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The Wirksworth Book Festival 2018

The programme for the 2018 Wirksworth Book Festival in April has been announced.

Thursday 5th April 

  • Launch and evening of readings about Ursula, the second Mrs Vaughan Williams - Waltham House 7pm 

Friday 6th April 

  • Parent and toddler event at the library, 10.30am Literary Tour of Renishaw Hall, 2.30 pm (tickets needed via 
  • The Real Wordsmiths, talk about the Lakeland Poets - Town Hall, 6.15pm 
  • ‘The Wordsmiths of Gorsemere’ - Spoof comedy. Town Hall 7.30pm (tickets from Wirksworth Framing Company) 

Saturday 7th April 

  • ‘Matilda’ - Film at the Northern Light, 9.30am. (Tickets from Wirksworth Framing Company) 
  • ‘Young Writers - create your own fictional world’ with a Emma Pass - event for young adults in the Chip Shop, 2.30pm 
  • Rob Stamper talks about his new book ‘Ramblings from a Derbyshire Folk Pub’, at Top Ken’s, 1.30pm 
  • Clare Harvey talks about Dame Laura Knight, Wellspring Church, 2pm 
  • ‘Derbyshire Noir’, Sarah Ward and Ros Watkins on crime fiction. The Town Hall, 4pm (tickets from Wirksworth Framing Company) 
  • An evening with Geoff Cope, cricketer, Wirksworth Cricket Club, 7pm (pay on the door.) 
  • ‘Elvis McGonagall, poet and singer - Town Hall, 7.30 pm. (Tickets from Traidlinks or Wirksworth Framing Company) 

Sunday 8th April 

  • Wirksworth Big Book Day, all day in the Memorial Hall. 
  • Book Walk, meet in the marketplace 10.30am Tony Jones and St John Theatre Company on writing for radio, the Town Hall, 4pm, donations please. 
  • 'The Big Book Quiz’, 7pm, teams of 6 at £1 each. (Book via

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