Cuckfield Book Festival 3rd-6th October 2019

What’s On

great british gardeners

Borde Hill Garden Tour

Thursday 3rd October 2.30pm – 5.00pm

The Talbot Cuckfield

Literary Quiz

Thursday 3rd October 7.30pm for 8.00pm

robin ince

Supper at Ockenden Manor Hotel

Robin Ince Introduced by Dr Hermione Cockburn
Friday 4th October 7.00pm for 7.30pm

behind the throne

Adrian Tinniswood

Saturday 5th October 10.30pm – 11.30pm

moon

Patricia Hegarty

Ages 3-7
Saturday 5th October 10.30am – 11.15am

I'm a joke and so are you

Robin Ince

Saturday 5th October 12 noon – 1.00pm

postcard form the past

Tom Jackson

Saturday 5th October 12 noon – 1.00pm

lauren ace girls

Lauren Ace

Ages 4-7
Saturday 5th October 12 noon – 12.45pm

jenni murray

Jenni Murray

with Kate Harris
Saturday 5th October 1.30pm – 2.30pm

knife and packer

Knife and Packer

Saturday 5th October
Workshop 1: 1.30pm – 2.15pm Under 8 years
Workshop 2: 3.00pm – 4.00pm Ages 9-13 years

james hanratty

James Hanratty

Saturday 5th October 1.30pm – 2.30pm

isabelle grey

Isabelle Grey and Alan Judd

with Peter Guttridge
Saturday 5th October 3.00pm – 4.00pm

ed halliwell

Ed Halliwell

in conversation with Elspeth Chasser
Saturday 5th October 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Lost Girls

D.J. Taylor and Rachel Hore

with Peter Guttridge
Saturday 5th October 4.30pm – 5.30pm

language of birds

Jill Dawson

with Jake Kerridge
Saturday 5th October 6.00pm – 7.00pm

simon williams

Simon Williams

Hey diddle-dee-dee: An
Actor’s Life for Me!
Saturday 5th October 7.30pm – 8.30pm

the mountbattens

Andrew Lownie

Sunday 6th October 10.30am – 11.30am

the face pressed against the window

Tim Waterstone

with Julian Worricker
Sunday 6th October 12 noon – 1.00pm

life in the garden

Penelope Lively

with Al Senter
Sunday 6th October 2.00pm – 3.00pm

peter guttridge

CRIMINAL INTENT

with Peter Guttridge
Sunday 6th October 2.00pm – 5.00pm CHANGE OF VENUE: Queen’s Hall

john crace

John Crace

with Julian Worricker
Sunday 6th October 3.30pm – 4.30pm

greta scacchi

Afternoon Tea at Ockenden Manor

with poetry readings from Greta Scacchi
Sunday 6th October 4.00pm – 5.30pm

the cycling podcast

Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie

Sunday 6th October 5.00pm – 6.00pm
£10.00 CHANGE OF VENUE The Talbot Hayloft

hitler's british traitors tim tate

Tim Tate

with Andrew Lownie
Sunday 6th October 5.00pm – 6.00pm

clare clark

Clare Clark

The Big Book Group with Julian Worricker
Sunday 6th October 6.30pm – 7.30pm

 

isabelle grey

Isabelle Grey and Alan Judd

with Peter Guttridge
Saturday 5th October 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Welcome

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.

The Talbot Cuckfield

Literary Quiz

Thursday 3rd October 7.30pm for 8.00pm

robin ince

Supper at Ockenden Manor Hotel

Robin Ince Introduced by Dr Hermione Cockburn
Friday 4th October 7.00pm for 7.30pm

clare clark

Clare Clark

The Big Book Group with Julian Worricker
Sunday 6th October 6.30pm – 7.30pm

NEW FOR 2019!

great british gardeners

Borde Hill Garden Tour

Garden Tour with Head Gardener, a glass of prosecco and canapés, and a talk Thursday 3rd October 2.30pm –...
peter guttridge

CRIMINAL INTENT

A Crime-Writing Workshop with Peter Guttridge Sunday 6th October 2.00pm – 5.00pmCHANGE OF VENUE: Queen's Hall, Cuckfield£30.00...
greta scacchi

Afternoon Tea at Ockenden Manor

with poetry readings from Greta Scacchi
Sunday 6th October 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Children’s Programme

Lauren Ace

Lauren Ace

Ages 4-7
Saturday 5th October 12 noon – 12.45pm

Knife and Packer

Knife and Packer

Saturday 5th October
Workshop 1: 1.30pm – 2.15pm Under 8 years
Workshop 2: 3.00pm – 4.00pm Ages 9-13 years

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.

Volunteers Needed!
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