Richmond Literature Festival returns this November
By Teddington People | Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 16:13
For the bookish among you looking for things to do near Teddington this November, the Richmond Literature Festival starts its annual tour of the borough next month.
Taking place throughout the month, this years’ programme features authors, commentators and leading figures from the world of journalism, television, food, history and politics. Highlights include:
Charles Moore, author of the Authorised Margaret Thatcher biography, speaking at the Richmond Theatre on Sunday 10 November at 7.30pm.
Desert Island Books at the Orange Tree Theatre will host the author of The King’s Speech, Peter Conradi, on his latest book Hot Dogs and Cocktails.
Sir Max Hastings will make an appearance at Duke Street Church on 6 November at 7.30 and historical novelist Anne O’Brien will feature at the Orleans House Gallery on 17 November at 2.30pm.
There will also be events on antiques, cocktails, beer, food, gardening and the recent discovery of Richard III remains with historians Philippa Langley & Michael Jones.
Local authors Sandra Hempel and Rhidian Brook will be talking about their new books in separate events and there will be panel discussions on crime fiction, historical fiction and outsider artist Madge Gill.
Poetry and spoken word will feature and there will also be the opportunity to visit local publishing house Harlequin UK and participate in a workshop on publishing with their Editorial Director.
Many of this years’ festival events are set in prestigious heritage locations including Marble Hill House and Strawberry Hill House.
For more information on the festival and how to book, please visit the website.