Motoring Literary and Art Festival

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Preparations for the inaugural Motoring and Literary Art Festival organised by Porter Press International is set to take place in The Wing at Silverstone Circuit on the opening weekend of December.  In grand literary festival tradition the two-day event is built around a programme of panel discussions and talks spread across three theatre spaces with a long list of motoring personalities, such as Lord Alexander Hesketh; car industry stalwarts Sir John Egan and Dr Andy Palmer; car design masters Professor Peter Stevens, Ian Callum CBE, Julian Thomson and Keith Helfet; five-time Grand Prix winner John Watson in discussion with Paul Michaels, his former F1 team patron and founder of Hexagon Classics; Le Mans winner Andy Wallace and former F1 driver, Arrows team owner and fellow Le Mans winner Jackie Oliver; former Formula 1 driver and current F1 pundit Karun Chandhok; Channel 4 F1 presenter Lee McKenzie; F1 race car designer Gary Anderson; Silverstone Circuits Ltd MD Stuart Pringle; Camel Trophy winners Bob and Joe Ives; celebrated vehicle restorer Julian Shoolheifer; Bond movie and award-winning motoring writers and authors Richard Heseltine, James Page, Martin Port and Nick Dimbleby.  Most of the programme sessions will include signing opportunities for books either bought at the festival or previously.

Also on the theatre itinerary is ‘Stewart’, the wonderfully immersive film by Mark Stewart Productions following Jackie Stewart through the extreme highs and lows of life and motorsport in the late ‘60s and early 1970s.  Half of the ticket proceeds for this programme slot will go to Race Against Dementia.

The event will feature a broad spectrum of prominent automotive artists and a growing list of specialists exhibiting motor racing and motor cycling photographic prints, automotive-themed book publishers and retailers, astonishing scale model car builders Amalgam, motoring-inspired timepieces and a selection of star cars.  See for more details and tickets.

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