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Reserve your tickets now for London’s hottest new literary festival
We don’t know about you, but the last time any of us were able to enjoy a full day of world class literary entertainment for a mere fiver, Martin Amis was still in his cradle and Doris Lessing was considered a hot young thing.
And…on our very own doorstep? Well, never. Completely without precedent, the Queen’s Park Literary Festival is shaping up to be the hottest literary big day out for all the family this year when the inaugural event kicks off on June 11th.
And the brilliant news is that there are still tickets left–so do not miss out on the hottest new lit fest or you will be kicking yourself for years: heading up a splendid day’s programme are: Sam Bain, writer of the era-defining Peep Show, who will be talking alongside one of its stars, NW6′s very own Robert Webb. The ultra-impressive line up includes the doyenne of Queen’s Park authors, Maggie Gee as well as Polly Williams, Philip Hensher and Sebastian Faulks, to name a just a few.
We’re promised oodles of children’s activities–from storytelling, cartoon making and quizzes to competitions and book binding lovely grub from Sophie Grey, she of the fabulous Crazy Baker bakery and cafe, workshops (writing and graphics), competitions and many other diversions for the young and young at heart. Queen’s Park Books will be there in force where we’ll be manning (or rather womaning) a ‘pop-up bookshop’ so do come and say hi on the day.
There is to be an opening gala at the Lexi Cinema where Mark Gatiss, actor, creator and writer of the legendary League Of Gentlemen, The Crimson Petal and the White plus the most recent and Bafta nominated incarnation of Sherlock, will be introducing his favourite film with a literary source, Billy Wilder’s 1970′s gem The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. Meet one of the country’s most feted writers and find out how the film has informed his work by booking a seat via the Lexi website.
Press coverage of the festival is about to go national–so don’t miss out: drop in the shop or give us a call to get your tickets right now.
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