Tuesday, 24 May 2016

London Internatonal Antiquarian Book Fair 26 - 28 May & Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival 7 - 10 July 2016

Coming up in July, Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival and in May London's International Antiquarian Book Fair, further details below:

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival
With the sun shining and summer fast approaching we are getting excited as we look forward to The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, picked by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the UK’s Best Literary Festivals! This festival has become the hot ticket on the national Festival circuit thanks to its stellar line up of literary names in a beautifully intimate setting. Spend a long weekend in the Victorian grandeur of Harrogate’s Crown Hotel, and experience inspiring talks and stimulating debate. Socialise with fellow book lovers and soak up the eclectic programme designed to enthral and inspire. We'll see you there!

Weekend Break Packages

With a history spanning over 300 years the Crown Hotel Harrogate is experienced in looking after guests. After a multi-million pound refurbishment programme, the hotel has created a contemporary environment which complements its historic architecture and pays homage to its heritage as a great town centre property.

Weekend Break Packages, include 3 nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation at the Crown Hotel, tickets to all events excluding the Business Lunch, Festival Goody Bag, Lunch at the Crown on Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus limited Tea and Coffee throughout the weekend.
Packages start from £429 per person for two people sharing a double or twin room and from £509 per person for singles.
To book, call 01423 562303
Friday 8th July

All events take place at The Crown Hotel, Harrogate unless stated otherwise.
Mark Thompson: A Space Traveller’s Guide to the Solar System
Tickets £9 | 10.30am
Prepare to be blasted out of this world with the co-presenter of BBC Stargazing Live and Royal Astronomical Society fellow. Let stardust enter your soul as Mark takes you on a tour of the Solar System. What would you feel? Would you cope? How would you go to the loo? Find out here!
Einstein's Universe
Tickets £12 | 12pm
Einstein, the world’s foremost physicist who developed general relativity - the most beautiful theory ever formulated - turned to another virtuoso for solace and inspiration: Mozart. A violin player and devotee, Einstein saw his life ‘in terms of music.’ Professor Brian Foster will be joined by violinist Jack Liebeck to present a musical lecture, exploring how Einstein’s ideas have shaped our concepts of space, time and the evolution of the Universe.
Laura Dawes - Fighting Fit:
The Wartime Battle for Britain’s Health

Tickets £9 | 2pm
It’s a battlefield when it comes to diets, disease and mental health. So how on earth did the nation’s health not only survive, but triumph in real war? Against all the odds of rationing and a bombedout- Britain, WW2 saw a war for well-being, fought by pioneers – nurses, Nobel Prize winners, housewives. Laura shares the extraordinary story of the men and women who kept Britain well in wartime and paved the way for the NHS.
Mail Obsession: A Journey Round Britain
by Postcode with Mark Mason

Tickets £9 | 3.30pm
Mark Mason is truly the god of small things. Mail Obsession is his quirky trail around Britain unearthing ‘the facts that slip down the back of life’s sofa’ from each postcode area in the UK. From how Jimi Hendrix got confused by the M1 to what the Queen keeps in her handbag, his adventures result in a charming homage to Britain’s past and curious present.
Lucie Green - 15 Million Degrees,
A Journey to the Centre of the Sun

Tickets £9 | 5pm
Light takes eight minutes to reach Earth but its journey within the Sun takes hundreds of thousands of years. What is going on in there? In this astonishing and enlightening adventure, you’ll travel millions of miles from inside the Sun to Earth, where the light at the end of its journey is now (right now!) allowing you to read this.
MindFOLDness workshop:
Learning the art of Mindful Origami

Tickets £9 | 6.30pm
Don’t miss the new trend for crafty calmness: MindFOLDness. Samuel Tsang, author of The Book of Mindful Origami, in this interactive workshop shows you how to fold your way to a quiet mind. Origami, has been dubbed Ori-calm-me, as it’s been shown to reduce stress, aid relaxation, concentration, hand-eye co- ordination and memory.
Jack Liebeck
St Wilfrid’s Church

Tickets £18 | 8pm
Unravel the complexities of the universe with this companion recital to our earlier lecture, Einstein’s Universe. Violinist Jack Liebeck and pianist Katya Apekisheva perform a programme of violin music that was loved by Einstein and truly inspired his work.
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London International Antiquarian Book Fair

26 – 28 May  Olympia London

This major three-day event, now in its 59th year and part of Rare Books London, is one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world, showcasing rare, unique and unusual items from 180 leading UK and international dealers. Browse and buy from a world-class collection of rare books, maps, prints, manuscripts, and ephemera. Activities include expert-led tours, hands-on book arts demonstrations, and events celebrating the anniversary of Frankenstein and the birth of Gothic literature. For a taste of what’s on offer, browse the highlights online. The International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia is a highlight of the year for anyone with an interest in books. To join us, order your free tickets today.

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