The extremely popular Wimbledon BookFest makes a return this weekend; 15th – 17th March 2019.
Wimbledon BookFest’s inaugural Spring Weekend Festival in partnership with King’s College School, Wimbledon, will offer an inspiring and informative mix of talks, interviews and debates featuring writers, commentators and acclaimed thinkers from the worlds of literature, politics, global affairs, education, philosophy, history and more.
Events will take place in the new Concert Hall at King’s College School and beautiful historic Southside House.
The Festival is delighted to welcome two hugely respected historians, Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, who will talk about the extraordinary life of Queen Victoria, and Peter Frankopan who will discuss his global bestseller ‘The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World.’
Speakers include Gina Miller, poet Roger McGough, philosopher Julian Baggini and Michael Fuller – the first and to date, only, black Police Chief Constable in the UK – who will talk about race, identity and belong, the subject of his recently published memoir. Kings College alumni, BBC presenter and one Britain’s best authorities on defence and diplomacy, Mark Urban will help us delve deeper into the explosive spy war with Russia, the subject of his book ‘The Skripal Files.’
The festival features two evenings of comedy with Rhys James, Stiff & Kitsch, Bilal Zafar and Andrew Maxwell.
The Spring Weekend Festival will run in addition to Wimbledon BookFest’s annual ten day Autumn event which takes place in a pop up festival site on Wimbledon Common on 3rd – 13th October 2019.
‘Our audiences continue to grow year on year and this shows there is a huge appetite for the live event. This new partnership with King’s College School allows us to develop the festival further and we are incredibly grateful to the school for supporting this new venture.’
Fiona Razvi, Festival Director.
For more information and to book your tickets, visit: www.wimbledonbookfest.org