Rabbi’s selection of stories

Known to millions through his broadcasting on BBC Radio, in particular BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day, Rabbi Lionel Blue makes a return to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s main stage in Guildford on Monday, September 12.

Sunday, 11th September 2011, 12:19 pm

The venue promises “a selection of stories, incidents and conversations whose dotty inconsequential flavour will appeal to people from all religions... and from none”, the venue promises.

Also coming up at the Yvonne Arnaud is Dan Cruickshank, a regular presenter on the BBC, known for series including The Country House Revealed, Adventures in Architecture, Britain’s Best Buildings and Around the World in 80 Treasures.

His work has led him through many countries, uncovering the story of civilisation through man’s greatest achievements and the world’s greatest treasures. He will be in Guildford on Tuesday, September 13 for An Audience with Dan Cruickshank, as he recounts the adventures of his travels.

Another Guildford one-nighter features the veteran Liberal Democrat politician, Baroness Williams of Crosby, better known as Shirley Williams. Williams was one of the Gang of Four who dramatically left the Labour Party in 1980 to form a new political party, the Social Democratic Party. An Audience with Shirley Williams is on Thursday, September 15.

On Friday, September 16, the venue offers An Audience with John Humphrys - a night of anecdotes from the broadcaster and presenter’s illustrious career. Winner of the Sony Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement among other accolades, John Humphrys has been a journalist for more than half a century.