John Kampfner – In Search of Berlin

Tickets £11/£9



Over a four year period John Kampfner walked the length and breadth of Berlin, delving into the archives, talking to historians and writers, architects and archaeologists, clambering into the fallen statue of Lenin and rummaging through boxes of medieval bones to uncover the story of a remarkable city. Kampfner’s In Search of Berlin tells the tale of the city’s past 800 years, a time in which the German capital has undergone plague, fire and war and has had to start again each time it has been destroyed. Every era of its history has shaped what Berlin is today, a global, multi-cultural city and a destination for refuge and culture.

Chaired by Katy Shaw




‘A masterful portrait of one of the world’s greatest cities… A must-read.’  – Peter Frankopan


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.




05 May 2024


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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