Ware Events

Herts Book Festival will take place on May 8th, 2022 in Ware. All events will take place either at the Marquee at Ware Priory or at Fletcher’s Lea.

All-day Events :

Other Events :

10:30 – 11:00Baby Rhyme (Baby Rhyme Time is a fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers.)Marquee at Ware Priory
11:00 – 12:30Children’s Storytime – Bring the youngsters to hear our children’s authors read their stories. Suitable for age 4 upwards: stories for the youngest children between 11-00 and 12.00; older children 12.00-12.30.Marquee at Ware Priory
12:30 – 13:00Children’s Storybook Yoga with Maria OliverMarquee at Ware Priory
11:30 – 12:30FREE TICKETED WORKSHOP: Routes to Publishing with Nikki Vallance and Karen Skinner
(Limited Places. Please register here.)
Fletcher’s Lea
12:30 – 13:30FREE TICKETED WORKSHOP : Family Poetry with Chris Burleigh
(Limited Places. Please register here.)
Fletcher’s Lea
13:00 – 14:00FREE TICKETED WORKSHOP: Writing Ghost Poetry with Sarah Wragg
(Limited Places. Please register here.)
Fletcher’s Lea
13:30 – 14:00Danger on the Page
Philip Cox (the ‘Sam Leroy’ series) and Sarah Goodwin (‘Stranded’) discuss how they create suspense and peril in their thrillers. (Please note the adult content of these novels)
Fletcher’s Lea
14:00 – 15:00Unicorn Craft Activities with Alice HemmingFletcher’s Lea
14:00 – 14:30Law and Disorder
Paul Gitsham (DCI Warren Jones series) talks about his police procedural novels set in a fictional Hertfordshire.
Fletcher’s Lea
14:15 – 14:30Dance showcaseDance Pro Academy – inspired by “The cat in the hat”, “Old Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” and “The Mr Men Books”Marquee at Ware Priory
14:30 – 15:00Bringing the Past to Life
Vivien Freeman (‘The Escape of Rose Alleyn’) and Philip Allan (‘Alexander Clay’ series) discuss their approach to creating vivid characters in historical fiction.
Fletcher’s Lea
14:30 – 14:45Dance ShowcaseMayhem Theatre Arts Marquee at Ware Priory
14:45 – 15:00Dance ShowcaseJigsaw – inspired by “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”Marquee at Ware Priory
15:00 –
Imagination Dance – Dance for all ( A Harry Potter themed event)Marquee at Ware Priory
15:30 – 16:00Imajica Theatre – ‘Relaxed inclusive theatre’Marquee at Ware Priory