To include tea and coffee
Louisa Hare invites you to design and print your own eye catching book jacket. Lino,cutting tools, ink and paper are provided and you will be shown how to cut your illustration. Louisa will bring a portable press, plus a selection of metal display typefaces, from which you can choose to best suit your design.
Louisa Hare is a well-known letterpress printer. Over thirty years ago she set up her small publishing business. Best known for the range of internationally distributed Shakespeare postcards, Louisa’s business, First Folio Cards, continues to flourish.
Free to full-time students Doors open 10am
TOKE’S All Day Pop-up Coffee Bar
Peter Hart invites us to reflect on the centenary of the end of WWI and draws on the experience of both generals and ordinary soldiers, and dwells with equal weight on strategy, tactics and individual experience, to bring to life the nature of the dramatic fighting on the Western Front in the final crucial eight weeks of of the Great War. His talk will be illustrated by extracts from the poignant accounts of the veterans.
Peter Hart is the oral historian at the Imperial War Museum and is a household name in the field of military history for those with an interest in first hand accounts from the veterans themselves. He has written extensively on the First World War. His books include Gallipoli, The Great War and Voices from the Front.
‘All good history books should be an assault on myth, and in Gallipoli Peter Hart mounts a supremely effective attack’ – Daily Mail
Doors open 11.30am TOKE’S All Day Pop-up Coffee Bar
Jane Robinson presents Hearts and Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote #Vote100.
Drawn from diaries, letters and unpublished personal accounts, this is the remarkable story of the suffragists’ six week protest march in the long hot summer before WWI: the story of ordinary women stepping out onto the streets of Britain to effect extraordinary change. At our 2014 Festival Jane presented her WWI history A Force to be Reckoned With, and in 2015 her history of illegitimacy In the Family Way. Both events were a resounding success.
Jane Robinson read English at Somerville College Oxford, and is a full-time writer and lecturer, specialising in social history through women’s eyes. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, member of the Society of Authors, and founder member of Writers in Oxford. Jane’s other seven titles include Blue Stocking ‘A gem of a book’ Sunday Times
This morning’s events are sponsored by www.bespokehotels.com/noelarmshotel
Doors open 1pm TOKE’S All Day Coffee Bar
Miranda Seymour talks about her latest book in which she draws on fascinating new material to reveal the ways in which Lord Byron,long after his death, continued to shape the lives and reputations of the mathematical Annabella Milbanke whom he married in 1815, and their daughter the future Ada Lovelace. Ada, who never knew her father, predicted, as nobody would do for another century, the dawn of our modern computer age and explored the analysis of distant stars.
Miranda Seymour is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been a visiting professor at Nottingham Trent University. She began writing as a historical novelist, moving from fiction into biography during the 1980s with her remarkable group portrait of Henry James and his literary circle: A Ring of Conspirators. Her other biographies include that of Otteline Morrell and Robert Graves & Her Life of Mary Shelley.
‘the most dazzling life of a female writer to have come my way for a decade’ Financial Times.
Doors open 1pm
TOKE’S All Day Pop-Up Coffee Bar
‘Anyone who has a book collection and a garden wants for nothing’ Cicero Kazuo Ishiguro, Lindsay Mackie and Mark Williams discuss the unique pleasures second-hand bookshops and book collecting can offer. From the rarefied world of Antiquarian and the Modern First Editions and the minutiae of edition and issue points, to those who buy and collect whatever appeals, book collecting can be a pursuit to suit all budgets, tastes and proclivities!
Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. An internationally acclaimed, prizewinning novelist, he is a UEA graduate of Malcolm Bradbury’s Creative Writing course. The author of seven novels and one short story collection. The Remains of the Day won the 1989 Booker prize. His latest novel is The Buried Giant.
Lindsay Mackie has written for the Guardian and is a partner in The New Weather Cooperative think tank and a consultant with the New Economics Foundation. She is heavily involved in setting up literacy and extra curricular programmes for UK schools.
Lindsay set up the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award for Young People in 2000 schools within four years. Also, she spearheaded 300 reading clubs with Education Extra and is a co-founder of the schools charity Filmclub.
Mark Williams is an actor well known for roles on the big and small screen. He played Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter film adaptations. As well as his roles as Father Brown and in the Fast Show, Mark more recently contributed his voice to Channel 4’s We are Going on a Bear Hunt.
This afternoon’s events are sponsored by Draycott Books
Tel: 01386 841392 @DraycottBooks
In conjunction with Chipping Campden Music Festival
Regular festival goers will be familiar with the enormously popular programmes of words and music compiled and scripted by Lucy Parham. The narrative, scripted from letters and diaries, follows Rachmaninoff from his youth in Russia, through his subsequent self-imposed exile in 1917 and finally to California USA, where he died in 1943. The programme includes many of his best-loved works for solo piano, including a selection of Preludes, Etudes-Tableaux and Moments Musicaux, some of his own transcriptions and the haunting Elégie, as well as works by Scriabin and Tchaikovsky.
Henry Goodman is an actor, known for Notting Hill (1999), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Taking Woodstock (2009. He won the Laurence Olivier Theatre award for Best Actor 1993 in the musical Assasins and in 2000 for his memorable Shylock.
Lucy Parham had her Royal Festival Hall concerto debut at the age of 16, has made numerous recordings, and played throughout the UK as a concerto soloist with most major British orchestras. She has toured extensively abroad, and is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 3 and 4.
‘There is nothing more satisfying than listening to great music, beautifully performed, while, at the same time, learning a little about the world in which it came into being and about the people who created it. Lucy Parham’s concerts offer just that – a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.’ Simon Russell-Beale
This event must be booked through the Music Festival