Festival Director Michelle Hodgson with author Vaseem Khan

Our Literary Afternoon Tea is one of the most popular events on the Festival programme – so when it was snowed off in March, we moved heaven and earth to reschedule.

Due to weddings at the venue and author availability, our postponed event finally took place on Sunday 11 November – a special date, being Remembrance Sunday and 100 years since the signing of the Armistice marking the end of the First World War.

Our two guests were the crime writer Vaseem Khan and Guardian columnist Tim Dowling – both gave very entertaining talks, which went down a storm. The afternoon tea was delicious and the beautiful setting of Huddersfield Golf Club at Fixby Hall was bathed in autumnal sunlight for the day.

KLTV (Kirklees Local TV) came along to do some filming for some short promo films we are creating for the Festival – we expect to have the first two of these ready by the start of 2019.

Both Tim Dowling and Vaseem Khan enjoyed their visit, and Vaseem sent us the following glowing review:

“A wonderfully well put together event taking place in a beautiful golf club venue. The festival director Michelle Hodgson took hands on responsibility for ensuring that her authors were well looked after. Her team of volunteers were efficiently organised, working well with the venue staff to ensure a pleasant experience. Lunch was excellent. A full crowd attended with lively questions afterwards. Book sales were brisk. All round an excellent event and one any author would be privileged to be invited to.”

Our next Literary Afternoon Tea will take place on Sunday 24 March 2019 at the same setting – we will be announcing the guests and getting the tickets up on sale by the start of January at the latest. Keep checking our Events page for further information.

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