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How to Do Good, chaired by Gavin Esler

How to Do Good, chaired by Gavin Esler

How to Do Good, chaired by Gavin EslerGavin Esler

Wednesday 6 June 2018, 7pm, St Peter's School

Part of York Festival of Ideas 2018

With award-winning journalist Gavin Esler at the helm, creative performances, extraordinary stories and inspiring discussion combine as the acclaimed How to Do Good book tour asks what each of us can do to address the great challenges of our age. Each audience member will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

Tickets are available from 8 May on the York Festival of Ideas website.

Speakers include:

  • Leonard Stall, Founder and Editor–in–Chief of How to do Good – Essays on Building a Better World
  • Rob McGillivray, the man behind Save the Children's search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean and the charity’s safety and security adviser
  • Emi Mahmoud, former refugee from Darfur, now a UNHCR advocate and World Slam Poet Champion. Emi joins us having recently completed her epic One Girl Walk, a 1,000km journey collecting dreams for peace in war-torn Sudan

All audience members will receive a complementary copy of the the coffee table book How to do Good – Essays on Building a Better World.

The successful tour has already been to Oslo, Stockholm, The Hague, Brussels, Paris, London and New York. It features remarkable figures working in the humanitarian sector, as well as experts from foundations, celebrities from sport, film and TV, and some truly amazing philanthropists.

Catch the tour in York to hear the moving personal stories of people making a difference in our world.

The tour celebrates the book How to Do Good: Essays on Building a Better World, a collection of extraordinary personal stories from thought leaders, celebrities, statesmen and women, Nobel prize winners, social entrepreneurs, sportsmen and women, philanthropists and others, driving and inspiring positive change. Contributors include: Melinda Gates, President Jimmy Carter, Forest Whitaker, Matt Damon, Princess Astrid of Belgium and many more.

Please either print off your ticket or display it to us on your smartphone or tablet on the evening.

Please note that parking on site will be limited, so other forms of transport are encouraged. The nearest public car park is Marygate, a few minutes' walk from the venue. Please contact us on 01904 526 315 or if you have any access requirements.