News Release

Friday 15th March 2024


Ealing Book Festival 2024 is delighted to announce new events for this year’s book festival, including talks by Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera and, following her inspiring series on forgiveness on BBC Radio 4, journalist Marina Cantacuzino. Along with two workshops, a poetry event and a local authors showcase compèred by literature champion and Capital Xtra’s DJ Jojo Silva, they complete an exciting programme of events to be held between 11 - 14 April at the beautiful Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery in Ealing.

New events are as follows:

  • In ‘Revolución to Roxy’ Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera talks to Stuart Prebble about his incredible life, from pre-revolution Cuba to life on the road with Roxy Music and much, much more.

  • Marina Cantacuzino’s book Forgiveness: An Exploration explores the subject of forgiveness and the possibility of an alternative to resentment and she joins us to share her findings and some thought provoking and powerful stories.

  • Local artist Narvir Singh, whose work has been widely exhibited in UK museums and galleries, will lead a poetry workshop focusing on identity and personal heritage.

  • To be and not to be: Ealing poets James Pendle, Owen Gallagher and Lisa Kelly explore issues around access, wellbeing and exclusion in this illuminating and poignant poetry event.

  • In How to Get Published author and senior editor at Hachette books Anne Marie Ryan and Communications Director for Penguin Amelia Fairney demystify the publishing process.

  • A local authors event promises to be an entertaining and lively session showcasing some of the best writing talent that Ealing has to offer. Featuring 20 local authors and poets it will be compered by the Capital Xtra DJ and literature champion Jojo Silva.

For more information on all events and tickets visit

The 2024 festival programme will take place at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, partner of the Ealing Book Festival. With its stunning architectural features and gorgeous views over the park it is the perfect home for creativity, inspiration and imagination. Founder sponsor Savills has played an instrumental role in helping to bring this ambitious new cultural landmark to the borough of Ealing. Ealing Book Festival is also grateful for funding from the Ealing Small Grants programme and the Freshwater Foundation, and support from St Benedict’s School and the University of West London.

Chair of the Ealing Book Festival Catherine Jaquiss commented: “We are delighted with the response to events already launched. While some events are sold out there are tickets still available across the Festival and we are thrilled to be able to add such an exciting mix of new events to the existing programme”.