Members of the Clacton Arts & Literary Society enjoyed an ‘Audience with’ former member of parliament and cabinet minister, writer and media personality Edwina Currie. Edwina entertained members with anecdotes from life in parliament. She served in Margaret Thatcher’s government in the Department of Health and became famous for her campaigns on heart disease, women’s cancer screening and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. She was also involved in the first AIDS campaign in the UK that saved many lives.
After the General Election in 1997 Edwina lost her seat and was promptly offered a job by the BBC. She told of life in ‘Strictly’ and ‘I’m a Celebrity get me out of here’.
Edwina covered a whole range of subjects and answered questions from the floor, all with a fine sense of humour.
February 29th – Tonight’s penultimate presentation is ‘AN AUDIENCE WITH EDWINA CURRIE’. A former member of parliament and cabinet minister, she now earns her living as an author of both factual and fiction novels and also as a media personality.
Sponsored by STANDARD CHARTERED BANK MUSIC SOCIETY.