Chiswick Book Festival – WB Yeats in Bedford Park Celebration

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The Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation celebrates WB Yeats in Bedford Park with Ciarán Hinds, Sinéad Cusack and guests. The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour marks today's unveiling of the Yeats Bedford Park Artwork Enwrought Light, with great actors reading great Yeats poems. Readers include actors Sinéad Cusack and, 2022 Oscar and BAFTA Nominee, Ciarán Hinds. Director: […]

Chiswick Book Festival – The Hong Kong Diaries

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​The last British Governor to Hong Kong, Chris Patten, talks to international correspondent Stefanie Bolzen about the explosive revelations in the diaries he kept during the handover to China in 1992, and the fraught negotiations that took place. Tickets General Admission: £10 Book tickets: chiswickbookfestival.net All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a […]

Chiswick Book Festival – Murder Before Evensong

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Retired vicar, author and radio presenter The Reverend Richard Coles talks to Fr Kevin Morris, vicar of St Michael & All Angels, about his bestselling debut crime novel Murder before Evensong. Chaired by Alex Gerlis.​​​ Tickets General Admission: £8 Book tickets: chiswickbookfestival.net All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish […]

Chiswick Book Festival – Superspy Science: Science, Death and Tech in the World of James Bond

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Chemist and author Kathryn Harkup talks about the science and technology involved in Ian Fleming’s James Bond stories, as explored in her latest book Licence to Kill: The Science of 007. Tickets General Admission: £8 Book tickets: chiswickbookfestival.net All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a […]

Chiswick Book Festival – Stories from the Battle of Stalingrad

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Author Iain MacGregor talks to historian James Barr about the revelations in his book The Lighthouse of Stalingrad, marking the eightieth anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Stalingrad of 1942. The book sheds fresh insight on this iconic battle through the stories of the men involved. Tickets General Admission: £8 Book tickets: chiswickbookfestival.net All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick […]

Chiswick Book Festival – Peter Popham: India be Damned

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Former Independent Delhi correspondent Peter Popham’s first novel (India be Damned) is a thriller set in India during the last days of the Raj. On the 75th anniversary of the country’s independence, he discusses its themes of partition and passion with journalist Mihir Bose. Tickets General Admission: £8 Book tickets: chiswickbookfestival.net All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The […]

Chiswick Book Festival – Grape Britain

St Michael and All Angels St Michael and All Angels Church, Bath Rd, Chiswick

  Wine expert and photographer Ed Dallimore is in conversation with Paul Keers about the growing popularity and success of British vineyards as detailed in his book The Vineyards of Britain. He talks about the best places for tasting wines and shares his insights into  hidden  vineyard gems dotted around the country. Festival drinks will follow this event Tickets General Admission: £8 […]

Chiswick Book Festival – The Making of the Modern Middle East

St Michael and All Angels St Michael and All Angels Church, Bath Rd, Chiswick

The BBC’s Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen talks with Julia Wheeler about his book The Making of the Modern Middle East which looks at the region’s complex past and troubled present through his unique understanding of the political ,cultural and religious issues involved. Festival drinks at 5.00 pm will precede this event. Tickets General Admission: £8 Book tickets: chiswickbookfestival.net All events […]

Chiswick Book Festival – Antony Thomas: Behind the Camera

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In the Line of Fire is the personal memoir of award-winning filmmaker, Antony Thomas. During his 52 year-career, he has faced the death penalty and been credited with the most controversial programme ever shown on television. An important book for anyone wishing to understand what makes good documentaries, and the guiding principles of integrity and even-handedness that […]

Chiswick Book Festival – Dame Sheila Hancock & Sasha Bates: Love and Loss

St Michael and All Angels St Michael and All Angels Church, Bath Rd, Chiswick

Actress Dame Sheila Hancock explores issues of ageing, grief and anger in her new book Old Rage. She is joined on stage by psychotherapist Sasha Bates, author of Languages of Loss to discuss mental health, bereavement, anger and loss with former Woman’s Hour presenter and co-founder of the weekly podcast Fortunately, Jane Garvey. Tickets General Admission: £8 Book tickets: chiswickbookfestival.net All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The […]

Chiswick Book Festival – Vince Cable: How to be a Politician

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In How to be a Politician, Sir Vince Cable draws on the words of his predecessors, weaving together the wittiest, wisest and most acerbic political quotations from the last 2,000 years.   Following the arc of a life in politics – from childhood signs of potential to running for office, getting elected and forming a government; […]