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April 2020

The Restaurant, a history with William Sitwell

20 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CHORLEYWOOD WAR MEMORIAL HALL, COMMON ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 5LN, UK
£10

THE RESTAURANT: A History of Eating Out by William Sitwell. Published by Simon & Schuster on April 16th. William is a Masterchef judge and the Telegraph’s food critic. His review of the history of eating out begins with the sophisticated dining scene in ancient Pompeii and then takes us on a vivid romp through the fascinating history of eating out. Covering the Ottoman Empire, post-war Britain, the French Revolution, London’s opening of Le Gavroche in the 60s and the US…

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In Time With The Beatles by Craig Brown

21 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Reach Free School, Long Lane, Mill End, Rickmansworth WD3 8AB
£12

"One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time" by Craig Brown Tuesday 21st April 2020 at 7.00pm at the Reach School Buy Tickets From the award-winning author of "Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret" comes a fascinating, hilarious, kaleidoscopic biography of the Fab Four. The Rolling Stones copied them. Loenard Bernstein admired them. Muhammad Ali called them ‘little sissies’. Successive Prime Ministers sucked up to them. No one has remained unaffected by the music of The Beatles. As Queen…

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The Creative Writing Course with Wendy Holden returns!

27 April @ 9:30 am - 28 April @ 5:30 pm
Chenies Manor House Chenies, WD3 6ER
£325

ALL PLACES HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD ‘I have been on several other creative writing courses but this was, without doubt, one of the best. Wendy was firm but kind and inspired me to create stories out of nowhere that improved my writing skills.’ Martin We are over the moon to be able to announce another Creative Writing Course with author Wendy Holden. In the stunning setting of historic Chenies Manor House, one of Britain’s finest Tudor mansions, unleash your creative…

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May 2020

The Wild Silence with Raynor Winn

1 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CHORLEYWOOD WAR MEMORIAL HALL, COMMON ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 5LN, UK
£10

Welcome back Raynor Winn with her new book, The Wild Silence - the follow-up to the uplifting, Sunday Times, internationally bestselling, Wainwright prize shortlisted, and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path. In the previous book, Raynor and Moth go out to find the sea, the windswept and wild coastline, to find a way through homelessness, to find themselves again. Now, in The Wild Silence, they come back to what should be home, but four walls no longer feel that way. For Raynor, recovering self-esteem and trust in herself, and…

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Unlocking the Universe with Lucy Hawking

7 May @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Queenswood School, Clarissa Farr Theatre, Herts, AL9 6NS
£15

Unlocking the Universe with Lucy Hawking Queenswood School in partnership with Chorleywood Bookshop We are delighted to announce that Lucy Hawking, daughter of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, will visit Queenswood School's Clarissa Farr Theatre on the evening of Thursday 7 May 2020 - 7.15pm. She will be talking about Unlocking the Universe, the last book that she worked on with her father before his death in March 2018. Tickets are £15 for adults, £10 for children (18 and under), and can be…

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Normandy ’44 with James Holland

11 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CHORLEYWOOD WAR MEMORIAL HALL, COMMON ROAD, CHORLEYWOOD, RICKMANSWORTH WD3 5LN, UK
£10

James Holland, historian, writer, broadcaster and author will be visiting us to discuss his most recent book, "Normandy '44" D-Day and the 76 days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed have come to be seen as a defining episode in the Second World War. Its story has been endlessly retold, and yet it remains a narrative burdened by both myth and assumed knowledge. In this reexamined history, James Holland presents a broader overview, one that challenges much of what…

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Mich Turner Showstopper Cakes

21 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chenies Manor House Chenies, WD3 6ER
£10

Local celebrity baker Mich Turner is coming to Chenies Manor with her book, Everyday Bakes to Showstopper Cakes, a collection of recipes to take you all the way from the delicious everyday through to the spectacular. Starting out with simple cakes, biscuits and cupcakes, once you have mastered this first level, Mich provides you with a few extra steps to turn these into fabulous creations. If you’re looking for more of a challenge or to elevate a favourite, these bakes are easily…

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