A brand new Book Festival is coming to Berkhamsted – and it’s set to be a smash!
The BerkoFest Book Festival, brought to you by the organisers of the ever-popular BerkoFest, is taking place on Sunday 12 May at Berkhamsted Town Hall and Rectory Lane Cemetery.
Top fiction authors including Lisa Jewell, Erin Kelly, Stuart Turton, Lucy Vine and Rowan Coleman will be appearing alongside sport, food, wellbeing and children’s writers.
The the kids, comedian and author Olaf Falafel will be taking centre stage with his own wacky brand of workshops and jokes, Carnegie award-winning children’s author, Theresa Breslin, will be appearing at the cemetery, and a children’s story writing competition will be launched on the day with some fantastic prizes on offer.
Well-loved faces from the sporting and culinary world will also make an appearance, including ex-international cricketer Derek Pringle and the food and wine broadcaster Nigel Barden.
Throughout the day there will be talks, panels and fun, interactive workshops including comedy improv, acting, wellbeing and aromatherapy. You’ll also have the chance to have antiquarian books valued by Giles Lyon, proprietor of the famous World’s End bookshop in London.
‘We’re so thrilled to have such a great line-up, and hope that people will come along and have a great day,’ says organiser Charlie Hussey. ‘Let’s hope this is the beginning of an annual, and growing, book event.’
Tickets will be just £5 in advance for adults, £3 for under 18s, while under 12s are free. A full line-up with timings will be released before the event so don’t miss your favourite authors and workshops, although events will be on a first-come first-served basis. Tickets will be on sale in person at Waterstones and Berkhamsted Library, or online at www.berkofest.com.