The biographer of one of the world’s funniest people will be in York next month.
Jasper Rees is the official biographer of Victoria Wood, and he will be talking about the life of the much-loved writer, actor and comedian at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall on Friday, 3 December.
He will be the guest of honour at a wine tasting evening for charity Jessie’s Fund.
Jasper will be in conversation with Jessie’s Fund founder Lesley Schatzberger.
His authorised biography Let’s Do It quickly became a bestseller when it was published in October 2020, and has just been followed by the publication of Victoria Wood Unseen on TV – a treasure chest of her previously unpublished work.
Victoria Wood, who was at school with Lesley, was the charity’s patron until her untimely death in 2016, and during the conversation the audience is likely to hear something of the more private side of the iconic national treasure.
The wine tasting part of the evening will be conducted with expert Dr Stuart Calder.
Jessie’s Fund was founded in memory of Jessica George, a musical little girl from York who was nine when she passed away from a brain tumour.
The charity helps severely ill children and young people with special needs through the power of music, funding music therapy projects and working in special schools and children’s hospices and hospitals.
To find out more, and to book tickets, go here.