ONE OF THEM with Michael Cashman
In association with Stroud Pride
In “One of Them”, his hugely entertaining memoir, Michael Cashman, aka Baron Cashman of Limehouse, looks back on his well-lived life: taking in his East End childhood and appearances on the West End stage as a child actor; his role as Colin, the first gay character in “EastEnders”; his LGBTQ+ activism, including as co-founder of Stonewall; and his time in politics, serving as MEP for the West Midlands and now as a member of the House of Lords. It is a story with a beautiful beating heart too: Michael’s 31-year relationship with his late husband and the love of his life, Paul Cottingham, who died from cancer in 2014.
We are honoured to be welcoming Michael to Stroud Book Festival for an in-conversation event which promises to be joyous, moving and political in equal measure.
Chaired by: Caroline Sanderson