Write on Kew to launch at Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is set to launch its first ever literary festival this autumn.

‘Write on Kew’ will run from 24-28 September as the gardens welcome a host of world famous authors and writers from all genres for a series of talks and events.

Visitors can enjoy the world of books as beauty, creativity and knowledge come together.

Early bird tickets for the following events will be available to purchase from 20th April 2015 at www.kew.org : Bill Bryson, Ella Woodward, Jacqueline Wilson, Louis de Bernières, Margaret Atwood, Max Hastings, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Mosley, Richard Mabey, and Simon Armitage.

The full programme will be announced and all tickets released in early June.

Richard Deverell, director of Kew Gardens said: “We are delighted to be launching a new London literary festival.

“Kew is so much more than just a botanic garden, and as an organisation with over 250 years of knowledge, creativity and burning scientific passion behind it, I am thrilled to be welcoming some of the world’s best writers and thinkers.”

The Festival’s programming directors Anne Elletson and Tanya Burgess said: “Books and nature both stimulate the imagination and take us to new and unexpected places; and what better place than Kew Gardens, a science institution and botanic garden to provide a new London platform for debate, discovery, creativity and a flow of ideas.”

Early bird tickets are to be released on 20th April, and the full programme in June. For more information, visit www.kew.org

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