LONDON SPORTS WRITING FESTIVAL
23-26 OCTOBER 2014 LORD’S CRICKET GROUND, LONDON NW8 8QN

Upcoming Events

Oct
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12:30 pm LOVE GAME @ Thomas Lord Suite
LOVE GAME @ Thomas Lord Suite
Oct 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
This year’s festival starts with a captivating discussion on the way in which the game of tennis has evolved over the last two hundred years, [...]
2:00 pm CRICKET AND WAR @ Thomas Lord Suite
CRICKET AND WAR @ Thomas Lord Suite
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join Dan Waddell, the author of Field of Shadows: The English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany in discussion with Andrew Renshaw, the editor of Wisden [...]
2:00 pm SPORTS WRITING MASTERCLASS @ J.P. Morgan Media Centre
SPORTS WRITING MASTERCLASS @ J.P. Morgan Media Centre
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:45 pm
How to succeed as a sportswriter. To be held in the J.P. Morgan Media Centre.  An afternoon of talks and Q&A’s with sports’ finest writers, [...]
3:30 pm WOUNDED TIGERS @ Thomas Lord Suite
WOUNDED TIGERS @ Thomas Lord Suite
Oct 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Peter Oborne, author of Wounded Tiger, Scyld Berry, chief cricket correspondent of The Sunday Telegraph, and former Test player Nadeem Abbasi consider the rich and [...]
5:00 pm KEVIN PIETERSEN: SAINT OR SINNER? @ Thomas Lord Suite
KEVIN PIETERSEN: SAINT OR SINNER? @ Thomas Lord Suite
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Simon Wilde, the Sunday Times’ chief cricket correspondent’s and author of the recent biography of KP in conversation with The Daily Telegraph’s Nick Hoult and [...]
6:30 pm LATE NIGHT AT LORD’S WITH THE NIGHTWATCHMAN @ Thomas Lord Suite
LATE NIGHT AT LORD’S WITH THE NI… @ Thomas Lord Suite
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join John Crace, Dan Waddell and Robert Winder, all contributors to the acclaimed cricket quarterly The Nightwatchman in a lighthearted and irreverent discussion on our [...]

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INFORMATION

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.  Entry to the Festival is via The Grace Gate on St John’s Wood Road and all events will take place in the adjacent Thomas Lord Suite which is situated above the Lord’s Tavern.  There is limited pay and display/pay by phone on-street parking available near the ground but we strongly recommend you use public transport where possible.

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

The programme is finalised but please keep an eye on this website and our twitter account @lswf2014 for updates. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 1 October 2014 from the Lord’s online box office tickets.lords.org/.  On the left hand side of the box office page you will see a “sign in” box.  It is necessary to create an account on the site before you can browse and buy tickets.     Prices start at £10.00 per event but we will also have discounts for those wishing to buy day/weekend/4-day tickets.  The cost of a masterclass ticket is £35.00 which includes tea/coffee/water.  The masterclasses will not be included in the price of discounted passes.

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.

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 will serve tea and coffee as well as alcoholic refreshments, snacks and main meals.  Tables can be booked in advance by visiting the website:

www.lords.org/lords/things-to-do/lords-tavern/

You can also telephone the tavern on 020 7616 8689 – please quote LSWF when you book.  This year the Tavern will be offering a special Festival “burger and a pint” meal deal for £10.  There will be an additional bar available adjacent to the Thomas Lord suite, next to the bookshop, during the Festival.

Burger and a pint Tavern offer (CS)[6] Tavern Sept 2014 (CS)[5]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are also a number of reasonably priced cafes on St John’s Wood High Street, just a few minutes from the ground.

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 2014.