|Chiswick Book Festival Helps Reading Charities|
Over fifty authors in line-up over the next few days
Over 50 authors – including three on the Samuel Johnson prize longlist - 35 events, an MP, a DJ, a 10 step reading programme, an Arctic explorer, a hawk enthusiast, and a literary salon hosted by Harper’s Bazaar, will be descending on Chiswick this weekend (11-15 September) in aid of reading charities.
The festival launches this evening (Thursday) with a talk at Chiswick House by Simon Thurley chief executive of English Heritage. Thurley will be talking about his new book The Building of England, which unearths the inextricable links between this country's cultural past and its most significant building developments, including Chiswick House and Bedford Park.
In previous years, the Festival has raised a total of over £24,000 for a number of selected charities. The aim is to increase this amount this year. The reading charities help the blind, children in care and stroke patients amongst others.
Using St Michael and All Angels as its main base, the Festival has satellite events in Chiswick House, Syon House, Arts Ed and the Tabard Theatre. There are events for young and old literati alike. For the full programme of speakers, sessions and literary drinks parties visit
September 11, 2014