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We are currently planning a hybrid Festival with a mix of live, live streamed, recorded and virtual events from 27 May – 5 June 2021. If the government’s Roadmap goes to plan and the four conditions are met, our venues will start to reopen from 17 May and we plan to host live Festival events.

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Jon Sopel

Jon Sopel: UnPresidented: Politics, Pandemics and the Race That Trumped All Others

Saturday 05 June | 7.30 - 8.30pm

£6-12 + £1.50 booking fee Venue: Derby Theatre, DE1 2NF

The in-person event is now sold out but you can buy tickets for the live stream event

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We all feel we are living in the most unimaginable time of our lives … but some more than others.

For Jon Sopel, as the BBC North America Editor since 2014, he has been witnessing, at first hand, the Trump presidency from before his election to the aftermath. In his latest book, UnPresidented: Politics, pandemics and the race that Trumped all others, he presents a diary of an election like we've never quite seen before.

'26 February, White House Briefing Room
The coronavirus feels like it is changing everything. Suddenly it's not just a public health emergency; it has the potential to upend this whole election...'

Experience life as a reporter on the campaign trail, as the election heats up and a global pandemic slowly sweeps in. As American lives are lost at a devastating rate, the presidential race becomes a battle for the very soul of the nation - challenging not just the Trump presidency, but the very institutions of American democracy itself.

In this highly personal account of reporting on America in 2020, Jon Sopel takes you behind the scenes of a White House in crisis and an election in turmoil, expertly laying bare the real story of the presidential campaign in a panoramic account of an election and a year like no other.

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