£8. When and how did Celebrity become our creed, our culture, our currency? How did Angelina Jolie become an adviser on Iraqi reconstruction? Charlie Sheen on 9/11? Jude Law on the Taliban? Why do we listen? Why do we care? Brighton Festival examines the modern cult of celebrity in the company of Marina Hyde - Guardian columnist (Lost in Showbusiness) and author of the all-new Celebrity - A Thinking Person's Guide to a Terrifying World; Antonia Quirke - journalist, film critic and author of Madame Depardieu and the Beautiful Strangers; and Cosmo Landesman, journalist, editor and author of Starstruck: Fame, Failure, My Family and Me. (DeadGoodBooks)
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