Posted: 22 September 2016
Wimbledon BookFest, which takes place on Wimbledon Common from 29 September to 9 October, brings together the worlds of literature, the arts and popular culture for eleven days of non-stop entertainment and has firmly established itself as one of London’s premier literary festivals. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the festival has delivered its best line-up yet, with headline speakers including Nick Clegg, Jeremy Paxman, Kate Atkinson, Deliciously Ella, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Claire Balding and Michael Morpurgo among others.
The University continues to be the exclusive lead education partner of BookFest, supporting its aim to raise awareness and excitement about the study of great literature.
Roehampton students benefit greatly from the partnership. Not only are students able to receive free tickets to attend selected events, but opportunities to volunteer at the festival are also available. Six brand new intern positions for Roehampton students have been created this year in the fields of journalism, film, photography and event coordination, while two students also work as paid interns to assist the organisation of the festival. This underlines Roehampton’s commitment to supporting students in getting the skills they need to become successful graduates.
Tickets are now on sale for the festival, which also includes film screenings, live music (including a David Bowie Night), workshops and the popular comedy on Wimbledon Common, headlined this year by Marcus Brigstocke.
For more information on our English and Creative Writing programmes please click here. The department is continuously ranked a top five London University for English and Creative Writing (The Guardian University Guide 2017).
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