Award-winning journalists share their highlights

By Jessica Varia and Nakisha Cazley

Two award-winning journalists will be joining the Cultural Exchanges Festival in Leicester today to discuss the highs and lows of their fascinating careers.

Anne Davies, best known as a co-presenter of BBC’s East Midlands Today, will be at De Montfort University today at 1pm to share her story of her illustrious career in journalism and her prestigious fashion awards event.

This evening a talk will be hosted by Gary Younge, an award- winning journalist and Editor-at-Large of The Guardian whose work includes books such as The Speech. Who are we? and No Place Like Home.

Gary will be talking about ‘Another Day in the Death of America’ highlighting the lack of coverage by news media when ten children were shot dead in 2013.

Cultural Exchanges is in its seventeenth year, promoting a closer relationship between the university and the city of Leicester.

It is co-ordinated by staff and students under the supervision of the teaching team. The students engage in an intensive planning process, administer and market the festival, and undertake the practical running of events.

This week’s events include a performance by Kizuana Dance Company – Mix Bill Of Dance, a talk by BAFTA nominated script writer Vinay Patel, whose first piece to camera for television was Murder By My Father (BBC1 2016).

For more details about Cultural Exchange events, or to book places, visit the website.

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