Welcome to the sixth independent Literature Festival in Chipping Campden, celebrating the joy of reading and the sharing of ideas. Throughout the festival we are proud to present a varied programme of illustrated talks, readings, interviews, discussion, film, performance and music. The theme for 2015 is Relationships: humankind’s relationships with one another as well as with the past, with places, and with the environment, the landscape and the natural world. Participants present and discuss the many different forms of the written word: the historical novel, the novel of self-discovery, the biographical novel and the short story; diary; memoir; blog; a radio ‘soap’ script; plays; social, legal, cultural, theological and political history; correspondence; travelogue; biography; personal essay; and poetry. On the festival Saturday we are excited to be able to make our contribution to the Magna Carta 2015 800th Anniversary Commemoration events. And for those who enjoy being creative, there are practical workshops: notebook binding; family memoir; and lino-cut and letter press, celebrating respectively books as objects of beauty, the art of writing, and the printed word. Once again I would like to thank the festival’s principal sponsors Guy and Carole Cohen of Campden Gallery, the festival stockist www.borzoibookshop.co.uk, and the main venue Chipping Campden School.
Court Barn Museum to view a restored 1663 first edition of Annalia Dubrensia:
a collection of poems praising Robert Dover and his achievements in promoting and managing the Cotswold Olimpics.
Normal museum entry charges apply.
Summer opening: Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm www.courtbarn.org.uk
Wednesday at 12 noon
Free for residents and by invitation
Pupils from St James’ Primary School coached by Rosemary Voaden read the residents’ favourite poems.
To include Jason Rohan’s launch of his second novel in his fantasy series The Shield of Kuromori.
Organized by Emily Dunn of A FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
Saturday morning: Free Library event in association with BORN TO READ, the Save the Children’s literacy programme which provides one-to-one support to some of the one in four poor children who leave primary school below expected reading levels.
Times/Dates of events to be confirmed
More information: www.afestivalofbooks.co.uk Tel 01386 840726
Or pop into the shop: Cambrook Court, Chipping Campden, gl55 6at