Category: Events

Guide to being a steward at the Hay Festival

Last month I did one of the best things I’ve ever done: I was a steward at the Hay Festival. Now I want to tell you all about it, and inspire you to do it too! What is the… Read More

Book Awards 2017

I love a good round-up, so every year I put together my best (and worst) reads of the previous twelve months for the 50ayear Annual Book Awards! This year I have 56 books to choose from, and let… Read More

An evening with Ali Smith and Kamila Shamsie

Last week I went to see Ali Smith and Kamila Shamsie in conversation at my local Waterstones, as part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas. It was a really fascinating evening, but before I get into it, I… Read More

Philip Pullman in conversation with Horatio Clare

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go and see Philip Pullman, the creator of His Dark Materials, in conversation with travel and nature writer Horatio Clare in Cardiff’s Millennium Centre. The two of them talked,… Read More

‘The Book of Dust’ midnight launch

Last night I went to the Bristol Waterstones midnight launch of Philip Pullman’s new book, The Book of Dust. That’s right, after all that anticipation, I now have my hands on a copy! The whole night was just lovely. First… Read More