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20:00 - 21:30
Ruby Tandoh: Eat Up!

Talisman Theatre | £10 (£8)

Hear the acclaimed food writer and Great British Bake Off finalist talk about her brilliant new book, Eat Up. A ‘joyous manifesto for flavour and sanity’, Eat Up explores everything from gluttons and gourmets in the movies, to the symbolism of food and sex. Read more…

20:00 - 22:00
Zoe Rahman: Solo Piano

St. John’s Church | £16 (£14)

A rare opportunity to hear one of the UK’s most gifted jazz pianists in an intimate solo piano setting. Read more…

13:00 - 14:30
Fiona Mozley in conversation with Anita Sethi

Priory Theatre | £8 (£6)

Fiona Mozley became one of the literary sensations of 2017 when her debut novel, Elmet, was shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Hear Fiona speak about her work, in conversation with Anita Sethi. Read more…

15:00 - 16:00
Michael Donkor & Sharlene Teo

Priory Theatre | £8 (£6)

Meet two of the most exciting new voices in fiction and hear about their dazzling debut novels. Read more…

17:00 - 18:30
Rough Trade Books Showcase

Priory Theatre | £10 (£8)

Not content with conquering the independent music scene, in 2018 Rough Trade decided to launch a book publishing arm. Meet some of the brilliant authors releasing work with Rough Trade Books in its debut year. Read more…

20:00 - 21:30
Book Launch: Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss

Priory Theatre | £8 (£6)

Join us to celebrate the launch of Ghost Wall, the sixth novel by acclaimed author Sarah Moss. Read more…

11:00 - 12:00
Local Authors Showcase: Harriet Cummings, Patrick Kincaid & more

Priory Theatre | £7 (£5)

There has been some brilliant work coming out of this fair region in recent years. Hear from a selection of fantastic published authors, all of whom carry a CV postcode. Read more…

11:00 - 12:00
The Wardrobe Ensemble: The Time Seekers!

Kenilworth School | £8 adult / £5 children

Have you ever dreamt of seeing a real dinosaur? Meeting a Roman or an Ancient Egyptian? Sharing tea time with a robot from the future? Join The Wardrobe Ensemble for a thrilling journey through time where you take the steering wheel! Suitable for 3-8 yrs. Read more…

13:00
Fair Trade Books? Discounting & The Future of Publishing

Priory Theatre | £7 (£5)

In March 2018, Tamsin Rosewell from Kenilworth Books published a blogpost, ‘Publish And Be Damned’, highlighting the effects of a discounting culture in publishing. For this event, Tamsin will be joined by a panel of book industry figures to carry on the discussion – to explore what’s going wrong right now and what a more fair and sustainable system might look like. Read more…

14:00 - 15:00
The Wardrobe Ensemble: The Time Seekers!

Kenilworth School | £8 adult / £5 children

Have you ever dreamt of seeing a real dinosaur? Meeting a Roman or an Ancient Egyptian? Sharing tea time with a robot from the future? Join The Wardrobe Ensemble for a thrilling journey through time where you take the steering wheel! Suitable for 3-8 yrs. Read more…

15:00 - 16:30
Kit de Waal: The Trick To Time

Priory Theatre | £10 (£8)

Acclaimed novelist Kit de Waal speaks in conversation with Anita Sethi about her latest novel, The Trick to Time, which was published in March 2018 and looks set to become one of the literary hits of the year. Read more…

17:00 - 18:00
Rihab Azar in concert

Tree House Bookshop | £8 (£6)

A rare opportunity to see the exceptionally talented oud player in concert in an intimate setting. Read more…

19:00 - 20:30
Emily Francis Trio

Holiday Inn | £8 (£6)

An intimate gig from one of the most original and exciting new acts on the UK jazz scene. Read more…

20:00 - 21:30
An Evening with John-Lewis Stempel

Talisman Theatre | £10 (£8)

Hear ‘one of the best nature writers of his generation’ talk about his latest book, The Wood, which was published earlier this year and featured as a Radio 4 Book of the Week upon its release. Read more…

19:00 - 20:00
Christof van der Ven

Venue TBC | £8 (£6)

Dutch singer-songwriter Christof van der Ven has toured the globe with the likes of Bear’s Den, The Staves and The Boxer Rebellion. Here he plays songs from his debut solo album, Empty Handed, which was released in April 2018. Read more…

18:30 - 19:30
Sophie Mackintosh in conversation with Sarah Moss

Kenilworth Books | £7 (£5)

Meet one of the most exciting new voices in British fiction, Sophie Mackintosh, and find out more about Sophie’s astonishing debut novel, The Water Cure. Read more…

20:00 - 22:00
Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker + support

Tudor Stables, Kenilworth Castle | £14 (£12)

Acclaimed duo play songs from their fifth album, Seedlings All, which was released in March 2018 on Rough Trade. Read more…

18:30 - 20:00
Verve Poetry Press Showcase

Tree House Bookshop | £7 (£5)

A showcase event from this bold new poetry press, which was launched this year by the team behind Verve Poetry Festival. Featuring four fantastic poets – Casey Bailey, Hannah Swings, Leon Priestnall and Nafeesa Hamid – plus a house DJ racking up ‘funky tunes’ between sets, this promises to be a lot of fun! Read more…

20:00 - 22:00
S. Carey + support from Billie Marten

St. John’s Church | £16 (£14)

On tour in Europe for the first time in four years, S. Carey will be playing a full band show in St. John’s Church, with the event also featuring specially commissioned live visuals. Support comes from Billie Marten, one of the UK’s most exciting young singer-songwriters. Read more…

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