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Biz Gallery: Kate Adie kicks off launch of Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s ‘An Audience with….’ programme

(L-R) Clare Gallie, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, Kate Adie, Warren Munson, Evolve

By Sam Pither [email protected]

Published: September 28, 2023 | Updated: 28th September 2023

Renowned journalist Kate Adie was the first ever guest for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s ‘An Audience with…’ programme of events.

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The inaugural event, which was hosted by popular podcaster and entrepreneur Warren Munson of Evolve, took place at Parkstone Yacht Club.

With the event completely sold-out, the room was filled to capacity with an audience keen to learn more about the respected journalist and her journey to date, who had an opportunity to ask questions and who all received a signed pre-loved copy of her book ‘The Kindness of Strangers’.

Kate entertained her audience with humorous, witty and self-deprecating anecdotes and accounts of her journey from humble beginnings as a station assistant at BBC Radio Durham, rising to become one of the world’s most prolific female war correspondents.

Her coverage of the 1980 siege of the Iranian embassy in London, watched by millions of viewers, brought her to prominence as one of the few women reporting difficult and dangerous stories at the time.

She currently presents ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ on BBC Radio 4.

Her career has seen her constantly face-to-face with adversity and danger.

She was arrested in Belgrade trying to gather material about General Tito, was in Tripoli during the US bombings of 1986, and accompanied the Coalition forces as they chased Saddam Hussein’s troops out of Kuwait in 1991.

Perhaps her most famous reports came during the Chinese authorities’ killing of protestors in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, in 1989.

Hospice CEO Clare Gallie commented: “We were delighted to welcome Kate to Poole and not surprised that she drew a sell-out event.

“There was much laughter in the room, it was a hugely successful event and we are delighted that Kate has agreed to come back next year for another follow up event.

“We are excited to be rolling out our programme of ‘An Audience with…’ events which will see a diverse mix of guest speakers host events for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care.

“We currently have Jeff Mostyn, Former Chairman of AFC Bournemouth booked for 1st November and on 21st February we have Mandy Hickson, pioneering fighter pilot, author, and journalist.

“Venues are yet to be confirmed and we have an amazing list of other talent in the pipeline as future ‘An Audience with…’ speakers. We look forward to keeping you posted on all upcoming events.

“Huge thanks to Warren Munson for hosting this inaugural event, it’s great to have him involved in our ‘An Audience with…’ programme.

“If anyone is interested in hearing more from Kate & Warren, please follow Lewis-Manning Hospice Care on LinkedIn

Warren Munson said: “I think when you’ve grown up watching Kate Adie on TV, you were always in awe at the way she reported.

“But with the opportunity to actually meet her and interview her you realise just what a remarkable and formidable lady she is. It was a real pleasure chatting with her.”

Keep scrolling to see a selection of images from the event.

Amy Enright, Evolve, Nick Bryant, Azets

Barbera Williams, Cllr Susan Jefferies, Catherine Groome

Clare Gallie, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, Kate Adie CBE, speaker, Warren Munson, Evolve 3

Cllr Duncan Sowry-House, Mayor of Corfe Mullen, Cllr Scott Florek

Felicity Irwin, Giles Irwin

Ian Harlock-Smith, Saffery, Nicki Cluley, Lewis- Manning Hopspice Care

Kate Adie CBE, Book signing

Kate Adie CBE, Warren Munson, Evolve

Kate Shaw, KTPR, Nicki Cluley, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Keith and Barbara Baldock, Lilliput W.I

Lauren Day, Ellis Jones Solicitors, Linda Day

Liesl Stuart-Brown, Zac Stuart-Brown

Mary Mullin, Christina Wilson

Meme West, Parkstone Yacht Club, Sean McNally, Ellis Jones Solicitors

Nigel Smith, Ellis Jones Solicitors, Sian Smith

Rebecca Scroggie, Mar-Key Group, Jo Leung

Sean McNally, Ellis Jones Solicitors, Warren Munson, Evolve

Sue Baron, Bournemouth University, Howard Baron, President Parkstone Yacht Club

Vicki Gray, Tom Goodinge, Claire Warren, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Vicki Ridley, Isobel Pearce, Lin Battson

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