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  • An Evening with Kamal Ahmed, BBC Economics Editor

    Arts Richmond in Association with Richmond Literature Festival

    Wednesday 14 November 2018
    19:30 - 22:00

    Duke Street Church

    Duke St
    Richmond
    TW9 1DH

    Tickets £10/£12

    Kamal Ahmed’s childhood was British in every way – except for the fact he was brown. Half English, half Sudanese, with a Raleigh racing bike, rainbow-coloured jumpers, Adidas Gazelle trainers and cords, he was raised in 1970s London, at a time when being mixed race meant being told to go home, even when you were born just down the road.

    Kamal Ahmed was born in 1967 in London. He is part of the first generation of mixed-raced children born in Britain during the 60s and 70s.

    He started his career writing for local newspapers before working at several national newspapers including the Guardian, the Observer and the Sunday and Daily Telegraph. Throughout his twenty-year career in newspapers, he remained one of a small group of BAME journalists.

    Today he is one of Britain’s most respected journalists, working at the BBC as Economics Editor. He has also served as Group Director of Communications for the Equality and Human Rights Commission and is a board member of the Media Trust. He lives in East London.

    Tickets go on sale on Monday 1 October. Unless otherwise stated you can:

    • book online at richmondliterature.com from 1 October.
    • Telephone 020 8831 6494 with your credit/ debit card ready. The box office is open from 1 October, Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm with a message service at other times
    • Tickets are available from 1 October by cash, cheque or credit card from Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ, 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday.