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Book Festival with Celebrity Authors

Saturday 22 June, 12pm – 3pm
Meet writers of Celebrity Memoirs; fascinating Biographies; Crime Fiction, books for Young Adults; Poetry; we even have a fun and friendly Workshop for Children’s Illustration.

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We’re thrilled to be hosting the third annual Write on Comedy Book Festival from mid-day on Saturday 22nd June until 3pm.

Write On Comedy is an independent association of writers on comedy and comedians and people connected with comedy who write… in all sorts of genres.

So, at our Book Festival you can expect to meet writers of Celebrity Memoirs; fascinating Biographies; Crime Fiction, books for Young Adults; Poetry; we even have a fun and friendly Workshop for Children’s Illustration.

Entry to the event is FREE with your standard Museum entry charge. Adult tickets are £6.50 and children go free.

 

Confirmed Guests

SOPHIE ALDRED

Who will be signing copies of her books Ace! The Inside Story of the End of an Era, and Doctor Who: At Childhood’s End.

DAVID BARRY

Signing his latest book, The Film Buff’s Guide, as well Please Sir! The Official Story and The Ice Cream Time Machine.

LARRY DANN

Is an actor well-loved from The Bill and the Carry On films, and will be signing his autobiography Oh, What a Lovely Memoir!

JULIAN DUTTON

Is the author of The Parade’s Gone By: Everyday Life in Britain in the Twentieth Century, and Keeping Quiet: Visual Comedy in the Age of Sound.

STEVE NALLON

Is a star of Spitting Image, and will be signing his two Swidgers novel for Young Adults: The Time That Never Was, and The Time They Saved Tomorrow.

TONY NICHOLSON

Is the author of Shut That Door: The Definitive Biography of Larry Grayson, The Squire of Knotty Ash and his Lady: An intimate biography of Sir Ken Dodd.

GEMMA ROSS & ROBERT ROSS

are the founding members of Write On Comedy and will be signing books on such diverse subjects as The Carry On Girls, Marty Feldman, and Last of the Summer Wine.

 

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Café

Treat yourself to hot / cold drinks, light snacks and ice creams in our small café.

 

What else is there to do?

Make a day of it and visit our exciting exhibition, This Fractured LandRoald Dahl Children’s Gallery and the rest of the Museum too!

Please check here for our opening times.

 

Booking

Museum ticket INCLUDES the Book Festival (kids go FREE in the Museum)

Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery and Museum ticket INCLUDES the Book Festival

Upgrade your ticket to an annual pass and visit as many times as you like within the year!

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Find out more about our admission charges here.

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