LONDON SPORTS WRITING FESTIVAL
17-20 OCTOBER 2013 LORD’S CRICKET GROUND, LONDON NW8 8QN

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

 

WE REGRET THAT DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES DAVID MILLAR IS NO LONGER ABLE TO JOIN ROD ELLINGWORTH AND WILLIAM FOTHERINGHAM FOR THE PROJECT RAINBOW EVENT ON SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 2013.

Lord’s cricket ground is just 1.5 miles from Marble Arch and is easy to reach by road, tube and bus. The nearest underground station is St John’s Wood (Jubilee Line), which is about 10 minutes away on foot.   Lord’s is clearly signposted on leaving the station.   Other stations including Marylebone, Edgware Road and Baker Street and all within a 15 minute walk.  Most events will take place in the Thomas Lord Suite above the Lord’s Tavern.  Nearest gate for all ticket holders is the Grace Gate on St John’s Wood Road.   If you are collecting tickets from the box office, or wish to purchase tickets on the day, please go to the Grace Gate.  Please note that any tickets purchased after 14th October will not be posted to you and will instead be available for collection from the box office.

Visit the Lord’s website for more information on how to get to Lord’s:

http://www.lords.org/visiting/how-to-get-to-lords/

 

TICKETS

All tickets are priced £10 per event.  Tickets for all remaining events can be purchased in person by going to the Box Office at Lord’s – Grace Gate on St John’s Wood Road.  There is still availability for all events but please keep an eye on the website and our twitter account @lswf2013 for updates as some events may sell out in the next few hours or be subject to change at short notice.

You can phone the Lord’s ticket hotline on 020 7432 1000.  If you have any questions relating to ticket prices or terms of sale etc please email the box office at ticketing@mcc.org.uk.

 

 ACCOMMODATION

For visitors to the Festival who require overnight accommodation, there are a wide variety of hotels in the vicinity ranging in price from budget to deluxe.  HotelMap is a useful tool for locating nearby hotels and can be reached by clicking on the link below:

www.lords.org/visiting/how-to-get-to-lords/map-of-local-hotels/

BOOK SHOP AND SIGNINGS

Books by all your favourite speakers will be on sale and there will be an opportunity to have them signed by the authors, subject to author availability, after their event.

CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES TO PROGRAMME

We are sorry to announce that, due to a family bereavement,  Mark Hodgkinson is not able to attend the Andy Murray event on Sunday 20 October at 1.30pm.  If you have purchased a ticket for this event, please contact the Lord’s Box Office, details above, for a refund.

All other events at the time of writing are going ahead as advertised

DISABLED ACCESS

There is level access within most parts of Lord’s and Assistance Dogs are welcome.  If you require specific information, please click on this link www.lords.org/visiting/coming-to-lords/visitors-with-disabilities/ which provides detailed information on access, facilities, parking and much more.  To access the Thomas Lord suite where most events take place, please ask one of our stewards or volunteers for assistance and directions to the lift.

 

FOOD AND DRINK AT LORD’S

The Lord’s Tavern, situated next to the Grace Gate, will be open throughout the festival and tables can be booked by logging on to their website:

http://www.lords.org/lords/things-to-do/lords-tavern/london-sports-writing-festival-at-the-tavern

You can also telephone the tavern on 020 7616 8689 – please quote LSWF when you book.  There are also a number of reasonably priced cafes on St John’s Wood High Street, just a few minutes from the ground.

There will be a bar open during the Late Night At Lord’s session each evening.

 

LORD’S TOURS

If you are buying tickets for any of the events at the LSWF you will be entitled to a significant discount on the cost of the Lord’s tour. Tours will run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10.00am, 12.00pm and 2.00pm for Festival ticketholders,  at a special reduced price of £10.00 per ticket.  Tickets can be obtained by emailing tours@mcc.org.uk or phoning 0207 616 8595.  Please mention when booking that you are attending the Festival in order to qualify for this reduced price.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

Please contact Clare Skinner via email to pf@mcc.org.uk.

PUBLISHERS/SPEAKERS/PR ENQUIRIES

Please contact Jane Beaton at jane@kewpublicity.co.uk

Any other enquiries:  please contact Rebecca@rebeccawinfield.com or admin@davidluxtonassociates.co.uk

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the London Sports Writing Festival 2013.