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Book Festival returns to Denzell Gardens, Bowdon
1:00pm Thursday 27th September 2012 in News
BOWDON'S Denzell Gardens will play host to a fantastic line up of authors on Saturday (September 29), as the Denzell Gardens Book Festival returns.
Speakers include Adam O’Riordan, lecturer in poetry writing at the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and Signe Johansen, author of ‘Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking… Scandilicious’ and ‘Scandilicious Baking’.
Cath Staincliffe, creator of ITV’s ‘Blue Murder’, who will be in conversation with former BBC correspondent Kevin Bocquet.
Talks begin at noon with children’s writers Adam Perrott and Philip Womack and will run every hour until 5pm. The full schedule can be found at www.denzellbookfest.wordpress.com Refreshments will be provided by businesses, including sandwiches and cakes from Vintage Afternoon Teas, tapas from Cocina Galician, sweets from The Gobstopper and drinks from Dunham Massey Apple Juice and the Belgian Bar. There will be plenty more to keep the whole family entertained, including live music, stalls from the Library Theatre Company and the National Trust, crafts from Altrincham-based Local Creation and Cupcakes for Clara, writing workshops with children’s author Ellie Irving and a book sales and signing tent run by Waterstones Altrincham.
The festival has been organised by Clare Stuart head of drama at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls and a member of the Friends of Denzell Gardens and the Devisdale group.
Clare said: ‘We are thrilled to have secured such a fantastic line up of writers for the festival. This is a real community event and we hope to see lots of people on Saturday, enjoying the beautiful surrounding of Denzell Gardens, engaging with our writers and supporting all the local businesses that will be present."
Entrance to the festival is £3 per person, payable on entrance or in advance at www.denzellbookfest.eventbrite.com, and this includes admittance to all author events. The festival has been sponsored by Hale-based businesses Earle and Ginger Kitchen Design and Darbys Solicitors.