Programme of Events

12th September 2019 from 7.30pm

The Pavilion, Broadstairs

Set in Broadstairs!

The annual BroadstairsLit party night.


Broadstairs has been the inspiration behind many a fine literary work. Charles Dickens famously wrote part of David Copperfield when staying in Bleak House; John Buchan found the title of what is often hailed as the first modern spy thriller, at the “39 steps” down to Stone Bay. And bestselling novelist Lisa Jewell set her novel The truth about Melody Browne (Arrow) in our picturesque seaside town.

Local author and regular BroadstairsLit host, Jane Wenham-Jones, has set two of her previous novels – One Glass is Never Enough and Prime Time – here where she grew up, and has returned to her hometown for the setting for her sixth novel The Big Five O which is published by Harper Collins.

Party night will celebrate the launch of the paperback of The Big Five O with Jane, special guest Maggie Harris – the award-winning poet and short-story writer, who has also been inspired by beautiful Broadstairs, a showcase of local creative talent and live music from the Hot Rats Acoustic Duo. Not to be missed!

Book your place for this free event here:

12th September 2019 from 7.30pm

The Pavilion, Broadstairs.

3 November 2019 4.00pm DOORS OPEN 3.45pm
From Perjury to Passion with Jonathan Aitken

Prosecco served from 4pm , cream tea 4.30pm, interview starts 5pm – followed by a book signing

The former MP talks about his fall from grace and new life as a prison Chaplain followed by a book signing. This event includes a prosecco cream tea.

The Yarrow Hotel
Ramsgate Rd, Broadstairs

Tickets £15 (includes prosecco cream tea, interview, book signing) are available online (subject to a small booking fee) or from:

The Home Front Tea Room, 13a King Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8NN (Mon to Sat 10:00 to 16:00)

La De Da Boutique  52b High Street, Broadstairs  Kent, CT10 1JT (Mon to Sat 9.30 to 17.00, Sunday 10.00 to 16.00)

Please note that, for anyone travelling from further afield, The Yarrow Hotel are offering special accommodation rates for anyone attending a BroadstairsLit event. If you want to take advantage of this offer, please contact the hotel manager directly, Lee Osborn, at

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