A bit late I know but I’ve been busy!!
This year was the 20th Anniversary of the Heritage Open Day events. When I discovered this I was ashamed that I’d only been frequenting this gem of an event since 2009. A veritable newbie.
This year I really enjoyed the Gloucester History Festival, (6-19September 2014). Partly because I was asked to do a book talk and signing at the Folk Museum and was featured in this year’s Official Programme. The talk went really well – I thought! – even though the printed ticket had the City Museum as the venue and consequently some people arrived late – not their fault! An audience of about 40 people came to hear me speak about the research I undertook and what inspired me to write the novel. I hadn’t done any public speaking in a very long time but surprised myself at how UN-nervous I was. I’ve put this down to the fact that I was talking about something I know!
If you didn’t get to go to any events this year make a date in your diary for next year. I can’t recommend it enough.
Heritage Open Days 10-13 September 2015.
The Gloucester History Festival usually takes place two weeks either side of these dates.