Celebrating the Chilterns in literature – a new collection of ten tales
The Chilterns will soon have its own collection of stories celebrating the diverse cultural and natural heritage of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Chilterns Stories will bring together established classics, Fantastic Mr Fox, by Roald Dahl and Metroland by Julian Barnes, with eight newly published original stories. The stories will take the form of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and even a play.
The collection is being curated by the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership, with funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund.
New stories soon to be launched
Other stories currently under development for Chilterns Stories include:
Pre order your copies early
The full collection of stories will be presented by the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs scheme to school, community and public libraries across the area, as well as to independent book clubs, museum collections and our own local community organisation partners in village halls, local history groups and conservation societies. To submit your interest in your group receiving the books, please email email@example.com
Lachlan Stuart, Project Manager of Chalk, Cherries and Chairs, said:
Julian Barnes in Conversation at Amersham Museum - 13th November
Booker prize winning author Julian Barnes will appear in conversation at Amersham Museum to discuss the sense of place, change and memories in his work, including his debut novel, Metroland Sunday 13 th November, 4- 5.30pm, free
Due to popular demand, the in person event has sold out , so we have added a live stream option, for you to watch live from your home – please book your ticket to receive the live stream link and details closer to the event date.
The Ballad of Bodger's event children's book launch - 27th November
Award winning children’s poet Rachel Rooney will lead a day of celebratory activities for children at the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, to launch her new story The Ballad of Bodgers Wood – Sunday 27th November, 2pm, £3 per person
December and January
- Historians Helena Chance and Lesley Hoskins will be accompanied by a series of nine online videos exploring and explaining the oral history archives of Wycombe Museum.
- Sour Cherry Soup, a new play telling interwoven stories of the Chilterns’ communities of people and their cherry orchards will be published by Sara Clifford, for theatre workshops in the New Year and performances in early summer. Creative writing workshops taking place in January and February, free.
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