Sir Terry Pratchett week - October 2018

From 6th-13th October 2018, the Beaconsfield Society celebrated the life and works of the best-selling author Sir Terry Pratchett, who has sold more than 85 million books worldwide and also happens to have been born and raised right here in Beaconsfield. We openned the doors to the wonderful world of his acclaimed fantasy novels, and gave fans from near and far the opportunity to learn more about the man and his magical creations during our week of Terry Pratchett-inspired celebrations.

Wednesday 10th October - An evening with Stephen Briggs: ‘Building a World with Terry Pratchett’ 

A talk on mapping Discworld by Terry‘s friend and collaborator, Stephen Briggs. 

Saturday 13th October - Celebration evening: ‘Terry Pratchett’s Life’ 

A talk from Terry's friend & collaborator, owner of the Discworld Emporium, 'The Cunning Artificer' Bernard Pearson, a screening of the BBC documentary Terry Pratchett: Living with Alzheimers (courtesy of rdf television), a talk from Tim Waters on behalf of the Alzheimers Society, and a special video message from Terry Pratchett collaborator and international best-selling author, Neil Gaiman. The event ended with a charity auction raising money for the Alzheimers Society. 

Book cover and colouring competition run by Beaconsfield Library during the week, with entries judged by Discworld illustrator, Paul Kidby!