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Guildford Book Festival

9–16 October 2016 Festival Programme

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Welcome to the Festival When the Guildford Book Festival began 27 years ago there were just a handful of festivals dedicated to books and authors in the UK. Now there are over 300. So, why are Festivals so popular? Without doubt the opportunity to meet authors and enhance the reading experience is one of the big attractions, and, of course, it’s a great chance to get books signed, too. This is our first year in charge of Guildford Book Festival and we couldn’t be more delighted to be involved with bringing some of the biggest names, the best new writers, and the most inspirational authors, to the town. From household names such as Graham Norton and Jeremy Paxman to top fiction writers including Anthony Horowitz and Robert Harris, there are over 50 authors visiting Guildford this year offering everything from an insider’s look at British politics to how to make a million from your blog. We even have a dinosaur coming along!

The popular Readers' Day features eight speakers in one fabulous day including bestselling author, Amanda Prowse, and the former Blue Peter presenter, Janet Ellis, while for the first time there is a chance to take a five-day creative writing course which could be just the kick-start you need to get your book written. Who knows? Maybe you will be speaking at the Guildford Book Festival in the future. This year’s Literary Lunch sees leading biographer, Anne Sebba, alongside Festival favourite, Elizabeth Buchan, while historians Alison Weir and Elizabeth Norton will tell us what life was like for women in Tudor times. There is poetry and Shakespeare, sport and humour, and even a chance to learn ‘How to Hygge’, and enjoy the benefits of a Nordic lifestyle. In fact, we think there is pretty much something for everyone. We hope you agree. We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival in October.

Jane Beaton & Alex Andrews Co-Festival Directors, Guildford Book Festival

Festival Team: Board of Trustees: Patricia Grayburn (President), Andrew Hodges (Chairman), Gordon Jackson, Jennifer Powell, John Rigg, Nigel Roby, Manny Sawhney, John Thorp Treasurer: Sue Sturgeon

Festival Patrons: Elizabeth Buchan, Michael Buerk, Adele Parks, Michael Rosen, Sandi Toksvig, Fay Weldon, Timothy West, Jacqueline Wilson Co-Festival Directors: Alex Andrews & Jane Beaton Schools Coordinator: Gemma Byers

Volunteers Coordinator: Melissa Newman Festival PR: Wigwam

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Festival Bookseller: Waterstones

Our special thanks to: Surrey Libraries, Guildford Tourist Information Centre, the staff at the Sofa Workshop for the furniture and all the volunteers who generously give their time.

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Festival Events Summary Sunday 9th October Author

Event

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Mike Langham

Bird Spotting

Hatchlands Park

11:00 – 12:00

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Workshop: Britta Teckentrup

Illustration Workshop

The Electric Theatre

11:00 – 12:00

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 he Dinosaur T That Pooped a Show

The Electric Theatre

14:30 – 15:30

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The Wimpy Kid Show

The Electric Theatre

16:30 – 17:30

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A Dead Good Evening

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

19:00 – 20:00

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Robert Harris

Monday 10th October Author

Event

Venue

Time

Page

Day 1: Getting Started

Guildhall

10:00 – 12:00

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William Sitwell

Eggs or Anarchy?

The Mandolay Hotel

11:00 – 12:00

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Anne Sebba & Elizabeth Buchan

Literary Lunch

The Mandolay Hotel

12:30 – 14:30

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Natasha Courtenay-Smith

The Million Dollar Blog

The Electric Theatre

17:00 – 18:00

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John Julius Norwich

Four Princes

The Electric Theatre

18:30 – 19:30

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Dr Pippa Malmgren

Signals

University of Surrey: AP1

19:00 – 20:00

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Anthony Horowitz

Magpie Murders

The Electric Theatre

20:00 – 21:00

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Venue

Time

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Day 2: Plotting Your Story

Guildhall

10:00 – 12:00

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Signe Johansen

Coffee Morning: How to Hygge

Upstairs at The March Hare

10:30 – 12:00

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Selina Lake

Botanical Style

Wisley Plant Centre

12:30 – 13:30

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Marc Morris

William I

Guildford Castle

14:00 – 15:00

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Irene Black

If Only I Could Have News From You

Guildford Castle

15:30 – 16:30

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Rosie Nixon

Cocktail Evening: The Stylist

Kokomo Cocktail Bar

18:30 – 20:00

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Creative Writing Course

Tuesday 11th October Author Creative Writing Course

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Sunday 9th – Sunday 16th October Tuesday 11th October Author

Event

Venue

Time

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S.J. Parris/ Charles Cumming

Spy Night: Conspiracy and Lies

The Electric Theatre

18:30 – 19:30

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Graham Norton

An Audience with Graham Norton: Holding

G Live

19:30 – 20:30

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Paddy Ashdown

Spy Night: Game of Spies The Electric Theatre

20:00 – 21:00

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Wednesday 12th October Author

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Time

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 ay 3: D Defining Characters

Guildhall

10:00 – 12:00

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Walking Talk: The Edible City

Meet at The Electric Theatre

11:00 – 12:30

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The Electric Theatre

14:00 – 15:30

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Marcus Berkmann

The Spectator Book of Wit, Wisdom & Humour

The Electric Theatre

18:30 – 19:30

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Ella Mills (née Woodward)

Deliciously Ella Smoothies & Juices

The Mandolay Hotel

18:30 – 20:00

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Amnesty International

Poems that make Grown Women Cry

Community Centre, St. Nicolas Church

19:30 – 20:30

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David Essex

Faded Glory

The Electric Theatre

20:00 – 21:00

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Thursday 13th October Author

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Day 4: Writing Dialogue

Guildhall

10:00 – 12:00

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Various

The Poet's Quest for God

St. Mary’s Church

11:00 – 12:00

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Alison Weir & Elizabeth Norton

Tudor Women: Queens and Commoners

Guildhall

12:30 – 13:30

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Nadine Dorries

Afternoon Tea: The Angels of Lovely Lane

Upstairs at The Angel Hotel

15:00 – 16:30

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Damian Hughes

The Five Steps to a Winning Mindset

University of Surrey, AP1

18:15 – 19:15

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 riters’ & Artists’ W Yearbook – How to Get Published

Guildhall

19:00 – 20:30

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A Life in Questions

Marquee at the Cathedral

19:30 – 20:30

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Workshop Jeremy Paxman

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Festival Events Summary Friday 14th October Author

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Venue

Time

Page

Day 5: Getting Published

Upstairs at The March Hare

10:00 – 12:00

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Sian Williams

Rise

St. Mary’s Church

11:00 – 12:00

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Sian Evans

Queen Bees

The Electric Theatre

12:30 – 13:30

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Keith Stuart

A Boy Made of Blocks

The Electric Theatre

14:00 – 15:00

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Jim Buttress

The People’s Gardener

Wisley Plant Centre

15:30 – 16:30

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Susanna Forrest

The Age of the Horse

Merrist Wood College Arena

17:00 – 18:00

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Edward Wilson-Lee

Shakespeare in Swahililand

The Electric Theatre

18:30 – 19:30

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Mark Nicholas/ Jon Hotten

The Future for English Cricket

The Electric Theatre

20:00 – 21:00

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Creative Writing Course

Saturday 15th October Author

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Venue

Time

Page

Various

Readers' Day

G Live

10:00 – 16:00

28 & 29

Workshop: Kate Prendergast

Picturebook Workshop

Waterstones

10:30 – 11:30

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Workshop: David Ellwand

Photography

Victorian Showroom

13:00 – 14:00

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Lara: the Untold Story

The Electric Theatre

18:30 – 19:30

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Doctor Zhivago

The Electric Theatre

20:00 – 23:00 31

Watching the Wheels

Marquee at Cathedral

19:30 – 20:30

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Anna Pasternak Film Damon Hill

Sunday 16th October Author

Event

Venue

Time

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Juliet Nicolson

A House Full of Daughters

The Electric Theatre

15:30 – 16:30

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Kate Summerscale

The Wicked Boy

The Electric Theatre

17:00 – 18:00

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Rick Stein

Long Weekends

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

19:00 – 20:00

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Special Pre – Christmas Event – Tuesday 29th November Author

Event

Venue

Time

Page

Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things

Marquee at the Cathedral

19:30 – 20:30

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Festival Events

Sunday Tuesday 9th October 13th

Bird Spotting with Mike Langman Hatchlands Park | 11:00 – 12:00 | £5, £4.50 concessions | Age 7+ Want to learn how to tell a crow from a coot? A sparrow from a siskin? Then join bird expert Mike Langman as he shows you everything you need to know to identify a whole range of birds. You’ll never get a chaffinch confused with a chiffchaff again! This is an outdoor event so bring suitable clothes & footwear.

Illustration Workshop with Britta Teckentrup Waterstones | 11:00 – 12:00 | £5, £4.50 concessions | Age 7+ Award-winning illustrator of Oskar Loves, Before I Wake Up and The Memory Tree, Britta Teckentrup shows how she creates her collage illustrations and how simple layering of coloured paper can change the picture, giving children the chance to create their own designs and illustrations.

The Dinosaur That Pooped a Show The Electric Theatre | 14:30 – 15:30 | £6, £5.40 concessions | Age 5+ Created from the bestselling The Dinosaur That Pooped picture book series, host Alastair Watson brings the books to life with help from The Dinosaur himself! An interactive, fun event that includes dinosaur impressions, live drawing and gross games like Guess Poo, it’s perfect for a Sunday afternoon!

The Wimpy Kid Show The Electric Theatre | 16:30 – 17:30 | £6, £5.40 concessions | Age 8+ A must for all Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans and great family entertainment. Host Alastair Watson brings the books to life with fun activities including The Wimpy Kid Draw-Along and The Wimp Wars! Quiz. The event includes clips of author Jeff Kinney talking about the books and how he draws the characters.

A Dead Good Evening with Robert Harris Yvonne Arnaud Theatre | 19:00 – 20:00 | £19.50, £34.50 including a signed copy of Conclave. Ticket prices include £1 Restoration Levy and £1 Booking Fee Join Britain’s leading thriller writer and former journalist, Robert Harris, who will be discussing his new book, Conclave, a novel of politics, corruption and power. Robert is best loved for his historical fiction and political thrillers including Dictator, Fatherland and Enigma. Booking: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk or call 01483 440000

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Festival Events

Monday 10th October

Creative Writing Course Guildhall (Mon-Thurs), Upstairs at The March Hare (Fri only) 10:00 – 12:00 | 10th – 14th October | £15/£60, £14/£55 concessions (per session/all five sessions booked in advance) Calling all budding writers! A chance to sign up for a creative writing course being held over five weekday mornings during the Festival. Run by Rachel Marsh of the University of Surrey, each lesson will focus on a different aspect of the writing process. You can take part in as many lessons as you like but if you sign up for the entire week in advance you get the fifth lesson free! Classes are practical in nature so come prepared with paper and pen. For the last 30 minutes of each class there will be a special guest speaker, either an author or a publishing professional, offering top tips and advice, with a chance to ask questions. Monday:

Getting Started

Thursday:

Writing Dialogue

Tuesday:

Plotting Your Story

Friday:

Getting Published

Wednesday: Defining Characters Purchase tickets for William Sitwell and the Literary Lunch for only £30

William Sitwell: Eggs or Anarchy? – How a nation at war was fed The Mandolay Hotel | 11:00 – 12:00 | £8, £7.20 concessions The Masterchef judge and editor of Waitrose Food, reveals the remarkable story of how Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, fed Britain during WWII. With supply routes under attack and resources scarce, it was Woolton's job to fulfil his promise to the British people that there would be food on the shelves each week.

Literary Lunch: Anne Sebba & Elizabeth Buchan The Mandolay Hotel | 12:30 – 14:30 | £26 Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch in the company of bestselling authors, Anne Sebba and Elizabeth Buchan , as they consider the difficult choices made by women in World War II, and its aftermath. Anne’s book, Les Parisiennes, looks at what it was like to be a woman living in Paris from 1939 to 1949, making life-and-death decisions every day. In Elizabeth’s novel, The New Mrs Clifton, a British officer shocks his family by returning home with a German wife.

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Monday 10th October

Natasha Courtenay-Smith: The Million Dollar Blog The Electric Theatre | 17:00 – 18:00 | £8, £7.20 concessions In a world where everyone wants to blog, and blog posts are ubiquitous, how do you stand out? Whether you are a small business owner, or a budding fashion blogger, digital marketing strategist Natasha will give you practical advice on how to increase your profile, earn money and change your life.

John Julius Norwich: Four Princes – Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe The Electric Theatre | 18:30 – 19:30 | £10, £9 concessions Renowned historian John Julius Norwich offers a vivid and entertaining guide to the most colourful century the world has ever known, dominated by four great princes, including England’s Henry VIII, and shows how they laid the foundations for modern Europe. Kindly sponsored by Roffe Swayne Chartered Accountants

Dr Pippa Malmgren: Signals – How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World’s Turbulent Economy University of Surrey AP1 | 19:00 – 20:00 | £10, £9 concessions World economist and former presidential adviser explains the reasons behind Brexit and shows how anyone can understand the world economy by interpreting the signs around them, and why the economy is more about people than numbers.

Anthony Horowitz: Magpie Murders The Electric Theatre | 20:00 – 21:00 | £10, £9 concessions The bestselling novelist and creator of Foyle's War and Midsomer Murders will be talking about his new novel, Magpie Murders, a fiendishly clever whodunit inspired by Agatha Christie and the Golden Age of crime fiction. Kindly sponsored by Guildford Arts

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Tuesday 11th October

Coffee Morning with Signe Johansen: How To Hygge Upstairs at The March Hare | 10:30 – 12:00 | £11 Price includes coffee and cake with recipes taken from the book Join Scandinavian food writer Signe for coffee and cake as she shares the culture of ‘hygge’, the Nordic term that roughly translates to cosiness and conviviality, and explains how we can adopt the elements of hygge into our everyday lives.

Selina Lake: Botanical Style – Inspirational Decorating with Nature, Plants and Florals Wisley Plant Centre | 12:30 – 13:30 | £8, £7.20 concessions Transform your home into a leafy haven as interiors stylist Selina brings her signature romantic style to all things botanical. Learn how to create the textures, tones and ambience in your home as she gives her top tips and inspiring suggestions. Purchase tickets for both Marc Morris and Irene Black for only £10 (£9 concessions)

Marc Morris: William I – England’s Conqueror Guildford Castle | 14:00 – 15:00 | £7, £6.30 concessions October is the 950th anniversary of 1066 and the Battle of Hastings, one of the most seismic events in British history. In the surroundings of Guildford’s medieval castle, built shortly after the invasion, historian Marc Morris gives a fascinating account of the king who transformed the country’s social and political landscape.

Irene Black: If Only I Could Have News From You Guildford Castle | 15:30 – 16:30 | £7, £6.30 concessions In this illustrated talk local author Irene tells the extraordinary story of her parents, whose 1935 marriage scandalised Berlin. When they fled to England in August 1939 they brought with them over 100 Jewish boys. This is their inspiring story.

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Festival Events

Tuesday 11th October

Cocktails with Rosie Nixon: The Stylist Kokomo Cocktail Bar | 18:30 – 20:00 | £12 price includes a cocktail Join Rosie Nixon, Editor of Hello! magazine, for cocktails as she discusses her new novel, The Stylist. Drawing on her own experience of the fashion world it’s a fast-paced, fun-filled book of fame, love and style. Sure to be a great night out!

An Audience with Graham Norton: Holding G Live | 19:30 – 20:30 | £29, £26.35 concessions Ticket price includes a signed copy of Holding, RRP £20 The brilliant broadcaster and comedian has turned his hand to fiction writing. Tonight he will be talking to BBC Surrey’s Allison Ferns about the background to his debut novel, Holding, described as a surprising, compelling and gripping read. Certain to be an entertaining evening and not to be missed! Kindly sponsored by the Rutland Group Visit www.glive.co.uk or call 01483 369350. Ticket price includes booking fee. Buy tickets for both spy events and save £4. Combined ticket £18, £16.20 concessions

S.J. Parris and Charles Cumming: Conspiracy & Lies The Electric Theatre | 18:30 – 19:30 | £10, £9 concessions Bestselling authors S.J. Parris (pseudonym of critic Stephanie Merritt) and Charles Cumming discuss our eternal fascination with spies and espionage, and their new novels, Conspiracy, Parris’s latest thriller featuring 16th century spy, Giordano Bruno, and Cumming’s A Divided Spy, which sees a former MI6 officer caught in a dangerous game of cat and mouse between Moscow and London. Kindly sponsored by Roffe Swayne Chartered Accountants

Paddy Ashdown: Game of Spies – The Secret Agent, the Traitor and the Nazi The Electric Theatre | 20:00 – 21:00 | £12, £10.80 concessions Former politician, Royal Marine and intelligence officer Paddy Ashdown tells the true story of a lethal spy triangle in Bordeaux between 1942 and 1944, and of France’s greatest betrayal by an aristocratic right-wing Resistance leader. Featuring treachery, bed-hopping and executions it’s a riveting tale.

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Diana Darke: My House In Damascus – An Inside View of the Syrian Revolution

Rosie Swale Pope: Just a Little Run Around the World

Tuesday 4th October

Heartbroken when she lost her husband to cancer, Rosie set off from Wales with nothing but a small cart of food and equipment. So began a five-year solo journey that would take Rosie 20,000 miles around the world. Followed by wolves, knocked down by a bus, chased by a naked man with a gun, Rosie's gripping story is a rollercoaster adventure of epic proportions.

Tuesday 18th October

How did Syria’s revolution lose its way? Journalist Diana Darke, an expert on the Middle East for over 30 years, provides a human context to the revolution, explaining the realities on the ground and why Syria was always going to be different. Woven into her account is the story of buying and restoring an ancient house in the heart of Old Damascus. Diana is the author of several guides to Syria and Eastern Turkey.

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Come along to one of our Visitors’ Mornings to find out more about Guildford High School, for girls ages 4 to 18. Junior School Thursday 8th September | Wednesday 28th September | Tuesday 15th November Senior School Tuesday 13th September | Wednesday 21st September | Tuesday 27th September Thursday 13th October | Wednesday 9th November | Thursday 1st December We look forward to welcoming you to school!

Thinking about joining our Sixth Form?

We will be holding a dedicated Sixth Form Visitors’ Morning for parents and girls interested in joining at Year 12 on Wednesday 14th September.

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Festival Events

Wednesday 12th October

Walking Talk with John Rensten: The Edible City Meet at The Electric Theatre | 11:00 – 12:30 | £10, £9 concessions Discover the joys of wild foraging with the founder of Forage London as he turns his attention to the banks of the River Wey. As well as showing you where to look and what to pick he’ll tell you how to make use of the wild ingredients. Numbers are limited (max 15 people) so early booking recommended.

Knitting with Fiona Goble The Electric Theatre | 14:00 - 15:30 | £8, £7.20 concessions Craft author and knitting blogger Fiona Goble talks you through knitting a rabbit, teddy or owl egg cozy from her new book Knitted Animal Cozies. Bring your knitting questions, 5.5mm needles and some chunky yarn and enjoy creating your new woolly creature! Numbers are limited (max 20 people) so early booking recommended.

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Festival Events

Wednesday 12th October

Marcus Berkmann: The Spectator – Book of Wit! Humour! & Mischief The Electric Theatre | 18:30 – 19:30 | £10, £9 concessions Approaching its 200th birthday in the rudest of health, The Spectator is known for the quality of its writing and the deep eccentricity of some of its writers. Author, broadcaster and contributor to the magazine for over 28 years, Marcus relates some of the best stories from eminent diarists, mad letter-writers and Boris Johnson, amounting to a masterclass in comic writing.

Ella Mills (née Woodward): Deliciously Ella Smoothies & Juices The Mandolay Hotel | 18:30 – 20:00 | £16 Ticket price includes a copy of the book (RRP £10) and a Smoothie Join the record-breaking cookery writer and author of the must-read food blog www.deliciouslyella.com as she discusses her healthy eating philosophy, based on enjoying delicious, natural food to help you look and feel good, and her new book of nourishing smoothies and mouth-watering juices.

Amnesty International Event: Poems that make Grown Women Cry Community Centre, St. Nicolas Church | 19:30 | £10, £9 concessions Moving and thought-provoking readings from this new anthology, edited by Anthony and Ben Holden, that follows the success of Poems That Make Grown Men Cry. The same revealing question has been asked of 100 remarkable women. Professional actors will perform choices including poems by Rumi, Shakespeare, W H Auden, Sylvia Plath and Carol Ann Duffy.

David Essex: Faded Glory The Electric Theatre | 20:00 – 21:00 | £12, £10.80 concessions Actor and singer David Essex talks about the inspiration behind his debut novel, Faded Glory, a powerful drama set in east London in the 1950s, and based partly on his own childhood experiences growing up in bomb-scarred Docklands.

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Thursday 13th October

The Poet’s Quest for God – 21st Century Poems of Faith, Doubt and Wonder St Mary’s Church | 11:00 – 12:00 | £8, £7.20 concessions Join co-editor, Todd Swift, and other British poets, for an hour of reflection as they read from this anthology of poems about faith, doubt, and wonder. Featuring contemporary poets from around the globe, including Rowan Williams and Andrew Motion, the poems are from writers of all faiths, and none.

Alison Weir and Elizabeth Norton: Tudor Women – Queens and Commoners Guildhall | 12:30 – 13:30 | £10, £9 concessions What was life like for women in Tudor times? Two of our leading historical writers discuss the lives of women in the 16th century from royalty to commoner. Alison will be talking about her new novel, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, the poignant story of Henry VIII’s first wife. Drawing on new research, and keeping closely to the historical record, she relates the tale from Katherine’s point of view. The result is an intimate psychological perspective on this indomitable, courageous and principled woman. Elizabeth’s book, The Lives of Tudor Women, explores the seven ages of the Tudor woman, from childhood to old age, through the examples of women such as Elizabeth Boleyn (mother of Anne), wet nurse Cecily Burbage, and Elizabeth Barton, a peasant girl lauded as a prophetess. Both writers show that it was a time of powerful and characterful women in a way that no era of English history had seen before.

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Thursday 13th October

Afternoon Tea with Nadine Dorries: The Angels of Lovely Lane Upstairs at The Angel Hotel | 15:00 – 16:30 | £21 includes afternoon tea Enjoy a sumptuous full afternoon tea in the entertaining company of Nadine Dorries, author, MP, and former nurse. The bestselling author of The Four Streets trilogy will be talking about her latest novel, The Angels of Lovely Lane, the first in a new series, following the lives of five trainee nurses in Liverpool.

Damian Hughes: The Five Steps to a Winning Mindset – What Sport Can Teach Us About Great Leadership University of Surrey, AP1 | 18:15 – 19:15 | £10, £9 concessions Professor Damian Hughes, acclaimed author of How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson, draws on his life time experience within sport, organization and change psychology to reveal the best ways to create a winning mindset in both a personal and professional life.

Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook – How to Get Published Guildhall | 19:00 – 20:30 | £25, £22.50 concessions Alysoun Owen, editor of the bestselling Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, offers practical advice on how to get published. She’ll consider the pros and cons of traditional routes v self-publishing, alongside advice on reviewing your work and preparing an eye-catching submission to attract an agent.

Jeremy Paxman: A Life in Questions Marquee at the Cathedral | 19:30 – 20:30 | £15, £13.50 concessions Broadcaster, journalist and author Jeremy Paxman is known for his forthright interviewing style. Now it’s his turn to be in the spotlight as he discusses his witty, frank and candid memoirs. With insights on leading politicians, reporting from war zones, the state of the BBC, and more, it’s certain to be an entertaining evening. Kindly sponsored by Guildford Vision Group

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Join us for a taste of what NADFAS has to offer Friday, 14th October Guildhall, High Street, Guildford 10.30am Morning Session Eric Shanes – Leading NADFAS lecturer, painter, art historian and author Impressionist London Two lectures & morning coffee

2.30pm Afternoon Session Linda Collins – Outstanding NADFAS lecturer Decadence, Hedonism & Experimentation: Life, Art & Culture in Paris 1850-1940 See the Book Festival Listing for full details Learn something New. Do something Interesting.

www.nadfasguildford.org.uk

A new Festival pass has been created giving you access to over 30 events for a price of just £100. With most events costing £8 or more this could save you pounds if you plan to attend multiple events. It’s ideal for the avid Festival-goer, and the perfect gift for a book-loving friend.

The pass will give you access to events with top names such as Jeremy Paxman, Paddy Ashdown, Kate Summerscale, Alison Weir and Anthony Horowitz, and many more. It is not valid for events at G Live and Yvonne Arnaud, the Literary Lunch, Afternoon Tea with Nadine Dorries, and any event that includes a book in with the ticket price. It also excludes the Creative Writing Course and the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook Workshop. Please note that pass holders still need to book a ticket for each event they wish to attend. Book at the Festival Box Office or online.

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Festival Events

Friday 14th October

Sian Williams: Rise – Surviving and Thriving after Trauma St. Mary’s Church | 11:00 – 12:00 | £8, £7.20 concessions The much-loved broadcaster, trained trauma assessor and author of Rise, Sian Williams, shares her recent experience of breast cancer and explores the science of resilience and growth after trauma, and how we handle adversity.

Sian Evans: Queen Bees – Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the Wars The Electric Theatre | 12:30 – 13:30 | £8, £7.20 concessions Cultural historian Sian relates stories of the ambitious, spirited women – including Lady Astor and Lady Cunard – who climbed their way to the top of society between the wars, entertaining everyone from film stars to royalty, millionaires to maharajahs.

Keith Stuart: A Boy Made of Blocks The Electric Theatre | 14:00 – 15:00 | £8, £7.20 concessions Can one fragmented family put themselves back together, one piece at a time? Games editor at the Guardian, Keith will discuss his heart-warming first novel of love, family, autism and Minecraft. Based on his own experiences with his autistic son, Zac.

Jim Buttress: The People’s Gardener – A Marvellous Life from the Royal Parks and RHS to Britain in Bloom Wisley Plant Centre | 15:30 – 16:30 | £8, £7.20 concessions Trained at Wisley, top gardener, TV personality and RHS judge at the country's favourite flower shows, Jim is back to talk about his life’s journey from Purley to Chelsea. Packed with brilliant characters and stories, Jim’s entertaining memoir will delight everyone who shares his love of gardening. Kindly sponsored by Roffe Swayne Chartered Accountants

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Friday 14th October

Susanna Forrest: The Age of the Horse – An Equine Journey through Human History Merrist Wood College Arena | 17:00 – 18:00 | £8, £7.20 concessions Social anthropologist and writer Susanna Forrest explores the crucial role played by the horse in human history, through war, revolution, social change and peace, revealing how our culture and economy have been generated, nourished and shaped by horse power.

Edward Wilson-Lee: Shakespeare in Swahililand – Adventures with the Ever-Living Poet The Electric Theatre | 18:30 – 19:30 | £8, £7.20 concessions To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, academic and author, Edward Wilson-Lee brings us a riveting celebration of the Bard as a global poet, and especially his influence in East Africa. Part travelogue, part history, you can’t fail to be astounded by the extent of Britain’s greatest writer on lives around the world.

Mark Nicholas and Jon Hotten with Tom Collomosse: The Future for English Cricket The Electric Theatre | 20:00 – 21:00 | £14, £12.60 concessions Is Test cricket dead? Will city-based T20 become the norm? What will happen to the county game? Broadcaster and former Hampshire captain, Mark Nicholas, the face of cricket on Channel Five, and author of A Beautiful Game, his insightful and entertaining memoir, discusses the future for English cricket, with Evening Standard cricket correspondent, Tom Collomosse, and Jon Hotten, Guardian writer and author of The Meaning of Cricket and the popular blog, The Old Batsman.

CALLING ALL BOOK WORMS!

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Readers’ Day

Saturday 15th October

GLive | 10:00 – 16:00 | £32 (Price includes lunch, refreshments and goody bag)

• A mini festival in a day • One ticket, 8 speakers including authors and publishing professionals • Hear authors speak about their latest books • Find out what inspires them • Ask questions about the writing process • Discover new ideas for your own writing and reading • Share the joy of reading with like-minded people

If you are an avid reader of fiction, what better way to spend the day than in the company of authors and professionals from the world of publishing - sharing their stories and providing inspiration and advice for your own work, and all under one roof. Hosted by Guy Pringle of newbooks Magazine, this interactive and enjoyable day for book lovers has been a popular feature of the Festival for many years. Early booking is essential for this event.

Jess Kidd Himself

Photographer: Rachael Lowndes

Canongate’s lead debut fiction for 2016 finds central character Mahony returning to Mulderrig, a small village on Ireland’s west coast, with only a photograph of his longlost mother, and a determination to do battle with the village’s lies, and uncover the truth. Jess will be joined by her agent, Sue Armstrong of Conville & Walsh, specialists in launching careers for debut authors, and who will explain what it was about Jess’s book that caught their attention, and discuss how best to present work for agents and publishers.

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Saturday 15th October Janet Ellis

Amanda Prowse

Debut novel from the actor and ex-Blue Peter presenter, set in the 18th century, sees 19-year-old Anne Jacob, daughter of well-to-do parents, determined to pursue her own happiness, even if it means defying her family, and getting a little blood on her hands.

Another compelling read from the number 1 bestselling author sees wife and mother Rosie left to rebuild her life after her husband and children leave home. Powerful and emotional it’s a contemporary story that strikes right to the heart.

The Butcher’s Hook

Joanna Cannon

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

My Husband’s Wife

Jane Lythell

Woman of the Hour

One of this year’s most hotly talked about debut novels. When neighbour Mrs Creasy goes missing during the heatwave of 1976, ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly set out to find her. Author Joanna Cannon explores communities, belonging, and how we treat those who don’t quite fit in.

Former TV executive, Jane Lythell, has written a twisty drama of power, rivalry and betrayal. The first of a new series of smart women’s fiction set in the glamorous and pressurised world of a London TV station, it is based on her own experiences.

James Henry

William Shaw

The bestselling author of the DI Frost prequels, introduces a new Essexbased crime series set in the ‘80s. In the first book DI Nicholas Lowry and colleagues must put personal tensions aside to stop an illicit shipment reaching its destination. James is an editor at a leading publishing house and can offer advice from both sides of the fence.

Police Sergeant William South has a reason for not wanting to be on a murder investigation. He is a murderer himself. From the author of the acclaimed Breen & Tozer crime series William brings us this dark and powerful crime novel that builds the suspense and tension with every page.

Blackwater

The Birdwatcher

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Each month, there will be new fantastic offers and promotions from within the town centre, as well as a monthly newsletter to tell you about great new offers! For further information visit: experienceguildford.com

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Festival Events

Saturday 15th October

Picturebook Workshop with Kate Prendergast Waterstones | 10:30 - 11:30 | £5, £4.50 concessions | Age 4+ Kate will read her books, talk about how she creates a story in pictures and encourage children to write their own picture books, using drawings, words, ink stamps and stickers. Materials will be provided - but it’s up to you to say what happens next!

Retro Photography Workshop with David Ellwand The Victorian Schoolroom | 13:00 – 14:00 | £10, £9 concessions David Ellwand, photographic illustrator of over 30 books for children will be showcasing some of his favourite cameras, tracing their history and demonstrating how to get the best of both worlds by combining vintage camera technology with modern digital arts. From one-off home-built curiosities to popular boot-sale finds, this is an event for photography buffs as well as those keen to experiment with film.

Anna Pasternak: Lara – The Untold Love Story and Inspiration Behind Doctor Zhivago The Electric Theatre | 18:30 – 19:30 (film starts 20:00) | Talk & film £18, £16.20 concessions; Talk or film £10, £9 concessions The heart-breaking story of the passionate love affair between Boris Pasternak, and Olga Ivinskaya, the women who inspired Lara in his classic novel, Doctor Zhivago, as told by the author’s great-niece. Drawing on archival and family sources Anna reveals the true extent of their relationship. The talk will be followed by a screening of David Lean’s epic film of Doctor Zhivago, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie.

An Audience with Damon Hill: Watching The Wheels – My Autobiography Marquee at the Cathedral | 19:30 – 20:30 | £17, £15.30 concessions. Ticket price includes a £2 donation to the Halow Project 1996 Formula One World Champion Damon Hill talks to BBC Sports presenter Garry Richardson of his journey through the last golden era of the sport, taking on the greats including Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, and stepping out of the shadow of his legendary father, Graham Hill. Kindly sponsored by the Wilky Group. Damon Hill O.B.E. is the patron for the Halow Project, a Guildford based charity. Dedicated to creating opportunities and supporting young people with a learning disability so that they are able to live independent, meaningful, fulfilled lives and become more involved in their local community. For further information visit www.halowproject.org.uk

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Sunday 16th October

Juliet Nicolson: A House Full of Daughters The Electric Theatre | 15:30 – 16:30 | £8, £7.20 concessions Historian Juliet, grand-daughter of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, talks about the extraordinary women of her family stretching back seven generations. It’s a book of daughters and mothers, of secrets and jealousies, but above all, of love and belonging. Buy tickets for both Juliet Nicolson and Kate Summerscale events for only £12 (£10.80 concessions)

Kate Summerscale: The Wicked Boy – The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer The Electric Theatre | 17:00 – 18:00 | £8, £7.20 concessions In July 1895, two children were implicated in a terrible crime which challenged the Victorians’ very sense of morality. Award-winning author Kate Summerscale gives a compelling account of the sensational true events surrounding the story, and meticulously recreated in her latest book, The Wicked Boy.

The Happy Foodie presents Rick Stein’s Long Weekends Yvonne Arnaud Theatre | 19:00 – 20:00 | £19.50 or £39.50 including a signed copy of Long Weekends Join well-loved chef Rick Stein to celebrate the release of his new book and BBC Two television series Rick Stein’s Long Weekends as he discusses his travels around the world in search of good food in fabulous locations. This is sure to be a very special evening in which Rick will enthuse us with his passion for food, and discuss his inspirations for delicious flavour combinations. Booking: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk or call 01483 440000 Ticket prices include £1 Restoration Levy and £1 Booking Fee

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Tuesday 29th November Special Pre-Christmas Book Festival Event An audience with Jodi Picoult Marquee at the Cathedral | 19:30 – 20:30 | £20, £18 concessions Ticket price includes a signed collector’s edition of Small Great Things, published in the UK on 22th November. Join us for an unmissable evening with Number One bestselling author, Jodi Picoult, who is returning to the UK for the first time in two years. She will be talking about her latest and most important book, yet, Small Great Things. In this highly anticipated new novel Jodi tackles the profoundly challenging yet essential concerns of our time: prejudice, race and justice, with characteristic empathy, intelligence and candour. It is about that which divides and unites us. It is about opening your eyes. With titles such as My Sister’s Keeper, House Rules, Shine and The Pact, Jodi Picoult has sold over 6 million copies of her books since 2004, with eleven of her previous titles being Number One best sellers in the UK. Her last eight novels have debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. It is estimated that there are 40 million books by Jodi Picoult in print in 35 countries. #smallgreatthings #readwithoutprejudice

Three annual events to inspire you from the Creative Writing & English Literature Department Morag Morris Poetry Lecture Leading contemporary poets deliver this annual lecture including Stephen Spender, Seamus Heaney, J.H. Prynne, Barbara Hardy, and the 2016 speaker, Gwyneth Lewis.

Surrey New Writers Festival Includes interactive discussion panels featuring novelists, scriptwriters, literary agents, publishers, and others who work in the creative industries.

Surrey Poetry Festival Readings, talks and installations from some of the most exciting poets from the UK and abroad. Held in conjunction with the Surrey New Writers Festival. For news of next year’s events: www.surrey.ac.uk/englishlanguages/news_and_events/events

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MARTIN GRANT HOMES DELIVERING EXTRAORDINARY HOMES The Directors and Staff of Martin Grant Homes are pleased to support The Guildford Book Festival 2016 Buckton Fields, Northampton, NN2 8LZ A stunning collection of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom family homes in varying styles. Ideally positioned between historic Northampton and the picturesque village of Boughton. Taylors: 01604 624033 Stonhills: 01604 624424 Kingsfield Park, Aylesbury, HP18 0PT Kingsfield Park is an exciting new development in the stunning Aylesbury Vale, offering a collection of elegant, contemporary homes with exceptional quality of design and finished to a high specification. Sales Centre: 01296 321053 Penrose Park, Biggleswade, SG18 8FD A development in the historic town of Biggleswade comprising a mixture of spacious 2 bedroom apartments and 3, 4 and 5 bedroom family homes. Sales Centre: 01767 314694

Barrington Gardens, Balham, SW12 0BT This superb collection of 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses in the heart of Balham showcase contemporary layouts that provide generous living spaces. Barnard Marcus: 020 7720 5932 Fairfield Green, Horley, RH6 9DU Surrounded by open countryside, Fairfield Green is an exclusive collection of fifty 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom luxury homes. White & Sons: 01293 785454 King & Chasemore: 01293 621996 Bewick Green, Wing, LU7 0TG Set to launch in October 2016, a development of 52 two, three, four and five bedroom family homes set in a beautiful landscape in the picturesque village of Wing. Connells: 01525 372588

For details on our forthcoming developments, please visit the ‘new homes’ section of our website and go to ‘future developments’.

www.martingranthomes.co.uk

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Schools Programme When you buy tickets to any of our events you are supporting our Schools Programme. During the week of the Festival we run a series of events with the authors listed below who visit schools in the borough and engage with young readers of all ages. Home-schooled children are welcome to join in these sessions. Please contact schools@guildfordbookfestival.co.uk for more information.

Jonny Lambert

Susan Moore

As Mouse scampers homewards through the dark, rackety wood, he hears an awful AAA- OOO! What could be making that horrible howl? Could it be Owl, Moose, Bear or Goose? Or could it be... a monster?

Nat Walker, orphan heiress to her parents’ games empire, lives on a junk boat in futuristic Hong Kong. Together with Fizz, her dragon-robot, she fends off her sinister Aunt Vera who’s desperate to “adopt” her and her millions. Full of high-tech gadgetry, wild landscapes and hair-raising action.

Rob Biddulph Join the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winning author of Blown Away and GRRRRR! for mischief, heart and humour with his new picture book Odd Dog Out. This promises to be a packed event of live illustration, superb storytelling and amazing activities which will have the whole audience laughing and learning about words, pictures and dogs!

Laurel Remington Shy Scarlett is the star and victim of her mum’s popular blog. When she discovers an empty kitchen next door, she begins to bake and her life changes for ever. The Secret Cooking Club is formed, but can Scarlett find the secret ingredients – to cake, family and friendship?

Ally Sherrick Ally loves exploring ruined castles and decaying mansions and imagining what it must have been like to live in them without electricity and hot and cold running water – although she’s quite glad she doesn’t have to herself!

Lauren Child Multi award-winning author and illustrator Lauren Child talks about the sixth and final book in her Ruby Redfort series - Ruby Redfort Blink and You Die. Ruby is the school-girl code-cracker and super spy who with her bestfriend Clancy and side-kick butler Hitch, is always cool in crisis.

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Guildford Borough’s Big Draw 2016 Guildford Borough Council is delighted to be hosting a programme of 10 free creative workshops for all the family for The Big Draw 2016 this October. This event is part of the hugely successful initiative ‘The Big Draw’ which has become the world’s largest drawing festival. Guildford’s Big Draw is run in partnership with local arts practitioners and venues. Every year there is a national theme and for 2016 it is STEAM; bringing together science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. Taking this theme as a starting point the workshops will provide free, accessible, high quality and creative activities for all ages. Workshops are designed to let participants explore new and creative ideas and cater for those who love arts and crafts and for those who don’t but are willing to give it a go! Anyone can join in and participants can work individually or collectively as a group. "Great idea, friendly approach, lots of chance for creativity." "Didn't know what to expect great fun and loved the fact it was appealing & accessible to all ages." "My 7 year old is usually not very interested in drawing but he loved this!" "Third event we've attended. Loving it!" Participants Guildford Borough’s Big Draw 2015

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What is on offer: • Ten Free drop in creative workshops at separate venues from 1st October – 29th October 2016 for all ages. Workshops range from paper circuitry, mark making with bubbles and the creation of a mega mural. • A new workshop for 2016 for people aged 18 and above. • Three free mentoring opportunities for local arts students, graduates and/or artists at the beginning of their career. • Drawing competition - open to all ages hosted in The Guide2Surrey magazine September and October issues, the winners receives a £40 voucher from George Weill Arts and Crafts Supplies.


Two examples of workshops on offer this year are: Saturday 1st October | 13:00 – 17:00 The Boileroom, 13 Stoke Fields, Guildford, GU1 4LS | www.theboileroom.net Come help us build our STEAM-powered machine! Join artist Jack Brougham in bringing to life a STEAM-powered creation! With help from famous scientitsts, artists, engineers and mathematicians from bygone eras; we will construct a mega-mural of machines of our very own creation! If you could create a machine what would it be for? World peace, never-ending gobstoppers, a mobile phone that would never run out of battery? Could it make things; would it be big or small, does it make loud whirry noises or bleeps and lots of flashing lights? The choice is yours!

Saturday 29th October | 10:00 – 12:30 and 13:00 – 15.00 GLive, London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA | www.glive.co.uk Join artist Nicole Line to create a group installation consisting of bubbles. Begin by constructing a frame for the bubbles, before creating marks onto the surface with your bubbles using inks. Work in teams and construct your bubble frame and see what shapes can be made!

There is no limit to how many free Big Draw activities people can take part in so why not try them all! For more information and a full list of the workshops on offer, please contact Guildford Borough’s Arts Officer on 01483444767 or email artsdevelopment@guildford.gov.uk You can also pick up a copy of the Guildford Borough’s Big Draw 2016 leaflet from Guildford Tourist Information Office: 155 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3AJ Open from Mon – Sat 9.30am – 5pm, as well as other venues across the borough from September 2015.

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A-Z of Authors Paddy ASHDOWN

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Ella MILLS (née WOODWARD)

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Marcus BERKMANN

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Marc MORRIS

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Irene BLACK

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Mark NICHOLAS

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Elizabeth BUCHAN

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Juliet NICOLSON

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Jim BUTTRESS

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Rosie NIXON

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Joanna CANNON

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Elizabeth NORTON

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Natasha COURTENAY-SMITH

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Graham NORTON

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Charles CUMMING

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John Julius NORWICH

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Nadine DORRIES

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Alysoun OWEN

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Janet ELLIS

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S.J. PARRIS

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David ELLWAND

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Anna PASTERNAK

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David ESSEX

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Jeremy PAXMAN

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Sian EVANS

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Jodi PICOULT

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Susanna FORREST

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Kate PRENDERGAST

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Fiona GOBLE

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Amanda PROWSE

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John RENSTEN

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Robert HARRIS James HENRY

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Anne SEBBA

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Damon HILL

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William SHAW

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Anthony and Ben HOLDEN

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William SITWELL

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Anthony HOROWITZ

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Rick STEIN

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Jon HOTTEN

27

Keith STUART

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Damian HUGHES

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Kate SUMMERSCALE

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Signe JOHANSEN

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Todd SWIFT

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Jess KIDD

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Britta TECKENTRUP

Selina LAKE

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Alison WEIR

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Sian WILLIAMS

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Edward WILSON-LEE

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Mike LANGHAM

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Jane LYTHELL

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Dr Pippa MALMGREN

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Booking & General Information Festival Box Offices

Except where stated, tickets for all Festival events are available from The Electric Theatre, the Tourist Information Centre and www.guildfordbookfestival.co.uk. Tourist Information Centre 155 High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ Opening Times: Monday–Saturday 9.30am–5pm Box Office: 01483 444334

The Electric Theatre Onslow Street, Guildford, GU1 4SZ Opening Times: Monday–Saturday 10.30am–5pm (or until performance times on performance nights) Box Office: 01483 444789

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Most venues will sell tickets on the door subject to availability. Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:

ONLINE: You can book online via our website www.guildfordbookfestival.co.uk IN PERSON: You can book in person and pay in cash or by credit card at either The Electric Theatre or Tourist Information Centre.

BY PHONE: You can book with a credit/debit/switch card by calling the Box Offices.

Ticket Prices

GROUP DISCOUNTS: 5+ tickets get 10% off, 10+ tickets get 15% off CONCESSIONS:

I f you are registered disabled you are entitled to a free ticket for your support worker or personal assistant. To apply this, you would need to contact our Box Office directly. We also offer 10% discount to customers who are registered unemployed and students. Please contact our Box Office when booking and have your proof of eligibility to hand when you collect your tickets.

Ticket collection

There is a small charge for posting tickets or tickets can be collected at the venue on the day of the performance, please bring your confirmation email with you.

Returned Tickets

Once you have paid for your tickets, we regret that we are unable to make refunds except in the case of a cancelled event. Tickets for sold out shows may be left at the Box Office for possible cash resale. Resale cannot be guaranteed.

Child Policy

Please out of respect for other Festival-goers, no babes in arms unless indicated. Everyone must have a valid ticket and occupy a seat. All details are correct at the time of going to press. We reserve the right to change programmes, authors/ presenters or locations if circumstances dictate.

If you require disabled access, please contact the Box Offices to see how we can assist you.

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2. G Live

91 High St, Guildford GU1 3DP

Onslow St, Guildford GU1 4SZ

London Rd, Guildford GU1 2AA

3. Guildford Castle

Castle St, Guildford GU1 3SX

4. The March Hare

2-4 South Hill, Guildford GU1 3SY

5. University of Surrey

Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7XH (for venues, please follow directional signs)

6. St. Mary's Church

Quarry St, Guildford GU1 3UA

7. Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX

8. Kokomo Cocktail Bar

Weymead House, Hillbrook, Guildford, GU1 3YA

9. The Mandolay Hotel

36-40 London Rd, Guildford GU1 2AE

Box Offices (for all events except where stated):

Tourist Information Centre 155 High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ 01483 444334

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11. Marquee at the Cathedral

Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7UP

12. Victorian Schoolroom

Castle Hill, Guildford GU1 3SX

13. RHS Garden Wisley

Wisley Ln, Wisley, Woking GU23 6QB

14. Merrist Wood College Arena

Merrist Wood College, Worplesdon GU3 3PE

15. Hatchlands Park

East Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RT

16. Waterstones

71-73 High St, Guildford GU1 3DY

17. Guildhall

High St, Guildford GU1 3AA

18. The Community Centre, St. Nicolas Church

Millmead Terrace, Guildford GU2 4YT Guildford Book Festival Registered Charity No. 1158746

The Electric Theatre Onslow Street, Guildford GU1 4SZ 01483 444789

For tickets and further details visit www.guildfordbookfestival.co.uk


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