Oxford - Day out to the Henley Literary Festival
Saturday 7 October 2023, 10.00am to 6.00pm BST
As some of you may know, the day out to The Henley Literary Festival has been one of our most popular events, and suddenly it is upon us again.
The Festival has become one of the top 5 Literary Festivals in the country and attracts many notable authors. The talks last exactly an hour, remarkably accurately, and there are a number of venues, all close to the town centre. Lunch together is an essential part of the fun, and I am happy to offer this again at my house in Henley (within walking distance of the various venues).
This year our Day Out is on a Saturday rather than mid-week, which we do realise may not be as convenient. One of the reasons is that one of our very own members, Christina Hardyment, has a slot with two other local authors at 6pm and I hope that some of us will be able to support her – and there are also a number of other excellent talks that day. Perhaps some of you will opt for morning talks followed by lunch and others of you will opt for lunch followed by afternoon talks including Christina’s – and maybe even a morning talk, lunch and an afternoon talk! Lunch will be flexible as a result, between 12.15 and 2.45pm, and numbers will have to be limited to about 24, although I have accommodated quite a few more than that in past years and I may be able to increase it depending on demand!!
The organisers are delighted to welcome us each year - it pleases them enormously that our Society brings a group every year - and they have reserved a number of places for us at the talks shown on the attached summary. There are also other talks you may prefer or would like in addition, and it is worth putting your names down for talks that say they are sold out as things tend to change. For fuller details of the topics and authors, and the additional talks not listed on the attached, see the website https://www.henleyliteraryfestival.co.uk/programme/.
To book your attendance please send me an email as soon as possible and let me know which talks you would like to go to. I will then check availability and calculate what you need to pay, including £20 for lunch please, and will send you details of how to pay, give you directions and information about parking (Henley Cricket Club, opposite my house) and directions to my house for lunch.
I do urge you to let me know as soon as possible what you would like, including any I haven’t listed or any that say they are sold out. Tickets are e-tickets and I will email them to you in due course.