19 Dec Michael Portillo comes to Chelmsford
One of the most colourful and fascinating former politicians of recent times, Michael Portillo, will be coming to Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre on Friday 11 January at 7.30pm, to talk about his life.
In ‘Life: A Game of Two Halves’, Michael will talk about his life as a Politician where he was an MP for 11 years, a Cabinet Minister for Transport, and was a potential leader of the Conservative party until a humiliating election defeat, when he represented Kensington and Chelsea, brought his career to an abrupt halt. As a great lover of the railway, Michael believes his greatest political achievement was saving the much-loved Settle to Carlisle railway.
Since leaving Parliament Michael has reinvented himself as a television presenter and has shared his passion for the railways with several programmes exploring some of the UK’s and world’s most fascinating rail networks. During these adventures Michael has followed in the footsteps of Bradshaw’s Guide, explored the effect of the railways on the history of countries and the daily lives of their people, and has seen the solid workmanship that the railways have been built upon.
Now Michael will talk about his extraordinary life and will take questions from the audience. This is a wonderful opportunity to share an evening with someone who has great political insight, a love of railways, a passion for history, and some very stylish pastel suits!
To book tickets for Michael Portillo visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres or call the Box Office on 01245 606505.