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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.



25th June
7pm
The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe, Suffolk
Event for the Felixstowe Book Festival:
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



Tickets are available through the Festival website at http://felixstowebookfestival.co.uk/.



9th July
7.30pm
St Peter's Church, St Albans
Event for the St Albans Literary Festival:
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN



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



12th July
7pm
Princess Alexandra Hall, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London
Panel event for the Royal Over-Seas League Literary Series 2016:
WRITING HISTORY



How does one write history? The relationship between fact and fiction has long been a complicated labyrinth, but in writing the battle seems to find new fuel. Giants from the past are often so compelling that the temptation to write and embroider their stories is overwhelming… but how much artistic licence can authors lay claim to?  And equally, how fair is it for an audience and a reader to hold a writer hostage to one specific interpretation of the past?

In this exciting panel discussion with some of the country’s leading historians and historical authors, the subject of writing history will be thoroughly investigated. From the writer’s initial research to the words on the page, they will explore the process of interpreting the past and divulge the challenges of re-writing history.

For tickets - £12 ROSL Members, £15 General public - please call 0207 408 0214 ext. 219, or email roslarts@rosl.org.uk



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/.



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.



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 (from July)




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.



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.)



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



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.



9th October
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




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



Events are being planned for

Traquair House: Beyond Borders Festival of Literature and Thought (28th August)
The Cheltenham Literature Festival (12 October)
Gainsborough Old Hall (2017)