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Gyles Brandreth . Bill Bryson . Ursula Buchan . Andrew Graham Dixon . Felicity Cloake . Victoria Dowd . Sebastian Faulks . Richard Harries . Simon Heffer .  Rukmini Iyer . Anya de Jager . Lord Patten of Barnes .  Edwin Mullins . Bernard O’Keefe . Alice Ross . Michael Pennington . Laura Shepherd Robinson . Ian Williams

 

Gyles Brandreth . Bill Bryson . Ursula Buchan . Andrew Graham Dixon . Felicity Cloake . Victoria Dowd . Sebastian Faulks . Richard Harries . Simon Heffer .  Rukmini Iyer . Anya de Jager . Lord Patten of Barnes .  Edwin Mullins . Bernard O’Keefe . Alice Ross . Michael Pennington . Laura Shepherd Robinson . Ian Williams

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September 2021 will see the launch of the inaugural Barnes Book Fest a collaboration between the Barnes Bookshop, the Friends of St Mary’s Barnes and organiser Anne Mullins. The event is also supported by the Barnes Literary Society.

In a weekend of talks and screenings some of Britain’s best writers will be giving an insight into the way they work and the subjects that fascinate them.

OUR PROGRAMME

Timings and venues for each event are yet to be confirmed. Please sign up to our mailing list to be informed of our final programme as soon as it is confirmed and to be first in the queue to buy tickets.

FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER

GYLES BRANDRETH

Odd Boy Out

Gyles speaks about his memoir

 

SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER

BILL BRYSON

‘A Walk in the Woods’: film screening with question & answer session.

9.30 AM
Olympic Cinema, Church Rd. SW13 9HL

LAURA SHEPHERD ROBINSON in coversation with ANTONIA SENIOR

Discussing her new book ‘Daughters of Night’ and writing historical fiction.

12 NOON
Barnes Green Centre, The Green SW13 9HE

ANDREW GRAHAM DIXON

‘Art’: Speaking about art and artists.

2.00 PM
St Mary’s Church, Church Road, SW13 9HL

BERNARD O’KEEFE

Discussing his move into crime writing with ‘The Final Round’

2.00 PM
Barnes Green Centre, The Green SW13 9HE

RUKMINI IYER in conversation with FELICITY CLOAKE

Roasting Tin Cooking

4.00 PM
St Mary’s Church, Church Road, SW13 9HL

ALICE ROSS in conversation with MATTHEW VINCENT

Investing to Save the Planet: How Your Money Can Make a Difference

4.00 PM
Barnes Green Centre, The Green SW13 9HE

SEBASTIAN FAULKS

Snow Country

6.00 PM
St Mary’s Church, Church Road, SW13 9HL

SUNDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER

EDWIN MULLINS

‘Fake?’: film screening with question & answer session about his investigation into an alleged art forgery.

9.30 AM
Olympic Cinema, Church Rd. SW13 9HL

ANJA DE JAGER in conversation with VICTORIA DOWD

Two local crime writers discuss women and crime fiction.

10.00 AM
Barnes Green Centre, The Green SW13 9HE

HADLEY FREEMAN

Discusses ‘House of Glass’ – a memoir of her extraordinary family.

12.00 NOON
Barnes Green Centre, The Green SW13 9HE

MICHAEL PENNINGTON

Performing extracts of his show ‘Sweet William’ featuring favourite Shakesperian characters. He will also  talk about his memoirs ‘In My Own Footsteps’.

2.00 PM
Barnes Green Centre, The Green SW13 9HE

SIMON HEFFER

The Diaries of Henry “Chips” Channon. Editing the diaries.

2.00 PM
St Mary’s Church, Church Rd. SW13 9HL

RT REV LORD HARRIES

Love and Faith in TS Eliot

4.00 PM
St Mary’s Church, Church Rd. SW13 9HL

URSULA BUCHAN in conversation with JOANNE FINNEY

‘Beyond The 39 Steps’. John Buchan and his work

4.00 PM
The Barnes Green Centre, The Green, SW13 9HE

IAN WILLIAMS in conversation with CHRIS PATTEN

Discussing Ian Williams’ new book ‘Every Breath You Take: China’s New Tyranny’

6.00 PM
St Mary’s Church, Church Road, SW13 9HL