Line-up for Sunset 2022 Festival Announced

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Dame Sheila Hancock, Kit de Waal, Mariella Frostrup, Chris Patten, William Dalrymple and the Kanneh-Masons set to appear at Sunset Festival.

London’s leading literary festival Wimbledon BookFest announces its programme for Sunset Festival (22–26 September 2022). The five-day event features more than 40 talks, readings, book signings and creative workshops catering to a wide range of interests.

My Name is Leon author Kit de Waal, former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten, broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, actor Dame Sheila Hancock, former BBC Middle East correspondent Jeremy Bowen, historian William Dalrymple, lawyer Phillipe Sands QC, and members of the musically gifted Kanneh-Mason Family are all set to appear at the event.

The Sunset Festival takes place in BookFest’s marquee village on Wimbledon Common. In addition to its three event spaces, the Festival site includes bookseller Waterstones and media partner Prospect Magazine.

Wimbledon BookFest returns for its Sunset Festival from 22 – 26 September 2022. The five day event will feature My Name is Leon author Kit de Waal; actor Dame Sheila Hancock; former Governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten; The Kanneh-Mason Family of classical musicians; much-loved children’s authors Michael Morpurgo and Nick Butterworth; and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup.

Alongside the public events programme, Sunset Festival includes nine events for audiences of local school groups. Highlights include a special Carnival of the Animals storytelling event with live music – a collaboration between celebrated children’s author Sir Michael Morpurgo and members of the Kanneh-Mason Family; and author talks by Hannah Gold (winner of the 2022 Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize) and performance poet Patience Agbabi.

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