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Book lovers delight at cracking line up of events for Richmond Literature Festival
Literature lovers can take part in a series of talks from big names authors, household favourites, broadcasters and historians coming to the borough next month.
The events are being held for the 22nd annual Richmond Literature Festival, which starts in two weeks and runs throughout November.
Highlights include Charles Moore, author of the authorised Margaret Thatcher biography, who will speak at Richmond Theatre, and the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow’s Marc Allum sharing his expertise at Marble Hill House.
The festival will also feature novelist and journalist Sir Max Hastings, journalist David Waugh, events on cocktails and beer, food and gardening, panel discussions, workshops, poetry, and spoken word.
The children’s line up includes acclaimed author and illustrator of the Alfie series, Shirley Hughes and her daughter Clara Vulliamy and a family workshop on contemporary art with Jacky and Suzy Klein and Damian Dibben, author of the popular series the History Keepers.
Many of this year’s festival events are set in the borough’s heritage locations including Marble Hill House, Strawberry Hill House as well as libraries and other interesting spaces.
Councillor Gareth Evans, cabinet member for community, business and culture, says: “The literature festival is always a major highlight of our cultural calendar. It’s such a wonderful and interesting way to enjoy a winter’s evening within our breathtakingly beautiful borough with some fascinating talks and events on offer in this year’s festival.
“There’s something for people of all ages within the brochure and some of this year’s events have already sold out, so I would encourage residents to get booking those tickets as soon as possible.”
Richmond Literature Festival; various venues; from November 1 to 30. Tickets various. Visit richmondliterature.com; call 020 8831 6494 or go to Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham.
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