Preparation for this year’s Clapham Book Festival is up and running. Tickets are now on sale for all sessions, a snip at £10 a session (£8 concessions).
Purchase tickets in advance through the Omnibus web-site or, if there are any remaining, on the door on the day of the event. Best to book up early as the theatre only seats a hundred, and we anticipate that demand for seats will be high ( 1/5 of all available have been sold as of 15th April ).
You can find full details about this year’s Programme on the Clapham Book Festival web-site, including snippets about the authors involved and their books. Why not come along for one or more of the afternoon sessions, for a discussion about crime writing from some of its most celebrated exponents (Death in the Afternoon). Find out how writers make history come alive in (The Past is Another Country) – the subject of this year’s BBC Reith Lectures, to be delivered by Hilary Mantel this Spring. Or engage with writers about espionage and spies, real and imaginary (Spies Under the Bed). Come and join us for a drink at the early evening ‘meet and greet’ event with local authors, who live and write in Clapham, in the Omnibus Bar or enjoy Kate Adie talking about her life and work in the evening.
And if you’d like to spend the day in Clapham there’s lots to do and see. Your Festival ticket also gets you a deal in local cafes and restaurants e.g. visit Tart, our local tea-shop and patisserie ( The Pavement, Clapham Common ) for a 20% discount.
All the books by writers at the Festival will be on sale in the Arts Centre, but you could also pop into Clapham Books to find others.
If you enjoy listening to the radio you’ll be hearing Kate Adie, Rick Stroud and Jane Thynne on Radio Wandsworth. SW Resident magazine is interviewing Andrew Lownie and Sabine Durrant, Kate Adie will feature in Time & Leisure and J.J.Anderson in Aspire magazine. The Festival also features in Essential Surrey, in various local newsletters, like The Clapham Society Newsletter and on social media sites like Gransnet, Mumsnet and others.
Elizabeth Buchan and J.J.Anderson will be at Macfarlane’s on Abbeville Road on Easter Saturday (15th April), talking about the Festival and their books and at Venn Street Market on the two Saturdays before the Festival. Come along and chat about what interests you.
Posters will be appearing in SW London, as will leaflets and flyers, in local churches, doctors waiting rooms, leisure centres and Tourist Information Points.
Celebrate writing and reading. Come and join us for the second Clapham Book Festival.
If you enjoyed reading this article you might like to find out about the first Clapham Book Festival in 2016.
Clapham Book Festival is sponsored by This is Clapham. Our prtners are Clapham Books and Omnibus Clapham.