The Appledore Book Festival was founded in October 2006 because of the threatened closure of Appledore library and the campaign to keep it open. In November 2006 the Library was saved from closure. Today the Appledore Book Festival is a charity with a mission to spread a love of reading and learning in North Devon whilst focusing publicity on the remarkable village of Appledore.
The launch of the Appledore Book Festival 2011 programme is only two weeks away. On 25 June the brochure detailing the events scheduled for this September will become available. But there’s still an opportunity to get a sneak preview.
September’s events may seem a long way away. But I can remember the frustration last year of finding out that authors I wanted to hear were speaking at Appledore Book Festival, but by the time I knew about it those events had long sold out. Now that experience doesn’t have to be a problem for you.
Launched in 2010, the Friends of Appledore Book Festival offers the opportunity to get advance notice of events for this year’s festival, alongside discounted ticket prices. So not only do you know what’s happening before the general public knows, you get to access the events for the less.
For just £10, not only do you get advance notice of events, but you also get access to several member’s benefits. In 2010, members were inited to an exclusive dinner with guest speaker Kate Adie. This year, not only do members have the chance to have luncheon with renowned food writer Josceline Dimbleby, but they also get a Bodice-ripping Strawberry Fizz Afternoon Tea!
Membership of the Friends offers a great opportunity to support Devon’s premier book festival and enjoy plenty of benefits as well.
Anyone who’s interested in becoming a Friend of Appledore Book Festival can find full details of members’ benefits and how to join on the Festival website: .