Bringing the arts to life, Latitude Festival showcases the dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking. Taking place 18th-21st July 2019, this summer’s festival welcomes a host of new names across the arts stages at the beautiful grounds of Henham Park.

In The Music & Film Arena, Emmy winner, BAFTA winner, and all-round screenwriting legend Richard Curtis joins Himesh Patel the star of his new feel-good movie Yesterday for a screening followed by a Q&A session with the British superstars. This is a particularly thrilling event as several scenes from the movie were filmed at Latitude Festival last year. The film directed by the multi-award-winning Danny Boyle, and written Richard Curtis, asks the seemingly unanswerable pop-culture question – What if nobody had ever heard of The Beatles? The film stars Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran, and James Corden.

Richard Curtis said;
“Yesterday was written in Suffolk, set in Suffolk, and begins and ends at Latitude. I’ve rarely missed a Latitude since it first began, and so I’m overjoyed to be bringing it home for a special screening at the festival. I’m also very much looking forward to the Q & A session afterwards, as long as it doesn’t mean people are missing something better while Himesh and I are chatting away.”

Leading film critic and Latitude regular Mark Kermode brings his new show based on his memoirs to the festival. In How Does It Feel: A Life of Musical Misadventures, Kermode recounts his utterly foolhardy attempts to fulfil his dreams of becoming a pop star – from building an electric guitar from scratch at school, to playing a tea-chest bass on the kids TV show Utterly Brilliant, and becoming the musical director of a major TV show – all without ever learning to read music. His hilarious tales range from falling in love with Slade as a teenager, and recording an album at Sun Studio as an ageing old ted. Warning: there may be musical interludes. Or not!

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