An Afternoon with Lauren Child
Join Village Books for an afternoon with the current Children’s Laureate as she looks at the inspiration behind her work, the magic of reading and writing for children, and how ideas can come from anywhere. Lauren Child is best known as the creator of the successful book series Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola.
Sunday 4th November, 3pm at The MCT at Alleyns School, Townley Road, Dulwich SE21 8SU
Tickets: Adult £10, child £7, child and book £20 (includes entry and an illustrated edition of Mary Poppins).
Michael Palin – Erebus
Join the former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe-trotter – as he discusses his books and writing, and brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus. Michael will be in conversation with comedian, novelist and television presenter David Baddiel.
Monday 5th November, 7.30pm at The MCT at Alleyns School, Townley Road, Dulwich SE21 8SU. Tickets: Ticket and book £25, Entry for two and one book £35. A signed copy of Erebus: The Story of a Ship by Michael Palin is included with every purchase.
Tracy Borman: Henry VIII and The Men Who Made Him
Henry VIII is well known for his tumultuous relationships with women, and he is often defined by his many marriages. But what do we see if we take a different look? In this talk, Tracy will tell the story of England’s most famous monarch through the eyes of the men who surrounded him. Tracy Borman is a bestselling author and historian, specialising in the Tudors. She is joint chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces and chief executive of the Heritage Education Trust.
Tuesday 6th November, 7.30pm at The MCT at Alleyns School, Townley Road, Dulwich SE21 8SU. Tickets: Adult £10, Student £8, Book and Ticket £30.
Vietnam with Max Hastings
Vietnam became the Western world’s most divisive conflict since the Second World War. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle.
Thursday 15th November, 7.30pm at The Great Hall, Alleyns School, Townley Road, Dulwich SE21 8SU. Tickets: Adult £10, Concession £8, Book and Ticket £35.
An Afternoon with Jacqueline Wilson
The wonderful Jacqueline Wilson is coming to Dulwich for one of only two London events this autumn. Discover how she started her writing career and created some of her most popular characters, and hear about her new book My Mum Tracy Beaker. There will be no book signing after the talk but there will be an opportunity for to ask questions.
Sunday 18th November, 3pm at The Vaughan Williams Auditorium, James Allen’s Girls’ School, 144 East Dulwich Grove, London SE22 8TE. Tickets: Adult £10, Child £7.
Dan Snow: On This Day in History
Join Village Books for an evening with Dan Snow as he looks back at over 3000 years of the most important stories from the past. From the Ides of March to D-Day, Dan Snow tells the story of an important event that happened on each day of the year.
Wednesday 28th November, 7.30pm at The MCT at Alleyns School, Townley Road, Dulwich SE21 8SU. Tickets: Adult £10, Concession £8, Book and Entry £22.50.
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