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Play On Words: Book Lovers' Lunch @ Chewton Glen

Award-winning Playwright, poet and essayist Barney Norris will be our speaker for the popular Book Lovers' lunch at Chewton Glen.

Barney grew up in Salisbury and upon leaving university, founded the theatre company Up In Arms. He won the Critics’ Circle and Offwestend Awards for Most Promising Playwright for his debut full-length play Visitors. He is the Martin Esslin Playwright in Residence at Keble College, Oxford. Barney will talk about his latest book, The Vanishing Hours, a novel about the pain of abandonment, the enduring power of love and the quest for meaning in a confusing world – a world that can overwhelm us, but one that is rich with possibility, and always full of wonder.

‘Life-affirming, beautiful and achingly poignant’ Donal Ryan
‘Barney Norris is a rare and precious talent’ Evening Standard
‘Courageous...memorable...moving’ The Guardian
‘One of our most exciting young writers’ The Times
‘Utterly convincing...profound and elegiac’ The Daily Mail
‘A memorable writer, mature beyond his years.’ The Sunday Times

The price includes a three course lunch at Chewton Glen.

Lunch menu
Pressing of smoked chicken, tarragon, almond, toasted sour dough (d,sd,g,n,e,mu)
Herb crusted fillet of Scottish salmon, crushed potato, shrimp and lemon butter (f,sd.d.g.e,c)
Crème caramel, salted oats, sauternes soaked raisins (g,n,d,e,sd)

Vegetarian option
(v) Terrine of Leek, truffle vinaigrette, garden herbs (d,g,sd)
(v) Pumpkin Risotto, sage, parmesan, sherry caramel (d,n,sd)
Crème caramel, salted oats, sauternes soaked raisins (g,n,d,e,sd)

When booking, please inform us if you would like the vegetarian option or you have any dietary requirements. You will be able to do this when you continue your booking.

Book your tickets for Book Lovers' Lunch @ Chewton Glen with Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton! 

  • Play On Words: Book Lovers' Lunch @ Chewton Glen

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