Friday 2nd October

Friday, 2 October, daytime, The Square, Emsworth
Shedman will conduct impromptu workshops, invite passers-by to tour his shed and maybe even accept on the spot commissions for an ode or a sonnet.
You can’t miss him – he’ll be the poet in the shed

Jane Schaffer – From Ofsted to Publisher
Friday, 2 October, 4pm, Nineveh
‘I didn’t get burnt at the stake, but as an Ofsted inspector it was a close thing.’
Former Ofsted inspector turned independent publisher, Jane Schaffer, tells the fascinating tale of one woman’s passion for quality children’s books and her decision to take on the publishing giants.
Tickets: £3
Box Office: 023 9247 2700 /

Michael McCarthy – Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo
Friday, 2 October, 7.30pm, The Bear Hotel
One of the Festival sub-themes is ‘Journeying’ and there is no more magnificent journey than that undertaken annually by ‘the bringers of spring’ – the sixteen million birds that sweep up from Africa between March and May each year to fill our island with song.
Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor of The Independent and author of Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo, discusses the place of migratory birds in our history and culture, laments their decline and discusses the significance of this change in a world out of balance.
Tickets: £6 HLF Members’ Discount: 15%
Please show your Membership Card at time of purchase
Box Office: 023 9247 2700 /
Books available for sale and signing

Bench Theatre’s Ghost Walk of Old Havant
Friday, 2 October, 10pm, Havant Arts Centre / Town Centre
Meet at Havant Arts Centre for a spooky promenade round Old Havant Town and a chilling tale of ghosts, ghouls and gargoyles! Six new stories for 2009.
Tickets: £6 HLF Members’ Discount: 15%
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Please show your Membership Card at time of purchase
Box Office: 023 9247 2700 /

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