Sevenoaks Literary Festival 2019

Booking has now opened for Sevenoaks 2019 Literary Festival! Don’t miss out on such delights as Adam Nicholson on The Making of Poetry, Lemn Sissay on My Name is Why and Andrew Lownie on the Lives and Loves of the Mountbattens.

Running from 21 September to 3 October, this seasonal treat is organised by our wonderful local Sevenoaks Bookshop. Make sure to book your tickets now!

Festival Fever hits Sevenoaks

Festival fever has hit Sevenoaks with a vengeance!  Whether you're a fan of books, drama or music there's something on offer for you!

Bank Holiday weekend, May 6/7 is the date for the 2018 Chiddingstone Literary Festival, a literary feast with Ian Rankin, Adam Kay, Diana Henry and so many more - all set within the intriguing setting of this quirky Kent country house. 

Celebrating its 35th anniversary season is Hever Festival Theatre. Booking is now open for an eclectic range of music and drama.  There's definitely a treat in store for all the family here. Take a picnic and make it a real occasion.

Sevenoaks itself launches its 2018 Festival Programme on Saturday 23 June. Don't miss out on this annual cornucopia of delights and book now!


Spy Thrillers & Jackson Lamb

Thursday 5th October, 7.30 pm at Walthamstow Hall School, Ship Theatre - this is THE destination for you to hear thriller writer Mick Herron in conversation.  Described by Jake Kerridge, crime fiction critic of The Telegraph as having written ‘the finest crime series this millennium’, Mick Herron is author of the award-winning Jackson Lamb series of spy thrillers. 

Whether you know the books and love them, or whether you're coming to hear about them for the first time, the evening's Sevenoaks Literary Festival conversation promises to be a treat!

Tickets available from Sevenoaks Bookshop (T: 01732 452055).

Be Illuminated!

Patrica Lovett, world renowned scribe and illuminator, will be the Sevenoaks Literary Festival speaker on Wednesday 4 October, 7.30 pm, at Walthamstow Hall School, Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks.

Specialising in works on vellum with gold and colour, and using quills, Patricia Lovett follows the processes and techniques of mediaeval craftsmen.  

Hear more about her latest book, The Art and History of Calligraphy in what promises to be a fascinating insight into the hugely popular world of heritage crafts.

Tickets available from Sevenoaks Bookshop. T: 01732 452055. 

Sevenoaks Literary Festival

Be inspired by the 2017 Sevenoaks Literary Festival.  Featuring writers such as Alan Johnson, Michael Rosen, Hilary Spurling and David Crystal talking on biography, music, history and crime, there's something for everyone.

Take tea with Sinclair Mckay, author of The Mile End Murder, or have lunch with Gloria Hunniford talking about her new book, My Life.  Revealing and revelatory so not to be missed!

Tickets from Sevenoaks Bookshop T: 01732 452055.

Sevenoaks Literary Festival

A MUST for all bookworms! Sevenoaks Literary Festival is about to open.  Running from 23rd September - 7th October, the Festival is a delicious concoction of talks and discussions ranging from Beatrix Potter, to Hercule Poirot to Shakespeare and a great deal in between!  Fun!  Engaging!  Stimulating!  Book now!