Wimbledon Bookfest draws to a close with Darcey Bussell and Roddy Doyle
Wimbledon’s annual BookFest will welcome its final literary events this weekend.
The two-week-long festival has already staged a variety of events to entertain audiences including Michael Palin exploring Brazil, Joanna Tollope with her adaption of Sense and Sensibility and David and Carry Grant giving children a musical experience.
Fiona Razvi, festival director, said: "We have had a more diverse audience than we have ever had before and we have more exciting things for people to come along to this weekend."
This weekend the festival will be joined by Roddy Doyle whose musical The Commitments recently opened in the West End.
Darcey Bussell will reveal the stories behind her collection of photographs and on Saturday Wimbledon Common will stage comedy evening starring Shappi Khorsandi.
Children and family events include magic and music from actor David Wood, jokes and fun from comedian Tim Vine.
BookFest would not be complete without a visit from The Wombles who will share story-telling and singing with writer and musician Julian Butler.
Ms Razvi said some of her highlights had been the school events and Wayne Hemmingway’s talk to students about creative industries during the festival.
Bookfest is a community driven project largely run by volunteers.
To get involved visit wimbledonbookfest.org where you can support the project by becoming a friend and benefit from special ticket rates, launch party invitations, free programmes and regular e-newsletters.
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