A LitFeast at Hampden House 2022

Pace / A LitFeast at Hampden House 2022

Come and enjoy fascinating discussions between literary luminaries accompanied by delicious food and drink in glorious surroundings at Hampden House, Great Hampden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9RD.

Hampden House is a Grade 1 listed historic house, set in the Chiltern Hills.  A perfect location for an inspiring literary gathering with only 100 tickets available on each day.  The ticket price of £50 per head for each day includes entry, food and drink.

Thursday 24th February 2022

Ticket price £50pp

Friday 25th February 2022

Ticket price £50pp

Industrialisations, Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Tristram Hunt and Emma Bridgewater

Enjoy an evening of fascinating literary talk followed by delicious food and drink in the company of friends.  The evening starts at 7pm with drinks.  At 7.30pm James Melville Ross will talk about his incredible life story and book ’Two for Joy.’  Tristram Hunt, celebrated historian and Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum will follow, discussing his book ’The Radical Potter’ with Emma Bridgewater, a latter day Josiah Wedgewood.  A delicious, two course bowl food menu will be served afterwards, allowing everyone to circulate and continue conversations with guests and authors, who will be on hand to sign copies of their books.

We are grateful to The Book House, Thame for supplying and selling the books.

Hidden Depths: Beneath the Polished Surface of Fashion – Justine Picardie and Hannah Rothschild

Join us for this literary treat: a half day of revealing and entertaining discussion, accompanied by delicious food and drink.  The day starts at 10.30am with coffee and patisserie, followed by Justine Picardie, one of our top magazine editors and investigative journalists, discussing her latest book ‘Miss Dior,’ with author and filmmaker, Hannah Rothschild. Delicious bowl food will be served afterwards, allowing everyone to circulate and continue conversations with guests and authors, who will be on hand to sign copies of their books.

We are grateful to The Book House, Thame for supplying and selling the books.

The Radical Potter

A spectacular new biography of the pioneering designer, entrepreneur, and beacon of the early Industrial Revolution, this is the first globalised account of Josiah Wedgwood’s life, by the historian and Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Two for Joy

Two for Joy is the heart-warming true story of disabled twins Thomas and Alice, and their desperate fight for life after being born four months prematurely. James Melville-Ross, their father, tells of how the twins not only survived – despite being given the last rites as babies – but also thrived.

Miss Dior

This is the story of a ghost who walked into my life on a sunlit morning and would not let go of me. She is a woman of courage, a devoted sister, a constant gardener and a resistance heroine who lived life on her own terms. Her name is Catherine Dior.

House of Trelawney

A love story and social satire set in the parallel and seemingly unconnected worlds of the British aristocracy and high finance, House of Trelawney is also the story of lost and found friendships between three women. One of them will die; another will discover her vocation; and the third will find love.

Any Questions?

Please contact Marie-Hélène Oliver at m-h.oliver@hampden.co.uk

Covid-19

Due to ever changing Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to confirm exact guidelines for this event at the moment. However, we will be following the government guidelines at the time of the event.

YOUR IMPACT

By attending this event, you are helping to provide children with neurodisabilities the specialist therapy, learning and support they and their families need to live as independent a life as possible. We believe that every child can make progress no matter how complex their disability is. You are helping children reach their full potential.