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In Conversation is a series of events exploring topics of general interest and concern taking place at All Saints’ Church, Harston. Each one is led by a practitioner in the field and the discussion will be opened up to the audience.

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An Unexpected Life

Wednesday 31 January, 7.30pm

David Short in conversation with Rev Mandy Flaherty

Well-known local resident and speaker, David, will share his experience and anecdotes from his life as landlord of The Queen’s Head, Newton, combined with membership of a Livery Company in the City of London and running the local branch of the Arts Fund with his wife Juliet.

Watch a Youtube recording of this event 

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A Life in Music

Wednesday 28 February, 7.30pm

Lynette Alcántara in conversation with Alastair Oatey

Lynette is a mezzo soprano, conductor and singing teacher and Director of Music at Wolfson College.  She is the founding conductor and Director of Music of KJV Community Children's Choir which has just celebrated its 15th anniversary year.  For a dozen years or so she was the singing teacher to the boy trebles of the world-famous Choir of King's College Cambridge. She will tell us about how music is essential to her life and about her passion for sharing music with others and her belief in the power of music and singing to transform lives.

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A Life in Words

Wednesday 27 March, 7.30pm

Francis Spufford in conversation with Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald

A writer of non-fiction and teacher of Creative Writing, his first novel Golden Hill, set in 18C New York, won the Costa First Novel Award 2016 and many other prizes.  Other novels have followed.  In 2002 he wrote a memoir The Child That Books Built about growing up overshadowed by tragedy, and ten years later Unapologetic, a defence of Christianity in response to the New Atheism.  He has also written an as-yet unpublished sequel to the Chronicles of Narnia.

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Christine Webber originally trained as a singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama but it was as a news presenter for Anglia TV that she started her career.  After 12 years she branched out in freelance broadcasting, trained and worked as a psychotherapist, and began writing.  She is the author of a dozen non-fiction books and four novels, of many interviews and talks, newspaper columns and podcasts (to be found on her website  She is Chair of Norwich Chamber Music, is passionate about Positive Ageing and manages to fit in walking, Pilates and ballet.

Harston In Conversation: What's Happening

Please book your place using the booking links above. If you are unable to book online then please email us at

All events are at All Saints’ Church, Harston. Entry is free but please book in advance.

Doors open at 7pm. Drinks and snacks will be served. Talks begin at 7.30pm.

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