That’s all folks! Thank you so much for having us, we’ve had a brilliant third Stroud Book Festival and we look forward to seeing you in 2019!
They say it takes a village to raise a child. With Stroud Book Festival still very much in its infancy we know this all too well.
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to all our “villagers” who supported Stroud Book Festival 2018:
Stroud Book Festival Directors: Alice Jolly, Jamila Gavin, Harvey Sagar, Darrell Turk and John Denton. Our outgoing Director Rachel Levay, our incoming Director Paul McLaughlin, our Artistic Directors Caroline Sanderson and Jane Churchill. For Marketing and Sponsorship, Louise Brice and Shannon Newton respectively.
The Festival’s patron Ian McEwan.
Stroud Book Festival Committee: Jane Bailey, Katie Fforde, Sue Limb, John Dougherty, Adam Horovitz and Charles Tongue.
To everyone at Stroud Bookshop
All our fabulous authors, performers and event chairs.
Our fantastic team of volunteers, headed up by Camilla Hale: Sara Tibbetts, Alice Day, Norah Kennedy, Lucy Clee, Ahrabella Lewis, Pam Keevil, Peter Weeks, Sarah Tilley, Carol Pearce, Ruth Woolley, Dominique Shead, Kate Lewis, Topaz Cain, Susannah Hill and Mary Brown.
Isa, Poppy and Seren for running the café at the Lansdown Hall.
Our generous sponsors and supporters – Wycliffe College, Laura Kinsella Foundation, Bailey Paints, Arts Council England, Hosking Houses Trust, Waitrose, Tesco Bags of Help, Renishaw, Andrew Watton, Kingdon Rungwe and Claude Koenig, ALCS, Woodchester Valley Vineyard, Stroud Festival, Stroud Town Council, Renishaw Ltd, Chris Mattos, Sofas and Stuff, Hawkwood College
All the schools who supported the Festival including Wycliffe College, Archway, Acorn School, and the primary schools who attended our very first Schools’ Day.
The Festival venues: The Museum in the Park, The Subscription Rooms, Lansdown Hall, SVA, The Ale House, Minchinhampton Market House, the Old Town Hall and Stroud Library with particular thanks to the Library and Lucy Yarham for hosting our launch and our authors’ Green Room.
Our box office at The Subscription Rooms.
Our competition judges: Sue Limb, John Dougherty, Adam Horovitz and Katie Fforde, with assistance from Sarah Hosking and John Bassett.
John Holland and Stroud Short Stories. The local writer’s groups who helped spread the word this year
Our Festival photographer Britt Willoughby Dyer
The technical team across the venues.
A large number of local organisations and publishing houses including Transition Stroud, History Press, Lansdown Film Club, Stroud Film Festival,
Hawthorn Press, SVAP, SVP, Stroud Local History Society, St Laurence Church
Food and drink thanks to:
The Stroud Wine Company, When in Rome, Beau’s Bakehouse
Our illustrator, Tom Percival. Our designer Steve Palmer at I-Sight Design. Our technical guru Teresa Vance at Advance Web Solutions. Our proof reader Georgie Strachan.
Simon Wells at 5Vapartments, who so generously hosted some of our authors in their lovely lodgings.
Most of all to the people of Stroud and beyond, who bought tickets and came along to our events over the five, rather damp November days of our 2018 Festival.
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