Stratford Literary Festival: Jay Blades - Making It

Jay Blades will be talking to Tim Hubbard at the Stratford Literary Festival


Thursday 13th May, 2021 @ 9:00 am

  • In Conversation
  • Online event


About the Event

The Repair Shop was watched by 6.7 million people in 2020 and now occupies a prime time BBC1 slot. It's presenter, Jay Blades, is a modern furniture restorer, up-cycler and eco designer, however his cheery, sympathetic demeanour masks an upbringing full of challenges, He'll be talking about his moving memoir, Making It, which outlines an adolescence marked by violent racism at secondary school and brutalisation by the police. He'll be sharing these experiences and others, and his inspiring journey, supported by community, from a council estate in Hackney to his success in a programme that has been a highlight of our Lockdown TV viewing. Talking to Tim Hubbard.

When you have booked your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email from Ticketsource. This will have a link to the event and an access code. Click on the link and copy and paste in the access code into the box when prompted. This will then take you to the event video.

The full festival line up can be found here

About the Book

Making It
Making It

Jay Blades

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Publication date:13 May 2021


A moving, funny and inspirational memoir about finding success when the odds are stacked against you, from the beloved TV star of hit BBC One show The Repair Shop, which reaches almost 7 million viewers.