I’m giving a talk on my book The British Olympics at the first Brympton Festival of Literature, Music and Art, which will be held at the stunning Brympton House at Brympton D’Evercy near Yeovil in Somerset. My talk, which will start at 5.00pm on Sunday 22 April, will cover the history and heritage of the Olympic Games and their British forerunners. It will be my second literary festival, after my talk at the Guildford Festival in 2011, and it looks set to be a fascinating and entertaining weekend of talks, events, sport, food, and music.
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Last night, I gave a talk on The British Olympics at the Guildford Book Festival. I explored the diversity of Britain’s Olympic past, and looked at some of the local history of the Olympic Games, including the Army’s shooting range at Bisley, where most of the shooting for the 1908 Olympic Games took place. The audience was great, and the discussion was very productive. The talk was at Surrey Sports Park, the University of Surrey’s impressive new facility at the edge of Guildford.
Big thanks to Jo Baker and her colleagues for organising the event and for the hospitality, and to One Tree Books of Petersfield for looking after the book sales.