Barnes BookFest 2024

2024 Festival Event

Renaissance Women: Roxanna Panufnik, Rachel Morris and Daisy Dunn

Roxanna Panufnik is a renowned composer; her work Coronation Sanctus was commissioned by HM King Charles and her exceptional pieces are regularly performed for the BBC Proms.

Rachel Morris is a British Paralympic sportswoman. She is a double gold medal winner, first as a handcyclist in 2008 and then as a rower in the women’s single sculls in 2016.

Dr Daisy Dunn is an award-winning classicist and author. She recently published The Missing Thread: A New History of the Ancient World through the Women Who Shaped It, a radical review of the stories we thought we knew of the ancient world.

Daisy Dunn - The Missing Thread
Tickets cost £18 or £12. There is a 25% saving on all festival books pre-ordered with event tickets.

Other events on the same day

Debut novelist Emily Howes discusses the family life of eighteenth-century artist Thomas Gainsborough with the acclaimed art biographer James Hamilton.
The last British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir Laurie Bristow describes the causes, meaning and human cost of the fall of Kabul to the Taliban in August 2021.
Tomiwa Owolade argues that the debate about race and racial injustice is dominated by American viewpoints. Instead, we need a new conversation about race in British life today.
Professor Nigel Biggar’s bestselling analysis of the British Empire provoked extensive debate. In his defence of the empire, he faces challenging questions about colonialism.
Gill Johnson discusses her memoir, which recaptures the lavish opulence of Venice during the 1950s and her time there as a young woman, in conversation with journalist Rory Ross.
Miriam Margolyes discusses her memoir 'Oh Miriam!' with fellow actress Patricia Hodge and shares all sorts of stories – both published and unpublished.
Art critic Laura Cumming discusses her book 'Thunderclap', a memoir about a life in art, a father and daughter and the great artists of the Dutch Golden Age.

2024 Festival Schedule

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6pm

8pm

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6pm

8pm

10am

12n

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4pm

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8pm

The festival programme and schedule are also available to download here as a PDF.
A printed booklet containing the same information is available at the Barnes Bookshop, 98 Church Road.