ALSO Festival Launch Book Club Live

Posted by Justine Solomons on April 16, 2018, in News

Love this idea from Helen Bagnall and our friends at the ALSO Festival.

We wanted to create a free community event, which allowed those in a Book Club to celebrate with others. In our work as Salon London we’ve learnt that regularly meeting with the same group of people has invaluable benefits for our long-term mental health. Being book lovers ourselves we understand how joining a Book Club is an inexpensive and accessible way of getting together with others.

So this Thursday June 28th in the Midlands we are launching the UK’s first ever BookClub.LIVE and we’re inviting anyone in a Book Club to hold their June Book Club or to have their summer social in our truly spectacular setting.

We’ve got 50 acres of landscaped parkland by the side of a lake, local concessions serving beautiful food and a dining room to eat in, a pop-up bar with literary themed drinks, and pre bookable picnics. We will also be creating our own Book Club for the night so anyone who’s not in a Book Club can join ours for the night.

Author Lucy Mangan will talk us through her hilarious and fun memoir of childhood reading, 'Bookworm' - an essential book for anyone who - like us - fell in love with books early, and the Cotswold’s Book Shop Jaffe and Neale who are setting up a book shop on the banks of the lake.

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