It’s been 12 months in the making and tonight the fourth Felixstowe Book Festival kicks off!
Tonight we have Luiz Morais and Gabriela Kozyra bringing a musical taste of Brazil to The Orwell Hotel in an event that is sure to get you in the festival mood. Then we’ll see you again at 9:30am tomorrow for our opening event with Giles Merritt and a lively discussion on Europe. Just half an hour later the Young People’s programme opens over at Felixstowe Library with last year’s Carnegie Medal winner Tanya Landman. Then we’re into a steady stream of fascinating, exciting events at both venues for the next 36 hours!
Don’t forget to pop down to Landguard Fort at some point over the weekend to see Lily Hunter Green’s specially commissioned art installation Sea Change. We also have the Book Trail happening all weekend so don’t forget to get a copy at the Library or the Orwell.
Just a little reminder that due to circumstances beyond our control the following programme changes have taken place:
– Rose Tremain has had to cancel but Nicola Upson will now be interviewing acclaimed biographer Laura Thompson in this slot instead.
– Harry Freedman’s session on The Murderous History of Bible Translations is cancelled but instead we have Lucy Popescu talking about her anthology A Country of Refuge.
– The Killer Women can no longer join us for their workshop or panel event.
– Oxygen Books can no longer be with us to talk about their literary travel guides.
All refunds and replacements will go through the Wolsey and if you haven’t been contacted to arrange this then please visit the ticket desk during the festival.
Tickets will still be available online until midnight on the day before the event takes place. Any left over tickets will be available from the ticket desk in the Orwell Hotel. Tickets for Young People’s events will only be available from Felixstowe Library.
Have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to tweet and facebook us your highlights!
Hannah and the team