Ken Clarke in conversation with Alan Johnson
7:45pm - 9:00pm - Friday 1 June
Between them Ken Clarke and Alan Johnson have over 60 years’ experience as MPs. On opposite sides of the political divide they have both earned respect for their principled, but not always popular, views on issues of the day.
Having served as the MP for Rushcliffe for 46 years and the MP with the longest continuous service, Ken Clarke is the current Father of the House. In 2017 he published his biography, A Kind of Blue, which charts his remarkable progress from working-class scholarship boy at Nottingham High School to high political office and the upper echelons of both his party and of government.
Alan Johnson visited the Festival in 2017 to talk about his third memoir, The Long and Winding Road. He publishes his first novel in 2019.
Both Ken and Alan are music lovers and the event will include a performance by Derby Jazz featuring some of Ken’s favourite music.