We’re very pleased to be supporting the upcoming Chiswick Book Festival again, a week long festival celebrating books past and present.

With a wide variety of special guest speakers for live audiences, there really is great range of events to go to.

Bown Design & Build take pride in the events we sponsor, we’re looking forward to offering our support and helping the volunteers.

This Thursday evening we are fortunate to be involved with a brilliant evening and look forward to attending ourselves…..

“The 13th Chiswick Book Festival will open with a special evening in the Garden Pavilion at Chiswick House & Gardens, exploring the life and work of Nancy Mitford and her sisters. It will include an interview with Emily Mortimer, the writer and director of the BBC serialisation of The Pursuit of Love, recorded from her home in New York. Photo (c) Peter Ash Lee. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday July 30th. 

The panel session will be chaired by Jane Thynne (Widowland) and will include Jessica Fellowes (The Mitford Trial), author of the Mitford Murders series, and Bridget Osborne, editor of The Chiswick Calendar, who will explore the Chiswick connections of Nancy Mitford and her sisters (below).”

Here’s some more general information on the festival….

“The Chiswick Book Festival brings together top authors and their readers for a week of history, poetry, biography, creative writing, fiction, thrillers,gardens, food, wine,politics and children’s books.

Our 2021 Festival will take place between the 9th and the 15th of September, with live audiences – after our digital event in 2020. Now in its 13th year, the Festival is a non-profit-making community event, raising money for St Michael & All Angels Church, which hosts the event, and three charities:

– InterAct Stroke Support, which employs actors to provide a reading service for stroke patients at Charing Cross Hospital.
– Doorstep Library, which brings the magic of books into children’s homes in deprived parts of west London.
– The Felix Project, which collects surplus food from suppliers and redistributes it to charities and schools in London, to help reduce waste and relieve food poverty. Read more about why we chose them and how we will support them.

We’re grateful for the support of authors and publishers, local booksellers (including Waterstones, Bookcase, Fosters and Oxfam Bookshop), our business partners, venues and local media: Chiswick Library, ArtsEd, Chiswick House & Gardens, Chiswick Playhouse, Chiswick Cinema, Gunnersbury Park & Museum, Orchard House School, chiswickW4.com, chiswickbuzz.net, Chiswick Herald, Chiswick Lifestyle Magazine and TheChiswickCalendar.co.uk.”