Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations

Foyles Grand Opening Festival 2014

Home > London > Books and Writing | Cultural Events | Public Lectures
by Angela Lord (subscribe)
Freelance writer specialising in arts, travel and entertainment news, previews and reviews.
Event: -
Stars in store as bookshop opens with a fanfare of publicity

The opening of the new Foyles bookstore in Charing Cross Road is being celebrated with three weeks of literary and cultural events.

Michael Palin will be along to open the travel department on 11 June and Jarvis Cocker will open the music department on 12 June.

Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall and Bringing up the Bodies, will formally open the store on 13 June, and give a talk on the Tudors.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is booked to open the business department on 19 June.

Other authors and speakers taking part include PD James, Meg Rossof, Grayson Perry, Sebastian Faulks, Mary Beard, Simon Armitage, Mark Kermode, Anthony Horowitz, Michael Rosen, Val McDermid, Owen Jones and Hadley Freeman.

Jazz music will also feature in the programme. The festival runs from 11 June to 5 July. Ticketed talks, events and workshops are priced from £5 - £18. Some events are free but booking is essential
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  9
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Foyles literary festival
When: 11 June - 5 July
Where: Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road
Cost: some events free, others £5-18
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Popular Articles