Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival Fringe
Thursday 19th August - Thursday 2nd September 2021
Our small but spectacular line up for this summer’s Literary Festival Fringe is now complete!
ANNE SEBBA, HUGO VICKERS & SIMON HEFFER, AMANDA OWEN, BEN MACINTYRE, NATALIE HAYNES, MARTIN GAYFORD, SEBASTIAN FAULKS & CATHY RENTZENBRINK, DEBORAH MOGGACH
Join us at four LIVE events on Thursday 8th July, 22nd July, 19th August and 2nd September
Thursday 8 July
Anne Sebba - Ethel Rosenberg; A Cold War Tragedy (5.00-6.00pm)
Hugo Vickers and Simon Heffer – The Diaries of Henry ‘Chips’ Channon and Cecil Beaton (7.00-8.00pm)
Thursday 22 July
Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess - Tales from the Farm (5.00-6.00pm)
Ben MacIntyre - Agent Sonya; Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (7.00-8.00pm)
Thursday 19 August
Natalie Haynes - Pandora’s Jar; Women in the Greek Myths (5.00-6.00pm)
A brilliant classicist as well as a stand-up comedian, Natalie Haynes takes the women of Greek myths - who are sidelined, vilified, misunderstood or ignored - and puts them centre stage, in a witty and entertaining talk.
Martin Gayford - Spring Cannot be Cancelled; David Hockney in Normandy (7.00-8.00pm)
Art critic Martin Gayford presents an illustrated talk based on Hockney’s latest paintings (currently exhibiting at the Royal Academy) and a wealth of new conversations and correspondence with Hockney, his long-time friend and collaborator.
Thursday 2 September
Sebastian Faulks - Snow Country (2.00-3.00pm)
Sebastian Faulks talks to Cathy Rentzenbrink on the very day his new novel is published. Sweeping across Europe as it recovers from one war and hides its face from the next, Snow Country is a landmark novel of exquisite yearnings, dreams of youth and the sanctity of hope.
Deborah Moggach - The Black Dress (4.00-5.00pm)
Bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach unveils her new, beautifully observed, darkly funny, tender and surprising novel. The Black Dress is about life changes and the unexpected twists and pleasures of being alone.
Drinks and mini sandwiches will be served at our evening events, with teas, coffee, cakes and ice-creams available at our afternoon event. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the grounds before or after the events, and meet the authors during the book signings. Tickets will be limited to meet social distancing requirements.
We’d like to thank our generous sponsors and Friends of the Festival for their continuing support, especially Baillie Gifford, Knocker & Foskett and Buzzacott.
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The Orangery, Chiddingstone Castle, Hill Hoath Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AD
The grounds are open every day of the year, providing enchanting woodland walks, a fishing lake and spectacular views across the Kent countryside for all. Please donate £3 or more in the honesty box at the car park.
The house and collections open from Sunday 23 May 2021 weekly on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 11am to 5pm.