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Hexham Book Festival Hexham Book Festival

Cathy Newman – The Ladder

  • Saturday 27 April, 12.45pm
  • Tickets From £9
  • Main Theatre
Cathy Newman Preferred Pic Credit ITN, Peter Searle

The Ladder brings together discussions between women – about work, love, growth, challenge, the big decisions and the stories of their lives.

Offering inspiration and wise counsel from some of the world’s most acclaimed and influential women, this book is an insight and a trove of solidarity, turning over ideas of change, anger, illness, imposter syndrome, self-knowledge, purpose, how to not panic in a crisis and how to stop worrying you’re boring when there isn’t one.

Amidst these pages are discussions with women who have achieved extraordinary things in their fields and pursuits, from politician Angela Rayner to scientist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, activist Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, film-maker Waad Al-Kateab, religious leader Rose Hudson-Wilkin and broadcaster Joan Bakewell.  

Sponsored by Williamsons Craig Solicitors 

Chaired by Jacqui Hodgson.


Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. Please book for both directly at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.

Get 15% discount off your booking if you buy tickets for four or more different events (not including workshops). Must be in a single transaction and can't be applied retrospectively.

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Book a table and receive 10% off dining at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.

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