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Now we’re more connected than ever online, spending time alone or being single can seem against the grain, despite being an experience shared by millions.
A Times Book of the Year, Alonement: How To Be Alone & Absolutely Own It is an expansion of the podcast of the same name where Francesca Specter explores dedicating quality time to yourself with guests including Alain de Botton and Alexandra Shulman. She Made It author and entrepreneur Angelica Malin joins her with Unattached: 30 Essays on Singlehood, reflections on modern singlehood by Mia Levitin, Poorna Bell and more.
Fringe events are free and unticketed, but admission will be on a first come first served basis.
Francesca Specter is a London-based journalist and founder of the platform and podcast, Alonement. Prior to launching Alonement in 2019, Francesca was the deputy editor of Yahoo! Lifestyle. She has formerly worked as a reporter at the Daily Express, and her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Telegraph and Grazia. She holds an M.A. degree in Magazine Journalism from City University, London, and she has been nominated for several awards for her work, including the PPA Digital Rising Star award. Alonement is Francesca’s first book.
An award-winning entrepreneur, podcast and event host based in London, Angelica Malin is the founder and editor-in-chief of About Time, one of the UK’s leading lifestyle magazines. An ambitious young entrepreneur, Angelica also runs #SheStartedItLIVE, a festival of female empowerment. Angelica is also the author of She Made It: The Toolkit for Female Founders in the Digital Age.