Symposium: Can you live a Bohemian Life in Today’s World? with Clare Pollard, David Bramwell, Victoria Hull and Tom Hodgkinson.
Is it possible to make a living doing what you love? Can you free yourself from work slavery? Come armed with your own questions and join the debate.
Clare Pollard was born in Bolton in 1978 and lives in London. She has published five collections of poetry including The Heavy-Petting Zoo, which she wrote while still at school, and her latest Incarnation. Her first play The Weather premièred at the Royal Court Theatre and her documentary for radio, My Male Muse, was a Radio 4 Pick of the Year. Her new translation of Ovid’s Heroines has recently toured as a one-woman show.
Dr. Bramwell is a presenter for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, co-host of the Odditorium Podcast, author of the No9 Bus to Utopia and singer-songwriter in the band Oddfellow’s Casino. His latest memoir, The Haunted Moustache, is an occult-themed travel memoir.
Victoria Hull was educated at St Paul’s School and St Andrews. Following stints as a teacher and a TV researcher, she created The Clerkenwell Literary Festival in 1997. She mixed established names with new fresh talent and the festival attracted young and urban crowds. In 2002 she moved to a farmhouse in North Devon and spent the next few years raising a family and learning the arts of country living and household management. In 2011 she launched the Idler Academy and now lives in London.
Tom Hodgkinson is the founder and editor of the Idler and bestselling author of How to be Idle, How to be Free, The Idle Parent and Brave Old World. In 2011 he and his partner Victoria Hull launched the Idler Academy of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment, a business that brings fun and fulfilment to people at live events and online. Last year they successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign to grow the Idler Academy. Tom’s most recent book, Business for Bohemians, was published by Penguin in November 2016.