BBC war correspondent at Castle

Kate Adie
Kate Adie

An illustrated talk by former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie CBE has been rescheduled to take place later this month.

Due to unforeseen circumstances Miss Adie had to postpone her talk at Alnwick in May but is very pleased to have arranged a new date, and will be at Alnwick Castle on Thursday, July 26.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Kate Adie will be talking to visitors in the Guest Hall about her book: Fighting on the Home Front.

The book looks at the role of women during the First World War and how they emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives because of the absence of men and became a recognised part of the war machine.

Through her unique, first-hand research Kate will demonstrate the achievements of these pioneering characters.

Kate Adie, who grew up in Sunderland, is a very engaging, interesting and entertaining speaker and audiences will

be totally fascinated by her tales.

As former Chief News Correspondent for the BBC, Kate Adie was one of the first British women to send news dispatches from dangerous war zones throughout the world. She became a household name for her reports from both Gulf Wars, as well as four years of war in the Balkans, the Lockerbie bombing, the Rwandan Genocide and fighting in Libya.

Kate Adie carried out numerous assignments in Northern Ireland throughout “The Troubles” – and reported on the referendum to ratify the Good Friday Agreement, Iran Embassy siege in London and the Tiananmen Square protest.

Kate studied at Newcastle University where she gained a BA in Swedish. She is the long-serving presenter of BBC Radio 4’s From our Own Correspondent and you will often hear her presenting or contributing to many other radio and television programmes. She has served as a trustee of the Imperial War Museum and is a trustee of Sunderland Football Foundation. Kate Adie was awarded the OBE in 1993.

And in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year she was awarded a CBE.

She also received the BAFTA Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award, to recognise her contribution to television and the arts.

Entrance and exit to the castle for this talk will be through the Iron Railings on Castle Square. Gates will open at 6.45 pm, with the talk starting at 7.30 pm.

For more information, see www.alnwickcastle.com/events