Lowdham Book Festival has announced the programme for its fourteenth summer book festival
Guest stars include Simon Mayo, leading crime writer Mark Billingham, novelist Deborah Moggach and musician Hazel O'Connor
Specialist events include a Victorian day, a Caribbean evening – and a cricket match where national authors take on a local team!
Lowdham Book Festival returns for its fourteenth year with its traditional combination of nationally and locally known writers, novelists and non-fiction authors, general, quirky, sporting and specialist and events for adults and children. The festival starts on Tuesday June 18th and ends with a big day of free events, a children's programme and a large bookfair on Saturday 29th June
Ross Bradshaw, joint organiser of the Lowdham Book Festival, said “After fourteen years we have a good idea what our audience wants... national names, interesting subjects, the obvious and the quirky.” Among the more unusual events in the programme are a guided walk round Nottingham General Cemetery to visit the graves of long-dead Nottinghamshire authors, a talk on the lives of women in the Sudan and a discussion of men in mid-life. And a cricket match!
Several of the days are themed, with a say about music writing and a day about Victorian history.
Ross Bradshaw added “It's surprising how many national figures turn out to have Nottinghamshire connections, and they often want to return. This year this includes Simon Mayo, one of Britain's best loved radio presenters, who started his career at Radio Nottingham.”
The full Lowdham Book Festival programme is available on www.lowdhambookfestival.co.uk, and printed programmes are available from Nottingham Tourist Information, local arts venues and The Bookcase in Lowdham.
For further information please contact Jane Streeter on 0115 9664143 or Ross Bradshaw on 0115 9693597.