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 oxfordtowpathpress@gmail.com (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 WilburKorky 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.