Programme at a glance 2017

'Written Locally' (new) with John Dickinson

29 September 2016

Come and listen to local author, John Dickinson read from his book, 'A Yak in the Fridge'.

Castle Hill Bookshop, 10.00am-midday, Free entry.


'Written Locally' (new) with Paul Hewitt

29 September 2016

Come and listen to local poet, Paul Hewitt, read his work.

Castle Hill Bookshop, 2.00-4.00pm, Free entry.


E7: Poetry Open Mic compèred by Richmondshire Writers

29 September 2016

Poetry Open Mic compèred by Richmondshire Writers.

Venue & Time: Richmond Cricket Club DL10 4AR; Disabled access; 7.30pm

Tickets: £3

Come and join in this community event…

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North Country Theatre presents 'Wish House'

29 September 2016
Locally-based North Country Theatre presents 'Wish House'.

Venue & Time: Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond DL10 4DW; 7.30pm

See Wednesday's insert for more information


Macmillan Coffee Morning

30 September 2016

Come and enjoy coffee and cakes to support a very worthwhile cause. Why not browse our bookshop while you are here? We donate 10% of the shop's takings this Friday to Macmillan Cancer Support. The kettle will be on from 10.30am.


E8: Book Event - Biographer, John Bevis & 'The Keartons: Inventing Nature Photography'

30 September 2016

Biographer, John Bevis & 'The Keartons: Inventing Nature Photography'.

Venue & Time: Richmond Cricket Club, DL10 4AR; Disabled access; 7.30pm

Tickets: £6

Brothers Richard and Cherry Kearton, sons of a Swaledale farmer, are widely regarded as the founding fathers of nature photography. They took the first ever photograph of a birds nest with eggs in 1892, published the first photographic nature book and were famous for their extraordinarily inventive photographic hides, including the Stuffed Ox and the Artificial Rubbish Heap. John Bevis, a lifelong Kearton fan, is author of a new appreciation of their lives and works, entitled 'The Keartons: Inventing Nature Photography'.

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North Country Theatre presents 'Wish House' in Hawes

30 September 2016
Locally-based North Country Theatre presents 'Wish House' .

Venue & Time: Dales Countryside Museum, DL8 3NT; 7.30pm

See Wednesday's insert for more information


'Written Locally' (new) with: Nicky Hansell

01 October 2016

Come and listen to local author, Nicky Hansell, read from her book 'The Sage Train'.

Castle Hill Bookshop, 10.00am-midday, Free entry.


'Written Locally' (new) with: ...and finally George Jowett

01 October 2016

Come to the last 'Written Locally' event of the Festival and listen to local poet, George Jowett, read his work.

Castle Hill Bookshop, 2.00-4.00pm, Free entry.


E9: Book Event - Sarah Meyrick and Retired Bishop, John Pritchard: 'One more step along the World'

01 October 2016

Sarah Meyrick and Retired Bishop, John Pritchard: 'One more step along the World'.

 

Venue & Time: St Mary’s Church Richmond DL10 7AQ; Disabled access; 7.30pm

 

Tickets £6 with profits being donated to St Mary’s Church Bell-Appeal


‘Books and Boots’ Festival-goers know that people who enjoy a good walk often enjoy a good book too. But what is it about walking and storytelling that makes them such happy companions? Why does the open road encourage the sharing of confidences? And how is it that pilgrimage is so popular at a time when organised religion in western Europe is in decline? The retired Bishop of Oxford and prolific writer talks to the author Sarah Meyrick about her debut novel ‘Knowing Anna’ which is set on the Pilgrims’ Way to Canterbury – and finds out what inspired her to write a contemporary Canterbury Tale.

 

Refreshments, as well as wine generously provided by John Pritchard, included in the ticket

 

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E10: Book Event - Ian Short, 'Swaledale in the Footsteps of Ella Pontefract & Marie Hartley'

01 October 2016

Ian Short, in partnership with the Swaledale Outdoor Club: ‘Swaledale: In The Footsteps of Ella Pontefract & Marie Hartley’.

 

Venue & Time: Townsend Suite, The Station Richmond DL10 7AQ, Disabled access; 7.30pm

Tickets: £6

In the 1930s, Ella and Marie travelled throughout Swaledale and they grew to love the land scape, people and traditions of the dale. Their book "Swaledale" depicts an age that has largely disappeared but Swaledale, along with the other North Pennine dales are as much cherished today as in the earlier 20th century. The presentation shows a photographer's view of Ella and Marie's writing on Swaledale.

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E11: Book Event - Former MP, Chris Mullin, 'Hinterland, A Memoir'

02 October 2016

Former MP, Chris Mullin, ‘Hinterland, A Memoir’.

Venue & Time: Richmond School, The Hall in the Clarke Hall Building DL10 7BQ; Disabled access; 7.30pm

Tickets: £8

Author, journalist and former minister, Chris Mullin, discusses his recently published memoirs, 'Hinterland'.  He is also the author of three highly acclaimed volumes of diaries and the novel 'A Very British Coup' which was made into an award-winning television series.  His investigation into the Birmingham pub bombings has been described as one of the greatest feats ever achieved by an investigative journalist.


Fairtrade Bar & Book stall

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