AlisonWeir.org.uk Logo

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

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, 6th March
2pm
HISTORY DAY AT FARNHAM CASTLE
Event for the Farnham Literary Festival
Listen to two author talks by Louise Morrish and Alison Weir, enjoy lunch, visit the Keep, and walk Farnham Castle’s Grounds and Gardens.
10am: Castle gates open
11am: Great Hall. Louise Morrish – Secret Women: The Female Agents of the S.O.E
12:30-2pm: Lunch served between the Library and Lantern Hall
2.15pm: Great Hall. Alison Weir – Six Tudor Queens: The Wives of Henry VIII
4pm: Castle gates close
For tickets, which cost £60 to.  include lunch, please visit https://farnhamliteraryfestival.co.uk/event/history-day-at-farnham-castle-with-alison-weir-and-louise-morrish/ or call 01252 721194.


Saturday, 16th March
2pm
The Barn, West Horsley Place
Alison Weir will join three other historians, including Daisy Dunn and Jessie Childs, for West Horsley Place's first ever History Day, which runs from 10am to 4.30pm.
THE MISTRESSES OF HENRY VIII
For tickets, please visit https://www.westhorsleyplace.org/Event/history-day


Wednesday, 20th March 2024
8pm
The Community Hall, St Mary's Church, Long Ditton, Surrey
HENRY VIII: THE HEART AND THE CROWN
For tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-bestselling-historian-alison-weir-tickets-803145468717?aff=oddtdtcreator


Sunday, 24th March
3.45pm
The Hub, St Mary's, Lichfield
Event for the Lichfield Festival
HENRY VIII: THE HEART AND THE CROWN
For tickets, please visit https://lichfieldfestival.org/event/alison-weir/



Thursday, 28th March (postponed from October)
7pm
The Book Shop and Sackville College, East Grinstead
QUEENS OF THE AGE OF CHIVALRY
**SOLD OUT**


Friday, 29th March
2pm
Theatre Royal, Bath
HENRY VIII: THE HEART AND THE CROWN
For tickets, please call 01225 448844 or visit https://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/events/henry-viii-the-heart-the-crown/


Friday, 12th April
7pm
Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard, East Sussex
HENRY VIII: THE HEART AND THE CROWN
Booking details to come.

 
Tuesday, 16th April
6.30pm
Daunt Books, Hampstead
HENRY VIII: THE HEART AND THE CROWN
Alison Weir in conversation with Sarah Gristwood
Booking details to come.


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
Booking details to come in February.


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


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


Tuesday, 18th June
7pm
St Mary's Church, Church Street, St Neots
Event for Waterstones St Neots
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
Booking details to come.


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 email bath@toppingbooks.co.uk or call 01225 428111.


Wednesday, 10th July
4pm
The Astor Theatre, Deal
Event for Deal Music and Arts Festival
MARY I: QUEEN OF SORROWS
Booking details to come.


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
Booking details to come.


Thursday, 22nd August
8pm
The Festival Theatre, Hever Castle
Event for the Hever History Festival
HENRY VIII: THE HEART AND THE CROWN
Booking details to come.


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. 



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



The Hay Festival (29th May)


The Gloucester History Festival (19th September)


The Windsor Festival (September) 


Southwark Cathedral (28th September)


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


2025


Southwark Cathedral (25th January)