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C H I D D I N G STO N E C A ST L E L I T E R A RY F E ST I VA L

West Kent’s Literary Festival for story-lovers of all ages Ian Rankin

Aardman Animations

Kate Mosse

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Evan Davis

2018 BOX OFFICE :

www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk/literary-festival Adam Kay


For the third consecutive year, Chiddingstone Castle welcomes story-lovers of all ages to three days of talks, performances and workshops throughout the historic house and grounds.

Cressida Cowell

Jim Al-Khalili

Anna Pasternak

Anne de Courcy

Lauren Child

Daljit Nagra


I N T R O D U C T I O N

A very warm welcome to this year’s Literary Festival. Set in the glorious house and grounds of Chiddingstone Castle in the Tudor village of Chiddingstone, our festival returns for a third outing in 2018. We are grateful once again to our title sponsors Brooks Macdonald, an award-winning company that specialises in providing investment management services across the UK and internationally.

We have a musical puppetry performance of a classic Romanian fairy-tale, Early Man model-making with Aardman Animations, story writing workshops and much more. Treats are in store for local pupils at our Schools Day on Tuesday, with visits from several award-winning, bestselling children’s authors, an hilarious two-girl theatre company and an acclaimed comedian who will give away the Seven Secrets of Storytelling.

We are thrilled by our growing stature which can be measured by our impressive line-up of authors recruited for this year. We have a deliberately eclectic mix of renowned writers; of biography, memoir, history, medicine, fiction, crime, poetry, science, politics and children’s books, to guarantee that we truly offer something for everyone, of all ages and interests. Ensuring that it is a family affair, there will also be children’s theatre performances, puppetry, life drawing, modelling, magazine-making and creative writing workshops. Visitors can also tour the Castle’s collection of art and antiquities and enjoy delicious food and drink throughout the day.

In these uncertain times of fake news, hard borders and gender-neutral disputes, let us offer you the prospect of a long weekend’s escape into a world of revelation and debate, presented by our wide-ranging selection of authors. Come for one event or stay all day. Enjoy delicious food from our vintage vans, tea and cakes from our tea rooms, and drinks from the festival bar. All tickets to the festival include free entry to the Castle and its collections. We are delighted to welcome back Sevenoaks Bookshop as our festival booksellers. A huge thank you to all our supporters, volunteers, generous sponsors and donors, with special thanks to Molly and David Borthwick, the Fleming family, Nicola and John Coldman, and the family of Paddy Cooke.

Adult events will take place on Sunday, providing wit and wisdom on topics ranging from Dr Zhivago to the life of a junior doctor, revelations about Royalist women and Detective Inspector Rebus, culinary inspiration, the consequences of crime for police and perpetrator, award-winning poetry, Anglo-American husband hunting and the power of persuasive writing. We are also delighted to offer a whole day of life drawing classes. Bank Holiday Monday sees an array of events for all the family, including discussions on the future of science and AI, politics and post-truth, plus a festival exclusive with the launch of Kate Mosse’s new historical trilogy. Little ones can meet lovable bear Hugless Douglas and Lauren Child, creator of Charlie and Lola, the second Children’s Laureate to appear at Chiddingstone.

Victoria Henderson – Artistic Director


Sunday 6th May C O N S U L T U S

10.30-11.30am £12

Adult Day

M A R Q U E E

Diana Henry & Bee Wilson How to Eat a Peach Enjoy culinary inspiration from two award-winning food writers; journalist and broadcaster Diana Henry and food historian Bee Wilson. Planning a menu is Diana Henry’s favourite part of cooking. She will talk about the inspiring places behind some of her favourite menus in her new book How to Eat a Peach, and her recipes, memories and stories will transport you to San Francisco, Mexico City and beyond. Diana Henry is the author of eleven books including Simple. She is the Sunday Telegraph’s food writer and hosts At the Kitchen Table podcast. Bee Wilson is an acclaimed food writer, historian and author of 4 books including First Bite. Sponsored by Knocker & Foskett

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11.45-12.45pm £12

Anna Pasternak with Imogen Lycett Green With readings by Geoffrey Streatfeild Lara: The Untold Story that Inspired Dr Zhivago In this centenary year of the Russian Revolution, Anna Pasternak will talk to Imogen Lycett Green about the true love story that inspired Dr Zhivago; the passionate affair between Boris Pasternak and Olga Ivinskaya, love of his life and literary muse. With unprecedented access to family sources, Anna has gained unparalleled insight into their story of unimaginable courage, loyalty, suffering, tragedy, drama and loss. Olga paid a huge price for loving ‘her Boria’ and was imprisoned twice in Siberian labour camps because of her association with him and his controversial work. Anna Pasternak is the great-niece of Nobel Prize winning novelist Boris Pasternak. Imogen Lycett Green is a writer and director of the Betjeman Poetry Prize. Actor Geoffrey Streatfeild (RSC, National Theatre) will read excerpts from Boris’ works. Sponsored by Consultus Care and Nursing

1.30-2.30pm £12

Ian Rankin in conversation with Jake Kerridge Rankin and Rebus: 30 Years in the Crime Trade Join the No 1 UK bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin in conversation with Jake Kerridge, (crime reviewer for the Daily Telegraph) to discuss 30 years spent living with the irascible and brooding Detective Inspector John Rebus. Ian is currently writing a new adventure for Rebus, to be published in October, so there may be a few hints dropped...or even an exclusive reading from the work in progress. Ian Rankin’s first John Rebus novel was published in 1987, since when the maverick cop has appeared in a further twenty full-length stories.  Ian continues to live in (and write about) Edinburgh. Sponsored by Berry & Lamberts Solicitors


Sunday 6th May C O N S U L T U S

2.45-3.45pm £12

Adult Day

M A R Q U E E

John Sutherland and Erwin James In conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink Lives of Crime: Police Commander and ex-Convict An extraordinary opportunity to hear how a life in crime affects both the perpetrator and the police officer. John Sutherland, a Commander in the Metropolitan Police and author of Blue: Keeping the Peace and Falling Apart, will talk to Erwin James, author of Redeemable: A Memoir of Darkness and Hope, an ex-prisoner convicted of murder who now writes for the Guardian. They will discuss the detrimental effect crime, punishment and law-keeping has had on their own mental health. John Sutherland joined the Police in 1992 rising to become Borough Commander for Southwark. He suffered a major breakdown and has battled with crippling depression. Erwin James lost his mother aged seven and watched his father turn to alcohol and violence, committing his first crime aged ten. He was jailed for life in 1984. In prison he achieved a BA in History, and is now a freelance writer. Cathy Rentzenbrink is the author of The Last Act of Love and A Manual for Heartache. Sponsored by Sevenoaks Bookshop

4.00-5.00pm £12

Leanda de Lisle, Linda Porter and Lucy Moore Royalist Women With today’s renewed interest in the 17th century and the dramatic period of the Civil Wars, the Stuarts have emerged from the shadow of the Tudors to reclaim their place as monarchs whose lives and loves are equally worthy of attention. Three acclaimed female historians will talk about Charles I’s loyal queen Henrietta Maria, her three daughters, Mary, Elizabeth and Henriette Anne, and Lady Ann Fanshawe, the indefatigable wife of a royalist courtier. Leanda de Lisle is the best-selling author of White King: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr. Lucy Moore has written Lady Fanshawe’s Receipt Book: The Life and Times of a Civil War Heroine. Linda Porter’s latest book is Royal Renegades: the children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars. Sponsored by Ibbett Mosely

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Sunday 6th May C O N S U L T U S 5.15-6.15pm £12

Adult Day

M A R Q U E E Anne de Courcy The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York Around the turn of the 20th century social climbing American heiresses crossed the pond to find titled husbands with power and privilege, bringing with them fabulous wealth, glamour and the sophistication of the Gilded Age. Anne de Courcy will reveal the motives and attitudes of these young women and why their invasion was much more than a case of cash for titles. With her extensive firsthand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, Anne will divulge what they thought of their new lives in England – and what England thought of them. Anne de Courcy is the author many acclaimed works of social history including The Fishing Fleet, The Viceroy’s Daughter and Debs at War. Sponsored by The Ivy, Tunbridge Wells

6.30-7.30pm £12

Adam Kay with Cathy Rentzenbrink This Is Going to Hurt Meet former junior doctor Adam Kay in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink, discussing the funniest book ever written about the NHS. The diaries, written when Kay worked as a junior doctor specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology, show him tackling horrific injuries, elderly drinkers and life-threatening birth complications. Although the book revels in the dark comedy of hospital life, it closes with a career-ending incident that left Adam fearful of making decisions about patients’ treatment forcing him to ditch his career as a doctor. Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film. This Is Going to Hurt became an instant bestseller and won the Blackwell’s Debut Book of the Year 2017, Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year, iBooks Book of the Year and Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Prize. Cathy Rentzenbrink is the author of The Last Act of Love and A Manual for Heartache. Sponsored by The Rock Inn

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Sunday 6th May C A S T L E

2.45-3.45pm £12

Adult Day

M A R Q U E E

Daljit Nagra with Emma Harding Poetry: British Museum We are delighted to welcome Radio 4’s poet-in-residence Daljit Nagra and BBC poetry producer Emma Harding. They will discuss British Museum, Daljit’s third collection of poems, which is a series of meditations and reflections upon our heritage, our legacy, and the institutions that define them: the BBC, Hadrian’s Wall, the Sikh gurdwaras of our towns, and the British Museum of the title poem. Daljit Nagra is an award-winning poet, teaches at Brunel University London and is currently Poet-in-Residence at BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra. Emma Harding is a producer of poetry at BBC Radio 4. Sponsored by Sevenoaks Bookshop

4.00-5.00pm £12

Sam Leith Write to the Point: How to be Clear, Correct and Persuasive on the Page Join Sam Leith for some inspired guidance in the art of Persuasive Writing. He will show how to express yourself fully to maximise your chances of getting your way in every situation. From work reports to Valentine cards, and from emails of condolence to tweets of complaint, he will reveal the secrets to successful communication, eloquence and off- and online etiquette. Getting these things right - or wrong - can be life-changing. Sam Leith is literary editor at the Spectator, and writes for the Financial Times, the Evening Standard, Prospect, the Guardian, The Times and TLS. He is author of Write to the Point and has served as a judge on the Man Booker and Desmond Elliott prizes. Sponsored by Slightly Foxed

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Sunday 6th May S T R E A T F E I L D

Adult Day R O O M

10.30-12.00pm: Workshop 1

Eddie Armer Life Drawing

12.30-2.00pm: Workshop 2

Eddie Armer, author of Life Drawing, will host a series of themed drawing workshops suitable for artists of all levels, from beginners to advanced. Guidance and practical advice on drawing techniques will be given. Materials are included (bring your own if preferred).

2.30-4.00pm: Workshop 3 £15 per workshop

10.30-12.00pm: Workshop 1 Drawing the figure in proportion                     This workshop will explain how to draw the model in proportion and avoid some of the most common pitfalls. You will be working from life with a female model, producing a series of drawings to take home. 12.30-2.00pm: Workshop 2 Foreshortening, the illusion of depth                      Capturing the foreshortening in a pose will give your drawing depth and realism, but it remains a challenge for artists of all levels of ability. An understanding of foreshortening will be explained along with practical advice to help you develop your technique. 2.30-4.00pm: Workshop 3 Drawing a portrait                                                  A few simple rules to help you capture a portrait from life and begin to understand the proportions of the head. You will have the choice of a male or female model for this workshop.

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Monday 7th May C O N S U L T U S

Family Day

M A R Q U E E

11.45-12.30pm £5 Under 3s free Suitable for all ages

David Melling Hugless Douglas

12.30-12.45pm Free with ticket to visit the Castle/Festival

Rachel Sellers reads the Winners of the Short Story Competition Voiceover artist Rachel Sellers will read out the winning entries from this year’s Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival Short Story Competition for children.

1.00-2.00pm £5 Suitable for children 7+

Lauren Child With Imogen Lycett Green Meet the Children’s Laureate

Meet the bestselling huggable bear, Hugless Douglas, and his creator David Melling! David’s adorable Hugless Douglas books have sold over a million copies and have been published in 26 languages. He’s been a number 1 chart topper with his World Book Day title, Hello, Hugless Douglas! In this interactive event, hear about David’s drawing techniques, learn to draw Douglas step-by-step, listen to some storytelling and even get a hug from Douglas himself! Sponsored by Chiddingstone Parish Council

Lauren Child, the current Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate believes that creativity has been squeezed out of modern life for many of us. For Lauren, creativity it is a life-changer and we should all allow ourselves idle time to dream and experiment. She will be in conversation with Imogen Lycett Green, director of the Betjeman Poetry Prize.  They will discuss inspiration, poetry, illustration, and her many books, including Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and her latest novel for readers 7+ from Harper Collins, as well as A Dog with Nice Ears, her latest Charlie and Lola picture book. There will be a chance for questions.  Sponsored by Chilstone Makers of Fine Cast Stone

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2.15-3.15pm £12 Suitable for adults and children 13+

3.30-4.30pm £12

Jim Al-Khalili and Sir Nigel Shadbolt with Andrew Franklin What’s Next: The Future of Science and AI What’s next for the human race? Join leading scientists Jim Al-Khalili and Sir Nigel Shadbolt as they discuss the future of robotics, synthetic biology, climate change, time travel, teleportation, cybersecurity, privacy and AI; dispelling some of the fears and misconceptions about robots taking over our lives. This session will be entertaining, informative and filled with ground-breaking science suitable for families and children over 13. Jim Al-Khalili OBE is a British physicist, editor of What’s Next? and host of Radio 4’s The Life Scientific. Sir Nigel Shadbolt is the co-author of The Digital Ape and the chairman and co-founder of the Open Data Institute with Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Andrew Franklin is the founder and Managing Director of Profile Books. Sponsored by NFU Mutual

Kate Mosse with Deborah Lawrenson The Burning Chambers A literary exclusive for Chiddingstone Castle sees the launch of The Burning Chambers, the new historical novel from Kate Mosse; bestselling author of Labyrinth and co-founder of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Set in 16th century Languedoc, this is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties, covering three centuries and travelling the world from Carcassonne to Southern Africa. Kate Mosse OBE is author of the multi-million selling trilogy Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel and sits on the Executive Committee of Women of the World. Deborah Lawrenson is the author of eight bestselling novels. The Death in Provence mystery series, co-written with her husband Robert Rees, is published this summer. Sponsored by Buzzacotts Chartered Accountants

4.45-5.45pm £12

Evan Davis with Andy Bell Post-Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It Never has there been more concern about dishonesty in public life. From President Trump to the Brexit debate, we are under a barrage of falsehoods, fake news, and appeals to alternative facts. Bullshit is rife; found in company reports, news headlines, canned laughter, and political spin. Evan Davis and Andy Bell are well placed to view the panoply of deception and spin employed not just in recent politics, but in all walks of life. They will discuss why bullshit persists and how best to manage our post-truth age. Evan Davis presents BBC 2s Newsnight, Radio 4sThe Bottom Line and Dragons’ Den on BBC 2. Andy Bell is Political Editor of ITN’s Five News. Sponsored by Thompson Spare Estate Agency

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Monday 7th May C A S T L E

10.30-11.30am: Workshop 1 11.45-12.45pm: Workshop 2 2.15-3.15pm: Workshop 3 £10 Suitable for ages 6+

T H E

M A R Q U E E

Aardman Animations present Early Man Modelling Workshop Award-winning film-makers Aardman Animations - creators of Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep and their recent hit Early Man - are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own Early Man character at these fun, hands-on clay modelling workshops. Lead by one of their expert model makers, you’ll get the opportunity to ask questions about the animation techniques and learn the tricks of the trade from the Aardman studio. Make your own Hognob character from scratch, to take home with you. Sponsored by the family of Paddy Cooke

O R A N G E R Y

10.30-11.15am: Performance 1 2.15-3.00pm: Performance 2 £5 Under 3s free Suitable for all ages

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Family Day

The award-winning Pericles Theatre Company and Atelier Community Theatre present The Promise of Everlasting Youth Everlasting youth…is it a reality or a myth, a dream or a nightmare? Be careful what you wish for! We have two performances of one of the greatest fairy-stories ever told and suitable for all the family. The Promise of Everlasting Youth is an old Romanian tale, brought vividly to life by festival favourites Pericles Theatre Company and Atelier Community Theatre, with handmade masks, puppetry and music. Narration and music by Gregers Brinch, directed by Vasile Nedelcu. Sponsored by Riverford Organic Farmers


Monday 7th May W H I T E

R O S E

1.00-2.00pm Free with ticket to visit the Castle/Festival

Family Day R O O M / F E S T I V A L

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Leigh Ladies Choir Enjoy a drink from the Festival Bar and listen to the Leigh Ladies Choir performing a medley of seasonal choral songs. The Leigh Ladies Choir was formed in 2016 and is open to any local ladies who like singing a wonderfully diverse range of music. There is no audition, but there is a strong emphasis on good singing technique www.leighladieschoir.uk.

T H E

S T R E A T F E I L D

11.00-12.30pm: Workshop 1 3.00-4.30pm: Workshop 2 ÂŁ10 Suitable for children 8-11

R O O M

Story Makers Creative Writing and Storytelling Workshops Story Makers is a workshop for children to explore their creativity and nurture their love of stories. During a Creative Writing and Storytelling workshop you will discover authors new and old and create and share your own stories. With activities designed to ignite your imagination who knows what adventures you can create? This workshop will help you find inspiration for your own stories from reading books, writing prompts, your own lives and the world around us. Stories surround us all the time, they are just waiting to be told in your own unique way. Sponsored by Beanstalk

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Tuesday 8th May L I N E

Schools Day

U P

10.00-10.50am 11.15-12.05pm

Andrew Clover presents The Seven Secrets of Storytelling Wild, Perrier-nominated comic Andrew Clover will perform his hilarious-but -educational Seven Secrets of Storytelling in which he’ll explain why writers need to be bold and curious, and a bit like detectives. Sponsored by Story Makers

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12.55-1.45pm 2.00-2.50pm

Really Big Pants Theatre Company presents: Plundered! Whilst searching for hidden treasure, Captain Blackbeard, a famously selfish pirate, has left a once beautiful tropical island littered with rubbish and its inhabitants struggling to survive. It’s up to Maggie and Roy to save it. Sponsored by Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

10.00-11.00am

Philip Ardagh My Secret Diary: The Secret Life of John Drawbridge Meet Philip Ardagh as he shares the silly secrets of being a knight in training and what life inside a medieval castle was really like. Expect a fun fact-filled session with lots of laughs. Sponsored by Scoop Children’s Magazine


Tuesday 8th May L I N E

Schools Day

U P

11.15-12.15pm

Guy Bass and Pete Williamson Stitch Head Join Guy Bass and Pete Williamson as they delve into the darkly daft world of Stitch Head. Expect an interactive hour of ridiculous ramblings and rib-tickling readings, with live (or almost-alive) drawing by Pete...with monsters galore! Sponsored by Sevenoaks Bookshop

12.30-1.30pm

Abi Elphinstone Sky Song Catapult into adventure with Abi Elphinstone. She will talk about the wild adventures behind her latest book Sky Song; living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia and hunting out the northern lights in the Arctic. Sponsored by the Betjeman Poetry Prize

1.45-2.45pm

Cressida Cowell Wizards of Once and How to Train Your Dragon Cressida Cowell is author-illustrator of the bestselling series How to Train Your Dragon (also a film and TV series). She’s here to launch the paperback of The Wizards of Once, a magical fantasy adventure. She will talk about her inspiration, give top tips on becoming an author or illustrator, as well as sharing behind-the-scenes details about her films. Sponsored by Sevenoaks District Arts Council Fund

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Programme at a Glance S U N D A Y A d u l t

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E v e n t s

10.30-11.30

Diana Henry & Bee Wilson

How to Eat a Peach

10.30-12.00

Eddie Armer

Life Drawing Workshop

11.45-12.45

Anna Pasternak & Imogen Lycett Green

Lara: The Untold Story that Inspired Dr Zhivago

12.30-2.00

Eddie Armer

Life Drawing Workshop

1.30-2.30

Ian Rankin & Jake Kerridge

Rankin and Rebus: 30 Years in the Crime Trade

2.30-4.00

Eddie Armer

Life Drawing Workshop

2.45-3.45

John Sutherland & Erwin James

Lives of Crime

2.45-3.45

Daljit Nagra & Emma Harding

Poetry: British Museum

4.00-5.00

Leanda de Lisle, Lucy Moore & Linda Porter

Royalist Women

4.00-5.00

Sam Leith

Write to the Point

5.15-6.15

Anne de Courcy

The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

6.30-7.30

Adam Kay & Cathy Rentzenbrink

This is Going to Hurt


M O N D A Y

F a m i l y

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M A Y

F A M I L Y

D A Y

E v e n t s

10.30-11.15

Pericles Theatre Company

The Promise of Everlasting Youth

10.30-11.30

Aardman Animations

Early Man Modelling Workshop

11.30-12.30

Story Makers

Children’s Creative Writing Workshop

11.45-12.45

Aardman Animations

Early Man Modelling Workshop

11.45-12.30

David Melling

Hugless Douglas

12.30-12.45

Rachel Sellers

Reading of Short Story Competition Winners

1.00-2.00

Leigh Ladies Choir

1.00-2.00

Lauren Child & Imogen Lycett Green

Meet the Children’s Laureate

2.15-3.15

Pericles Theatre Company

The Promise of Everlasting Youth

2.15-3.15

Aardman Animations

Early Man Modelling Workshop

3.00-4.00

Story Makers

Children’s Creative Writing Workshop

A d u l t

E v e n t s

2.15-3.15

Jim Al-Khalili & Nigel Shadbolt

What’s Next: The Future of Science

3.30-4.30

Kate Mosse & Deborah Lawrenson

The Burning Chambers

4.45-5.45

Evan Davis & Andy Bell

Post Truth

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Book tickets online: www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk/literary-festival Phone number for enquiries only: 01892 870347 Payment: Please note that all bookings are subject to a booking fee T i c k e t s

Sunday Adult Festival Day Pass: admits holder to all 7 events in the Consultus Marquee £70 Individual Events and Workshops: see programme listings for ticket prices per person Under 3s free No concessions Box Office opens for pre-registered guests: 28 February 2018 General booking opens: 1 March 2018 Enquiries email: hello@chiddingstonecastle.org.uk Denys Eyre Bower Bequest, Chiddingstone Castle registered charity no 291203

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