We try and bring you a flavour of what magazine life is like on the blog, but wouldn’t you like to get behind the scenes at a big newspaper? Well now you can because The Guardian is opening its big glass doors to the public for a weekend long festival of talks, debates, workshops and forums on March 24/25. Guardian editors, journalists and guest speakers will be discussing the year’s big news stories and visitors can sign up to their choice of more than 200 sessions. Notable speakers include atheist Alain de Botton speaking, somewhat unsurprisingly, on the subject of religion, DJ Yoda who will hosts a DJ master class and the nation’s prized cynic, Charlie Brooker will be live and grumpy first thing on Saturday morning.
Other events include an eclectic mix from ‘How to make you own Jewellery’ and a seminar on journalistic constrains aptly titled ‘Writing with the left hand’ to economic talks such as ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about banking but were too angry to ask’. At £60 for a weekend pass entrance is fairly pricey, especially as it’s essentially a festival in an office block- but the glittering line up makes it more than worthwhile. Book now.
For info, see Guardian Open Weekend.