What’s On at the Oxford Indie Book Fair
(Subject to change due to revised event date)
Here’s a preliminary line-up of the entertainment that we have on at the Oxford Indie Book Fair. Admission is FREE and also first-come-first-seated!
The performance room can be found upstairs (sadly, no lifts / ramps) through the door at the back of the hall’s reception area. It’ll be clearly signposted, but follow your nose because we’ll also have a food servery in the courtyard out the back there weather permitting!
10:45 – 11:10
Animation – Joanna Harrison (The Tiger Who Came to Tea)
Official Opening – By the Lord Mayor of Oxford.
11:15 – 11:35
Talk by Mark Davies – A ‘damnable’ local history, uniting this Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford’s Canal, and its Castle. Followed by a one-hour circular literary and historical walk leaving at 12 noon. To reserve a space e:mail firstname.lastname@example.org (max. 20 people) but pay £5 on the day.
11:45 – 12:05
Retelling Arthurian Myths for Young Readers – John and Caitlin Matthews.
12:15 – 12:35
Creativity – Katie Isbester. What she has discovered through Claret Press and Claret and Conversation.
12:45 – 1:05
Belle Musette – songs by Edith Piaf and Bruno Guastalla -Troubadour songs in translation
1:15 – 1:35
Jenny Lewis & Adnan Al Sayegh – Poetry in English and Arabic with musical accompaniment by Confluence Collective
1:45 – 2:05
‘The Politics of Love’ – Performance poetry by Euton Daley
2:15 – 2:35
Text in Performance Art – LAPER – Performance Artists. Followed by more performances outside, weather permitting.
2:45 – 3:15
Magic Moments with Winnie and Wilbur – Korky Paul. For up to 40 accompanied children.
3:20 – 3:40
Mixed Relationships and how they inspired Sculpting the Elephant – Sylvia Vetta.
3:50 – 4:10
Launch of ‘Around the World by Land, Sea and Air’ – Michael Harry. In conversation with film maker Richard Scrase sharing their experiences on the Trans-Siberian railway.
4:20 – 4:40
The Four Wordsmen
4:40 – 5:00
Writers in Oxford – Q&A question and discussion with an option to carry on the conversation in a Pub after the close of the fair.