Events Calendar

2014 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

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Wimbledon BookFest 3-12 October 2014

Events are now running on our Festival Site on Wimbledon Common until 12th October.

The box office will be open to sell tickets at the site from:
5.30-8.30pm on weekdays (Mon-Thurs) and 10am-8.30pm at weekends (Fri-Sun).

Please note: Tickets are no longer being posted out. They should be collected from the box office at the venue from 30 minutes before the start of the event.
Tickets for Wimbledon Library & Southside House can be collected at the venue.
(Ticket queries: email bookfest@polkatheatre.com).

Click here for information on venues andgetting to the Festival Site

Comedy Night Tonight with Josh Widdicombe - Sold out

The Fox & Grapes Pub will be providing BBQ food tonight at the Festival Site
from 6.45-8.30pm
Doors: 7.45pm
Dulwich Ukele Group: 8pm
Comedy: 8.30-10.15pm.


Ian McEwan calendar update

Weekend Highlights

Caroline Lawrence on 'How to Write a Great Story', David Starkey, Poetry with Fiona Sampson & David Harsent, Wombles sing-a-long, Paul Merton, James Naughtie, Clare Balding, Ian McEwan and much much more.

Click here to see the full event list.


KT Medina

KT Medina – NEW EVENT
Learn about Getting Published

Local writer KT Medina will share the fascinating story behind her debut thriller, set in the land mines of northern Cambodia. She was inspired whilst she was working on mine clearances for Jane’s Information Group and her time in the TA’s as a troop commander. The event will be both fascinating for readers and writers interested in getting published themselves.
Sun 12 October, 1.30pm Book tickets here.


Diana Darke calendar

An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution

In her illustrated talk Diana Darke provides a human context to the revolution. Woven into My House in Damascus, the story of buying and restoring an ancient courtyard house in the heart of the Syrian capital, are layer upon layer of the county's history, philosophy, art and architecture. The richness and diversity of Syrian society are explored, while its natural creativity and humour are revealed through its characters.
Thursday 9 October, 8.15pm [BOOK HERE]


Global Eco calendar update

Global Economy: Faisal Islam & Gerard Lyons

Two top finance and economics experts give their analysis on the changing global economy. Faisal Islam is economics editor at Channel 4 is now Political editor at Sky News. Gerard Lyons, is Chief Economic Adviser to Boris Johnson.

Saturday 11 October 12 noon
Book tickets here.


ATTIC Plays calendar

Attic Theatre Company: Playfest

Attic Theatre Company presents Playfest 2014 - rehearsed readings of four new short plays which have not previously been performed or read in public.

Saturday 11 October 7:30pm Book tickets here.
Sunday 12 October 7:30pm Book tickets here.


Poetry Recitial calendar

Poetry Recital

Enjoy an evening with two of the country’s foremost poets, Fiona Sampson and David Harsent, in the most beautiful of romantic settings, Southside House. This event is organised in partnership with the University of Roehampton where both Fiona and David teach.

Sunday 12 October 6:30-7:30pm
Book tickets here.