19 Oct 5:30PM


19 Oct 6:30PM


  • Bonar Hall
  • Tickets: £5 / £3         Book a Place

    Journalist and author Kerry Hudson will share the personal stories that have contributed to her fascinating new memoir Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns.

    Kerry was born in Aberdeen and grew up in poverty, attending fourteen different schools while living in B&Bs and council flats with her single mother. Twenty years later, she’s a prizewinning novelist who has travelled the world, and has a secure home and a comfortable life. But she often finds herself looking over her shoulder, as if caught between two worlds.

    In Lowborn, Kerry revisits the towns she grew up in to try to discover what being poor means in Britain today and whether anything has changed.

    “One of the most important books of the year” The Guardian

    This event includes a book signing and books will be available to buy on site.

    Age: 16 years+