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Alison Baverstock and Fanny Blake

£10.00
Alison Baverstock and Fanny Blake
 
THE NAKED AUTHOR:
A workshop for would-be writers
 
10.30-11.30am Sun 16 June
The Radcliffe Centre
Tickets £10
Between them, Fanny Blake and Alison Baverstock have worked in senior positions for various key publishing houses, undertaken diverse freelance roles, written about the industry and conducted ground-breaking research into the jobs and motivations of those involved. Just as important, they are both published authors – and have worked on the other side of the fence as reviewer, judge and mentor. Here they share their understanding of industry practices, consider non-traditional ways of reaching readers – and explore how you can improve your chances of getting published. Straightforward, practical advice from those who have experienced the frustrations of trying to get published as well as lived the dream.

Euan Cameron and Charles Ellingworth – The Darkest Days of France – 4.00-5.00pm Saturday 15th June 2019, The Radcliffe Centre

£5.00

Euan Cameron and Charles Ellingworth – The Darkest Days of France

Novelists Euan Cameron and Charles Ellingworth both came later in life to historical fiction following successful careers in journalism, publishing and property. They will discuss their new novels both of which deal with the damage and fallout from war torn Europe.  Euan Cameron’s first novel, Madeleine, delves into a lost family history in France during the Second World War while Charles Ellingworth’s new novel, A Bitter Harvest, follows the changed lives of three women coming to terms with the effects of the First World War.

4.00-5.00pm Saturday 15th June 2019, The Radcliffe Centre

Festival Pub Quiz

£15.00

Festival Quiz – The Cote at The Woolpack, Well Street.

Bring along a team or join one on the night for an evening of fun and questions.

Tickets £15 per person to include supper and a drink.  (for Vegetarian ticket click HERE)

Thursday 13th June. 6.30 – 10.00pm: Quiz 7.00pm

Supper 7.45pm

More quiz 8.30pm

Results 9.30pm

 

Festival Pub Quiz (vegetarian meal)

£15.00

Festival Pub Quiz – The Woolpack, Well Street.

Bring along a team or join one on the night for an evening of fun and questions.

Tickets £15 per person to include vegetarian supper and a drink. (for non veggie, click HERE)

Thursday 13th June 6.30 – 10.pm: Quiz 7.00

Supper 7.45

More quiz 8.30

Results 9.30

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Gluts & Gluttony BuckLitFest Summer Feast – 7.00-10.00pm Wednesday 12th June 2019, Cherry Tree Lodge, Puxley, NN12 7QR

£45.00
Gluts & Gluttony BuckLitFest Summer Feast
Tickets £45 (inc welcome cocktail & nibble, 4-course supper, 2 glasses of wine)
 
Join supper club host and kitchen gardener, Kathy Slack of Gluts & Gluttony for a seasonal feast created from her allotment harvests. A chance to enjoy the bounty of the British summer from the G&G garden and from local makers, growers and farmers in the area.
Guests will be welcomed with a seasonal cocktail and nibbles on the lawn (weather permitting). Come suppertime, everyone will be seated at communal tables in the conservatory to enjoy a homegrown feast, with views over the lovely garden. If you’ve booked as a group you’ll be sat together on the main communal table – just the right balance of new friends and old.
There will be 4 courses, each piled high on sharing platters in the middle of the table and full of vibrant colours and flavours – veg-centric but not vegetarian. Kathy will talk a bit about the food – how it’s grown and cooked – so you’ll leave not only well fed but perhaps with a little more knowledge. And, yes, there will be two glasses of wine per head, too!
The BuckLitfest Summer Feast is kindly hosted by Charles & Mary-Ann Dixey, Cherry Tree Lodge, Puxley, NN12 7QR
Dietary requirements: we are able to accommodate some dietary requirements and will email everyone who has booked a ticket to discuss any food intolerances, allergies, etc.
However, due to the venue being a private house, we are unable to provide for those requiring a totally nut-free or gluten free environment.
7.00-10.00pm Wednesday 12th June 2019, Cherry Tree Lodge, Puxley, NN12 7QR

Individual Membership

£35.00

Individual membership £35

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  • Join the fast-track priority entrance queue for popular/fully booked events
  • Attend exclusive events including the Authors & Sponsors Party

Joint Membership

£50.00

Joint Membership £50

  • Enjoy a Friends Only priority booking period (don’t miss out on popular events)
  • Save money with 10% discount on tickets (so you can come to lots of events)
  • Join the fast-track priority entrance queue for popular/fully booked events
  • Attend exclusive events including the Authors & Sponsors Party

 

Leslie Cavendish and Annabel Leventon – Hair, There and Everywhere: it’s Rock and Roll – 10.30-11.30am Sunday 16th June 2019, The Vinson Building

£7.00

Leslie Cavendish and Annabel Leventon – Hair, There and Everywhere: it’s Rock and Roll 

The Beatles and Hair the musical, are tangible symbols of the Sixties’ psychedelic dream of peace, love and playful rebellion.

Let Leslie Cavendish, the hairdresser to the Beatles, and Annabel Leventon, Actress of the Year for her lead role in the original London production of rock musical Hair! lead you by the hand to rediscover life in the fast lane of the sixties and seventies.

10.30-11.30am Sunday 16th June 2019, The Vinson Building

Louis de Bernieres – in conversation – 6.30-7.30pm Friday 14th June 2019, The Vinson Building

£10.00

Louis de Bernieres – in conversation 

Join the internationally acclaimed novelist and poet, Louis de Bernieres who will be in conversation with radio and television presenter Mathew Stadlen.

His much loved first novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin became a modern classic and was turned into a major Hollywood film.

His latest book, So Much Life Left Over, is a breathless, often heart-tugging tale of love, loss, guilt and regret set in the 1920’s.  He also has a new selection of short stories, Labels and Other Stories.

6.30-7.30pm Friday 14th June 2019, The Vinson Building

Luke Jennings and Charles Cumming – Assassins and Spies – 4.00-5.00pm Saturday 15th June 2019, The Vinson Building

£10.00

Luke Jennings and Charles Cumming – Assassins and Spies

Join two of our nations favourite thriller writers to discuss assassins and spies. 

Booker prize nominated author Luke Jennings is currently enjoying the limelight thrown on the award-winning TV series Killing Eve which are based on his Villanelle novels and best selling author, Charles Cumming, is described by The Observer as ‘the best of the new generation of British spy writers’.

4.00-5.00pm Saturday 15th June 2019, The Vinson Building

Meet Gangsta Granny – Adult ticket – 12.00-1.00pm Sunday 16th June 2019, The Vinson Building

£2.00

Visits to grandma are a bore for Ben – until he discovers she’s an accomplished international jewel thief and has been plotting to steal the crown jewels all her life.

Meet actress Gilly Tompkins who starred as Gangsta Granny in the premiere stage production of Gangsta Granny on National tour and in London’s West End. Discover how Gilly gets into character for the stage shows, the fun moments the actors have shared with the author and enjoy readings from some of David Walliams’ best-loved books. There will be a Q&A – where you can ask Gilly anything about being an actress and of course Gangsta Granny. Just so you know – Gilly may need some help reading the books!

Age 7 +. Children must be accompanied by an adult – at least one adult for every 4 children

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Meet Gangsta Granny – Child ticket – 12.00-1.00pm Sunday 16th June 2019, The Buckingham Library

£2.00

Meet Gangsta Granny – Child ticket

Visits to grandma are a bore for Ben – until he discovers she’s an accomplished international jewel thief and has been plotting to steal the crown jewels all her life.

Meet actress Gilly Tompkins who starred as Gangsta Granny in the premiere stage production of Gangsta Granny on National tour and in London’s West End. Discover how Gilly gets into character for the stage shows, the fun moments the actors have shared with the author and enjoy readings from some of David Walliams’ best-loved books. There will be a Q&A – where you can ask Gilly anything about being an actress and of course Gangsta Granny. Just so you know – Gilly may need some help reading the books!

Age 7 +. Children must be accompanied by an adult – at least one adult for every 4 children

12.00-1.00pm Sunday 16th June 2019, The Buckingham Library

Nick Hewer – in conversation – 5.30-6.30pm Saturday 15th June 2019, The Vinson Building

£10.00

Nick Hewer – in conversation 

The star of Countdown and The Apprentice, Nick Hewer will be discussing his new memoir My Alphabet, from A for Apprentice (of course) to Z for ‘Zed list celebs’.  Along the way, he discusses Determination and how to get it, offers insights from growing Old, and reveals his greatest Regrets.

As one of Lord Sugar’s closest advisers, Nick Hewer was recruited onto The Apprentice and quickly developed a reputation for his wry sense of humour, while his astute insights won him a cult following.  When he became the new presenter of Countdown in 2012, ratings went through the roof.

5.30-6.30pm Saturday 15th June 2019, The Vinson Building

Omar Meziane – Cooking for Fitness – 2.30-3.30pm Saturday 15th June 2019, The Radcliffe Centre

£7.00

Omar Meziane – Cooking for Fitness 

The UK’s top sports performance chef Omar Meziane – the man who cooked the England football team to success during the 2018 World Cup – has teamed up with Rugby superstar James Haskell to create Cooking for Fitness, a unique recipe book to help boost your training performance and achieve your body goals.  

Listen to Omar as he provides tips and techniques to fuel your training the smart way, boost your performance and achieve your body goals.

2.30-3.30pm Saturday 15th June 2019, The Radcliffe Centre

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY, 1PM, ROXBURGH THEATRE, STOWE, MK18 5EH

ROALD DAHL AND THE IMAGINATION SEEKERS

TICKETS: £9 Single Ticket £30 Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children)

All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing, not only from books but from children’s minds too! Now only an organisation known as the Ancient Guild of Tale Tenders can save the stories – and they need your help!

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers is a theatrical and interactive experience, especially made for all the family to enjoy. It’s a thrilling story delivered through performance, games and creative play.

Age Rating: 5+

Running time: 55 minutes (no interval)

Booking: www.artsatstowe.co.uk

Box Office: 01280 825710

Terry Waite – Travels with a Primate – 12.00-1.00pm Sunday 16th June 2019, The Vinson Building

£10.00

Terry Waite – Travels with a Primate

Terry Waite has had a varied career having been a hostage negotiator and also a hostage himself. During five years of solitary confinement he began to write in his head as he had no pencil or paper. The book that he wrote ‘Taken on Trust’ became an international bestseller.  He will describe his experiences and talk about how he kept mentally alive during his isolation; he will also describe some of the humorous events which took place during his travels with Archbishop Robert Runcie.

12.00-1.00pm Sunday 16th June 2019, The Vinson Building