Literary Festival 2020: Cancelled

Literary Festival Cancelled

The ongoing uncertainty surrounding social distancing measures due to the coronavirus crisis has meant that the organising committee has regretfully had to cancel the festival for 2020. The re-scheduled date was to be 19/20th September 2020 but the size and layout of the venue would make current social distancing measures impossible to put in place. We are awaiting further government guidance but the committee hopes to hold the festival in Spring 2021. We are very disappointed to have had to cancel this year’s festival but hope that many of the speakers from this year’s cancelled event will be happy to speak at next year’s festival. No dates or programme have been set for next year yet.

All tickets will now be refunded. If you purchased your tickets through Billetto you will automatically receive  a refund of the ticket price less booking fee and this will be paid by them to the card that was originally used when making the payment. Please go to the Billetto website to claim your refund.

If you bought your tickets directly from us then please contact us either through the email link or phone 07718 512860 to arrange your refund.

Fishbourne’s 5th Literary Festival  2020 – Cancelled

Introduction to the cancelled 5th literary festival at St.Peter and St.Mary church in Fishbourne.

Following last year’s successful festival –

” A very enjoyable and well run day.  Look forward to next year!”

“Excellent – varied + informative + fun”

“Second visit (last year – loved it)”

“I thought the talks were excellent and loved the variety”

we have decided to expand over two days. Both days will run 9.30am to 4.30pm and are packed full of interesting speakers.  Each day there will be talks given by well-known authors who will end with a question and answer section. There will still be a chance to pick up some second-hand books at our all day sale. Refreshments will be served throughout the day including a ploughman’s lunch between 12.30-2.30pm.We are delighted to have Kate Mosse as our Festival patron and opening speaker.

“Kate’s adaptation of her book, “The Taxidermist’s Daughter” which is set in and around Fishbourne Church, has just been announced as part of the 2020 Chichester Festival Theatre season”

‘As a Chi girl born and bred, and one who grew up in Fishbourne, I am delighted to be opening this 5th Fishbourne Loves Books weekend.  I’ve been a regular supporter of the festival since the beginning and it’s a particular pleasure for me to meet readers & celebrate writing back on my proper home turf!’

We have a packed weekend full of excellent talks from the following authors. Kate Mosse, Paul Kerensa, John Burns, Claire Fuller, Phil Hewitt, Nicci French, Olivia Fane, Miles Leeson, William Shaw and Deborah Moggach. The authors will be signing their latest book after their talk.

Don’t forget to stay for the Book Dash on Sunday 4.00-4.30pm. Buy a bag from us for £2 to fill up and take away as many books as you can from our second hand book tables.

To download and print off the full programme and speaker details please click on the following link to Booklet  2020

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