an audience with paddy ashdown


As part of this year’s Belfast Festival at Queen’s, on 20 October, at 8.30 pm, Clive Conway presents

An Audience with Paddy Ashdown

As a Royal Marine Commando, a member of the Special Boat Service, a diplomat, a Member of Parliament and leader of his party and, most recently, the international community’s High Representative in war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina, Paddy Ashdown has led a life packed with drama and adventure. Now he has told the full story in his autobiography, A Fortunate Life, published by Aurum Press. Join him for a fascinating evening about his life and times, taking questions and signing his book.

I have, so far at least, led a most fortunate life. I was soldier at the end of the golden age of imperial soldiering; a politician while politics was still a calling rather than a profession and an international peace builder backed by Western power, before Iraq and Afghanistan drained the West of both influence and morality.

Further Information

For further information please contact Belfast Festival on 028 9097 1197 or email


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