Category Archives: Clapham Book Festival 2018

Out of the Hat

The final, happy action from 2018’s Clapham Book Festival was to draw the name of the lucky winner of our prize raffle. Many of the management committee gathered, most appropriately, at The Windmill on the Common last Wednesday evening to … Continue reading

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Clapham Book Festival 2018 – How’d We Do?

So now it’s report back time.  The Festival undertakes to report to its sponsors on achievement against the targets it sets itself each year. This year’s Report is being put together, but I can share some highlights. Revenue from the … Continue reading

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Clapham Book festival 2018 – How’d it go?

The dust has settled, the crowds have gone home and everyone involved with delivering the Clapham Book Festival 2018 takes a hefty breath. Sigh. It was very hard work.  We had twice as many events this year as last and … Continue reading

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Preparations

It’s officially the hottest May Bank Holiday for forty years. The weather has really brought folk out in Clapham, south London. At ten in the morning on Saturday the Old Town pavement cafés were already full and local shops saw … Continue reading

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A Room at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

To round off another first-rate celebration of books and reading at the Clapham Book Festival this year we are pleased to present novelist and screen writer, Deborah Moggach OBE. The child of two writers, Deborah went to Bristol University and … Continue reading

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A Literary Dame

A real coup for Clapham Literary Festival this year is the presence of Dame Margaret Drabble. We are a small and relatively new literary festival and we’re very lucky to manage to attract someone of Dame Margaret’s stature. She will … Continue reading

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Word Force

The precision, power and poetry of words. Poetry at Clapham Book Festival this year. Introduced by local poet, art critic and editor of international poetry forum The Bow-Wow Shop, Michael Glover, our poets are Daljit Nagra and Cecilia Knapp. Michael … Continue reading

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