Lowdham Book Festival
Date(s) - Saturday, 28th June
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This day is organised by Five Leaves Bookshop, being the last day of Lowdham Book Festival. Sixteen free events for adults, large bookfair, cafe, children’s program.
Speakers include: John Lucas on whistling, Mr Jones the Planner on towns in Britain, Gillian Darley on Ian Nairn.
John Lucas: A Brief History of Whistling, Village Hall – John Lucas revisits this lost, most democratic art, which is more complicated to do than to simply “put your lips together and blow”.
Ann Featherstone and Deborah Tyler-Bennett: The Days of the Music Hall, Methodist Chapel – some singing, some stories, all drawn from the heyday of musical comedy. An illustrated talk.
Gillian Darley: Ian Nairn, an illustrated talk, Methodist Chapel – In the 1950s and 1960s Ian Nairn was Britain’s most important architectural critic, and an unlikely TV star.
Jones the Planner: Towns in Britain, Methodist Chapel – visiting the best and the worst of the cityscapes of several major cities, including Nottingham. An antidote to ‘crap towns’!
See Lowdham Book Festival website for more details:
Free, no ticket required