Events at Heywood House

Heywood House Talks – Literary Festival – 7th & 8th September 2024

Heywood House Talks

Heywood House Talks presents

The Literary Festival

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2024

A literary festival is coming to Heywood House this September!

Sunday Times Bestseller Tim Marshall (Prisoners of Geography), Historian Dan Jones and author of ‘The Well Gardened Mind, Dr Sue Stuart Smith (Sunday Times Bestseller and Book of the Year) will all be speaking in the main hall over September 7th and 8th.

Saturday tickets will sell fast, offering pretty amazing value for three speakers and a two-course lunch over the day. On Sunday, individual tickets are available for four talks, including former editor of the Independent, Chris Blackhurst’s deep dive into the financial bust ups and big money problems at Manchester United.

All speaking events are held within a grand, Jacobean manor hall, requisite with stunning portraits of past owners and their histories, including stories of Sir Walter Raleigh, links with Shakespeare and photographs of the house’s time as a WW2 Field hospital. The history of Heywood House Talks is a short one, but a major figure has been James Heneage, co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival, who we thank for his support and encouragement.

Captain Events manage Heywood House Talks and can be contacted directly at


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