Silverwood Events

Silverwood Events runs a programme of exciting and unusual events across the North West. Uniquely Silverwood Events marries interesting authors and illustrators with quirky and unusual venues. Attending a Silverwood Event is a truly unique experience.

As well as events we run conferences, programme festivals, organise literary dinners. Supporting all our events we can offer a full book sale service.


In Conversation with Henry Blofeld

To coincide with the announcement of Henry’s retirement, Hodder & Stoughton are delighted to publish Over and Out, an autobiographical book by the cricket broadcasting legend. Silverwood Events, in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire, are delighted to welcome Henry to Preston for a event to introduce his autobiography. Henry will be talking about his life and career with John Gillmore of BBC Radio Lancashire.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet National Treasure Henry Blofeld for what promises to be a fascinating evening… Henry’s voice is the sound of summer to cricket lovers all over the world, and this book is a celebration of his career commentating on the sport he loves.

The admission price covers the cost of a hardback copy of Over and Out which attendees will be given on the evening and will have the opportunity to have signed as a special memento of the evening.

Doors for the event open at 6.30pm and the event will begin at 7.00pm. Henry’s talk will last around an hour and the end time for the event is approximate and will be dependent on the length of time the after event signing takes.

Books not collected on the evening can be despatched via the post but additional carriage charges will be incurred.

Date: Monday 23rd October 2017
Time: 7.00pm onwards
Venue: Greenbank Lecture Theatre,
University of Central Lancashire, Victoria Street, Preston PR1 7DR
Price: £20

Free parking is available on the University’s car park for the duration of the event.


In Conversation with Rick Stein

Meet Rick Stein and be delighted as he talks candidly about his career with BBC Radio Lancashire’s John Gillmore and introduces his new book The Road to Mexico. This is a great opportunity to meet with one of television’s best loved celebirty chef’s and a real gourmand with an infectious enthusiasm and zeal for food and cooking.

Rick Stein’s passion for using good-quality local produce and his talent for creating delicious flavour combinations in his books and restaurants have won him a host of awards, accolades and fans. As well as presenting a number of television series, he has published many best-selling cookery books, including French Odyssey, Coast to Coast, Far Eastern Odyssey, Rick Stein’s Spain and Rick Stein’s India.

The event will take the form of an interview with BBC Radio Lancashire’s John Gillmore. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask their own questions.

The event will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a book sale and signing.

Those not able to attend can still receive a signed copy by prior arrangement, although an additional charge will be levied for postage and packing.

Date: Thursday 9th November 2017
Time: 7.00pm onwards
Venue: Croston Theatre, Westholme School, Meins Road, Blackburn BB2 6QU
Price: £26

Free parking is available at Westholme School.