2014 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Wimbledon BookFest runs from 3-12 October and tickets can be booked now.
Our launch takes place in Wimbledon Town Centre on Sat 27 September with free events in the Piazza (outside Morrisons/Wahaca) and a special event with Sophie Hannah and her newly commissioned Agatha Christie novel in Wimbledon Library.
2014 highlights include:
Opening night with Alexander McCall Smith, Cerrie Burnell, Penny Vincenzi, Francesca Martinez, Colm Toibin, Les Miserables and Il Postino film screenings, Comedy on the Common with headline Josh Widdicombe and much, much more!
Sports guests announced
The Olympic Gold rower, Katherine Grainger will join John Inverdale and England rugby legend Brian Moore to discuss, ’What Makes a Great Sportsperson?‘ Mon 6th Oct, 8.30pm.
Book tickets here.
Jason Leonard & Nick Evans join rugby legend Brian Moore to discuss the Rugby World Cup 2015. Thurs 9th Oct, 8.15pm. Book tickets here.
Gruffalo 15th Birthday Party
We are holding a party for The Gruffalo's 15th birthday party! There'll be party games, storytelling and a special visit from the Gruffalo himself to blow out the candles on his birthday cake! Sun 5th Oct, 11.30am-12.15pm. Book tickets here.
KT Medina"... remarkable debut..."The Independent
Local author KT Medina's thriller is set amongst the land mines of northern Cambodia. A former Troop Commander in the Royal Engineers, KT will share the journey behind her creative process - from concept, through to learning to write and onto securing international publishing deals. Sun 12 Oct, 1.30pm. Book tickets here.
Wimbledon Common Walk
Learn about the social and natural history of Wimbledon & Putney Commons with the Commons’ Chief Executive Simon Lee, who will highlight areas of particular interest and tell little known stories on the walk. Sun 12 Oct, 10-11.30am. Book tickets here.