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.

John Connolly discusses Laurel & Hardy

Join number one bestselling author for a film showing and a talk about Stan Laurel – the man behind the Derby hat… Two ticket types are available one for £16.99 (plus booking fee) which includes a copy of the book that can be signed and dedicated on the night and one for £4 (plus booking fee) admission only.

An extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake . . .

With he, John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel & Hardy.

Tickets priced at £16.99 (plus booking fee) include a signed and personalised copy of the he that can be collected on the night. Arrangements can be made for delivery at an additional cost if unable to attend the event.

Date: Saturday 9th September 2017
Time: 7.00pm onwards
Venue: The Bowler Bar, Laurel and Hardy Museum, Brogden Street, Ulverston LA12 7AH
Price: £16.99 plus booking fee or £4 (admission only).

An Audience with Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is one of the most versatile writers in contemporary times. Screen writer of the perennially popular ‘Midsomer Murders’ and ‘Foyles War’, Anthony is also a massively well regarded novelist who has penned official sequels to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic Sherlock Holmes stories and Ian Fleming’s ‘James Bond’ books.

In his latest crime novel, Anthony has created a fascinating character in Detective Daniel Hawthorne. His story offers an intriguing and fresh take on the form with the author himself firmly implicated in a fiendish plot that will keep crime fans on the edge of their seats throughout. Join Anthony for a unique insight into his life, writing and as he introduces his latest novel, ‘The Word is Murder’.

Tonight’s admission includes a hardback edition of the novel which Anthony will sign as a memento of this special evening.

Date: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Time: 7.00pm onwards
Venue: The Great Hall, Lancaster University, Lancaster
Price: £23.00/£21 concessions

Cressida Cowell Introduces The Wizards of Once

Silverwood Events are delighted to announce an exciting event in conjunction with Lancashire County Council’s Library Service. Join international bestselling author Cressida Cowell, writer of the much loved How to Train Your Dragon series as she introduces her brand new and exciting series The Wizards of Once!
Cressida’s books have been turned into blockbuster films, this is an opportunity to hear her talk about one of the most exciting and anticipated children’s books of the year, The Wizards of Once.

Date: Tuesday 19th September 2017
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Venue: County Hall, Fishergate Hill, Preston PR1 8RJ
Price: Admission is priced at £3 and is redeemable against a copy of The Wizard of Once on the evening.

Parking is available at the Arthur Street car park, off Bow Lane.

The talk itself will last an hour and the end time is an approximatation which will be dependent upon when the booksale and signing finishes following the talk.

In Conversation with Matt Lucas

‘One of the biggest and most talented comedy stars the UK has ever presented’ – Peter Capaldi

‘The thing is, this is a bit different to most memoirs you may have read, because it comes in the form of an A–Z. For instance, B is for Baldy! – which is what people used to shout at me in the playground (not much fun), G is for Gay (because I’m an actual real life gay) and T is for TARDIS (because I’m a companion in Doctor Who now). You get the sort of thing.’
– Matt Lucas

An award-winning comedian, actor and writer, Matt Lucas is one of the nation’s most recognisable stars. He discovered major success with co-star David Walliams in Little Britain and Come Fly With Me. Matt received much praise for his work onstage in Les Misérables and has since gone on to feature in many successful films and TV shows including: Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids, Paddington, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and now Doctor Who. This is his story.

Ticket Price includes a copy of Little Me – My Life From A – Z

Date: Tuesday 17th October 2017
Time: 7.00pm onwards
Venue: Stockport Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport SK1 1SP
Price: £22

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.