Wimbledon BookFest 5-15 October 2017 - Events are selling out BOOK NOW

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Expect the Unexpected with 10 Magical Days on Wimbledon Common!

Tel booking: 020 8543 4888 (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm)

Printed programmes can be picked up from Wimbledon Library, Waterstones Wimbledon, Wimbledon Books and Centre Court Shopping Centre Information Stand.

Image: Absolutely Magazine, Oct edition 'Flip Book' 2017 programme

Festival News & Highlights

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COMEDY NIGHT - Balham Ukele Band are confirmed to open

Headliner Joe Lycett. Line up:James Acaster, Suzi Ruffell, MC: Lara Lexx

SPORTS NIGHTS - Brian Moore's Line-up confirmed

Alastair Hignell & Michael Calvin will join Brian Moore for his Friends night.
Tickets are selling fast for Judy Murray and Chris Boardman
BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

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Wimbledon BookFest is partnering with leading current affairs magazine, Prospect Magazine this year, who will be co-hosting events.

2017 political events include Chris Patten, What Future Britain? with David Goodhart and Douglas Murray, Alan Johnson, Jon Sopel [SOLD OUT] and Evan Davis.

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This year's Festival opens with Ali Smith (The Festival Read) and closes with Matt Haig talking about his new novel How to Stop Time.
Other top fiction writers include Salman Rushdie, Tracy Chevalier, Elif Shafak and Booker nominee Kamila Shamise. Anthony Horowitz will launch our events at the Festival site and this year sees a welcome return for Festival favourite, Penny Vincenzi.

JANE GARDAM SHORT STORY COMPETITON will be launched at an event with Neel Mukherjee on Sun 8 October.
ROBERT GRAVES SOCIETY LECTURE Paul O'Prey, VC University of Roehampton, will deliver the annual lecture themed Love, War & Wimbledon on Sun 15 October.

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Wimbledon BookFest has events for all ages. 2017 welcomes former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, Coralie Bickford-Smith, Alice Tait, Polly Faber & Clara Vulliamy and Football School


SCHOOL EVENTS: The Festival also has a programme of events for schools. #For more information email: education@wimbledonbookfest.org

BookFest in the News

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Look out for features in this week's Wimbledon Guardian and October editions of Absolutely and Time & Leisure magazines.

'the brilliant annual Bookfest features an impressive array of literary figures and personalities.'
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'Wimbledon BookFest returns with its best line-up yet.' SW19 Resident

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