Diary

One Track Minds on April 25, 2019

Patrick joins the line-up at this cult, podcasted night of confessional stories linked to life-changing songs. Which song will he pick? What will he confess? You’ll have to be there to find out. Or tune in to download the podcast afterwards. His fellow …

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CAST, Helston on April 26, 2019

Patrick makes his first appearance at one of CAST’s fabled word nights. He’ll be talking about Take Nothing With You and taking questions from the audience. Free admission. Two course meals from CAST Cafe for £7.50! CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science T …

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Roseland Festival on April 27, 2019

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You at 2.30 at the Rising Sun in St Mawes. Tickets will be available from here from March 23.

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Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival on May 2, 2019

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You at 7.15 at the Stratford Play House (formerly the Arthouse). The event will be greatly enhanced by cello playing from Matthew Forbes. Full details here. Booking here Matthew Forbes

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Guernsey Literary Festival on May 4, 2019

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You/ on his first visit to this lively island festival. Festival Hub 11.30. Full details are here. Tickets £6 (£4)

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The House of St Barnabas, Soho on May 7, 2019

Patrick returns to the glorious venue where, years ago, he launched Friendly Fire, to be interviewed on one of its regular book evenings by his pal, the bibliotherapist, Ella Berthoud. The event will be in aid of The House of St Barnabas’ work for the …

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Chipping Campden Literature Festival on May 11, 2019

Patrick will be making a welcome return to this great festival to talk with chair, Charlie Bennett and distinguished cellist, Julian Lloyd Webber, about the crucial role of music in education. Then, after the interval, Patrick will talk to the audience …

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Fowey Festival on May 12, 2019

Patrick will be back at this beautiful waterside festival to talk about Take Nothing With You with his friend, the writer, Cathy Rentzenbrink. This is likely to be a very lively event and kicks off at 8 pm. Full details will be posted soon on the festi …

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Cabinet Rooms Book Group, Winchester on May 14, 2019

A while ago Patrick agreed to come and talk to Winchester’s Cabinet Rooms book group about Take Nothing With You but demand has been such that the group has decided to open the event out to the public. It’ll be at Winchester’s Nutshell, 15 King’s Walk …

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Bath Festival 1 on May 18, 2019

In the first of two events at the Bath Festival, you can catch Patrick interviewing his friend Damian Barr about Damian’s astonishing debut novel, You Will Be Safe Here. You can find out more about Damian’s book on his website by clicking here. You can …

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Bath Festival 2 on May 19, 2019

In his second event at the Bath Festival, Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You and his pal, Nina Stibbe will be talking about her latest, Reasons to be Cheerful. There will be laughter. Patrick may even persuade Nina to say some rude wor …

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Salisbury International Arts Festival on May 30, 2019

Patrick is delighted to be returning to Salisbury to talk about Take Nothing With You, and more delighted yet that he’ll be in conversation with his old friend, composer and festival patron, Jonathan Dove. Salisbury Arts Centre. 6pm. Tickets £13. Full …

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Derby Book Festival 1 on June 1, 2019

The first of Patrick’s events for this year’s Derby Book festival is a reunion, in Derby Cathedral, with his old friends The Bookshop Band in a gig where both he and Melissa Harrison will be reading from their latest novels. 8-9.30 pm. Full details and …

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Derby Book Festival 2 on June 2, 2019

The second of Patrick’s events for Derby Book Festival will feature him and his old friend, novelist Marina Lewycka reading their contributions to the latest volume of Refugee Tales. This project is a brilliant initiative of the Gatwick Detainees Group …

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Charles Causley Festival on June 8, 2019

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You at Jericho’s, Launceston’s popular cafe venue. 11 am. Tickets available through the festival’s website.

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Graham Norton on Radio 2 on June 15, 2019

Patrick will be a guest on Graham Norton’s hugely popular Radio 2 show talking, among other things, about Take Nothing With You. You can catch him live at about 11.30 or visit the BBC website to hear the show later.

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Tobacco Factory, Bristol on June 17, 2019

As part of his work as an ambassador for this year’s Independent Booksellers’ Week, Patrick and a real live cellist will bring the Take Nothing With You roadshow to one of Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatres. Tickets £10. 7pm. Tickets can be booked via …

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Big Moose Coffee Company, Cardiff on June 18, 2019

As part of his work as an ambassador for this year’s Independent Booksellers’ Week, Patrick and a real live cellist will be bringing the Take Nothing With You roadshow to this lively venue in central Cardiff. 4-5 Frederick Street, Cardiff CF10 2DP. 7pm …

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Crediton Community Bookshop on June 20, 2019

To mark Independent Booksellers’ Week, Patrick revisits this inspirational shop, of which he’s a patron, to talk about Take Nothing With You.  The event is at 7 for 7.30 and tickets are £5. You’ll need to book ASAP as space is limited. Call Dee or her …

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Hachette Pride on July 4, 2019

As part of London’s annual Pride celebrations, Hachette Pride is hosting a fabulous evening event at Waterstones’ flagship Piccadilly store involving ten or more of the company’s authors, including Patrick. More details to follow but save the date.

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Ways With Words, Dartington on July 12, 2019

Patrick returns to this magical Totnes festival at lovely Dartington Hall to discuss Take Nothing With You 5pm. Full details will appear on the festival’s website.

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West Cork Literary Festival on July 14, 2019

Patrick will be making his first visit to this idyllic Bantry festival. He’ll be sharing an event with his pal, John Boyne at 6.30 pm. Full details will be posted on the festival’s website .

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Port Eliot Festival on July 25, 2019

Patrick will be returning to the Port Eliot Festival to talk about Take Nothing With You. The festival dates this year are July 25 -28. Full details of Patrick’s event will be posted as and when we have them but you can find out all and book your ticke …

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Custom House, Exeter Quay on July 25, 2019

Patrick will be giving an early evening talk about Take Nothing With You at this intimate new venue for Literature Works at Exeter’s lovely quay. Full booking details to follow on Literature Works’ website.

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Gladfest on September 8, 2019

Patrick is making a second visit to Gladfest, the delightful book festival hosted by the Gladstone Library in beautiful Cheshire. He’ll be talking about Take Nothing With You. Full details will be posted anon on their website. 10am.

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The Festival of Book Clubs on September 9, 2019

This ingenious one day festival takes place at lovely Highfield Park Hotel near Reading  and Patrick will be one of the speakers. More details to follow but get your book club to save the date and plan a serious autumn jolly!

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Rye Arts Festival on September 24, 2019

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You at this thriving festival in the town of Henry James, MR James and EF Benson. He can’t wait! 3 pm. Tickets from the festival website in due course.

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Wells Festival of Literature on October 24, 2019

Patrick will be visiting this festival in one of his favourite cathedral cities to talk about Take Nothing With You . Full details will be posted before too long on the festival website.

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Off The Shelf, Sheffield on October 25, 2019

Sheffield’s Festival of Words, Off the Shelf, welcomes Patrick for the first time to talk about Take Nothing With You. Full details will be posted nearer the time on the festival website.

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Exeter LitFest 2019 on November 9, 2019

Patrick will be appearing at the 2019 Exeter LitFest to talk about Take Nothing With You. The venue will be the Mint Methodist Church Centre and it will be an evening event but full details will be posted nearer the time on the festival website.

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