The Big Book Weekend in conjunction with the Yellow Lighted Book Shop is back!
Running Friday 9th September through to Sunday 11th September 2022
Starting on Friday 9th September when
Cultural historian Alan Powers reflects on the iconic artist Eric Ravilious, Artist and Designer followed by a screening of the acclaimed new documentary film. Eric Ravilious – Drawn to War
Author Philip Parker brings you – Small Island: 12 Maps That Explain the History of Britain. (The twelve key maps from British history).
Charles Clover – Rewilding the Sea – How we can rewild the oceans as well as the land.
Julian Doberski, Susie Holmes, Neil Bragg – Science of Compost: Soil, Decay and Growth in the Garden (How does compost work – and how can we do it better?)
The Rickard sisters Scarlett and Sophie introduce their amazing graphic novel adaptation. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
Closing the day, we present a life changing one-man theatrical adaptation of this classic political novel. Actor Robert Tressell – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Townsend Productions)
Sunday starts with
Matthew Dennison – Teller of the Unexpected: The Life of Roald Dahl – who was not the man we think we know
Lara Feigel discusses how nature writing, rural biography and literary history blended during lockdown with Look! We Have Come Through! Living With D. H. Lawrence
Rebecca Birrell takes a new look at some brilliant, yet under-rated art in – This Dark Country: Women Artists, Still Life and Intimacy in the Early Twentieth Century
Elizabeth MacNeal brings us one of “the reads of the summer” – Circus of Wonders
And we close the weekend with a whole new perspective on Medusa (who was mortal) and her Gorgon sisters (who weren’t) from Natalie Haynes and Stone Blind.
You will be able to purchase tickets for your chosen events or you may prefer Day Passes that entitle you to attend all Talks and Shows at a reduced rate.
Please note: These events will all run at the Goods Shed with the one exception of the Rickard Sisters novel adaption which is being held in The Malthouse (off the Chippings) in Tetbury.