Bewdley Book Week 2017 promises to be extra special.
It features no-fewer than four Sunday Times bestsellers plus a nationally acclaimed poet and a one-off evening with the creator of George Smiley, John le Carré.
Our ‘marquee’ events in St George’s Hall kick off on Friday 8th September with Mums’ Night Out with the Unmumsy Mum when author, blogger and mum of two Sarah Turner, known to millions as ‘The Unmumsy Mum’, has an evening of chat with Rachel New who is a Book Week favourite, having chaired our ‘tea and cake afternoons’ for the past two years. The £10.00 ticket price includes a glass of wine.
On the afternoon of Saturday 9th September, Rachel returns to moderate Tea and Cake with Milly Johnson and Cathy Bramley. Both are Sunday Times bestselling novelists. The £7.00 ticket price includes tea and slice of home-made cake.
Book Week culminates on the Saturday evening when Brian Patten celebrates 50 Years of The Mersey Sound, Penguin Books’ innovative poetry anthology Brian shared with Roger McGough and Adrian Henri. Brian reads new and favourite poems and reflects on his career with Neville Farmer. Tickets for this event are £12.00
Our special Evening with John le Carré is on Thursday 7th September is live-streamed from the Royal Festival Hall and is presented in conjunction with Cinema in the Hall.
Tickets for this event are available from the St George’s Hall website by clicking here or over the counter from the café in St Georges Hall.
Details of the full Book Week programme – best-selling novelists, writers on subjects as diverse as film and TV, travel, home and garden renovation, popular music, and local and national history – can be found here.
The packed 2017 celebration of writers and their books commences on Sunday 3rd September with the established favourite, the Literary Quiz at The Hop Pole Inn.
As a taster of what’s in store, Cinema in the Hall joins with Book Week to hold a ‘Film of the Book’ night on the Thursday before Book Week. It features the British film Their Finest starring Bill Nighy based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.
Read the book over the summer and join Book Week for a book-group style discussion after the film.
Details for this event and the ability to buy advance tickets will appear on the St George’s Hall website nearer the date.