September 28, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Trowbridge BookFest is a ten day festival of books, literature and the arts. It is designed for the whole community to excite and energise the imagination and re-awaken interest in the power of words.
BookFest ’17 has something for everyone! Rhymetimes! Storytimes! Meet the Gruffalo! Poetry, creative writing sessions, fiction, crime, drama and a highly topical talk about the NHS.
Book early - these events are not to be missed!
All are FREE except where otherwise stated. We would love to see you there!
National Poetry Day
Thurs 28th Sept / 11am – 2pm / Town Hall Arts
Drop in and celebrate National Poetry Day with us, on the theme of Freedom. NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
Story Time at Trowbridge Library
Sat 30th Sept & Sat 7th Oct / 11am - 11.30am / Age 4+
Join in for a short, fun story session featuring some old favourites along with some new stories. NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
Author Talk – Dr Rachel Clarke
Sat 30th Sept / 2pm - 3.30pm / Town Hall Arts
At a time of unprecedented crisis for the NHS, television journalist turned junior doctor, Rachel Clarke, captures the extraordinary realities of life on the NHS frontline. PRE BOOKING/TICKETS REQUIRED.
Author Talk – Chris Vick
Tues 3rd Oct / 7.30pm – 9.00pm / Town Hall Arts
Chris Vick is an acclaimed author of books for Young Adults. If you write, are thinking about writing, or are simply curious about how all the words in your favourite book actually get there, then this is for you. PRE BOOKING/TICKETS REQUIRED.
Creative Workshop with Chris Vick
Thurs 5th Oct / 4pm - 5.30pm / Trowbridge Library / Age 9+
A supportive and practical workshop for young people who want to write. You’ll look at story type, structure and some top-tips to make your writing sing, whilst having a go at some fun exercises! PRE BOOKING/TICKETS REQUIRED.
Thurs 5th Oct / 6pm - 7pm / Town Hall Arts / Age 3+
Includes hot chocolate and a biscuit. Come to Town Hall Arts for Bedtime Stories. Why not wear your pyjamas and bring a blanket and your favourite teddy bear, then snuggle up for Bedtime Stories with a difference! PRE BOOKING/TICKETS REQUIRED.
The Singular Stories of Sherlock Holmes
Fri 6th Oct / 7.30pm / Town Hall Arts
£11/£9 concessions / Age 14+.
An affectionate one-man homage to the world’s greatest detective that includes quick costume changes, humour and audience participation! PRE BOOKING RECOMMENDED. IF AVAILABILITY ALLOWS TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DOOR.
Author Talk – Rachel Ward
Sat 7th Oct / 2pm – 3.30pm / Trowbridge Library
Rachel Ward has written her first book for adults, The Cost of Living: An Ant and Bea Mystery. Interest in crime fiction? Don’t miss this talk! PRE BOOKING/TICKETS REQUIRED.
Second Hand Book Exchange
Drop books off at Town Hall Arts from:
Sat 23rd to Sat 30th Sept / 10am – 2pm
Pick up books on:
Thurs 5th and Fri 6th Oct / 10am – 4pm and Sat 7th Oct / 10am – 2pm
NO BOOKING REQUIRED.