In Partnership with the bookselling mini-chain Foyles, Town Hall Symphony Hall has already hosted several successful events at the iconic Town Hall, including Graham Norton and Alan Carr. 2017 sees Nadiya Hussain on 16 January, Tom Kerridge on 23 January and Mary Berry on 16 March.
Kicking off this trio of culinary maestros, THSH and Foyles are proud to present An Evening with Nadiya Hussain, on 16 January at Town Hall. Since winning the Great British Bake-Off in 2015, Nadiya Hussain has captured the nation’s hearts.
She has baked the Queen’s birthday cake, published a cookbook and a children’s book, fronted a BBC One documentary, ‘The Chronicles of Nadiya’ and judged the BBC’s Junior Bake-Off. Nadiya has now turned her hand to fiction and will be talking about her new book, The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters (Harlequin UK) at Town Hall Birmingham.
Also paying a visit to Town Hall is Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge on 23 January, who will help fight the post-Christmas blues with his latest book, Tom Kerridge Dopamine Diet (Bloomsbury). Focused on healthy food that releases the ‘happy hormone’ dopamine, these are recipes that can be shared with friends and family – and the best news is that you don’t have to count calories!
The final instalment in our foodie trilogy brings an unmissable opportunity to hear the icon of home cooking and national treasure, Mary Berry, talk about her new cookbook, Mary Berry Everyday (BBC Books) where she takes you through simple weeknight suppers to quick entertaining ideas. Mary said:
This book is all about celebrating everyday food, I am constantly inspired by new flavours and new ingredients and I can’t wait to share these new recipes in my book and the accompanying BBC TV series.
Join Mary at Town Hall on 16 March to hear more informally about her life and the new book, with an opportunity to ask her your own questions at the end.
The partnership between Foyles and THSH gives audiences in the midlands excellent opportunities to get up close and personal to their literary heroes and celebrity idols. Customers who book tickets to these shows will receive a copy of the author’s book with their ticket, and benefit from discounts in Foyles at Grand Central for the week after each respective event too.
Andy Quinn, Foyles’ Head of Events, said:
Since we opened our new store in Grand Central we’ve been exploring options to co-host large capacity events. Over the years the two iconic venues have played host to cultural stars from Charles Dickens to David Bowie.
Chris Proctor, Programme Manager at Town Hall and Symphony Hall, added that he was looking forward to welcoming world literature stars to Birmingham.
We regularly welcome some of the world’s greatest musicians to our venues, so to have the opportunity to expand our programme to include world-class authors and celebrities is something that we are very much looking forward to.