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Upcoming Events
 

 


To request an event with Alison Weir, please go to the Contact page. Requests for events should be sent directly to Alison or to her publicists at Penguin Random House or Headline.



16th August
10am
The Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
Event for the Edinburgh International Book Festival:
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



For tickets please visit https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/.



16th August
4pm
The Party Pavilion, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
Private event for Baillie Gifford, the major sponsor of the Edinburgh International Book Festival:
Alison Weir discusses her work as a historian and novelist






17th August
8pm
Topping and Company Booksellers, Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



For tickets please visit http://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/st-andrews/alison-weir-with-six-tudor-queens/



19th August
7.30pm
Anne of Cleves House, Lewes, Sussex
Fundraising event for the Friends of Anne of Cleves House:
THE MISTRESSES OF HENRY VIII


 
For tickets, please email annacrabtree1@hotmail.com.



28th August
11am
Traquair House, Scottish Borders
Event for the Beyond Borders Scotland Festival of Literature and Thought:
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, AND THE MURDER OF LORD DARNLEY
 


For tickets, please visit http://buytickets.at/beyondbordersscotland, or email info@beyondbordersscotland.com or telephone 0131 557 7773.



17th September
3.15pm
St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park, Chiswick
Event for the Chiswick Book Festival
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



For tickets, please visit www.chiswickbookfest.net



18th September
2pm
Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester
Event for the Gloucester History Festival
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



For tickets, please call 01452 396572 or visit www.gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk



21st September
Noon: drinks and signing
1pm: Lunch
2.30pm: Speaker talks
The George Hotel, Rye
Alison Weir will be one of three speakers (alongside Ferdinand Mount and Wensley Clarkson) at The Oldie Literary Lunch
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



Tickets can be booked by calling Katherine on 01225 427 311 or by emailing reservations@theoldie.co.uk
 


22nd September
6.30pm
Oadby Library, Leicester
ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE, BY THE WRATH OF GOD QUEEN OF ENGLAND



For tickets, please call 0116 305 8763 during library opening hours or email mark.newman@leics.gov.uk



29th September
7pm
Old Town Hall, Richmond
Event for the Richmond Heritage Festival:
SIX TUDOR QUEENS



For tickets, which will go on sale in summer 2016, please visit www.richmond.gov.uk/localstudies.



1st October
4pm
Jersey Opera House, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Isles
Event for the Jersey Festival of Words:
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



For tickets, please visit www.jerseyfestivalofwords.org.



3rd October
7.30pm
The Morleian Room, Morley Town Hall, Leeds
Event for the Morley Arts Festival:
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



For tickets, please visit www.morleyartsfestival.co.uk or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alison-weir-katherine-of-aragon-the-true-queen-tickets-25501947010?aff=ebrowse



4th October
7.30pm
Event for the Ripon International Festival:
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



For tickets, please visit www.riponinternationalfestival.com



6th October
2pm
The Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick
Event for the Warwick Words History Festival:
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



For tickets, please contact the Box Office on 01926 334418 or visit www.warwickwords.co.uk.



7th October
3.15pm
The Assembly Rooms, The Council House, Chichester
Event for the Chichester Speakers' Festival:
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



For tickets, please call 0333 666 3366



9th October
7pm
The Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle
Event for the Borderlines Book Festival, Carlisle:
SIX TUDOR QUEENS



For tickets, please visit www.borderlinescarlisle.co.uk/, or purchase in person at the Bookends Bookshop. (They are moving premises, so from May their address will be Bookends, 17-19 Castle St, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8SY.)



12th October
3.30pm
(Venue tba)
Event for the Cheltenham Literature Festival
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



Tickets will be on sale from 7th September. Please visit http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/



13th October
12.30pm
Guildhall, Guildford
Joint event with Elizabeth Norton for the Guildford Book Festival:
TUDOR WOMEN: QUEENS AND COMMONERS



For tickets, please call the Festival Box Offices on 01483 444789 or 01483 444334, or visit www.guildfordbookfestival.co.uk



15th October
11am
Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham
Event for the Durham Book Festival:
THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS



Tickets will be on sale from 10th August via www.durhambookfestival.com.



20th October
6.30pm
The Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset
Event for the Wells Festival of Literature:
THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS



For tickets, on sale in July, please visit  www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk.  



21st October
6pm
The Victorian Gallery, Dorset County Museum, Dorchester
Event for the Dorchester Literary Festival:
THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS



For tickets please visit www.dorchesterliteraryfestival.com or http://www.visit-dorset.com/tourist-information-centres/dorchester-tourist-information-centre-p472833.



23rd October
6pm
The Manor Hotel, Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset
Event for the Yeovil Literary Festival:
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



For tickets, please contact the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, on 01935 422884 or visit www.ocatgon-theatre.co.uk, from late May.



24th October
7.30pm
The Compass Theatre, Ickenham, Middlesex
Event for Hillingdon Libraries' Culture Bite Festival:
SIX TUDOR QUEENS



For tickets, please visit http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/culture



1st November
7pm
Sutton Library, Surrey
Joint event with Nicola Tallis:
ROYAL BLOOD: TREASON AND TRAGEDY IN TUDOR ENGLAND:
ANNE BOLEYN AND LADY JANE GREY



For tickets, please visit Sutton Library or email macleod.patricia@gmail.com



9th November
2.30pm
Westover Farm, Goodworth Clatford, near Andover, Hampshire
Event for the Books at the Barn Festival:
THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS/KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



For tickets, please visit www.booksatthebarn.co.uk.



11th November
8.15pm
The SCILL Centre, Robin Hood Lane, Sutton, Surrey
Event for Sutton Writers:
WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION


 
Writing historical fiction can afford an author an exhilarating sense of freedom: in historian Alison Weir’s case, it was liberating not to have to limit herself to what she could infer from contemporary sources. Yet she feels strongly that historical novelists have a great responsibility towards their readers. History does not always record people`s motives, emotions and reactions, or the intimate details of their relationships or love lives, so there is plenty of scope for invention there – and Alison confesses to having been quite inventive in that respect! Even so, she feels that historical novels should be credible within the context of what is known about their subjects. In her talk, Alison will offer some firm views on the art of writing historical fiction, share advice she has been given by experienced editors over the years, and talk about her new series of novels on the six wives of Henry VIII.
 
To book please email SuttonWriters@yahoo.com. Tickets for non-members are £4, which will be deducted from the membership fee if they join Sutton Writers within two months.



17th November
7.30pm
Winchester Discovery Centre
Joint event with Nicola Tallis for the Hampshire Cultural Trust and the University of Winchester:
ROYAL BLOOD: TREASON AND TRAGEDY IN TUDOR ENGLAND:
ANNE BOLEYN AND LADY JANE GREY



Booking details to come.



24th November  ***SOLD OUT***
7.30pm
Honeywood Museum, Carshalton, Surrey
Event for the Friends of Honeywood Museum:
RICHARD III: THE MAN AND THE MYTH



For tickets, please call Susan Hoskin on 0208 642 4778 or email susan.hoskin@gmail.com. SOLD OUT.



25th November
6pm
The Quarterhouse, Folkestone
Event for the Folkestone Book Festival:
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



For tickets, please visit http://www.folkestonebookfest.com/ or contact the Quarterhouse Box Office, Mill Bay, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1BN,
Monday to Saturday – 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday – Closed (except on event days); reopens at 6pm on event nights; or call 01303 760 750.



7th December
8pm
St Mary's Community Hall, Hampton, Middlesex
Private event for the Hampton Society:
HENRY VIII: KING AND COURT





2017


11th March
6.30pm for 7pm
Fundraising event for St Michael & All Angels Church, Cheriton, Alresford, Hampshire
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



Tickets are available from Cheriton Stores and the Flower Pots; or send a stamped addressed envelope with your cheque to Penny Scott, Burnt Platt, Cheriton, Hampshire SO24 OPY.



1st April
5pm (tbc)
The Michael Berry Lecture Theatre, Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University
Event for the Canterbury History Weekend on Tudors and Stuarts:
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



Tickets will be available in September, via the Canterbury Christ Church University online shop.



17th October (tbc)
7.30pm
United Reformed Church, New Street, Great Dunmow, Essex
Event for Dunmow Historical and Literary Society:
THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS



For tickets, please telephone Sue Gould on O1371872552/07875009101



13th November
12.30pm
Hotel L’Horizon, St Brelade’s Bay, Jersey, Channel Isles
Private event for the Jersey Ladies Literary Luncheon Club:
ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE, BY THE WRATH OF GOD QUEEN OF ENGLAND





Events are being planned for

The Deepings Literary Festival (April 2017)
The Felixstowe Book Festival (1 July 2017)
Gainsborough Old Hall (2017)
The Ludlow Summer Arts Festival (17th June 2018)