Programme for Friday 10th June

17:00 What do we have in common?

Rob Cowen

Common Ground

The author of the best-selling Common Ground explains how to find your own piece of edgeland whether in the city or the country. We have included a paperback copy of the book in the entry price so you can follow along with the presentation

Price: £12 including a paperback copy of the book

19:30 International Nature & Travel Writing

Patrick Barkham, Helen Macdonald & Sara Wheeler in conversation with Susie Nicklin

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British Nature writing is enjoying a resurgence of popularity in the UK. But how does it work internationally? Where is the overlap with travel writing and how does it compare with literature from different narrative traditions? Three acclaimed writers in these genres discuss.

Price: £15

21:00 Live Music: Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou

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Caught by the River and Balham Literary Festival present:

Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou + CBTR DJs


Caught by the River join us to kick off the first ever Balham Literary Festival with a special night of live music. Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou are a DIY folk duo from St. Leonards-on-Sea. Trevor and Hannah have been wooing audiences with their whimsical tunes since 2010, following a successful period with bluegrass outfit Indigo Moss.

Their latest album – Expatriot – was released last October. You can download the title track for free at

After Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, Caught By The River will be keeping the party going with a nature-inspired DJ set

Tickets for this event are £7.50 or £10 on the door. Click here to book online or call us on 020 8670 1920