Peter Snow Among The Celebrities At Wimbledon Bookfest

October Festival set to be launched on June 21

TV broadcaster and author Peter Snow (below) is among the writers lined up to appear at this year's Wimbledon Bookfest.

Peter SnowThe festival, which takes place from October 2-10, will feature book-related events and workshops for adults and children at various venues in Wimbledon.

The final weekend of the festival will include a "Big Tent" on Wimbledon Common on October 8-10 where author and family-based activities will be held.

Organisers are still finalising details of this year's festival, but have said author Liz Jenson will also be appearing. Last year's event included well-known names such as Sir Peter Blake, Gyles Brandreth, Sir Max Hastings, Timothy West and Wimbledon resident, June Whitfield.

The programme will be unveiled by Bookfest patron Penny Vincanzi at a launch party on Monday June 21 (6.30-8pm) at the Wimbledon College of Art. It coincides with the college's degree Summer Show, where final year theatre set design students have included a literary theme.

If you would like to attend the Bookfest 2010 launch, email They will also be holding a stall at this year’s Wimbledon Village Fair on Wimbledon Common on Saturday June 19.

The Bookfest 2010 scriptwriting competition, Stage Write, is now open and runs until July 9. Entries must take no longer than 10 minutes to perform, and there is a new category for under 18s. 

The winning entries will be performed by New Wimbledon Theatre's Youth Theatre, Encore, at our Festival launch on October 2 in St Mark's Church, Wimbledon. Email your sumbissions to

Workshops are currently being planned to take place during the Festival so visit the Festival website where information will be regularly updated.

June 15, 2010