An Evening with Sarah Lightman and Philippa Perry


Join Sarah Lightman, author of The Book of Sarah, as she discusses motherhood, religious upbringing, mental health and what it takes to be an artist with Philippa Perry, author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and your children will be glad that you did)!

Distilled from thousands of diary drawings begun in her parents’ garden shed back in 1996, Sarah Lightman’s The Book of Sarah is an alternative bible to the one she moved away from, along with the religious Jewish lifestyle she followed as a teenager.

Sarah Lightman has been drawing her life since she was a 22-year-old undergraduate at The Slade School of Art. The Book of Sarah traces her journey from modern Jewish orthodoxy to a feminist Judaism, as she searches between the complex layers of family and family history that she inherited and inhabited. While the act of drawing came easily, the letting go of past failures, attachments and expectations did not. It is these that form the focus of Sarah’s astonishingly beautiful pages, as we bear witness to her making the world her own.

Tickets to the event are £7 and can be bought here.