PROGRAMME OF EVENTS                                                                                        

Tickets are on sale from 1st March. Pick up a programme , telephone 01386 841222 or email vicky@campdenlitfest.co.uk

If you wish to receive tickets for events by post please fill in the booking form available in the downloadable programme on the Festival page.  

 

 

FREE TICKETS

ALL EVENTS EXCEPT PAPERMAKING, TRADITIONAL HOME BAKING AND HARDY PERRENIALS ARE FREE TO FULL TIME STUDENTS. FOR THE OVERCOAT THERE IS AN UNDER 18 CONCESSIONARY PRICE OF £3. TO ENSURE ENTRY APPLY FOR FREE TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

============================= PROGRAMME OF EVENTS =============================
Tuesday 30th April

TUESDAY 30TH APRIL

PAPERMAKING WORKSHOP
9.30am – 3.30pm Lower Room Town Hall £30*

Jonathan Korejko is back to give step by step expert guidance in the art of making beautiful paper  

*Free tea and coffee. Please bring a packed lunch

TRADITIONAL HOME BAKING
4 pm Meg Rivers Café, Lapstone £6*

Julian Day offers tea and presents his artisan cookbook Meg Rivers Home Baking (2012)  

*Bookings: Meg Rivers Café 01386 841917 or sales@megrivers.co.uk

SHAKESPEARE
7pm Chipping Campden School Hall £7

Jonathan Bate, biographer, critic, broadcaster and scholar, gives the inaugural Festival talk

Wednesday 1st May

WEDNESDAY 1ST MAY

JANE AGAIN
10am Upper Room Town Hall £8            SOLD OUT 

Joanna Trollope (Sense and Sensibility contemporary reworking 2013) and Dr Paula Byrne  

(The Real Jane Austen 2013) discuss innovative ways of bringing the world of Jane Austen to a modern audience  

Interval  

John Mullen presents What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved (2012)

THIS IS AN RNIB EVENT
RNIB POP UP
1.30 – 3pm Upper and Lower Town Halls Free*

Bali Rai, award winning children’s author, talks about writing and the benefits of reading for pleasure  

*RNIB event for invited Year 6 primary school children only

NANCY MITFORD REVISITED
2.30pm Baptist Church £10           SOLD OUT 

Emma Howard, literary editor at Capuchin Classics, talks with special reference to the launch of the compendium of Nancy Mitford’s journalistic writings and the re-issue of Selina Hastings' award winning biography of Evelyn Waugh

Pamela Marsh gives an illustrated talk Meet the Family: Fact and Fiction, comparing Nancy's real and fictional families  

Interval WI tea and cakes  

Selina Hastings talks with Pamela Marsh about her biography of Nancy Mitford, reissued in 2013  

Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh – a Literary Correspondence Course presented by Selina Hastings

BETTER WAYS TO LIVE
7pm Chipping Campden School Hall £8

Doors open at 6.30pm. Drinks available from a bar run by The Eight Bells  

How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life. Edward Skidelsky presents his 2012 book co-written with his father Lord Robert Skidelsky  

Interval Drinks available from a bar run by The Eight Bells  

Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea and Human Life. George Monbiot talks about his book on how damaged ecosystems can be restored.

 

Event sponsored by Draycott Books 01386 841392 or draycottbooks@hotmail.com

Thursday 2nd May

THURSDAY 2ND MAY

THE KING’S BEACON
9.45am Court Room £3

Don House interviews author Terry Dillon about his debut novel: lives are transformed through a school’s brass band

ILLUSTRATING SHAKESPEARE
11.30am Court Room £5

Peter Whitfield talks about his 2013 book Illustrating Shakespeare

FROM A VERY DIFFERENT ERA
2.30pm Baptist Church £10  

The Phantom Army of Alamein – Rick Stroud’s illustrated talk based on his 2012 book  

Interval refreshments provided by Meg Rivers Café  

A Very English Hero: the Making of Frank Thompson – Peter Conradi reads from and talks about his 2012 biography

 

Event sponsored by Meg Rivers Café: www.megrivers.com

POETRY PLEASE
Mill House Free for Mill House residents and by invitation

Campden School pupils read selected poems, coached by Rosemary Voaden

THE BIG BOOK GROUP
7PM Cotswold House Hotel £5

In the Montrose Suite with pay bar and optional supper in The Grill*  

The Lighthouse: the audience discusses with Alison Moore her 2012 Booker Shortlisted debut novel

 

Event sponsored by Bespoke Hotels  

*After event supper: special Big Book Group goers 15% discount off food in The Grill on tables pre-booked at least 24 hours prior to event. Please book table with Cotswold House Hotel

Friday 3rd May

FRIDAY 3RD MAY

TYPOGRAPHY
10.30am Court Barn £7 SOLD OUT 

Will Hill’s illustrated talk on the history and importance of Typography

BOUNCING BABY BEARS
11am Library Event Free

Baby Bounce and Rhyme sing-along and story time for the under 3s. All babies and teddy bears welcome

A LAND
12 noon Court Room £5

Christine Finn looks at the life and work of archaeologist and former Chipping Campden resident, Jacquetta Hawkes

FILM MATINEE
2.30pm Court Room £5

Odd Man Out (116 minutes) Carol Reed’s 1947 film noir masterpiece based on the book by FL Green  

With thanks to Campden Film Society

THE MALARKEY
7pm St James Church £8

Helen Dunmore reads from her award winning poetry collection The Malarkey. With Charlie Bennett on piano and contributions from Write to Life

Saturday 4th May

SATURDAY 4TH MAY

HARDY PERENNIALS
10am Kiftsgate Court Garden £8 SOLD OUT 

Val Bourne and Anne Chambers look back at the perennial challenges of gardening, offering practical ideas and tips

WAYZGOOSE
10am – 4pm Town Hall free entry

Louisa Hare and other printers hold a sale of rare and irresistible books, posters, cards, bookplates, wood engravings, antiquarian fine press volumes, letter press equipment and papers

TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK
11.15am Court Room £3

Peter Smith considers the bowdlerisation of The Canterbury Tales and explores Chaucer’s scatological techniques

FORD MADOX FORD’S LAST DECADE
12 noon Court Room £3

Martin Stannard draws on unpublished letters between Ford Madox Ford and his last love Janice Biala, one of the happiest periods of the writer’s life

PLAY IT AGAIN
2pm Chipping Campden School Hall £5

Alan Rusbridger returns with his now published memoir, Play it Again

THE PATCHWORK POETS
3.30pm Court Room £2*

An opportunity to read your poems and to listen to the poetry of others  

*a cup of tea is included

A BACKWARD GLANCE: EXPLORING PROUST AND GOGOL THROUGH MUSIC AND DRAMA
Doors open at 6.30pm. Drinks available from bar run by The Eight Bells

 

A LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU

7-8pm Chipping Campden School Hall £8

Proust from beginning to end: Nicolas Soames of Naxos books talks about recording the classics and why they tackled recording Proust. Neville Jason, who has just completed that first full recording of Proust, reads from his work and talks about his life and novels

THE OVERCOAT
8.30-9.30pm Chipping Campden School Hall £8 (under 18s £3)

Ensemble based theatre company Le Mot Juste’s celebration of Gogol’s classic story  

9.45pm Post show talk on the transposition from short story to stage  

With thanks to Neil and Julie Hargreaves at the Eight Bells

Sunday 5th May

SUNDAY 5TH MAY

MUSIC: A HISTORY IN VOICES
7pm Chipping Campden School Hall £10

 

In this joint Music Festival event, actors David and Ali Troughton read from Peter Whitfield’s sequence of poems: imaginary dialogues spoken by composers from Palestrina to Messiaen.

BOOKING INFORMATION

 

Box Office  

Tickets will be on sale (cash and cheque sales only – cheques payable to ‘Chipping Campden Literature Festival’) in the foyer of the Old Police Station.  

 

Tickets are available from the 1st March – fill in the booking form at the back of this programme or download the booking form from the website and post it with cheque and SAE to Vicky Bennett, Chipping Campden Literature Festival, High Street, Chipping Campden, GL55 6AG  

 

Tickets may also be purchased in person with cheque or cash at: The Borzoi Bookshop, Church Street, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 1BB. Open Monday to Saturday: 9.30am-5pm. Closed Sundays and most Bank Holidays.  

 

NB For all ticket/event enquiries please call 01386 841222 only  

 

Mailing List  

To join the mailing list, please write to Vicky Bennett as above, or email vicky@campdenlitfest.co.uk

Chipping Campden Literature Festival. Tel: 01386 849 018 vicky@campdenlitfest.co.uk