This week at Midas: 16th-20th October

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Our round-up of Midas announcements from the week:


Julia Fox

This week saw Julia Fox land in London for the UK press tour of her self dubbed masterpiece, Down the Drain.

With team Midas at the reins, the icon hit up Times Radio to chat with Mariella Frostrup and check into the BBC building for interviews with Greg James on BBC Radio 1 and take part in Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.

Fox also spoke at the prestigious Oxford Union Society to condemn sex-shaming, tasted some traditional British delicacies for a well-known YouTube phenomenon and opened up her designer bag for another.
Before jetting back to NYC, Julia was able to celebrate her Gay Times cover story landing, read an except from the juicy autobiography for The Face and interviewed for 5 huge titles that will be published very soon!



Watership Down Graphic Novel

Every rabbit that stays behind is in great danger. We will welcome any rabbit who joins us.”

This week, the highly anticipated first ever graphic novel version of beloved children’s classic Watership Down by Richards Adams was published by Puffin. Masterfully adapted by award-winning author James Sturm and gorgeously illustrated by bestselling artist Joe Sutphin, this beautiful and faithful graphic novel will delight old fans and inspire new ones, bringing the joy of Watership Down to a new generation of readers. Juliet Johnson and Rosamond Mahony, Richard Adams’ daughters, have been interviewed for the likes of BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Reader’s Digest about the enduring appeal and wisdom of this classic tale, saying: ‘Our father would have loved this masterful adaption. The sensitive illustrations perfectly bring to life the English countryside and capture the episodic nature of the journey of Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig and the rest of the rabbits – it so wonderfully represents Richard’s vision of Watership Down.’ Click this link to get your copy today.



Affordable Art Fair is open!

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Autum opened this week, running 19-22 October. Programme highlights include a Black History Month display curated by Black British Art to honour artists from the African Diaspora; a Recent Graduates Exhibition, “An Intimate Vocabulary”, curated by Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf and showcasing the best graduate talent from across the UK’s art schools; a new mural by abstract artist Matt Dosa, which will be created during the Fair; Charity Partner Arts Emergency raising funds by selling art at the Fair, including artwork donated by comedian Joe Lycett. For tickets and more information click this link.



Sunday by Edward Stourton

Veteran BBC Radio 4 presenter Edward Stourton has a new book out this week – Sunday (19th October, published by SPCK) – a history of over fifty years of ethical, religious and political debate around the key issues of our time.

Chronicling half a decade of the country’s main religious and ethical news programme ‘Sunday’, the book features interviews with well-known figures such as Desmond Tutu, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Enoch Powell, and discussions around the most topical issues in religious affairs – from the Church’s answer to the cost-of-living crisis to female bishops, the abuses within the Catholic Church to the new wave of anti-Semitism. An essential chronicle of a piece of our broadcasting history, the book is a testament to how religion remains a powerful force in the lives of most people on our planet, for people of faith as for non-believers. To buy your copy of the book, click this link.



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