Joan Bakewell - The Tick of Two Clocks

In conversation with Douglas Rae

Joan Bakewell - The Tick of Two Clocks

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Thursday 4 November, 2021

St Mary's Church, Petworth, GU28 0AD

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Adults £12 / 18 and under £5 / Online £5


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When Joan Bakewell decided that she could no longer remain in her old home, she had to confront what she calls ‘the next segment of life.’

Disposing of things accumulated during a long life, saying goodbye to her home and the memories of more than fifty years, thinking about what is needed for downsizing - all suddenly became urgent and emotional tasks. And then there was managing family expectations. Some new projects such as planning the colours and layout of a new, smaller flat, were exciting and some things - the ridding herself of books, paintings, memento - took courage.

So much of the world is on the move - voluntarily or not - and so many people are living to a great old age. In using the tale of her own life, Joan Bakewell tells us a story of our times and how she is learning to live to the sound and tune of The Tick of Two Clocks: the old and the new.

Joan Bakewell has had a fifty-year career in broadcasting and is still at it. Born in Stockport, graduated in Cambridge, she has published an autobiography, The Centre of the Bed, and two novels: All the Nice Girls and She’s Leaving Home. She has two children, six grandchildren, and sits in the House of Lords as a Labour Peer

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Joan Bakewell (photo: Sukey Parnell)