John Crace: Depraved New World

Exeter Phoenix

£10.00 Ticket

From Partygate and Boris Johnson’s farewell to Jeremy Corbyn handing over Labour’s leadership to Keir Starmer – bestselling author John Crace is taking us on a hilarious tour of the whirlwind world of post-Brexit Britain.

Over the past few years, the various Prime Ministers, and some heated parliamentary debates at Westminster, John Crace’s brilliant political sketches have provided the nation with some desperately needed comic relief.

He will speak about his new book, Depraved New World: Please Hold, the Government Will Be With You Shortly, capturing British politics at its most absurd.


Speakers


John Crace

Chief Sketch Writer at The Guardian


The Guardian’s parliamentary chief sketch writer has been on the frontline of the last ten bonkers years of politics, from U-turns to the revolving door of Number 10, and from party-gate to Brexit blithering. John’s brilliantly acerbic political sketches have provided the nation with a much-needed injection of humour.

He is the author of  A Farewell to Calm, Decline and Fail, I, Maybot, and Depraved New World: Please Hold, the Government Will Be With You Shortly.

Rebecca Kesby

Journalist
BBC


Rebecca Kesby is a freelance journalist, broadcaster and live host. She joined the BBC’s local radio in 1996 and has been at the BBC World Service since 2000.

Evidence based, accurate, fair and responsible journalism are front and centre in Rebecca’s work. She likes digging into the detail, challenging the discourse, rigour, context and substance. She has reported from Africa, China and the US. She is also an audio and visual filmmaker.