Tickets still available for world-class literature festival
31st October 2016
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Tickets are still available for this year’s Literature Festival which kicks-off this week and includes a packed programme of events suitable for everyone, including a dedicated programme for children and young people.

This year’s festival includes a stellar line-up of some of today’s finest literary figures and personalities. Launching on Friday 4 November and running until the end of the month a host of famous names will be holding events across the borough.

The festival opens with Kate Summerscale, author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and The Wicked Boy. Other highlights include award winning author Sebastian Barry who will be discussing his new novel Days Without End on Sunday 13 November in conversation with Erica Wagner.

Venues for events are spread all over the borough – including a gothic literature reading at Strawberry Hill House, the story of the National Trust Gangsters at Hampton Library and local author Andrew Lambert talking about the rich and curious history of Pirates, Castaways and Madness at Orleans House Gallery.

Fronting the children and young people’s programme is Zehra Hicks, who will be appearing at Kew Library talking about her book the Flying Lemurs – a family of lemurs who are all circus performers. Join Zehra for an exciting story telling session and the opportunity to create your own family of lemur finger puppets to take home. Other events include a comic workshop, popular local illustrator Axel Scheffler drawing from The Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey and a pod-casting workshop.

Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Cllr Meena Bond, said:

“Tickets are in demand for this year’s festival. There really is something for everyone, ranging from provoking talks about vampires, pirates and gangsters through to spies, royal princes and The Mitfords.

“We don’t want anyone to miss out. I encourage anyone who wants to be part of this year’s anniversary festival to book your tickets now.”

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