I’m going to start posting copies of emails distributed to our village email circulation list, called the “Grapevine” – and to others. Here is the first – with information about our Advance Box Office located in the Coffee Dog, our village coffee shop.
Here is some further information about the Flamstead Book Festival, which takes place on Saturday June 7th – with that all important how you can get tickets.
How to Buy tickets in advance
Advanced booking has now opened. You can book tickets online at our website http://www.flamsteadbookfestival.com. Just click on the “Tickets” tab or “book online now” button and follow the instructions. You can pay by debit or credit card or by PayPal. There is a small booking fee for this service.
Alternatively, and mainly for Flamstead residents, we are opening an advance box office at the Coffee Dog (the back room of the Spotted Dog pub in the High Street) every Monday and Thursday from 1000-1100 starting on Monday May 5th. You can pay by cash (any time) or cheque (up to May 24th). Why not enjoy a cup of coffee while you buy your tickets?
There will also be postal booking but this is mainly for non Flamstead residents.
You will be able to buy tickets on the door (cash only) but only if still available. Booking in advance gives you the best chance of getting tickets for the authors you really want to hear.
How to stay informed
About the festival
The festival is on Saturday 7th June 2014, with children’s and young people’s events in the morning. You can find full details of the programme, the authors, venues, ticket prices, etc. on the website, which says on the home page:
Bestselling author Tony Parsons is headlining the festival and will tell us why he has moved into a new direction: crime thrillers. There are sessions from top children’s writers Jonathan Stroud, Dawn Finch and Pete Johnson along with workshops on creative writing and poetry. You can hear about sports writing from former Premier League footballer Steve Claridge and ex-referee Mark Halsey, and about Britain’s first female spy from biographer Clare Mulley. Then with Gardeners’ Tea Time from Matt Biggs, there is truly something for everyone.
We are looking for people to help. In particular we need people to organize refreshments in the Village Hall, to set up and tear down in both venues, to run the box office on the day, and to look after the AV equipment. If you can spare some time in a good cause, please contact Mary Jenkin e.g. on our email address.
The Festival is being run for the benefit of the Friends of St Leonard’s (FOSL) for repair and conservation of our historic parish church building and its beautiful surroundings.
Please pass this onto anyone you know who might be interested in the festival (but do buy your own tickets first)!
— Vikki, Mary and Mark