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Let’s get literal in Notting Hill this weekend

Posted at 2:00 pm, April 12, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment

What does Notting Hill do every other weekend that isn’t THAT August bank holiday one? Sell churros and dodgy jewellery to strangers, mostly, but this weekend will see Notting Hill’s first ever literary festival.

With talks on all subjects from Sasha Wilkins (aka LibertyLondonGirl) discussing writing in the digital age, to Wahaca restaurants founder Thomasina Miers talking about the magic of Mexican flavours and her restaurant business and a whole lot more that will suit any bookworm’s palate. But it’s not just about the talks; this festival will see the first ever ‘Once Upon A Deadline’ experiment which has been described as ‘part-Treasure Hunt, part creative writing marathon’. OUAD will see some chosen authors compose a 1,500 word story while passing through a course comprising of Notting Hill writing stops for the duration of the festival. Even though OUAD has been taking place in cities since 2005, Nibfest will host London’s first attempt, so it had better be a good one!

This festival is a great way to dip your toe in the lit fest water before the big London Book Fair hits Earls Court later this (April 15-17). Jude Brosnan

For more info, see website for full programme and venues: nibfest.co.uk.

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