The Southfields Arts Festival

It is a fairly scary undertaking,trying to set up the first ever Southfields Arts Festival. There are 3 events definitely on and happening at the church. On the 18th September Ruth Padel will be talking about the different challenges that poetry, travel writing and novels bring to the writer- with extracts from some of her works and a chance to ask questions.

I was just browsing Tracy Chevalier’s web- site and discovered that her latest novel, Remarkable Creatures, has been picked up by a film company. Her vivid account of Mary Anning’s pioneer fossil hunting with its cast of eccentric scholars-all authentic historical figures- and beautiful setting at Lyme Regis being ideal for translation into celluloid!

The author herself will be with us on the 25th September to talk about Remarkable Creatures and her other celebrated novels.

Both events will be at 8pm in the New hall. Tickets at £10 each with a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles. Tickets will be available from the church office from June onwards.

Our third event will be another concert from the Haydon Orchestra on the 3rd October. Programme yet to be devised.

2 thoughts on “The Southfields Arts Festival

  1. gosh, what big names! can’t wait for the tickets to go on sale. How nice it is to live in London and have such exciting things going on on one’s doorstep, without even having to schlep into town. When I was growing up in 70s KL, seeing a real live author in the flesh was about as possible as a Malaysian going to the moon (which still hasn’t happened).

  2. Hi Ian- I might be interested in helping with this. Next Sunday, maybe we could chat more about it.
    Adam Park

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