Author Talk by David Gardiner and Jean Duggleby

The City Adventurers attended another talk by Authors. This time it was at Walthamstow Library and the authors were a local couple called David Gardiner and Jean Duggleby. Both read short stories from their books. About David Gardiner David Gardiner’s latest collection of short stories, Before I Go…, came out in paperback on 30 Mar. 2024.… More Author Talk by David Gardiner and Jean Duggleby

World Book Night

As part of World Book Night, The City Adventurers took part in a book reading event that was organised by the local library service. We were not told in advance what book had been chosen, so turned up not knowing what to expect. in our case, the book chosen was Those People Next Door by… More World Book Night

Meet the author events

This year the City Adventurers have been lucky enough to meet quite a few authors. Some have spoken about their latest books and given us a reading. Some have discussed how they started their writing careers. Some have spoken about wider issues that have had an impact on their books and others have given helpful advice should we want to write our own book. … More Meet the author events

Ancestor Veneration in Black Communities with Nuzo Onoh

The latest “Meet the Author event” attended by the City Adventurers were different to most. The guest author was Nuzo Onoh who is a Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Rather than taking about her latest book – “A Dance for the Dead” – she spoke about Ancestor Veneration in Black Communities.… More Ancestor Veneration in Black Communities with Nuzo Onoh

Celeste Barber

The City Adventurers caught CELESTE BARBER’s latest live tour – “FINE, THANKS” – at the London Palladium. Hailed as the “Australian Queen of Comedy”, Celeste’s original celebrity parody Instagram account has attracted over 8.1 million followers. … More Celeste Barber

UK Cities of Literature – part three

Edinburgh (2004) Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, designated in 2004. It is the birthplace and home to world-famous writers, poets and playwrights including Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), Walter Scott (Waverley), and JK Rowling (Harry Potter). It has its own Poet Laureate, the Edinburgh Makar. Publishing Scotland, the national body for… More UK Cities of Literature – part three

UK Cities of Literature – part two

Nottingham is a UK City of Literature and boasts a rich history of literary figures. (See our previous blogs on Lord Byron, and D.H. Lawrence ) Now it was time to hit the city centre. Keen to discover more about the Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature ( the City Adventurers set off to follow one of their suggested routes in… More UK Cities of Literature – part two