Rafael Behr - Politics: A Survivor's Guide In an age of fury and confusion, when a new crisis – Brexit, pandemic, war in the Ukraine, energy shortages - erupts even before the last one has finished it is tempting to switch off the news, tune out and hope things will get back to normal soon. Except, this is the new normal, and our democracy can only work if enough people stay engaged without getting enraged. But how? Drawing on insights accrued during three decades as a political commentator and foreign correspondent Rafael Behr provides an answer. Chosen as a 2023 Non-Fiction highlight in the Guardian, New Statesman and Irish Times. Chaired by Gerry Foley. Booking Information Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Thursday 2nd of March. Tickets go on general sale from Saturday 4th March. Please note that a handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings. Hearing loops are available. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book (booking fees will not apply). Booking for this event has now closed.