With just over three weeks to go to the Newark Book Festival, what else would the Girls Around Town be talking about on this week’s show but…books, of course!
From romantic, crime and contemporary fiction to workshops, street theatre and story telling, the festival brings authors and entertainers together across a wide range of venues including Newark Castle, the Market Place, the Town Hall, Newark Library and the National Civil War Centre to name just a few.
Building on the 2015 and 2016 Books in the Castle, this year’s event on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July promises a programme that’s packed with activities for everyone. And June and Tina will be setting the scene on Sunday morning, as they chat to guests Luca Veste and Sara Bullimore…
Author of the Murphy and Rossi series, Luca says he writes ‘about bad things that will probably never happen to you’. In the first hour, he’ll be on the phone from his home in Liverpool talking about his books and about Crime By The Sea, in which he’ll be joined by David Mark, Harry Brett and Nick Quantrill to examine just why waterside locations are so compelling.
Then Sara Bullimore will be taking a short break from her hectic job as festival organiser to drop into the studio and share some of the details of the what, where and when. Find out how it all came together in just a few short months, why this year’s theme is Adventures and Heroes and what you, your friends and your families can expect to see, do and hear in Newark over the weekend.
Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon for all the latest news. In the meantime, check out the programme, put the dates in your diary now and be sure to make the Festival Office in the Market Place your first port of call to get your limited edition Festival Survival Bag so you can fill it to the brim with books!