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Hunter Davies and Caitlin Davies will be in conversation with Jane Wenham-Jones at The Yarrow Hotel.
Caitlin Davies is a novelist, non-fiction writer, journalist, teacher and former Royal Literary Fund Fellow. Her books include the memoir Place of Reeds and the acclaimed historical novel The Ghost of Lily Painter. Her latest non-fiction book, Bad Girls: A Century of Women and Crime at Holloway Prison, will be published by John Murray in March 2018, and her latest novel, Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World, which is set in Victorian Margate, will be published by Unbound next summer.
Tickets will be available from 9am on 19th December 2017 from WeGotTickets at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425577 (subject to a small booking fee) or from House of Martin, 60 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JT (Weds to Sat 10:00 to 17:00 – cash only please).
Friday 11th May 2018 – Extra Time with James Brown
The Pavilion – doors open 7:30pm, interview starts at 8pm. Tickets – £10.
James Brown worked on the NME, founded “Loaded”, “Jack” and “Leeds, Leeds, Leeds” magazines, and was editor-in-chief of British GQ. He also hosts a weekly show on talkSPORT.
James has been playing football since growing up in the backstreets of Leeds. The sudden death of one his long-standing team mates made him ponder the unique bond between men who meet each other once a week for years, but don’t know any personal details beyond pitch prowess. The result was “Above Head Height” which will be published on 9th February 2018. A must-have book for anyone who has ever played amateur football.
James will be in conversation with Jane Wenham-Jones.
Tickets will be available from 9am on 19th December 2017 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425578 (subject to a small booking fee) or from House of Martin, 60 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JT (Weds to Sat 10:00 to 17:00 – cash only please).
Thursday 21st June 2018 – Being David Archer with Tim Bentinck and Sunny Ormonde (Lillian Bellamy)
The Pavilion – doors open at 7pm, interview starts at 7:30pm. Tickets – £15 (includes a welcome drink)
1982 was an eventful year for Tim Bentinck. It was the year he landed the part of David Archer, son of the eponymous household in the world’s longest running radio series, The Archers. He has been playing this character ever since. But that’s not all. He is also the voice of ‘Mind the Gap’ on the Piccadilly Line.
In “Being David Archer” Tim recounts his enormously varied life with wry, self-deprecating humour. With five million loyal Archers listeners, Tim takes the reader behind the scenes of the longest running drama series in the world, a British institution with a theme tune that Billy Connolly wants to be the National Anthem.
Sunny has been playing the “outrageous and naughty” Lilian Bellamy in The Archers for the past 17 years and has become one of the listeners’ favourite characters. Her antics have kept the nation gripped and entertained, whether it be riding round Ambridge on a Harley Davidson, drinking the Bull and Cider shed dry with Eddie Grundy, absconding to Costa Rica with her beloved and very wicked Tiger or recklessly kicking off her sling-backs and leaping into bed with Tiger’s brother Paul.
She has appeared regularly with fellow Archers cast members in stage shows, “Come Rain, Come Shine”, “Larkin About”(with John Telfer- Ambridge’s Vicar Alan Franks) and “Wicked Women” – the latter performed with her dear friend Sara Coward who played Caroline Sterling in the The Archers for 32 years. Sunny is delighted to be visiting beautiful Broadstairs.
Tim and Sunny will be in conversation with Jane Wenham-Jones. Ticket price of £12.50 includes a welcome drink.
Tickets will be available from 9am on 19th December 2017 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425581 (subject to a small booking fee) or from House of Martin, 60 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JT (Weds to Sat 10:00 to 17:00 – cash only please).
Friday 19th October 2018 – Vinyl Revival with Graham Jones
The Pavilion – doors open at 7pm, interview starts at 7:30pm. Tickets – £10.
Graham Jones has spent 30 years as a record company sales rep and is one of the founders of Proper Music, one of the largest independent music distributors in the UK. His third book “The Vinyl Revival and the Shops that Made it Happen” is scheduled for release in September 2018.
Graham has collected a vast stock of music industry anecdotes during his working life and he will be entertaining us with a talk and a music quiz. In addition, he will be bringing along a number of promotional CDs that will be available in return for a donation to charity.
Expect a hysterical evening, chock full with tales from the crazy world of record retailing.
Tickets will be available from 9am on 19th December 2017 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/425582 (subject to a small booking fee) or from House of Martin, 60 High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JT (Weds to Sat 10:00 to 17:00 – cash only please).
Also coming in 2018
We are excited to announce that we are planning more events in 2018, with a number of well known and fascinating guests being lined up. In addition to the events above, we can can confirm that Peter James, Helen Lederer, and Miriam Margolyes will be among our guests – dates and further details will follow as soon as they are finalised.
Finally, we would like to thank our three partners who are helping us get this literary venture off the ground – Thorley Taverns, and the Pavilion in particular, The Yarrow Hotel and Sharp Printing Services. Big thanks all three organisations for their great support.
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, James Redshaw, at James.Redshaw@YarrowHotel.co.uk