SPEND an afternoon with award-winning BBC journalist Kate Adie and discover more about her career reporting from the front line in war zones around the world.
Kate first came to prominence following her coverage of the 1980 siege of the Iranian embassy in London. At that time she was one of a handful of women reporting from difficult and dangerous places. She went on to become the BBC’s chief news correspondent in 1989, leading to the British Army to joke that when Kate Adie arrived on the scene the soldiers knew they were in trouble!
In An Audience With….Kate Adie, Kate will talk about her career and life experiences. She will also talk about her new book, Fighting On The Home Front — a story of the First World War years through the eyes of women.
Kate has won numerous awards including three Royal Television Society awards, the BAFTA Richard Dimbleby Award, and the Broadcasting Press Guild’s award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting. Kate also presents From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 and is the author of four bestselling books. She was awarded an OBE in 1993.
After this special fund-raising event for the Watermill, Newbury, audience members will have the chance to meet Kate. Tickets for the event, to take place on October 7 at 2pm, are £30 and can be booked with the Watermill box office on 01635 46044 or online at www.watermill.org.uk