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State of Emergency presents a dance adaptation of Cane Warriors.

Read more about the production from State of Emergency on their website.

Friday 28 June 2024, 8pm 

Ticket price - £20, £15 concessions - Information or book tickets

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Alex Wheatle in conversation with Clive Myrie at The Hay Festival.

Discussing his life experiences and how they have shaped his writing, including the final book in his bestselling Crongton series – In The Ends.


Saturday 25 May 2024, 1pm – Spring Stage

Ticket price - £7 - Information / book tickets

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State of Emergency presents: Cane Warriors

A work-in-progress dance musical adaptation of prize winning author Alex Wheatle’s celebrated novel, based on the remarkable true story of Tacky’s Rebellion, an uprising of Akan slaves against the British that took place in Jamaica in 1760.

23 March 2024, 19:30 - 21:00
Location: Arnolfini- 16 Narrow Quay Bristol BS1 4QA 

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Bradford Literature Festival 2022

Lemn Sissay in Conversation with Alex Wheatle

Sunday, 3rd July 2022 

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: The Studio, Alhambra Theatre    

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Home Girl - Derby Theatre

This brand new stage adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning novel has been created as a unique collaboration between professional writers Alex Wheatle MBE, Nathan Powell and Sarah Kolawole, Derby Theatre, Derby’s Cultural Education Partnership, professional care-experienced young people and other young theatre makers (our Future Creatives).

Tickets £15

under 26 £5

Friday 8 July 2022 - Saturday 9 July 2022
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Stepping into Stories - Kids Lit Fest Herne Hill

Alex talking about his new work and reading from The Humiliations of Welton Blake.

Sun, 6 February 2022 - 15:30 – 16:15 GMT

Location - Station Hall, Railton Road London SE24 0JW

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Stories Festival

Three day celebration of storytelling brought to you by the Evening Standard.

Picturehouse Central

September 24th 2021 - 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The power of reading with authors Kate Mosse and Alex Wheatle  

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

Liz Kezzler & Alex Wheatle
Tuesday 24th August - 10:15am   

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Home Girl - Derby Theatre

A brand new stage adaptation of Home Girl, created as a unique and exciting co-creation and collaboration between Alex Wheatle, Nathan Powell and Sarah Kolawole.

Tickets from £15
Friday 30 July 2021 - Saturday 31 July 2021
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Schools Q&A with Manchester Centre for Youth Studies

Alex Wheatle answers questions from young people about his writing, his books, his life, his opinions ... you decide.

Wed, Mar 17, 2021        1:00 PM GMT

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BookBound 2020

All festival events will be available to view for free on the Book Bound 2020 YouTube channel.

Thurs 30 April | 5.30pm BST

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Young Adult Lit Convention 2019

28th July 2019 -  11-00am
London Olympia W14 8UX

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

Anthony McGowan & Alex Wheatle: Tough Teens
 Mon 19 Aug 2019 - 19:00 - 20:00  

Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre   £5.00

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Balham Literary Festival

Saturday 15th June 2019 -  17.00

Venue: The Ballroom, Balham Bowls Club, SW12 8QX

Price: £5 or £10 including a copy of Home Girl

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Hay Festival 2019

Alex Wheatle and Clarrie Mae Bent

Saturday 25 May 2019,

2.30pm Venue: Starlight Stage

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Cheltenham Literary Festival

Cheltenham Literary Festival
10th October, 2018
12 noon

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Welcome to Crongton

Shakespeares Globe - Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Friday 27th July, 2018

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