Cathy Newman – The Ladder

Tickets £11/£9

Please note: Due to ill health, this event has been rescheduled from the original date of Saturday 27 April to Sunday 30 June at 7pm. Our Box Office team have contacted all customers, if you have any questions do email or call the Box Office on 01434 652477. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Ladder brings together discussions between women – about work, love, growth, challenge, the big decisions and the stories of their lives.

Offering inspiration and wise counsel from some of the world’s most acclaimed and influential women, this book is an insight and a trove of solidarity, turning over ideas of change, anger, illness, imposter syndrome, self-knowledge, purpose, how to not panic in a crisis and how to stop worrying you’re boring when there isn’t one.

Amidst these pages are discussions with women who have achieved extraordinary things in their fields and pursuits, from politician Angela Rayner to scientist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, activist Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, film-maker Waad Al-Kateab, religious leader Rose Hudson-Wilkin and broadcaster Joan Bakewell.

Chaired by Jacqui Hodgson


‘Sometimes, 1+1 = changing the world. Cathy Newman’s witty, warm history on the power of determined couples will make you look at your relationship and wonder, “Could we be doing more this weekend than just going to IKEA?”’ Caitlin Moran


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Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Friday 1st of March. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 4th March.
  • Hearing loops are available for Theatre and Library events. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book or email:
  • Tickets cannot be refunded but can be exchanged for other Book Festival events.


Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


30 Jun 2024


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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