Adrian Mole’s 50th Birthday Celebration
from 10:30 AM to 05:45 PM
In 1982 Leicester-born Sue Townsend took the publishing world by storm with her first book, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾. Across 8 instalments published over 27 years, Adrian’s diarised exploits became deeply embedded within the national consciousness. Adrian, in Townsend’s own words, became the ‘voice of England’ commenting on contemporary issues such as Thatcherism, the rise of New Labour, and the Iraq War. His teenage exploits, described in Secret Diary and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, defined a generation and made Townsend the best-selling author of the 1980s.
All events are free, but advanced booking is required. To reserve your place please visit the Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday Celebrations Eventbright page.
Update 31/3/2017. With regret, John Tydeman and Colin Broadway are unable to take part in Reunion: The Birth of Adrian Mole. Simon Dixon, Archives and Special Collections Manager, will be speaking instead.
|The Art of Adrian Mole with Caroline Holden Hotopf||10.30-11.30||Studio 4, Attenborough Arts|
|Sue Townsend: Playwright with Carole Hayman and Janette Legge||13.15-14.15||Peter Williams Lecture Theatre|
|Reunion: The Birth of Adrian Mole with Colin Broadway, John Tydeman, Geoffrey Strachan and Caroline Holden Hotopf||14.45-15.45||Peter Williams Lecture Theatre|
|Adrian Mole’s 50th Birthday Bash||16.15-17.45||Peter Williams Lecture Theatre|