A Great Year, with more to come...
What a fantastic 2016 Festival it was - record ticket sales, many events selling out and the committee are working hard to bring another great Festival in 2017. In the meantime we have an event to whet your tastebuds on 2nd November, with Rageh Omaar
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To bring a varied, high quality and entertaining mix of performers to our town every year is a notable achievement; but we couldn’t do it alone. Sponsors, advertisers, loyal audiences and Friends all contribute to the Festival’s continuing success and, on behalf of the committee, I would like to thank them for their invaluable support.
We look forward very much to seeing you at our future events.
Chair, Devizes Arts Festival
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at 7.30
Devizes Corn Exchange
Box office opens Monday 5th September at Devizes Books for people calling in or phoning: 01380 725944 (9.00 - 5.30 Monday to Saturday)
WE KINDLY ASK THAT YOU DO NOT CONTACT DEVIZES BOOKS BEFORE 5th SEPTEMBER
Rageh Omaar is currently the International Affairs Editor at ITV News. Over the past 15 years he has covered some of the highest profile global events and crises.
Formerly senior BBC foreign correspondent, Rageh came to global prominence as the face of the BBC Television News during the invasion of Iraq. He is remembered by many reporting from a hotel rooftop during the fall of Baghdad in 2003. During the conflict his reports were syndicated across the United States by ABC News.
He has won numerous international awards including a Peabody Award for his reports for the BBC from Darfur and a BAFTA for the BBC’s coverage of the invasion of Afghanistan in which he was the only western TV journalist to report from inside Taliban-held Kabul.
Rageh left the BBC to pursue a career as a documentary maker for many international channels and as a writer has been published twice by Penguin books.
Alongside Sir David Frost, Rageh was the highest profile presenter to join Al Jazeera English, the 24 hour global news network launched in 2006 with much international anticipation. Based in London but travelling across the world, Rageh presented the regular evening documentary programme “Witness” as well as the investigative programme “The Rageh Omaar Report”.
Educated at the Dragon School, Oxford, Cheltenham College and Oxford University, Rageh lives in London with his wife, Nina and three children.