Literary Festival Fringe

At the Orangery

8th July, 22nd July, 19th August, 2nd September 2021

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Chiddingstone Castle is thrilled to announce a series of live, in-person events taking place in the Castle gardens during July, August and September 2021, when book lovers can hear from leading authors in our small but spectacular line up at this summer’s Literary Festival Fringe.

 

SEBASTIAN FAULKS, AMANDA OWEN, HUGO VICKERS, NATALIE HAYNES, SIMON HEFFER, ANNE SEBBA, MARTIN GAYFORD, BEN MACINTYRE AND DEBORAH MOGGACH

 

We are holding a number of author talks during the afternoon and early evening in Chiddingstone Castle’s grounds, in line with the current COVID guidelines. These will take place at the Castle’s Orangery; a stunning loggia set amidst sprawling lawns, pretty gardens and woodland, with drinks and a range of refreshments available, al fresco picnicking in the grounds and a chance to meet the authors during the book signings. Tickets will be limited to meet social distancing requirements.

 TICKETS ON SALE FROM OUR WEBSITE FRIDAY 4th JUNE 2021

 

Don’t miss out on our previous podcasts. We are delighted that the series from Chiddingstone Castle’s Virtual Literary Festival in 2020 were so popular, creating a wealth of interest and listeners during lockdown and COVID restrictions. The podcasts are still freely available below. Please also click through to the Sevenoaks Bookshop to purchase your favourites from the series.

Lara Prior-Palmer and Georgie Codd | Rough Magic and We Swim to the Shark

Thursday 25th June 2020

William Sieghart with Ana Sampson | The Poetry Pharmacy

Monday 8th June 2020

Tom Holland with Andy Bell | Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

Sunday 31st May 2020

Paul Conroy with Julia Wheeler | Under the Wire

Sunday 31st May 2020

Clare Mulley with Sam Leith | The Women who flew for Hitler

Sunday 31st May 2020

Neil MacGregor with Sue Broom | Living with the Gods: The Gods that we Need

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Andrew Roberts with David Walsh | Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Linda Porter and Paul Lay | Mistresses: Sex and Scandal at the Court of Charles II, Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell’s Protectorate

Monday 11th May 2020

Alexandra Shulman with Louise Chunn | Clothes and Other Things That Matter

Saturday 9th May 2020

Joanna Trollope with Rowan Pelling | Mum & Dad

Saturday 9th May 2020

Maggie O’Farrell with Cathy Rentzenbrink | Hamnet

Saturday 9th May 2020

Peter James and John Sutherland with Angela Clarke | Writing Crime: Roy Grace – Find Them Dead and Crossing the Line

Saturday 9th May 2020

Michael Morpurgo with Clare Mulley | War Stories

Saturday 9th May 2020

Emily Brand with Robert Sackville-West | The Fall of the House of Byron

Saturday 9th May 2020

James Lee, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Olivia Williams | Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Saturday 9th May 2020

Andrew Lownie with Julia Wheeler | The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves

Saturday 9th May 2020

Christopher Somerville and Andrew Ziminski with Julia Wheeler | The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain and Ships of Heaven: The Private Life of Britain’s Cathedrals

Saturday 9th May 2020

Sue Stuart-Smith with Marian Boswall | The Well-Gardened Mind: Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World

Saturday 9th May 2020

Asa Bennett with Andy Bell | Romanifesto: Modern Lessons from Classical Politics

Saturday 9th May 2020

Winner of 7-9 age category: George Downing | Candy Land read by Rachel Sellers

Friday 3rd July 2020

Winner of 10-13 age category: Bea Hester | A Narrow Escape read by Rachel Sellers

Friday 3rd July 2020

Tooth Mayhem by Molly Fisher

One Day in the Woods by Matilda Carey

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