Richmond Literature Festival 2013
13th October 2013
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Now in its’ 22nd year, the Richmond Literature Festival is a calendar highlight for the borough and beyond.

Taking place throughout the whole of November the programme features an exciting and varied line up of authors, commentators and leading figures from the world of journalism, television, food, history and politics.

Highlights from this years’ main programme include Charles Moore, author of the authorized Margaret Thatcher biography speaking at Richmond Theatre; Sir Max Hastings; novelist and journalist Daisy Waugh and the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow’s Marc Allum sharing his expertise at Marble Hill House.

There are events on cocktails and beer, food and gardening, panel discussions, workshops, poetry and spoken word, as well as a Children and Young People’s programme.

Many of the festival events are set among prestigious heritage locations including Marble Hill House, Strawberry Hill House, as well as the borough’s libraries and other interesting spaces.


Full Literature Festival 2013 programme:

Click on any event headline below for more information. Click on the web link in the right hand side for booking information. A link back to this page is included at the bottom of each page.

01/11/2013 RRH: POETRY CELEBRATION
02/11/2013 GUINEA PIGS ONLINE
02/11/2013 WORDBOX WORKSHOP
03/11/2013 PETER CONRADI
03/11/2013 SIMON GARFIELD
04/11/2013 THE VAMPYRE FAMILY
06/11/2013 MAX HASTINGS - Catastrophe
07/11/2013 DANCE IN LIBRARIES
07/11/2013 GRAHAM FARMELO - Churchill’s Bomb
08/11/2013 DAISY WAUGH - Melting the Snow on Hester Street
09/11/2013 JACKY & SUZY KLEIN
09/11/2013 JAMES RUSSELL - RAVILIOUS
10/11/2013 CHARLES MOORE - Margaret Thatcher:The Authorized Biography
11/11/2013 GETTING PUBLISHED - You have written the next bestseller... now what?
12/11/2013 RICHMOND POETS - ANNE-MARIE FYFE & ROBYN BOLAM
13/11/2013 ALLEGRA McEVEDY - Big Table, Busy Kitchen: 200 Recipes for Life
14/11/2013 BOUTIQUE BEER - Ben McFarland
15/11/2013 FUNNY WOMEN PRESENT - Viv Groskop in I Laughed, I Cried – with special guests
15/11/2013 NIJINSKY: A LIFE
15/11/2013 THE KING'S GRAVE
16/11/2013 FESTIVAL TEA PARTY for under 5’s
16/11/2013 MADGE GILL PANEL
16/11/2013 SAY IT WITH TYPE
17/11/2013 ANNE O'BRIEN
17/11/2013 DESERT ISLAND BOOKS
19/11/2013 MICHAEL SMITH - Unreal City
20/11/2013 CRIME FICTION PANEL DISCUSSION
20/11/2013 INSPIRATIONAL WRITING WORKSHOP
21/11/2013 RHIDIAN BROOK: A NOVEL CONCERT
21/11/2013 NAOMI SCHILLINGER - Veg Street: Growing Dinner on your Doorstep
22/11/2013 SANDRA HEMPEL - The Inheritor’s Powder
23/11/2013 DIXIE O'DAY - Shirley Hughes & Clara Vulliamy
23/11/2013 MARC ALLUM - Antiques Magpie
23/11/2013 RRH: FAMILY WORKSHOP with Sonority Turner
24/11/2013 EDWARD HOLLIS - The Memory Palace: A Book of Lost Interiors
24/11/2013 PHILIP ZIEGLER: OLIVIER
25/11/2013 ROCK N' ROLL ISLAND - The British Beat Explosion
27/11/2013 TOM CHESHIRE - The Explorer Gene
28/11/2013 THE ENGLISH & THE EXOTIC
29/11/2013 Carole Seymour-Jones in conversation with Anne Sebba
30/11/2013 DAMIAN DIBBEN- The History Keepers


If you are on a PC you can also view the full programme hereFor more information on the festival and how to book, please visit www.richmondliterature.com or call 020 8831 6494.

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