QP FRINGE – A NEW SEASONAL EVENTS SERIES
6:30pm – 8:30pm, 13 April 2022 – The Hearth, 16 Lonsdale Road, London NW6
YASMINE CORDERY KHAN IN-CONVERSATION WITH SHYAMA PERERA
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Queen’s Park Book Festival is thrilled to announce QP FRINGE, a new quarterly events series in partnership with The Hearth.
Launching by popular demand for more literary events in the community, the festival will host this ongoing programme of book launches in partnership with local businesses.
Regular literary events will compliment the much-loved annual festival, which returns to its home in the grounds of Queen’s Park on 17-18 September 2022.
QP FRINGE events will take place at The Hearth venue on Lonsdale Road, NW6. Each night will begin with a cocktail in the lounge, followed by an in-conversation with leading authors on the first floor. Queen’s Park Bookshop will be available to sell books on the night to our patrons.
Queen’s Park Book Festival director, Thomas du Plessis says ‘It has always been my ambition that the festival brings literary events to the community throughout the year. In launching QP FRINGE, we have started to realise the next step along our exciting journey and our mission to bring literary arts to the heart of London.’
The Hearth founder, Oi Leng Lui says ‘We’re excited to be hosting Yasmin’s book talk at The Hearth, and to be part of the local literary scene, in collaboration with Queen’s Park Book Festival. As a women’s space and local community venue, we’re looking forward to supporting authors, amplifying community stories and hosting literary events.’
The inaugural book launch takes place on 13th April 2022 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm and will celebrate the publication of Yasmin Cordery Khan’s debut novel Edgware Road.
Yasmin has written for the New Statesman and Guardian and has appeared on BBC radio and television. Edgware Road is a gripping mixture of mystery, family drama and insights into the immigrant experience. Khan’s expansive debut novel depicts two generations of a London Pakistani family, and the secrets of an estranged father that keep haunting his daughter years after his death. Bestselling author of Empireland, Sathnam Sanghera, says it is ‘An elegant and moving book from a highly promising new voice in fiction.’
Yasmin will be in conversation with writer, critic and commentator Shyama Perera who grew up steps from Edgware Road. Join the Festival for a night of libations and stimulating conversation in the heart of Queens’ Park.
- Admission: £10 (inclusive of a cocktail)
- Signed book and a ticket: £25 (inclusive of a signed book and cocktail)
- Online ticket: £5
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About Queen’s Park Book Festival:
Queen’s Park Book Festival is the only literary festival in London to be held solely in a public park. Each year, the two-day festival plays host to over 80 authors and special guests across three stages. The area boasts a wonderful literary history as a home to authors, artists, poets and actors for generations.
Authors who have attended the festival include local bestselling novelist Zadie Smith, award winning authors Tessa Hadley, John Lanchester, Guy Gunaratne, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Jonathan Coe, Philip Hensher and Booker prize-winning novelists Howard Jacobson, Eleanor Catton and Bernardine Evaristo. The festival celebrates the literary arts in all its forms and has welcomed directors Stephen Frears and Nicholas Hytner as well as the acclaimed actors Simon Russell Beale and Reece Shearsmith.
The festival’s unique Queen’s Park Community Tent is a home on the festival site for a diverse range of local writers providing a platform for them to share their work to hundreds of people in a free, public space. The Community Tent was created specifically to champion local voices and empower under-represented groups in the community. It is an extremely popular festival venue and has previously been a platform for local refugees, elderly residents, young poets and emerging authors.
The festival will return on 17 – 18 September 2022
About The Hearth:
The Hearth is a women’s space in Queen’s Park, London NW6. Here, women can find room for themselves to live, work and feel better. Their diverse community enjoys access to full co-working facilities, wellness treatments, a relaxing evening lounge and thoughtfully curated events.