The Lewisham Literary Festival

Oh Icarus, fly not too near the sun, lest thy waxy wings should melt...

A Hither Green-based collective is organising the first Lewisham Literary Festival, September 9th - 16th. The team says:

We want to put on a Literary Festival that’s less ‘literary’ and more ‘festival’ – not serious-faced, chin-strokey readings, but something for people to enjoy.

Currently, the schedule of events is as sketchy as a Tom Clancy plot, but they'll be announcing more details about the programme in the coming weeks and they've just revealed that the launch event will be a book swap, organised by the team behind the popular Firestation Book Swaps in Windsor.

All proceeds from the Festival will go to the Hither Green Community Hall and Arts Society, who run cinema and arts events in the area and are campaigning for a new cinema for Lewisham.

Follow the team on Twitter here for more details.