Book Talks are Back at the Factory

A new season is on the horizon and we’re delighted to be once again be welcoming expert writes for the next in our Autumn series of book talks at the Emma Bridgewater Factory.


Saturday 24th September 3.30pm
Jess Phillips MP: “The Life of an MP – everything you really need to know about politics”

From agonising decisions on foreign air strikes to eating McCain potato smiles at a black-tie banquet in China, the life of a politician is never dull. And it's also never been more important. But politics is far bigger than Westminster, and Jess Phillips MP joins us to make the compelling case for why now, more than ever, we all need to be a part of it.

With trademark humour and honesty, Jess Phillips promises to lift the lid on what a career in politics is really like and why it matters - to all of us.


Saturday 24th September 2pm
Emma J Wells: Heaven on Earth – the lives and legacies of the world’s greatest cathedrals.

Award-winning author, broadcaster and historian Emma J Wells, illuminates the glorious architectural wonders of the world’s greatest cathedrals and interweaves the extraordinary human stories of triumph and tragedy of the people who built them.

From the emergence of the Gothic style in twelfth-century France, Emma reveals how an explosion of cathedral-building across western Europe, from Canterbury to Salisbury, from Chartres to Florence’s Duomo, shaped modern Europe and influenced art, culture, and society around the world.