Leading International Crime Writer Peter Robinson Comes to Beverley Festival
SUNDAY 17th JUNE 11.45am - 1.00pm
Once again, the festival welcomes back international best selling author, Peter Robinson , the author of the DCI Banks novels, the most recent of which is Bad Boy . Being a fan of folk music, and loving the festival and its great atmosphere, he will be visiting the festival for the third time, this year, where he will be joined by leading folk legend Martin Carthy .
His novels have been translated into over twenty languages, and he has won a number of international awards, including the MWA Edgar, the CWA Dagger in the Library and numerous others. In 2011, the first series of DCI Banks showed on ITV, starring Stephen Tompkinson , and Peter was inducted into The International Hall of Fame. His latest book, a non-series novel titled Before the Poison , was a number one UK bestseller. He has published two collections of short stories, Not Safe After Dark and The Price of Love .
Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, for over 40 years, and is one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.
For the festival, Peter has written a special short story, specifically fitting for the festival weekend, and will be reading this interspersed with songs and music by Martin Carthy. A partnership made in Heaven!
“I've been a folk music fan and a Waterson/Carthy fan for many years and was thrilled at the opportunity of performing a story with Eliza Carthy's music on several occasions over the last few years, two of them at the Beverley Folk Festival. This year I'll be doing something similar with Martin Carthy, and I'm very excited about that. I also get to wander around and listen to some really terrific singers and musicians.
What better way to spend a weekend?” Peter Robinson
The event will appeal to crime novel lovers as well as music fans and promises to be a sell out. Some of Peter’s books will be available on sale and for signing after the event.
SUNDAY 17th JUNE 11.45am – 1.00pm
Concert & Dance Marquee - Leisure Complex, Flemingate, Beverley
Available ONLINE from The Beverley Festival Website
or BOX OFFICE 01377 217569
A wide range of concerts and activities for those attending the event, with a special emphasis on families and children, makes the event a perfect weekend for all. Tickets are selling fast with special rates only available until the 31st March.
Details and Tickets from: The Beverley Festival Website
or Box Office: 01377 217569
FRI 15TH - SUN 17TH JUNE 2012
Special Rates - until 31st March
Weekend Season tickets
Adults with Camping £108
Adults without camping £93
Special rates for - Senior Citizens; Youth; Children; Families