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EVENT REQUESTS

I have done over 1,000 events at numerous historical sites, museums, art galleries, festivals, bookstores, libraries, charities and schools in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada and Italy. If you would like to book me for an event, please email info@alisonweir.org.uk for an information sheet, booking form and list of talks, or approach my publishers (see the Contact page for details).


These events are confirmed:




Wednesday, 17th April
7pm for 7.30pm
The King's Room, Buckden Towers
Event for the Friends of Buckden Towers
KATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE TRUE QUEEN
Tickets at £14 each are available from: Waterstones St Neots, Buckden Towers Office or by emailing admin@friendsofbuckdentowers.co.uk


Saturday, 20th April
2pm
St Michael's Church, Winchester
Event for the Winchester Books Festival
WINCHESTER'S QUEENS: FROM MATILDA OF FLANDERS TO MARY I
For tickets, please visit https://winchesterbooksfestival.com/events/winchester-queens/



Thursday, 9th May
7pm
The Book Shop and Sackville College, East Grinstead
BOOK LAUNCH EVENT 
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://www.eastgrinsteadbookshop.co.uk/event-details/alison-weir-in-conversation-with-john-pye-book-launch


Friday, 10th May
2pm
The National Archives (event auditiorium), Kew
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mary-i-with-alison-weir-tickets-825122723277


Saturday, 11th May
5pm
The Cidermill Theatre, Chipping Campden
Event for the Chipping Campden Literature Festival
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://chippingcampden.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/1173651214


Sunday, 12th May
3pm
Trinity Church, Abingdon
Event for Mostly Books, Abingdon
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://mostly-books.co.uk/event/alison-weir-mary-i-queen-of-sorrows/


Thursday, 16th May
6pm for 6.30pm start
St Margaret's Church, Westminster
Event in connection with Westminster Abbey's ‘Notre Dame de Paris' exhibition.
LILIES AND ROSES: THE TUDOR COURT AND FRANCE
Alison Weir and Sarah Gristwood in conversation. They will discuss the high-powered interactions between the courts of Tudor England and Renaissance France, from the interplay of war, rivalries, and friendships between the two kingdoms to the grandeur and political significance of the Field of Cloth of Gold, and from the dynamic roles of English and French queens during an era dominated by female rulers to the career of Anne Boleyn at the French court.
For tickets, please visit https://www.westminster-abbey.org/abbey-events/lectures-and-talks/2024/may/fraternite-talk-lilies-and-roses


Saturday, 18th May
7.30pm
The Great Hall, Alnwick Castle
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://www.alnwickcastle.com/en-gb/events/book-talk-with-alison-weir or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-talk-with-alison-weir-mary-i-queen-of-sorrows-tickets-809091734157
 

Thursday, 23rd May
7pm
Southwark Cathedral
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mary-i-queen-of-sorrows-a-talk-by-alison-weir-tickets-708415579067?aff=oddtdtcreator


Wednesday, 29th May
7pm
The Discovery Stage
Event for the Hay Festival
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://www.hayfestival.com/m-199-hay-festival-2024.aspx?skinid=2&currencysetting=GBP&localesetting=en-GB&genrefilterid=0&categoryfilterid=&sectionfilterid=801&pagenum=4


Thursday, 30th May
2pm
QUAD Derby
Event for the Derby Book Festival
MARYI: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on/events


Wednesday, 12th June
7pm
David's Bookshop, Letchworth
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please call 01462 684631 or visit www.davids-bookshops.co.uk


Wednesday, 19th June
7pm
Chorleywood Library
Event for the Chorleywood Bookshop
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://chilternbookshops.co.uk/event/an-evening-with-alison-weir-3/


Thursday, 20th June
7pm
The Great Barn, Ruislip
Event for Hillingdon Libraries
RIVAL SISTERS: MARY I AND ELIZABETH I
Alison Weir and Nicola Tallis in conversation
Booking details to come.


Tuesday, 25th June
7pm
Topping and Company, Booksellers of Bath
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/bath/an-evening-with-alison-weir-for-mary-i-queen-of-sorrows-2024/ or email bath@toppingbooks.co.uk or call 01225 428111.


Thursday, 27th June
7pm
St Mary's Church, Church Street, St Neots
Event for Waterstones St Neots
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-with-alison-weir/st-neots


Wednesday, 10th July
4pm
The Astor Theatre, Deal
Event for Deal Music and Arts Festival
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://dealmusicandarts.com/. The event will be listed there from Friday 22nd March, with tickets available to be booked from Monday 8th April, except for DMA Friend,s who have priority booking from Monday 25th March. 


Saturday, 13th July
Afternoon (time tbc)
The Hub, St Mary's, Lichfield
Event for the Lichfield Festival
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
Booking details to come.


Thursday, 25th July
6.30pm
Harvington Hall
Event for the Harvington Festival
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit https://harvingtonhall.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/54920?catID=53517


Thursday, 22nd August
8pm
The Festival Theatre, Hever Castle
Event for the Hever History Festival
HENRY VIII: THE HEART AND THE CROWN
For tickets, please visit https://heverfestival.co.uk/index.php/hf-8-dr-alison-weir/


Tuesday, 1st September
3pm
Henley Town Hall
Event for the Henley Literary Festival
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
Booking details to come.


Friday, 27th September
7pm
The Old Court, St Leonard's Road, Windsor
Event for the Windsor Festival
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, available from mid-July, please visit www.windsorfestival.com
or call 01753 743585.


Saturday, 28th September
10am to 4pm
Southwark Cathedral Library
THE WARS OF THE ROSES: A DAY OF TALKS
Alison Weir will be joining Michael Jones, Nicola Tallis and Nathen Amin, and will be speaking about 'Richard III: The Man and the Myth'.
**SOLD OUT**


Monday, 30th September
2pm
Castle Hill Baptist Church, Warwick
Event for Warwick Words History Festival
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
For tickets, please visit www.warwickwords.co.uk



Wednesday, 16th October
6.30pm
The Guildhall, Guildford
Event for the Guildford Festival
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
Booking details to come.


Thursday, 17th October
7.30pm
The Milton Rooms, Malton
Event for Kemps General Store and Bookshop
GHOSTS AND GRUESOME TALES OF THE TOWER
For tickets, please visit https://themiltonrooms.com/event/kemps-presents-alison-weir-ghosts-gruesome-tales-of-the-tower/


Friday, 18th October
7.30pm
Sheriff Hutton Village Hall
Event for the Sheriff Hutton History Group
ELIZABETH OF YORK: THE LAST WHITE ROSE
For tickets, please email Janie Wheeler, the Treasurer, at janiewheeler@aol.com. 


Saturday, 19th October
7.30pm
The Snape Institute
Event for Snape Local History Group and Snape Institute Committee
HENRY VIII: THE HEART AND THE CROWN
For tickets, please contact Sarah Lowe at Laurel Grove, Snape, Bedale, North Yorks DL8 2SZ, or call her on
01677 470444, or email her at sarahlowe449@gmail.com.



The events below are under discussion and still to be confirmed, so please do not contact the venues for tickets.



West Horsley Place (31st July)


The Gloucester History Festival (19th September)


Southwark Cathedral (28th September)


Raworth's Harrogate Literature Festival (20th October)


Authors, Books and Cake, the Swaffham Assembly Rooms (2nd November)


2025


Southwark Cathedral (25th January)