Harry Pearson – The Farther Corner

Older and none-the-wiser, Harry makes a sentimental return to the places and stadiums that inspired his cult study of Northeast football The Far Corner.

Far removed from the world of Gianni Infantino and Skysports, this is a footballing environment where old men complain that a global cartel has fixed the price of Bovril, PA announcers pick a night when it’s -7C to play “Sex on the Beach”, and a man dressed as a monkey chases two youths in day-glo mankinis beneath the floodlights of Hartlepool.

Chaired by Steve Drayton


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).
  • Tickets cannot be refunded but can be exchanged for other Book Festival events.

Booking for this event has now closed.


Priors Hall, Hexham Abbey
Priors Hall, Hexham Abbey, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3NB


22 Apr 2023


3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

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