11th - 14th July will see our 4th Festival of Books in the heart of Hampshire.
The Festival aims to be a small, informal celebration of literature in the rural community and a chance to share the enjoyment of village amenities with an interested audience from across the region.
Throughout the weekend there will be a selection of talks and performances, some of which will be attractive to children as well as adults.
West Meon is a small village in the midst of the unspoilt Hampshire countryside, within the new South Downs National Park. It has been settled since earliest times and now has a thriving, active village community.
The village lies between Winchester and Petersfield which both have rail links of one hour to Waterloo. During the day there is a regular bus service. Southampton and Portsmouth lie to the South and other attractive centres such as Alresford, Farnham, Wickham, Fareham and Bishop's Waltham are within easy reach.
The Festival is primarily taking place in and around the parish church in the centre of the village. This a fine and distinctive knapped flint building, one of the early works of Sir George Gilbert Scott.
The Festival is taking place in association with One Tree Books of Petersfield, recently voted Independent Bookseller of the Year, who will be on hand to sell books by the visiting authors. We are very grateful to Tim and his team for their help.
West Meon is home to the prize-winning Thomas Lord pub, which boasts 2 AA rosettes as well as a thriving local butcher's, community shop and café where food will be available over the weekend.
We look forward to seeing you
In association with:
And we are also in partnership with and grateful to:
West Meon C of E Primary School
West Meon Women's Institute