All aboard for Portillo’s story - The Worcester Observer

All aboard for Portillo’s story

Worcester Editorial 1st Nov, 2017   0

A RENOWNED and celebrated British broadcaster and former Member of Parliament is inviting Worcester residents aboard a journey through his eventful career.

Michael Portillo will share his ‘Life – A Game of Two Halves’ story at Huntingdon Hall on Monday, November 13, where the famed former politician will reveal his love for all things railway.

It took Michael little more than ten years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was he was considered a future Conservative leader and possible future Prime Minister.

A track record like that suggests to many a privileged friend of the rich and famous with little or no understanding/care for the ordinary citizen.

But since leaving Parliament a decade ago, Michael has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for solid workmanship and creative energy, as found in our great Victorian railways, and the daily toil of the working man.

An historian at heart, he has used a Victorian railway guide to take millions of viewers on an historical voyage of discovery throughout the UK, Ireland, the USA and Europe, as seen on BBC Two’s ‘Great British Railway Journeys’ and ‘Great Continental Railway Journeys’.

After listening to Michael’s extraordinary story, there will be a question and answer session followed by a book signing opportunity.

The event runs from 7.30pm to 9pm and costs £18 per person.

Call the venue’s Box Office on 01905 611427 or visit for more information.

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