Cuckfield Book Festival 3rd-6th October 2019
Welcome to Year Three of Cuckfield Book Festival – Bookfest! This year we are beginning on Thursday 3rd October with an event at Borde Hill where the truly magnificent gardens should be resplendent in autumn colours. A tour of the garden will combine with an author talk from a renowned garden writer.
The Literary Quiz proved very popular last year so apply for tickets early if you want to test your literary knowledge. There will be supper again at Ockenden Manor with a comedy twist this year and the welcome appearance of Hermione Cockburn who was brought up in Cuckfield. She will introduce Robin Ince who will entertain guests with a comedian’s take on what makes us human.
10.30am on Saturday 5th October sees the start of the author sessions in the Queen’s Hall. First we welcome Adrian Tinniswood who is returning with his wonderfully entertaining account of life behind the royal scenes – don’t miss the chapter on Queen Anne which tells a different story than that which you saw in The Favourite! The next two days are packed with an infinite variety of events ranging from Mindfulness to Mountbatten to Immigration. This year we are offering a discount of 10% if you buy ten tickets at £10 each over the two days. For 16-24 year olds, we welcome you and invite you to pay at the door for £5.00 a ticket, providing spaces are available. Check the website on the day.
NEW FOR 2019!
The Queen’s Hall, Cuckfield
The Queen’s Hall in the village will provide the perfect location for Bookfest. The authors and the moderators will present their sessions from the stage, and there is plenty of room in an adjoining hall for Waterstones to display the books of the authors who will be happy to sign them after purchase.
There will be refreshments available each day – tea, coffee, wine, soft drinks, cakes and biscuits.
On Saturday night, after Simon Williams, No. 1 Broad Street are offering complimentary savoury treats. Do stay and enjoy them.
We are delighted to announce that Waterstones, Haywards Heath are to be the Cuckfield Bookfest booksellers.
A special plea for some volunteers on Sunday to help serve refreshments. No need to provide these refreshments – just be prepared to offer service with a smile at a time to suit you. Rotas can be arranged to fit round any sessions you are attending at the festival. Please contact us