Books making a splash: GBF at Charlton Lido SOLD OUT

Thursday 14 June 2018

19.00 – 20.15



Books making a splash: GBF at Charlton Lido with Alexandra Heminsley, Jenny Landreth, Joe Minihane and Libby Page


The 2018 Greenwich Book Festival is delighted to be leaping into new waters with a special event at one of Greenwich’s most unique and much-loved venues: Charlton Lido. Come and hear four authors of swimming books discuss how open-water, pools and their fellow swimmers have inspired them – and often kept their head above the water.


Alexandra Heminsley is the bestselling author of Running Like a Girl and, more recently Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves and the Will to Swim.

Jenny Landreth is the author of Swell: A Waterbiography. Part memoir, part social history, Swell is a joyful hymn to swimming and a celebration of the remarkable swimming suffragettes.

Joe Minihane is the writer of Floating: A Life Regained, about his personal project to reswim Roger Deakins’ classic Waterlog.

Libby Page is the first-time novelist of The Lido, which imagines Brockwell Lido being threatened by developers and a campaign spearheaded by 86-year-old Rosemary to save it.


Compere: Patricia Nicol, GBF director, journalist and Charlton Lido devotee.


Age: 14+


The pool will be open until 8pm that evening, so enjoy a refreshing dip first. The event will be followed by a book signing.



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