Event Details

  • Sat 29th September | 1.00pm

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Festival of Words: Leap In at The Lido

The Lido, Havre Des Pas

PERFORMANCE TIME: 1PM

TICKETS: £10

Join us at Jersey’s iconic Art Deco pier and sea lido at Havre des Pas for an afternoon of swimming-inspired books.

The Lido is Libby Page’s first novel. It was bought in six-figure pre-emptive deals within 24 hours of submission in the UK and the US, and will be published in 11 other territories around the world. It tells the story of a public bathing pool in London under threat from property developers and how such old-style outdoor lidos, like Jersey’s own at Havre des Pas, have the power to bring communities together.

Joining Libby will be writer Alexandra Heminsley (Running Like a Girl), whose swimming memoir-cum practical guide Leap In follows her progress from ‘puttering around doing a weedy breaststroke through to conquering stamina-testing sea swims.’

Interviewing Libby Page and Alexandra Heminsley at this unique event will be acclaimed writer Cathy Rentzenbrink (The Last Act of Love).

This event is sponsored by Le Gallais Self Storage.