Wimbledon Bookfest

Top 10 BookFest events to look out for 2018

Wimbledon BookFest will be back once again to grace the Common with a jam-packed programme of talks, shows, workshops and lectures


Levison Wood: Journey Through Arabia

Spend an evening with the greatest modern-day explorer as he tells of his epic adventures over years of action. And stay tuned to read our one-to-one review with the TV personality.

5 October; 5pm-6pm; £15
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Robert Elms – London Made Us

Join the BBC Radio London broadcaster on his personal journey through the capital, and why he loves London as told through a series of nostalgic anecdotes.

6 October; 6.15pm-7.15pm; £15
William Morris Tent 


Emily Maitlins: Airhead

The award-winning broadcaster and journalist takes to the stage to give a glimpse into the fascinating world behind the scenes.

10 October; 7pm-8pm; £27.50
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Jacqueline Wilson 

Dame Jacqueline Wilson is the bestselling author of over 100 books and will be telling all at BookFest, from her literary inspiration to her time living in Kingston. Read our full interview with Jacqueline online.

11 October; 5.15pm-6.15pm; £15
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Harry Hill: Matt Millz Stands Up

Harry Hill introduces the latest in his series of comic capers: Matt Millz Stands Up! Matt is finally a star, but he’s been so busy soaking up the showbiz life that he hasn’t written any new jokes. Find out if Matt can save himself from the ultimate heckling humiliation.
11 October; 5pm-6pm; £15
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Sir Max Hastings: The Dambusters

An account of the human story behind one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history, as told by the notable Sir Max Hastings.
12 October; 1.30pm-2.30pm; £20
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Five Little Monkeys

Join Sue the Zoo Keeper as she struggles to get mischievous Little Monkey to bed and discovers that numbers are all around us. From the makers of the smash hit Dogs Don’t Do Ballet from Little Angel Theatre, and perfect for little ones over two.
5 October; 11.30am-12.05am; £10
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The Boy Who Followed His Father to Auschwitz

A unique opportunity to hear from a Holocaust survivor and his biographer about a fight to survive. The Kleinmanns were an ordinary Austrian-Jewish family living in Vienna. When Gustav was chosen to be transferred to Auschwitz, his son Fritz refused to leave his side.
5 October; 6pm-7pm; £15
William Morris Tent


Nadiya Hussain 

After spectacularly winning 2015’s Great British Bake Off, Nadiya has gone on to capture the hearts of the nation with her family favourites and beloved cook books. Catch her speaking, with tickets including a signde copy of her book, Finding my Voice.
13 October; 7pm-8pm; £27.50
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Konnie Huq 

Meet Cookie Haque – 9-years-old, obsessed with science, and ready to take the world by storm. A joyful tale from the debut author and much-loved Blue Peter presenter.
13 October; 10.45am-11.45am; £10
William Morris Tent

Wimbledon BookFest comes to SW19 on 3 October until 13 October. Read the full programme of events here