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Fri, 03 Nov


Mercure Newport

Nick Thomas-Symonds talk and book signing (plus Zoom option)

Talk and book signing with Nick Thomas-Symonds. Partnership event with Newport and Gwent Literary Club for Newport Rising Festival 2023

Nick Thomas-Symonds talk and book signing (plus Zoom option)
Nick Thomas-Symonds talk and book signing (plus Zoom option)

Time & Location

03 Nov 2023, 18:00

Mercure Newport, Chartist Tower, Upper Dock St, Newport NP20 1DW, UK

About the Event

The R’t Hon Nick Thomas-Symonds FRHistS, MP for Torfaen, Shadow Minister Without Portfolio, in the Cabinet Office, is a barrister, academic and political biographer. Nick grew up in Torfaen and lives locally.

Nick has published several political biographies:

Nye: The Political Life of Aneurin Bevan (pub. I.B Taurus)

Attlee : A Life in Politics (pub. Bloomsbury Academic)


 Harold Wilson: The Winner (pub. W&N) , the subject of this evening's Talk

Please note, Nick's talk will also be live streamed via Zoom. Tickets include a zoom link which will be distributed closer to the event via email for those that cannot attend in person. 

Event is offered on a Pay What You Want basis, with all profits going to registered charity Our Chartist Heritage. (Charity no 1176673) 

***** Some have been in touch with concerns about not being able to catch both Nick Thomas Simmons at the Mercure and Dafydd Iwan at the Riverfront. No need to worry...

  • Nick Thomas Simmons kicks off at 6pm at the Mercure, giving you time to enjoy his talk and book signing.
  • Around 7:15 PM at the Riverfront, Holly Carter starts with a warm-up set, so you can still catch the beginning of her performance.
  • Dafydd Iwan follows, ensuring you won't miss anything
  • And for those who want more, Dan's People are playing at the CAB later in the evening.


  • Standard admission

    Pay what you want
    Sale ended



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