughout, Brian Groom explores the way the past has shaped the present in myriad ways and continues to do so.
Brian Groom is a journalist and one of the foremost experts on British regional and national affairs. His career was spent mainly at the Financial Times, where he did many of the top writing and editing jobs. Originally from Stretford, Lancashire (now part of Greater Manchester), he returned to live in the north – in Saddleworth, south Pennines – in 2015
How to Watch:
In person at The Music Room, The Storey
Online via Crowdcast
Watch in-person £8 (£6 concessions)
Watch online £5