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 Shane Warne

Shane Warne, widely regarded as one of the finest bowlers in the history of cricket will be in conversation at Manchester Grammar School, talking about his autobiography No Spin. Join us for a rare opportunity to meet one of crickets biggest legends. This will be a fascinating evening and a chance to hear about Shane’s extraordinary life and career. Tickets include a hardback copy of No Spin which can be signed on the evening.

Alongside his mesmerising genius as a bowler, Shane has often been a controversial figure, and in this book he’s talk with brutal honesty about some of the most challenging times in his life as a player. Honest, thoughtful, fearless and loved by millions, Shane is always his own man and this book is a testament to his brilliant career.

Date: Tues, October 9th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue: The Manchester Grammar School, Old Hall Lane, Manchester, M13 0XT


In Conversation with Monty Python’s Eric Idle

The ingenious comic performer Eric Idle, founding member of MONTY PYTHON and creator of SPAMALOT, discusses his absurdly funny memoir of his remarkable journey from childhood in an austere boarding school, coming of age as a writer and comedian during the sixties and seventies, and his successful career in comedy, television, theatre, and film. A legend in his own lunchtime, Eric is the author of many books, some not half bad, some not even a quarter bad. Now he enters his anecdotage as the last word in Python memoirs, noting he is the last of the legendary group to tell his story.

Eric Idle is a comedian, actor, author, and singer-songwriter who found immediate fame on television with the sketch-comedy show MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS. Following its success, they began making films that include MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975), LIFE OF BRIAN (1979) and THE MEANING OF LIFE (1983). Eric wrote, directed, and created THE RUTLES, the world’s first-ever mockumentary, as well as the Tony Award-winning musical, SPAMALOT (2005). Follow him on Twitter: @EricIdle

Date: Tues, October 16th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Venue: The Comedy Store
Whitworth Street West
#3 and 4
Manchester
M1 5LH

Tickets cost £26.79 including booking fee.

All tickets will include a pre-signed hardback copy of Eric Idle’s ‘Sortabiography’ Always Look on the Bright Side of Light


An Evening with TV’s Kate Humble

Meet Kate Humble, star of the much loved BBC Television programmes, Spring Watch and Autumn Watch, as she talks with BBC Radio Lancashire’s John Gillmore and delights audiences by introducing her new book, Thinking on my Feet: The Small Joy of Putting One Foot in Front of the Other.

I’ve discovered that going for a daily walk has become as essential to me feeling good for the rest of the day as that first cup of tea. But I would argue that all I am doing is responding to a natural need perhaps we all have. Humans have always been migrants, the physiological urge to be nomadic is deep-rooted in all of us and perhaps because of that our brains are stimulated by walking. I solve all sorts of problems, formulate ideas, work things out to that gentle rhythm of self-propelled movement. – Kate Humble

Date: Thurs, October 18th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue: The Croston Theatre, Westholme School, Meins Road, Blackburn BB2 6QU

Admission includes the price of a hardback copy of Thinking on My Feet which Kate will sign on the evening.

The event will take the form of an interview with John Gillmore and will last approximately one hour, this will include the opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

Kate will sign books after the event. The close time for this event is an approximatation of when it is anticipated signing will finish.


An Evening with Alex Horne from TV’s Taskmaster

Award-winning comedian Alex Horne is the creator and co-host of the BAFTA-nominated TV show Taskmaster, now made and shown all over the world. Alex also co-hosts the American version with Reggie Watts on Comedy Central. He has played to sold-out audiences for five consecutive years at the Edinburgh Fringe, has had three series on BBC Radio 4 and recently recorded a two-hour special for UKTV at the London Palladium.

Build yourself a box and think outside of it. Your time starts now …

In the TV show and on my marriage certificate, my job description is ‘Taskmaster’s Assistant’. That’s what I do and it’s an honour. I like Taskmaster a lot. And, of course, I love The Taskmaster. He’s mountainous. If you feel in any way the same as me then you should enjoy this book.

There are tasks for you, your friends and your family. There are secret things and sneaky tricks. And there is one swear word. So it’s almost exactly like being on the show.

Good luck. Make good choices. Let’s do Him proud.

Alex Horne
Taskmaster’s Assistant

Date: Mon, October 29th, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue: The Comedy Store, Whitworth Street West, #3 and 4, Manchester M1 5LH

This is an opportunity to hear Alex Horne introducing the brand new book, ‘Taskmaster: 200 Extraordinary Tasks for Ordinary People’. Admission includes a hardback copy of the book which Alex will sign on the night.


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Can’t get to an event or missed one of them? We have loads of signed books available on our sister site Book, Bean and Ice Cream. Why not click on the link to find out what treats are available? Did we mention they make great presents for families and friends?