Melanie Sykes: Autism and all the Things I’ve Left Unsaid

Event information

Where: Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Date: Sunday 15 October

Time: 1-2pm

Cost: £12/£10 (live-stream ticket £5)

Type: Durham Book Festival , Durham Book Festival 2023 Sunday


Melanie Sykes has been a well-known broadcaster for nearly thirty years. But between all the interviews and chat shows was a life unseen and a story unsaid. Melanie was diagnosed with autism at 51, and Illuminated is her honest account of a being a woman in the media, navigating relationships, and being a neurodivergent person speaking up in a neurotypical world.

Melanie Sykes is the editor-in-chief of Frank magazine, an autism advocate and a campaigner for women’s rights. After a career that began in modelling, she moved to TV and radio and became one of the nation’s best-loved presenters.

Chaired by Simon Savidge